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  1. A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...

  2. Are Pet Owners Really at Greater Risk of Cancer?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    The surprising results of a new “big data” study of cancer rates in pet owners.

  3. Arriving at Anchorage: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 9 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers stopped to admire the Matanuska Glacier before proceeding to Anchorage for a good night's sleep in a hotel and a rendezvous with Doris, Dr. Smith's wife who had flown in.

  4. Companion Animals Help People with Mental Health Problems

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    | Contributor(s):: Marc Bekoff

  5. Concatenamento

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    | Contributor(s):: Alessandra Bacci

     Abstract"A cat is a cat, and that's all" (English popular saying). Literature, poetry always open eyes where, usually, we would look not, for example the world of the other animals, sometimes close together “as if ...”;  but we know - at least - that what...

  6. Did Eating Human Poop Play a Role in the Evolution of Dogs?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

  7. Do Dog Owners REALLY Make Better Lovers?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What does science say about the connection between love, sex and owning a dog?

  8. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

  9. Does Having a Pet Make You More Attractive?

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    Research into the surprising connections between pet ownership and sex appeal.

  10. Dogs Can't Cure Cancer

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What a new study found about the effects of dog visitations on cancer patients.

  11. Encounters with Dead Pets: A Study of the Evolution of Grief

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    False recognitions of dead dogs and cats are common among grieving pet owners.

  12. Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students

    | Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos

    Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is...

  13. From Ontario to Wisconsin: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 3 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross northern Ontario into Michigan and Wisconsin and reach St. Croix Falls on the Minnesota border.

  14. Goodbye, old friend: Prevention of the unnecessary surrendering of companion animals among the elderly

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Davis

    AbstractBackground: Every day families are surrendering pets to animal shelters as their elderly owners transition to new living arrangements or begin to have difficulty keeping up with the animal’s care. Yet, for many seniors, their pets are their closest family members, the givers of...

  15. Here's Why Your Dog Might Not Be As Cute As You Think

    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    I always thought our yellow lab Tsali was the cutest dog in our neighborhood. But a study by Pauleen Bennett's Australian Anthrozoology Research Group at La Trobe University has given me second thoughts. The lead author of the study was Pinar Thorn. The researchers investigated attachment to...

  16. Lake Kluane: Traveling with Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 8 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve offered views of some of the most majestic mountains in North America and a chance for Beau to run along the lake and get tangles of burrs in his coat.

  17. Lakes, Mountains and Grizzly Bears; Traveling-with-Beau

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith

    In Part 10 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, Beau was safely boarded in a veterinary clinic while Dr. Smith and his wife Doris drove south from Anchorage through the Kenai Peninsula to their ultimate destination at the ocean port of...

  18. Media Coverage of Pet Therapy Research Often Gets It Wrong

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    | Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog

    What a study of therapy dogs on kids with cancer really found.

  19. Rethinking One Health, Part 1

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    During the trip to Alaska with his dog Beau in 2007, Dr. Smith tells how he recognized a concept so fundamental to the human-animal bond that it changed his whole outlook on One Health. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term,...

  20. Rethinking One Health, Part 2

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    | Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson

    In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.