Cat ownership and the Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Diseases. Results from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Study Mortality Follow-up Study
| Contributor(s):: Qureshi, A. I., Memon, M. Z., Vazquez, G., Suri, M. F.
Background: The presence of pets has been associated with reduction of stress and blood pressure and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Methods: Relative risks (RR) of all deaths, death due to myocardial infarction (MI), cardiovascular diseases (MI or stroke), and...
Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine
Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal
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| Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann
Death and Dying in Human and Companion Canine Relations
| Contributor(s):: Maria MA Desougi
Since before the Neolithic Revolution, when human civilisation first emerged, humans and canines have lived, and died, together. This Scottish study is conducted in the field of animal-human interaction and, using qualitative methods, applies established insights from the sociology of health...
Exploring the animal turn: Human-animal relations in science, society and culture
| Contributor(s):: Erika Andersson Cederholm, Amelie Björck, Kristina Jennbert, Ann-Sofie Lönngren
Animals' omnipresence in human society makes them both close to and ye tremarkably distant from humans. Human and animal lives have always been entangled, but the way we see and practice the relationships between humans and animals - as close, intertwined, or clearly separate - varies from...
Ghost herds : rescuing horses and horse people in Bluegrass Kentucky
| Contributor(s):: Tamar V.S. McKee
This dissertation examines the cultural and historical dimensions of why certain communities in the United States are compelled to rescue animals from abuse, neglect, or death. In particular, it engages with the debate over sending “unwanted” horses to slaughter, touching upon not...
Pet Bonding and Pet Bereavement Among Adults
| Contributor(s):: Kelli Brosam
This study was designed to examine the relationship between the intensity of bonding and grief responses among adults following the death of their dogs or cats. Three hypotheses were considered: 1) The strength of the bond between an adult and a pet will predict the intensity of grief following...
For Death is But a Passing Phase of Life: Riding The Grief Waves Resulting From The Death of Pet and Human Loss Within a Culturally Fluid World
| Contributor(s):: Yoshiko Nonaka
We, as living beings, all cross paths with death of others and of ourselves, as well as the grief that follows. However, people in many cultures and societies are often discouraged from talking about death and dying. Death and grief as a result of it happen in response to not only human loss, but...
Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin
Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...
Attitudes and Perceptions of Pet Owners' Understanding of and Satisfaction with the Pet Memorialization Industry
| Contributor(s):: Donna Lipari
This thesis explores the bond between owners and their pets and the grief that is experienced upon the death of a companion animal. The goal of this study was to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of pet owners who have lost a pet in the last 5 years, focusing specifically on the pet...
Pet loss and grief: identifying at-risk pet owners during the euthanasia process
| Contributor(s):: Barnard-Nguyen, S., Breit, M., Anderson, K. A., Nielsen, J.
Pet owners often experience complex and profound grief reactions when their animals are euthanized. Veterinary staff are increasingly being called upon to be aware of and to respond to the grief reactions of pet owners at this critical time. The objectives of this study were to identify pet...
Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key
| Contributor(s):: Eckerd, L. M., Barnett, J. E., Jett-Dias, L.
Em"BARK"ing on the Journey to Expand Recovery of Damages for the Loss of a Companion Animal
| Contributor(s):: Jade McKenzie
When Tootsie, a two-year-old Maltese dog, was diagnosed with a respiratory disorder requiring corrective surgery, her owner desperately feared for the safety and well-being of her beloved pet.1 The veterinarian advised the dog’s owner of the risks associated with such a procedure and the...
Quando o animal dura mais que a estimação
| Contributor(s):: Jean Segata
O estudo das relações humanoanimal tem formado um campo que ganha boa expressão na antropologia contemporânea. Ele se desenvolve a partir de duas frentes de discussão que se complementam – uma política e outra epistemológica. A primeira...
Susan Elizabeth Smith
Grieving the loss of a pet
| Contributor(s):: Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF)
Bereavement information leaflet on coping with the death of a pet. Leaflet 15 of 15
Owners' Perceptions of Their Animal's Behavioural Response to the Loss of an Animal Companion
| Contributor(s):: Jessica K. Walker, Natalie K. Waran, Clive J.C. Phillips
The loss of a companion animal is recognised as being associated with experiences of grief by the owner, but it is unclear how other animals in the household may be affected by such a loss. Our aim was to investigate companion animals’ behavioural responses to the loss of a companion...
Factors Which Influence Owners When Deciding to Use Chemotherapy in Terminally Ill Pets
| Contributor(s):: Jane Williams, Catherine Phillips, Hollie Marie Byrd
Chemotherapy is a commonly integrated treatment option within human and animal oncology regimes. Limited research has investigated pet owners’ treatment decision-making in animals diagnosed with malignant neoplasia. Dog and cat owners were asked to complete an online questionnaire to...
Contradiction and Complacency Shape Attitudes towards the Toll of Roads on Wildlife
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Ramp, Vanessa K. Wilson, David B. Croft
Most people in the world now live in cities. Urbanisation simultaneously isolates people from nature and contributes to biodiversity decline. As cities expand, suburban development and the road infrastructure to support them widens their impact on wildlife. Even so, urban communities, especially...