TigerPlace: training veterinarians about animal companionship for the elderly
Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Rantz, M. J., McKenney, C. A., Cline, K. M. C.
Students learn more effectively when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Therefore, case studies have become increasingly popular as a way to teach students about a representative subject. This article discusses the benefits of case studies, with a primary focus on how case studies...
Grief and loss
Contributor(s):: Keegan, O., Kilmartin, A., Hickey, A.
How can veterinarians optimise owner compliance with medication regimes
Contributor(s):: Verker, M. J., Stokrom, M. van, Endenburg, N.
While poor compliance is considered an important problem in human medicine, it has received little attention as a reason for treatment failure in veterinary medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate how veterinarians can optimise owner compliance. In total 57 owners participated in the...
Pet loss support hotline established at the college of veterinary medicine [Iowa State University]
Contributor(s):: Budgin, J.
Human adaptations to a modern, mobile society have resulted in companion animals serving as children, best friends, and partners to single, divorced, and widowed adults. In addition, animals provide individuals with eyes, ears, protection, and friendship. It is not surprising that pet owners...
The human/horse bond and client bereavement in equine practice, Part 1
Contributor(s):: Brackenridge, S. S., Shoemaker, R. S.
The human/horse bond and client bereavement in equine practice, Part 2
Human stewardship and animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Seamer, J. H.
A review of the human-horse relationship
Contributor(s):: Hausberger, M., Roche, H., Henry, S., Visser, E. K.
Despite a long history of human-horse relationship, horse-related incidents and accidents do occur amongst professional and non professional horse handlers. Recent studies show that their occurrence depend more on the frequency and amount of interactions with horses than on the level of...
Some interactive aspects between dogs and their owners: are there reciprocal influences between both inter- and intraspecific communication
Contributor(s):: Feddersen-Petersen, D.
The effects of dog obedience training and behavioural counselling upon the human-canine relationship
Contributor(s):: Clark, G. I., Boyer, W. N.
Thirty adult participants provided perceptions of their dog's behaviour and were then randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: the Obedience group, which received obedience training and canine behaviour counselling; the Time Instructed group, which was asked to spend 20 min a day interacting with...
The Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) in Australia and New Zealand: a survey of owners' experiences with their greyhounds one month after adoption
Contributor(s):: Elliott, R., Toribio, J. A. L. M. L., Wigney, D.
Research on canine rehoming to date has focused on shelter dogs and currently no published studies evaluate greyhound rehoming schemes. This prospective study examined the success of greyhound adoption attained by the Greyhound Adoption Program or Greyhounds As Pets (GAP) in Australia and New...
The impact of pets on human health and psychological well-being: Fact, fiction, or hypothesis?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Because of extensive media coverage, it is now widely believed that pets enhance their owners' health, sense of psychologicalwell-being, and longevity. But while some researchers have reported that positive effects accrue from interacting with animals,others have found that the health and...
Risk factors for pet evacuation failure after a slow-onset disaster
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| Contributor(s):: Sebastian E. Heath, Philip Kass, Larry Glickman, Alan M. Beck
Predictors of pet evacuation failure are usually present before a disaster strikes and are potentially modifiable. Mitigation of pet evacuation failure should focus on activities that reinforce responsible pet ownership and strengthen the human-animal bond, including socializing dogs, attending...
Future directions in human-animal bond research
| Contributor(s):: Aaron Katcher, Alan M. Beck
Human-animal contact can influence psychological and physiological parameters important to health and welfare; nevertheless, there has been relatively little research on the variables that influence or mediate those health consequences. In addition, little attention has been paid on how to create...
The ecology of dog bite injury in St. Louis, Missouri
| Contributor(s):: Honey Loring, Randall Lockwood, Alan M. Beck
Cat owners' attitudes toward declawing
| Contributor(s):: Landsberg, G. M.
Declawing is controversial. To date, there has been little research to support the negative statements (of physical and emotional harm) by those critical of the procedure. Similarly, veterinary recommendations may be based on years of experience but little factual data. Cat associations and even...
Equine euthanasia: the veterinarian's role in providing owner support
| Contributor(s):: Endenburg, N., Kirpensteijn, J., Sanders, N.
This study evaluated the grief process of 58 horse owners who had had their horses euthanized. Owner-present euthanasia was performed in 83% (n=48) of cases, while in 36% of cases the horse was euthanized at the owner's home. The euthanasia was described by the respondents as peaceful in 84% of...
Pet attachment and personality type
| Contributor(s):: Bagley, D. K., Gonsman, V. L.
This study examined the relationship between personality type and pet attachment by administering the Keirsey Four Types Sorter and the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale to 163 participants. Idealist personality types had significantly higher attachment scores than Rationals and Artisans, but...
Prototypes connect human diabetes with feline and canine diabetes in the context of animal-human bonds: an anthropological analysis
| Contributor(s):: Rock, M., Babinec, P.
This study explored whether previous experiences with human diabetes influenced how people perceived and responded to the onset of diabetes in a companion animal, and if the experience of diabetic pet care might influence people's thinking and actions in relation to human health. We conducted a...
Assessing quality of life in companion and kennelled dogs: a critical review
| Contributor(s):: Hewson, C. J., Hiby, E. F., Bradshaw, J. W. S.
Two distinct approaches have emerged for the assessment of quality of life (QoL) and welfare in domestic dogs. One approach, which has so far been applied only to companion dogs, is derived from proxy assessment of QoL in human beings, with the owner or veterinarian acting as the proxy. Because...