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  1. Urban Animal Management: a naturalistic perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: David William Paxton

    The thesis uses a naturalistic perspective derived from Darwin’s theory of the origin of species by natural selection to propose that human beings and dogs co-evolved in an interdependent relationship which needs to be taken into account by makers of public policies about urban dogs. An...

  2. Carving out a place for "pets" within the age-friendly agenda: A case study exploring the public health implications of companion animal relationships for older adults who are aging-in-place

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    | Contributor(s):: Ann Madeline Toohey

    Growing numbers of people surpass the age of 65 each year, and a widely adopted response has been to work towards making communities more “age-friendly,” as per the World Health Organization’s age-friendly policy framework. Within this framework, there is no explicit reference...

  3. Speaking to Animals: Japan and the Welfare of Companion Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Cassandra Atherton, Glenn Moore

    This paper examines the phenomenal popularity of companion animals in Japan, and the way many of these pets are treated as part of the owner’s family. Indeed, some pets are treated as if they are human children. This pet phenomenon was made possible because the Japanese developed a way of...

  4. Problems of the Pets Industry in Japan | Mari Quintana | TEDxDoshishaU

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    | Contributor(s):: Mari Quintana

  5. Canine Aggression: Understanding Owner Beliefs about the Biological Locus of Origin for Rehabilitation of Aggressive Behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Destiny DeHart

    The topic of canine aggression– threatening or hostile behavior involving actual and or potential harm to another – invokes many emotional responses due to the often violent connotations regarding aggressive canines. Research focusing on various methods of rehabilitation has...

  6. Does having a pet influence the physical activity of their young female owners?

    | Contributor(s):: Machova, K., Dadova, K., Chaloupkova, H., Svobodova, I.

  7. Companion dog acquisition and mental well-being: a community-based three-arm controlled study

    | Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Edwards, K. M., McGreevy, P., Bauman, A., Podberscek, A., Neilly, B., Sherrington, C., Stamatakis, E.

  8. Odds of Getting Adequate Physical Activity by Dog Walking

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    | Contributor(s):: Jesus Soares, Jacqueline N. Epping, Chantelle J. Owens, David R. Brown, Tina J. Lankford, Eduardo J. Simoes, Carl J. Caspersen

    Background: We aimed to determine the likelihood that adult dog owners who walk their dogs will achieve a healthy level of moderate-intensity (MI) physical activity (PA), defined as at least 150 mins/wk. Methods: We conducted a systematic search of 6 databases with data from 1990–2012 on...

  9. Life-Changing Powers of the Animal-Human Health Connection | Carlyn Montes De Oca | TEDxWilmington

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    | Contributor(s):: Carlyn Montes De Oca

    Did you know that if you share a home with an animal you may be living with a very special kind of doctor? Ok, our animal friends may not have gone to medical school but in this unique talk, you will learn surprising ways animals can benefit our mind, body, and spirit; serve as invaluable...

  10. Automated Pet Food Dispenser

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    | Contributor(s):: Kevin Shibley

    Electronics revolutionize the world and simplify life. The Automated Pet Food Dispenser (APFD) revolutionizes the pet industry and provides unprecedented food capacity and delivery capability, giving pet owners worry-free vacationing. Sensors and timers optimize functionality and reduce waste...

  11. Psychosocial Impact of Pet Keeping on Schoolchildren in China

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    | Contributor(s):: Yanxia Song, Toshiya Hirose, Naoko Koda

    Studies in Western countries have demonstrated the benefits of pets for humans. However, there are not many studies on human-pet relationships in different cultures and societies; for example, few in Asia. This questionnaire survey demonstrated that attachment to pets benefits the psychosocial...

  12. Interpersonal and Pet Attachment, Empathy toward Animals, and Anthropomorphism: An Investigation of Pet Owners in Romania

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    | Contributor(s):: Alina Simona Rusu, Carmen Costea-Barlutiu, Dennis C. Turner

    The current study investigates the associations between interpersonal and pet attachment (anxiety and avoidance dimensions), empathy toward animals, and anthropomorphism in the Romanian cultural context, where problems regarding the effectiveness of pet management programs are still being...

  13. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

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    | Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller, Elizabeth G. Hunter

    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  14. Iloa ja sisältöä ikääntyvän elämään : lemmikin omistaminen merkityksellisenä toimintana

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    | Contributor(s):: Miia Saarimäki

    Yksilölle merkityksellisen toiminnan kautta ihminen ylläpitää terveyttään ja hyvinvointiaan. Merkitykset ja tyytyväisyyden kokeminen muodostuvat ainutlaatuisten kiinnostuksen kohteiden ja toimintojen kautta. Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tarkastella...

  15. Tools for Managing Feline Problem Behaviours: Owner understanding and involvement

    | Contributor(s):: Halls, V.

  16. Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort

    | Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.

  17. Examining How Dog 'Acquisition' Affects Physical Activity and Psychosocial Well-Being: Findings from the BuddyStudy Pilot Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Teng, J. E., Masteller, B., Rajala, C., Balzer, L. B.

  18. Companion Animals and Health in Older Populations: A Systematic Review

    | Contributor(s):: Hughes, M. J., Verreynne, M. L., Harpur, P., Pachana, N. A.

  19. Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event: A Register-Based Prospective Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Mwenya Mubanga, Liisa Byberg, Agneta Egenvall, Erik Ingelsson, Tove Fall

  20. Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline K. Kramer, Sadia Mehmood, Renée S. Suen