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  1. 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...

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

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

  3. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Packman, Cori Bussolari, Rachel Katz, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field

  4. The relationship between man and pet

    | Contributor(s):: Jean-Luc Vuillemenot

    Part of the human movement since the dawn of time, the presence of the pet has undergone a recent evolution in its form and expression. From the utilitarian relationship and the exchange of services, the dog and the cat have entered fully into our society, especially in the West. In parallel with...

  5. Touching and Gesture Exchange as an Element of Emotional Bond Construction. Application of Visual Sociology in the Research on Interaction between Humans and Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Krzysztof Tomasz Konecki

    The article analyse the problem of human - animals bond creation. The analysis of video - recordings was used to beserve the gesture exchange between animals and humans. The grounded theory was used to analyse visuality of the emotional bond creation.

  6. Re-evaluating the Role of Companion Animals in the Era of the Aging Boomer

    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss

    The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans sixty-five years and older is expected to double to 88.5 million by 2050, and will represent 19% of the population by 2030.  Not only is the percentage of the population over sixty-five years of age growing, but the...

  7. Fostering the human-animal bond for older adults: Challenges and opportunities

    | Contributor(s):: Anderson, Keith A., Lord, Linda K., Hill, Lawrence N., McCune, Sandra

    Older adults are at high risk for physical illness and emotional disorders, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status. Pet ownership has the potential to reduce the impact of these problems by providing companionship, reducing social isolation, and enhancing physical activity and...

  8. The Dog narratives: Benefits of the human-animal bond for women with HIV

    | Contributor(s):: Kabel, A., Khosla, N., Teti, M.

  9. Pets as Persons Under the Law in Custody Disputes

    | Contributor(s):: Danyelle Melissa Shapiro

    My personal experiences have led to my passionate view that pets should be considered persons under the law. My father died at a young age, leaving my mom alone having to raise three children on her own. After all three of us moved out she has been lonely not having us around....

  10. Our New Children: The Surrogate Role of Companion Animals in Women's Lives

    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Turner

    As the rate of pet ownership increases, companion animals are fulfilling a variety of roles in the lives of their humans. This article provides insight on the role that companion animals play in the lives of women. The women in this study showed stronger attachments to those animals that either...

  11. Being Daphne's Mom: An Argument for Valuing Companion Animals as Companions

    | Contributor(s):: Vasiliki Agorianitis

    I have no need for an alarm clock. Every morning without fail, the repeated and increasingly frantic cries of "Where's my mommy?" alert me to the fact that the time has come to get out of bed. The first thing that I do every day after having been awakened in such...

  12. The Perception of Men and Women and the Pets They Own: Female Necessarily Equal Feline?

    | Contributor(s):: Santina D. Masters, Steve Colletes

    While much research had investigated factors that influence the decisions io own pets, little is known about perceptions of people who own pets. In an examination of the perceptlons of people who own animals that do not fit the gender stereotype for pet ownership, 134 volunteers from a local...

  13. A Comparison of the Perceived Well-Being of Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Vicki Lee Schofield

    The presence of companion dogs have been found to benefit stress. This study was conducted to examine perceptions of benefits companion animals have on stress reduction. One hundred twenty-five adults completed surveys including measures of animal liking, bonding, and companionship. They also...

  14. Improving human-cat interactions: Designing an environment to cope with stress at work and educational areas

    | Contributor(s):: Hazel Bayindir, Begum Ozmeric, Deniz Bukusoglu

    This study investigates the interaction between human and cats as the means to explore positive impacts of cats on people. The sample of the study is constituted at IUE main cafeteria. The study was conducted in the fall of 2013-2014 academic years. To collect data about these subjects, case...

  15. My Life as a Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Kent Baldner

    Those of us who share our lives and homes with four-legged domestic animals are often divided into “dog-people,” and “cat-people.” I must confess that I am a dog-person. I have nothing against cats, mind you. Some of my closest friends have been cats. But for whatever...

  16. Prenatal dog-keeping practices vary by race: speculations on implications for disparities in childhood health and disease

    | Contributor(s):: Ezell, J. M., Cassidy-Bushrow, A. E., Havstad, S., Joseph, C. L. M., Wegienka, G., Jones, K., Ownby, D. R., Johnson, C. C.

  17. Work or Play? An Exploration of the Relationships between People and their Service Dogs in Leisure Activities

    | Contributor(s):: Hicks, J. R., Weisman, C. J.

  18. Recovering for the loss of a beloved pet: rethinking the legal classification of companion animals and the requirements for loss of companionship tort damages

    | Contributor(s):: Sirois, L. M.

    Under U.S. law, animals are considered the property of their human companions. With this classification, individuals are granted the right to own, use, and control their animal property as they see fit. To many, though, the relationshipbetween man and his companion animal fits...

  19. Peaceful Partings

    | Contributor(s):: Hasson, Judi

  20. Animal-assisted therapy at Mayo Clinic: The time is now

    | Contributor(s):: Creagan, E. T., Bauer, B. A., Thomley, B. S., Borg, J. M.