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  1. The Human-Animal Bond and Attachment in Animal-Assisted Interventions in Counseling

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    | Contributor(s):: Ariann E. Robino

    Mental health practitioners who incorporate animal-assisted interventions into clinical practice harness the human-animal bond for therapeutic benefit. According to the Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling Competencies, practitioners have a duty to understand the complex relational processes...

  2. Emotional Support Dogs’ Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students

    | Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman

  3. Investigating Human-Animal Interactions in Homes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mixed Methods Approach

    | Contributor(s):: Lisk, Caitlin R.

  4. Effect of Human-Animal Interactions on Retail Employees’ Job Satisfaction and Job Performance

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Michelle E.

  5. Understanding the Experiences of Elderly Bereaved Men and the Bond with Their Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, Monique C.

  6. The Relationship Between Dog Ownership and Physical Activity, Happiness, and Life Satisfaction

    | Contributor(s):: Liupakorn, Diana

  7. The Veteran-Canine Bond: Implications and Experiences with Using Animals to Alleviate Psychological Distress

    | Contributor(s):: Chace, Tara

  8. Effect of COVID-19 on Pet Food Bank Servicing: Quantifying Numbers of Clients Serviced in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Schor, M., Protopopova, A.

    Previous research has focused on the benefits and difficulties of pet ownership in people, who are experiencing homelessness. However, many pet services, such as pet food banks, serve a more varied population of people. Furthermore, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has not been documented...

  9. The Impact of Pet Care Needs on Medical Decision-Making among Hospitalized Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Patient Experience

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    | Contributor(s):: Polick, C. S., Applebaum, J. W., Hanna, C., Jackson, D., 2nd, Tsaras-Schumacher, S., Hawkins, R., Conceicao, A., O'Brien, L. M., Chervin, R. D., Braley, T. J.

    Hospital-based protocols to support pet care needs for hospitalized patients may have potential to benefit patient health and wellbeing, but must be informed by experiences of hospitalized pet owners. The aim of this study was to determine the scope and need for pet care services among...

  10. Understanding the Attachment Dimension of Human-animal Bond within A Homeless Population: A One-Health Initiative in the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Clinic

    | Contributor(s):: Yang, Hongwei, Howarth, Amber, Hansen, Steven R., Harrell, Liz, Thatcher, Craig D.

  11. Lending a Helping Paw: Streamlining a Volunteer Handbook

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Donati

    Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) relies heavily on its volunteers to carry out important operational needs that allow them to fulfill their mission of being a resource and advocate for local senior dogs and senior citizens. From overseeing adoption events to foster care to administrative...

  12. Love, fear, and the human-animal bond: On adversity and multispecies relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, J. W., MacLean, E. L., McDonald, S. E.

    Love and strong social bonds are known buffers in the experience of adversity. Humans often form strong bonds with non-human animals. The human-animal bond refers to a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between humans and non-human animals. Previous research suggests that strong bonds...

  13. Companion Animals as Buffer against the Impact of Stress on Affect: An Experience Sampling Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Janssens, M., Janssens, E., Eshuis, J., Lataster, J., Simons, M., Reijnders, J., Jacobs, N.

    Companion animals have been identified as a unique source of social support and as contributors to mental wellbeing. This study uses the Experience Sampling Method to test whether this effect is due to stress-buffering. A total of 159 dog and cat owners responded to a series of randomly...

  14. Advancing Human-Animal Interaction to Counter Social Isolation and Loneliness in the Time of COVID-19: A Model for an Interdisciplinary Public Health Consortium

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    | Contributor(s):: Hughes, A. M., Braun, L., Putnam, A., Martinez, D., Fine, A.

    The mental and physical human costs of social isolation and loneliness-and their possible amelioration through human-animal interaction (HAI)-have both received intense attention since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its lockdowns, quarantines, and related mitigation measures. Concern...

  15. Horse Behavior towards Familiar and Unfamiliar Humans: Implications for Equine-Assisted Services

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    | Contributor(s):: Brubaker, L., Schroeder, K., Sherwood, D., Stroud, D., Udell, M. A. R.

    While human benefits of animal-assisted therapy programs have been documented, relatively little research has been conducted on behavioral factors that predict a successful equine-assisted services (EAS) horse. This study compares the behavior of experienced and non-experienced EAS horses as...

  16. Empathy Levels Among Veterinary Medicine Students in Colombia (South America)

    | Contributor(s):: Romero, M. H., Escobar, L., Sánchez, J. A.

  17. Is There a Correlation Between Dog Obesity and Human Obesity? Preliminary Findings of Overweight Status Among Dog Owners and Their Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Linder, Deborah E., Santiago, Sasha, Halbreich, Eli D.

  18. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  19. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  20. Rethinking One Health, Part 2

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.