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  1. Guide to Human-Animal Interaction Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Phyllis Erdman, Megan. R. LaFollette, Netzin G. Steklis, H. Dieter Steklis, Monique Germone, Lori R. Kogan

    Pursuing a career in human-animal interaction (HAI) may feel daunting, as this field is quickly growing and changing, and offers a wide array of career possibilities with pathways and educational programs. Yet, it is this broad scope of possibilities that can make navigating the field...

  2. Overview of Centers and Institutes for Human-Animal Interaction in the United States

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    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Jessica Bibbo, Christy L. Hoffman, Megan K. Mueller, Zenithson Y. Ng, Virginia A. Buechner-Maxwell

    Academic centers and institutes represent critical hubs for the advancement of areas of scholarly and societal interest. We conducted a survey of 16 academic centers and institutes for human-animal interaction (HAI) in the United States to systematically document the current state of academic...

  3. Human-Animal Interaction Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes: A Decade of Progress

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    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Alan M. Beck

    The field of human-animal interaction (HAI) represents the interdisciplinary study of the effects and mechanisms of the interrelationships between humans and animals. These relationships date back centuries, yet have only recently been the focus of scholastic study. The academic focus of HAI...

  4. The effects of dog-owner relationship on perceived stress and happiness

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    | Contributor(s):: Monica Teresa Gonzalez-Ramirez, Lucia del Carmen Quezada-Berumen, Minerva Vanegas-Farfano, RenÈ Landero-Hernandez

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of the pet-owner relationship on the perceived stress and subjective happiness of the owner, using structural equation modeling. A sample of 483 residents of Mexico, men and women, owners of at least one dog participated in this study. Data...

  5. "Dog Moms" Use Authoritative Parenting Styles

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelley Volsche, Peter Gray

    Findings in human-animal interaction often includes the benefits of the relationship; however, pet relinquishment persists as a core issue within the field. Considering mismatches could be an explanation about relinquishment, this study was performed with the aim to design and to evaluate...

  6. Interim guidelines for animal health and control of disease transmission in pet shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), American Veterinary Medical Association

    Animals arriving at shelters as a result of a natural disaster need special care. Because they may have been exposed to contaminated water and may not have had access to safe food and fresh water, many are stressed and dehydrated and some may be injured and/or ill. Stressed animals may or may...

  7. The Relationship Between Dog-Related Factors and Owners' Attitudes Toward Pets: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study in Korea

    | Contributor(s):: Kim, W. H., Min, K. D., Cho, S. I., Cho, S.

  8. Pet Partners of North Florida

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    Pet Partner's mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. Pet Partners of North Florida is a Community Partner, an all volunteer non-profit charitable organization. We are a diverse group from all walks of life, where our teams are approved to include 9...

  9. The effects of the Spanish COVID-19 lockdown on people, their pets and the human-animal bond

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    | Contributor(s):: Bowen, J., García, E., Darder, P., Argüelles, J., Fatjó, J.

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Spanish confinement for the control of the COVID-19 pandemic on the behavior of pet cats and dogs, and the support that pets provided to their owners. We found that the quality of life of owners was strongly influenced by the...

  10. Defining the PTSD Service Dog Intervention: Perceived Importance, Usage, and Symptom Specificity of Psychiatric Service Dogs for Military Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., LaFollette, M. R., Hediger, K., Ogata, N., O'Haire, M. E.

    Research suggests that psychiatric service dogs may be an effective complementary treatment option for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although this practice continues to increase in popularity and research has reached the rigor of clinical trials, the components of...

  11. One Health: Fostering Hope for Older Adults and Homeless Companion Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: L. F. Carver

    The One Health model proposes that human and nonhuman animal health be addressed in tandem, considering the well-being of both, and even including the environment. However, in practice One Health initiatives usually focus on animals as disease carriers. This paper is innovative because it...

  12. "She's Me": An Exploration of Pet Ownership from the Perspective of People Who Are Homeless

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    | Contributor(s):: Lana Parker, Leonie Boland, Alison Warren

    For many people who experience homelessness, having a pet is an important part of their lives. Although the benefit and meaning of pet ownership has been well recognized in the literature, few studies have explored its meaning from the perspectives of individuals who are homeless. This...

  13. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

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    | Contributor(s):: Katharine M. Watson

    A recent opinion paper by Kipperman and German (2018) discussed the increasing prevalence of pet obesity, the risk factors contributing to this increase, and the role of veterinarians in helping manage pet obesity. They described the problem as a One Health problem as it has been previously...

  14. "You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis

    | Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  15. A One Health Perspective on the Human-Companion Animal Relationship with Emphasis on Zoonotic Aspects

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    | Contributor(s):: Overgaauw, P. A. M., Vinke, C. M., Hagen, Maev, Lipman, L. J. A.

    Over time the human–animal bond has been changed. For instance, the role of pets has changed from work animals (protecting houses, catching mice) to animals with a social function, giving companionship. Pets can be important for the physical and mental health of their owners but may also...

  16. Human Animal Bond Association Newsletter Winter 2019

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    Disaster Preparation for Your Pets, p2 Human-Animal Bond Certification Program, p3 2019 HABA Board and Advisors, p4  

  17. Human Animal Bond Association: The Bond Bulletin (Volume 43, Summer 2018)

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    HAB Certification, p3 Learning Center, p4 In the Trenches, p5 Anthrozoology and Veterinary Medicine, p6 Community Spotlight, p7

  18. Human-Animal Bond Association Newsletter, Volume 43 (Spring 2018)

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    Contents: Western Veterinary Conference Speakers, p2 Scholarship Winner, p3 Adele and Everything After, p3

  19. Companion Animals in Natural Disasters: A Scoping Review of Scholarly Sources

    | Contributor(s):: Travers, Cheryl, Degeling, Chris, Rock, Melanie

    During a disaster, people may make evacuation decisions based on their companion animal’s welfare, therefore exposing themselves, their companion animals, and emergency responders to increased risk for injury or death. The loss and suffering of companion animals in disasters causes deep distress,...

  20. Lancaster Pet Cemetery Memorial Plaques 1951–2018: An Analysis of Inscriptions

    | Contributor(s):: Auster, Carol J., Auster-Gussman, Lauren J., Carlson, Emma C.

    Individuals in many cultures have a close relationship with their pets and think of them not only as companion animals but also as family. Research on the ways in which people memorialize their deceased pets has become increasingly important, and pet cemetery gravestone inscriptions have provided...