The effect of animal companions and state anxiety
Contributor(s):: Heather Amber Silver
The present study is a pilot study which examined the effects of reading conditions (oral vs. silent), type of activity (resting vs. reading), and the experimenter's presence (present vs. absent) on anxiety states utilizing the State anxiety (A-State) scale of the...
Teaching rabbit care, empathy, and responsibility
Contributor(s):: Meryl B. Dickman
Acclimating and housetraining a new rabbit should be approached in an organized and efficient manner. Due to the lack of instructional guides for rabbit housetraining currently available, new rabbit owners do not have adequate housetraining resources. Lack of proper housetraining instruction,...
How has the domestication of dogs impacted native North American culture and way of life?
Contributor(s):: Mikaela E. Reisman
Dogs, as the only domestic mammal in North America, were a part of the life and culture of the people who migrated to the Americas from Eurasia. Originally domesticated from Eurasian wolves, the uses of dogs expanded once the Native American ancestors spread throughout the continents. I...
Nov 17 2016
London Vet Show
Dogs and cats need responsible owners
Contributor(s):: Jack L. Tuttle
Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...
Functions of pets for young children
Contributor(s):: Dorothy C. Payne Mock
The role or function that dogs and cats fulfill as pets in families with preschool-age children was examined in terms of pet prevalence, their relationship to animal fears, and their association with imaginary companions. The sample consisted of 37 children, three years nine months to five years...
Critical incidents in grieving the death of companion animals
Contributor(s):: David Allan Alexander
This study examined what bereaved pet owners found particularly helpful and particularly difficult in their grieving process. The Critical Incident Technique (CIT) was used. Eight bereaved pet owners identified 87 helping and 44 hindering categories that formed 12 helping and 7 hindering...
The significance of companion dogs in the everyday lives of their human caregivers
Contributor(s):: Nandini Sharada Maharaj
Using a qualitative design, the purpose of the study was to examine how people describe their relationship with their dog and what kinds of things they do that suggest this bond represents a meaningful relationship. Dog owners (N=27) aged 19 years and older were invited to participate in a focus...
Animal health care seeking behavior of pets or livestock owners and knowledge and awareness on zoonoses in a university community
Contributor(s):: Awosanya, E. J., Akande, H. O.
Pet population and the pet-owner bond
Contributor(s):: Messent, Peter R, Horsfield, S, Lorenz, Konrad, International Symposium on the Occasion of the 80th Birthday of Nobel Prize Winner DDr. Konrad Lorenz (1983: Vienna, Austria)
Influence of pet ownership on non-verbal communication and social competence in children.
Contributor(s):: Guttman, G., Predovic, M, Zemanek, M., Lorenz, Konrad, International Symposium on the Occasion of the 80th Birthday of Nobel Prize Winner DDr. Konrad Lorenz (1983: Vienna, Austria)
New findings on communication behaviour between the young child and his pet dog
Contributor(s):: Filiatre, J. C., Millot, J. L., Montagner, H., Lorenz, Konrad, International Symposium on the Occasion of the 80th Birthday of Nobel Prize Winner DDr. Konrad Lorenz (1983: Vienna, Austria)
The Psychology of the Pet Owner
Contributor(s):: Leigh, Denis
Loving and losing a pet : a psychologist and a veterinarian share their wisdom
Contributor(s):: Stern, Michael, Cropper, Susan
Goodbye, friend : healing wisdom for anyone who has ever lost a pet
Contributor(s):: Kowalski, Gary A.
Coping with sorrow on the loss of your pet
Contributor(s):: Allen, Moira Anderson
When your pet dies: Dealing with your grief and helping your children cope
Contributor(s):: Adamec, Christine A.
Why we outlive our pets
Contributor(s):: Grimm, D.
A new breed of heath care (cover story)
Contributor(s):: Udell, Melody
Compliance with veterinary prescriptions: The role of physical and social risk revisited
Contributor(s):: Maille, Virginie , Hoffmann, Jonas