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  1. Companion Animal Relationships and Adolescent Loneliness during COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K., Richer, A. M., Callina, K. S., Charmaraman, L.

    The pandemic associated with the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented historical event with the potential to significantly impact adolescent loneliness. This study aimed to explore the role of companion animals and attachment to pets in the context of the pandemic....

  2. "Don't bring me a dog...I'll just keep it": understanding unplanned dog acquisitions amongst a sample of dog owners attending canine health and welfare community events in the United Kingdom

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    | Contributor(s):: Holland, K. E., Mead, R., Casey, R. A., Upjohn, M. M., Christley, R. M.

    Understanding the factors that result in people becoming dog owners is key to developing messaging around responsible acquisition and providing appropriate support for prospective owners to ensure a strong dog-owner bond and optimise dog welfare. This qualitative study investigated factors that...

  3. The Translation and Validation of the Dutch Monash Dog–Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS)

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    | Contributor(s):: Emmy A.E. van Houtert, Nienke Endenburg, Joris J. Wijnker, T. Bas Rodenburg, Hein A. van Lith, Eric Vermetten

    The Monash Dog–Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS) is a questionnaire that is used to evaluate the perceived relationship between humans and their dog. This questionnaire was originally only formulated and validated in English, which limits its use among non-English speaking individuals....

  4. Health Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults

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    | Contributor(s):: Molly Cook, Sydney Busch

    Background: Over the last few decades, life expectancy has increased causing a significant rise and rising number of senior citizens. This has resulted in greater demand and spending in healthcare for this growing population, due to, the increase risk for health problems that are associated...

  5. Identification of Illness Uncertainty in Veterinary Oncology: Implications for Service

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    | Contributor(s):: Debbie L. Stoewen, Jason B. Coe, Clare MacMartin, Elizabeth A. Stone, Catherine E. Dewey

    Uncertainty has been identified as the central psychological feature of illness experiences, necessitating a variety of coping strategies to effectively manage it and successfully adapt. The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the expectations of veterinary clients accessing...

  6. The Psychological Processes Involved in the Development of a High-Quality Relation with one's Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Lonneke Vinka, Arie Dijkstra

    Background. Several studies have found an effect of pet ownership on human health and well-being. We propose that these benefits can only occur when the pet owner perceives the dog in a certain way: As having a human-like psychological functioning and experience of the world (anthropomorphism),...

  7. "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...

  8. The Effects Of Dog Ownership On Self-Efficacy Levels

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    | Contributor(s):: Juliana Oleksy

    Multiple studies have been conducted and have concluded that dogs do have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. When it comes to mental health, researchers have found that dog-interaction has decreased stress levels. Stress levels have a negative relationship with self-efficacy...

  9. Dogs and Their Owners Have Frequent and Intensive Contact

    | Contributor(s):: Joosten, P., Van Cleven, A., Sarrazin, S., Paepe, D., De Sutter, A., Dewulf, J.

  10. Owner Sex and Human– Canine Interactions at the Park

    | Contributor(s):: Volsche, Shelly, Johnson, Elizabeth, Reyes, Bianca, Rumsey, Cecelia, Murai, Kayla, Landeros, Deisy

    The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate if and what types of differences exist between men and women when interacting with their dogs in a “natural” setting. In the case of this study, we defined “natural” as visiting a public park with their dog. To do this, we completed a...

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. "Hooters for Neuters": Sexist or Transgressive Animal Advocacy Campaign?

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    | Contributor(s):: Urbanik, Julie

  14. At the Heart of the Home: An Animal Reading of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Heart of a Dog

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    | Contributor(s):: Fudge, Erica

  15. The Other End of the Leash: An Experimental Test to Analyze How Owners Interact with Their Pet Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Giulia Cimarelli, Borbála Turcsán, Friederike Range, Zsófia Virányi

    It has been suggested that the way in which owners interact with their dogs can largely vary and influence the dog-owner bond, but very few objective studies, so far, have addressed how the owner interacts with the dog. The goal of the present study was to record dog owners' interaction...

  16. Dogs Are Expensive: Cost-Benefit Perspectives on Canid Ownership at Housepit 54, Bridge River, British Columbia

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    | Contributor(s):: Ben Boss Chiewphasa

    The presence of dogs in the Housepit 54 (HP 54) faunal assemblage of the Bridge River site (EeRl4) raises questions regarding their roles within Canadian Plateau prehistory, specifically their contributions to networked household economies. Ethnohistoric sources often cite dogs as “jacks...

  17. Animal rescuers and the HR

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animal rescuers and the HRIf you are an animal rescuer, this page can help you make partnerships. Send the link by email to the HR of the companies near your home! Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Brigitte Bardot and even 007 Pierce Brosnan are also in the fight for animals. Are...

  18. Animals and SPIRITUALITY

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animals and SPIRITUALITYMany people confuse spirituality with religion and a very easy way to explain the difference between one and the other is to observe animals.When talking about something immaterial, it is implied that it is something non-monetizable, intangible, with no...

  19. Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCESEthnic, gender, regional prejudice. The Human Being is a master at creating obstacles and seeing something wrong in everything that disagrees with his personal opinion or with his own appearance, origin and creed.Human society needs to create...

  20. Animals and SEX EDUCATION

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Animals and SEX EDUCATIONYou really want to have grandchildren and play grandpa, don't you? But not at thirty-five. What human didactics can help you, your family and the whole society?Sex. Everyone does it, everyone talks about it. It serves as a sales pitch for any type of product....