The Impact of Cat Fostering on Older Adult Well-Being and Loneliness: A Feasibility Study
Contributor(s):: Sanderson, S. L., Emerson, K. G., Scott, D. W., Vidrine, M., Hartzell, D. L., Keys, D. A.
Understanding feline feelings: An investigation of cat owners’ perceptions of problematic cat behaviors
Contributor(s):: Powell, Lauren, Watson, Brittany, Serpell, James
Companion Animal Fostering as Health Promotion: A Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Roseveare, C., Breheny, M., Mansvelt, J., Murray, L., Wilkie, M., Gates, M. C.
There is growing interest in the health-promoting potential of human-companion animal relationships from a broad public health perspective while acknowledging barriers to ownership, particularly for older adults. Companion animal fostering is an alternative to pet ownership that aligns with the...
Emergency Animal Boarding: A Social Return on Investment
| Contributor(s):: Ma, G. C., Ravulo, J., McGeown, U.
Companion animals play a central role in many families and are especially valued by those who are socially isolated. Crisis situations such as acute hospitalizations, homelessness, and natural disasters can make it difficult to preserve the human-animal bond and can result in animals being...
Investigating Dog Welfare When Interacting with Autistic Children within Canine-Assisted Occupational Therapy Sessions: A Single Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Driscoll, C., Cawdell-Smith, J., Anderson, S., Ziviani, J.
Human-animal bond is defined as the mutually beneficial relationship between humans and animals. Recent years have seen increasing research regarding the benefits of interaction with animals for autistic children. However, there continue to be limited studies exploring the impact of this...
Children's bond with companion animals and associations with psychosocial health: A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Groenewoud, D., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Leontjevas, R., van Dijke, A., de Winkel, T., Hediger, K.
BACKGROUND: Companion animals can fulfill children's attachment needs. A secure attachment to humans is positively associated with psychosocial health, therefore, the extent to which this applies to a strong child-companion animal bond is worth examining. AIMS: We aimed to gain insight into...
Epidemiology of dog bites to people in Uruguay (2010-2020)
| Contributor(s):: Román, J., Willat, G., Piaggio, J., Correa, M. T., Damián, J. P.
BackgroundDog bites to people are a serious public health problem. Limited information exists at the country level in Latin America. The COVID-19 pandemic changed people's lifestyles and their relationship with pets, and this could potentially affect the incidence of dog bites...
Dog caregivers' perceptions, motivations, and behaviours for feeding treats: A cross sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Nielson, S. A., Khosa, D. K., Clow, K. M., Verbrugghe, A.
Piloting a criterion-based and in-cage behavioural monitoring approach in assessing the sociality of shelter cats towards humans
| Contributor(s):: Chen, Paul Z., Goh, Melissa R. X., Ong, Eva S. N., Chen, Audrey G. Y.
Physical health caregiver, mental wellness supporter, and overall well-being advocate: Women's roles towards animal welfare during the COVID-19 emergency response
| Contributor(s):: Wu, H., Bains, R. S., Preston, C.
Women's health-specific contributions in emergency response stages pertain primarily to family and community-based rescue and support-focused roles. As disasters affect both human beings and their animal co-inhabitants, comprehensive literature exploring women's contributions towards...
Age modifies the association between pet ownership and cardiovascular disease
| Contributor(s):: Watson, K. M., Kahe, K., Shier, T. A., Li, M.
INTRODUCTION: Studies examining associations between pet ownership and cardiovascular disease have yielded inconsistent results. These discrepancies may be partially explained by variations in age and sex across study populations. Our study included 6,632 American Gut Project participants who...
Examining the Impact of Virtual Animal Stimuli on College Students' Affect and Perception of their Academic Advising Experience
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, E. A., Survase, S., Gray, P. B.
The benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) involving animals in therapy are widely accepted. The presence of animals in therapy can decrease a patient's reservation about therapy and promote a sense of comfort and rapport during the therapy process. Using survey data from college...
The Role of Empathic Concern and Gender on Interspecific Contagious Yawning in Humans
| Contributor(s):: Gallup, A. C., Wozny, S. M.
Interspecific contagious yawning (CY), whereby yawns from one species trigger yawning in different species, has now been reported across various taxa. This response to human yawning appears common among animals in captivity and has been interpreted as an empathic response towards human...
Reimagining Healthcare: Human-Animal Bond Support as a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Public Health Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Hoy-Gerlach, J., Townsend, L.
The emergence of human-animal support services (HASS)-services provided to help keep people and their companion animals together-in the United States has been driven by two global public health crises. Despite such impetuses and an increasing recognition of One Health approaches, HASS are...
The Impact of the Social Determinants of Human Health on Companion Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: McDowall, Sonya, Hazel, Susan J., Chittleborough, Catherine, Hamilton-Bruce, Anne, Stuckey, Rwth, Howell, Tiffani J.
The social determinants of health (SDH) focus on the social, physical and economic factors that impact human health. Studies have revealed that animal guardians face a range of challenges in attaining positive welfare outcomes for their companion animals, which can be influenced by...
The impact on physical performance, pain and psychological wellbeing of chronic low back pain patients during 12-weeks of equine- facilitated therapy intervention
| Contributor(s):: Mattila-Rautiainen, S., Venojärvi, M., Rautiainen, H., Keski-Valkama, A.
Equine - Facilitated Therapy (EFT), an equine environment, and horses themselves can meet many physical and mental health needs beyond diagnostic categories. The horse's ability to produce a walk-like movement and the participant's ability to connect to non-judgemental living creatures,...
The Role of Human–Animal Bonds for People Experiencing Crisis Situations
| Contributor(s):: Oosthuizen, Karl, Haase, Bianca, Ravulo, Jioji, Lomax, Sabrina, Ma, Gemma
Human–animal bonds, by providing social support, have been shown to improve the health and wellbeing of pet owners, especially those experiencing a crisis situation. The human–animal bond for people in crisis situations is complex and multifaceted, as it has shown to improve health,...
Assistance Dogs for People with Younger (Early)-Onset Dementia: The Family Carer’s Experience
| Contributor(s):: Marks, Genée, McVilly, Keith R.
There is growing evidence for trained assistance dogs promoting the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of people in a variety of circumstances, including for those with dementia. Little is known about people with younger (early)-onset dementia (YOD) and family carers. As part of a larger...
Management of Social Behaviour of Domestic Yaks in Manang, Nepal: An Etho-Ethnographic Study
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Théophile, Pilleboue, Emma, Herbrich, Maxime, Garine, Eric, Sueur, Cédric
Herdsmen use different techniques, as per varying geographies and cultures, to keep the cohesion within herds and avoid animals getting lost or predated. However, there is no study on the social behaviour of yaks and herdsmen management practices. Therefore, this ethology study was initiated by...
Preventive healthcare among dogs and cats in Chile is positively associated with emotional owner-companion animal bond and socioeconomic factors
| Contributor(s):: Salgado-Caxito, M., Benavides, J. A., Atero, N., Córdova-Bürhle, F., Ramos, R., Fernandez, M., Sapiente-Aguirre, C., Mardones, F. O.