When the Bond Breaks: Variables Associated with Grief Following Companion Animal Loss
Contributor(s):: Cowling, Dawn M., Isenstein, Sari G. E., Schneider, Margaret S.
This research used an online quantitative survey to investigate variables related to grief following pet loss. These included type of relationship, animal species, amount of time since death, cause of death, attachment, and social support. We also examined emotions hypothesized to be associated...
“They Burn Brightly, But Only for a Short Time”: The Role of Social Workers in Companion Animal Grief and Loss
Contributor(s):: Laing, Melissa, Maylea, Christopher
The human–animal bond is a relational theory which describes the dynamic between humans and nonhuman animals that satisfies needs in each for companionship and emotional support, framing companion animals as valued family members. Social workers have historically ignored the central role...
'I want to bring him from the aeroplane to here': The meaning of animals to children of refugee or migrant backgrounds resettled in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Damien W. Riggs, Clemence Due, Nik Taylor
Separation from animals with whom children have caring relationships can lead to considerable loss and grief, perhaps especially in the case of migration. This article reports on a thematic analysis of interviews undertaken with children of migrant or refugee backgrounds who had resettled in...
Psychological Health Benefits of Companion Animals Following a Social Loss
| Contributor(s):: Carr, D. C., Taylor, M. G., Gee, N. R., Sachs-Ericsson, N.
Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine
Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature
| Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.
This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...
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.
The human–canine bond: A sacred relationship
| Contributor(s):: Maharaj, N., Kazanjian, A., Haney, C. J.
Living as a Pack: Anna Paige at TEDxBillings
| Contributor(s):: Anna Paige
What can dogs teach us about trust? Whether faced with sudden loss, or in the long, drawn-out process of illness, our actions are choices we make given what comes to us. Anna takes us into the life of her pack and the choices she made along the way to help heal herself and reclaim her self-trust...
Pet grief: When is non‐human life grievable?
| Contributor(s):: Redmalm, David
Loss of a therapy animal: Assessment and healing
| Contributor(s):: Cohen, Susan P., Fine, Aubrey H.
A Variation on the Story of the Mustard Seed
| Contributor(s):: Lehman, Kate, Balk, David E.
Reviews the book "Responding to Loss: A Resource for Caregivers," by Adolf Hansen (2004). The author states that the central thesis of his book is "to live is to experience loss. To survive is to learn how to respond". One of the strengths of the book is a concerted effort by the author to be...
Docking the value of pigmeat? Prevalence and financial implications of welfare lesions in Irish slaughter pigs
| Contributor(s):: Harley, S., Boyle, L. A., O'Connell, N. E., More, S. J., Teixeira, D. L., Hanlon, A.
Expansion of the meat inspection process to incorporate animal-based welfare measurements could contribute towards significant improvements in pig ( Sus scrofa domesticus) welfare and farm profitability. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of different welfare-related lesions on the...
School social work with grieving children in the twin cities
| Contributor(s):: Quinn-Lee, Lisa
An evaluation of equine-assisted wellness in those suffering from catastrophic loss and emotional fluctuations
| Contributor(s):: Graham, John Richard
Human bereavement and animal companion loss
| Contributor(s):: King, Maureen Sullivan
The grieving process and the loss of a beloved pet: A study of clinical relevance
| Contributor(s):: Drake-Hurst, Elaine
Attitudes of Nebraska sheep producers toward predators
| Contributor(s):: Dale J. Hafer, Scott E. Hygnstrom
The economy of the State of Nebraska is highly dependent on the agricultural industry. When factors arise that complicate and threaten facets of the industry, those involved, particularly producers, often express a high degree of concern toward those threatening factors.The sheep producers of...