"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
| Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
'Freedom from hunger' and preventing obesity: The animal welfare implications of reducing food quantity or quality
| Contributor(s):: D
How can I find out about Walk a Hound events in my area?
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I have heard there are organized programs where shelter pets and walkers are paired up so that they can exercise together. How do I find out whether there is one in my local area? Is there a...
A cafeteria diet alters the decision making strategy and metabolic markers in Sprague-Dawley male rats
| Contributor(s):: Virtuoso, Alessandro, Forkman, Björn, Sarruf, David A., Tveden-Nyborg, Pernille, Sørensen, Dorte Bratbo
Consumption of diets rich in refined sugar and saturated fat has been linked with development of mild cognitive impairment and dementia in humans. Most cognitive paradigms used in biomedical research to investigate the relationship between obesity and cognition rely on food motivation and speed...
A Four-Legged Fitness Partner: An Interview with Lea Lynch
12 Apr 2015 |
Posted by Katie Carroll
Workout partners are commonly seen in the fitness world. Young moms who walk the school track together while their children are at soccer practice, women who pair up for a yoga class or...
A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the Child-Dog Relationship in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Children
| Contributor(s):: Deborah Linder
A Stakeholder-Engaged Approach to Development of an Animal-Assisted Intervention for Obesity Prevention Among Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Pet Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E., Folta, S. C., Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Cash, S. B., Halbreich, E. D., Colón, C., Sullivan, S., Sanabria, E., Gibbs, D., Farrell, T.
Stakeholder involvement in research has been demonstrated to increase the effectiveness, validity, and quality of a study. This paper describes the engagement of a stakeholder panel in the development and implementation of an animal-assisted intervention (AAI) assessment and program for...
A survey of stakeholders' opinions on the priority issues affecting the welfare of companion dogs in Great Britain
| Contributor(s):: Buckland, E. L., Whiting, M. C., Abeyesinghe, S. M., Asher, L., Corr, S., Wathes, C. M.
Acculturation, obesity and eating disorders
| Contributor(s):: Keski-Rahkonen, Anna
Akkermansia muciniphila Suppresses High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders in Beagles
| Contributor(s):: Lin, X. Q., Chen, W., Ma, K., Liu, Z. Z., Gao, Y., Zhang, J. G., Wang, T., Yang, Y. J.
An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children
| Contributor(s):: Pamela L. Evans-Smith
Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental, descriptive,...
An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive
| Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.
Animal welfare and the human-animal bond: considerations for veterinary faculty, students, and practitioners
| Contributor(s):: Wensley, S. P.
Consideration of the human-animal bond typically focuses on the benefits of companion animals to human health and well-being, but it is essential that in realizing these benefits the welfare needs of the animals, both physical and mental, are also met. Positive emotional relationships with...
Animal-Assisted Intervention: A Promising Approach to Obesity Prevention for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Linder, D. E., Cash, S. B., Folta, S. C.
2021Front Vet Sci86460812297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2021.646081engDepartment of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University...
Application of the NEOH Framework for Self-Evaluation of One Health Elements of a Case-Study on Obesity in European Dogs and Dog-Owners
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| Contributor(s):: Alberto Munoz-Prieto, Liza R. Nielsen, SIlvia Martinez-Subiela, Jovita Mazeikiene, Pia Lopez-Jornet, Sara Savic, Asta Tvarijonaviciute
Obesity is a malnutrition disorder of global concern with increasing prevalence driven by underlying societal, economic and environmental mechanisms leading to changed physical activity patterns, eating behaviors and diet compositions in both humans and in their pet-dogs. A questionnaire-based...
Association between Pet Ownership and Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Miyake, K., Kito, K., Kotemori, A., Sasaki, K., Yamamoto, J., Otagiri, Y., Nagasawa, M., Kuze-Arata, S., Mogi, K., Kikusui, T., Ishihara, J.
Obesity is a major risk factor for lifestyle-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. Several studies have investigated the association between pet ownership and obesity, but the findings have been inconsistent. This systematic literature review and...
Associations between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Dog Walking among Participants in the Dog Aging Project
| Contributor(s):: Collins, D., Lee, H., Dunbar, M. D., Crowder, K.
Back to the dogs
| Contributor(s):: Tatschl, C., Finsterer, J., Stollberger, C.
Can Dogs Help Solve Our Childhood Obesity Problem?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
New studies show how dogs impact the weight and activity levels of kids.