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  1. Longitudinal associations between allostatic load, pet ownership, and socioeconomic position among US adults aged 50+

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    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, Jennifer W., McDonald, Shelby E., Zsembik, Barbara A.

    It is hypothesized that pets provide benefits to human health by buffering the deleterious effects of stress, but varying exposure to chronic stress via social position is rarely considered in these conceptual and empirical models. Allostatic load is an index of biological and physical measures...

  2. Environmental risk factors in puppies and kittens for developing chronic disorders in adulthood: A call for research on developmental programming

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    | Contributor(s):: Gaillard, Virginie, Chastant, Sylvie, England, Gary, Forman, Oliver, German, Alexander J., Suchodolski, Jan S., Villaverde, Cecilia, Chavatte-Palmer, Pascale, Peron, Franck

    Many dogs and cats are affected by chronic diseases that significantly impact their health and welfare and relationships with humans. Some of these diseases can be challenging to treat, and a better understanding of early-life risk factors for diseases occurring in adulthood is key to improving...

  3. Ethnographic Observations on the Role of Domestic Dogs in the Lowland Tropics of Belize with Emphasis on Crop Protection and Subsistence Hunting

    | Contributor(s):: Pacheco-Cobos, Luis, Winterhalder, Bruce

  4. Caring practices of pet cat and dog owners in Northern Ireland vs potential implications for animals' health and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Naughton, V., Grzelak, T., Mulhern, M. S., Moffett, R. C., Naughton, P. J.

  5. Is boredom an animal welfare concern?

    | Contributor(s):: Meagher, R. K.

  6. A new metric for quantifying the relative impact of risk factors on loss of working life illustrated in a population of working dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Caron-Lormier, G., Harvey, N. D., England, G. C. W., Asher, L.

    In a resource-limited world, organisations attempting to reduce the impact of health or behaviour issues need to choose carefully how to allocate resources for the highest overall impact. However, such choices may not always be obvious. Which has the biggest impact? A large change to a small...

  7. How to build the forever dog | Rodney Habib | TEDxMexicoCitySalon

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodney Habib

    Digital storyteller Rodney Habib's dog, Sam, was diagnosed with cancer which sent him on a mission to save her life. Rodney Habib has spent his last years travelling the globe gathering the most up-to-date information on canine cancer. During his talk at TEDxMexicoCitySalon, Rodney shared...

  8. Demographic Change Across the Lifespan of Pet Dogs and Their Impact on Health Status

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    | Contributor(s):: Lisa J. Wallis, Dóra Szabó, Boglárka Erdélyi-Belle, Enikö Kubinyi

    Although dogs' life expectancies are six to twelve times shorter than that of humans, the demographics (e. g., living conditions) of dogs can still change considerably with aging, similarly to humans. Despite the fact that the dog is a particularly good model for human healthspan, and the...

  9. Aging and Veterinary Care of Cats, Dogs, and Horses through the Records of Three University Veterinary Hospitals

    | Contributor(s):: Bruno Cozzi, Cristina Ballarin, Roberto Mantovani, Ada Rota

    The present article examines over 63,000 medical records belonging to the Veterinary Hospitals of the Universities of Bologna, Torino, and Padova, all in Northern Italy, and relative to dogs (approximately 50,000), cats (approximately 12,000), and companion horses (slightly less than 1,000). The...

  10. Exploring how the human-animal bond affects men in a relational way: Attachment, loss, and gender role conflict in middle-aged and young-men

    | Contributor(s):: Bartone, Anne, Blazina, Chris, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  11. Why we outlive our pets

    | Contributor(s):: Grimm, D.

  12. Is capitalism to blame? Animal lives in the marketplace

    | Contributor(s):: McMullen, S.

    Increasing efficient production of commercial animal products has resulted in decreased quality of life and shorter life spans for animals being farmed and bred. Should this animal welfare problem be blamed on farmers or consumers? Or should we blame the capitalist system? I argue that those...

  13. Lifetime care for pets - planning for the possibility that pets outlive their pet owners

    | Contributor(s):: Shever, A.

  14. The horse whisperer

    | Contributor(s):: Rutan McCafferty, Kimberlee

  15. Hospice in a zoologic medicine setting.

    | Contributor(s):: Jessup, David A., Scott, Cheryl A.

  16. The role of human-animal interaction in promoting positive youth development: Toward theory-based measurement and application

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, Megan Kiely

  17. The biobehavioral effects of stress related to fear and anxiety in domestic canines

    | Contributor(s):: Dreschel, Nancy A.

  18. Culled early or culled late: economic decisions and risks to welfare in dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Langford, F. M., Stott, A. W.

  19. [Quality of life and life expectancy of dogs undergoing chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma. An owner survey]

    | Contributor(s):: Bergmann, M., Sauter-Louis, C., Hirschberger, J.

  20. Companion animal health and longevity: interplay with human-animal interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Bonnett, B. N.