Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (calmer canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Pankratz, K., Korman, J., Emke, C., Johnson, B., Griffith, E. H., Gruen, M. E.
Introduction: Separation anxiety (SA) is among the most common canine behavior disorders and affects quality-of-life for dogs and their owners. Dogs with SA show signs of anxiety during absence or perceived absence of their owners. While psychoactive medications are often helpful for...
Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?
| Contributor(s):: Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.
Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...
Leashes, Litterboxes, and Lifelines: Exploring Volunteer-Based Pet Care Assistance Programs for Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: McLennan, K., Rock, M. J., Mattos, E., Toohey, A. M.
At the convergence of population aging and pet-ownership, community stakeholders are well-positioned to support older adults’ relationships with companion animals through age-related transitions in health and living arrangements. In this study’s setting, a volunteer-based pet care...
Dogs and wolves differ in their response allocation to their owner/caregiver or food in a concurrent choice procedure
| Contributor(s):: Isernia, L., Wynne, C. D. L., House, L., Feuerbacher, E. N.
Dogs and wolves both show attachment-like behaviors to their owners/caregivers, including exploring more in the presence of the owner/caregiver, and greeting the owner/caregiver more effusively after an absence. Concurrent choice studies can elucidate dogs’ and wolves’...
Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.
In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...
Child-Dog Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology: The Mediating Role of Positive and Negative Behaviours
| Contributor(s):: Hawkins, R. D., Robinson, C., Brodie, Z. P.
Emerging evidence suggests that pet dogs can offer features of a secure attachment which has been associated with healthy psychological development across the lifespan. Limited research has investigated the underpinning mechanisms that may contribute to the benefits and risks of child–dog...
Does the sex of the search and rescue (SAR) dog handler affect the work of the rescue team?
| Contributor(s):: Wojtas, J., Zielinski, D., Karpinski, M.
The handler's sex, as well as his personality and individual predispositions, may affect his suitability for work in rescue services. In addition, handler's susceptibility to stress may affect the effects of search and rescue (SAR) dog's work. The aim of the study was to analyze the salivary...
Furred and feathered friends: how attached are zookeepers to the animals in their care?
| Contributor(s):: Melfi, V., Skyner, L., Birke, L., Ward, S. J., Shaw, W. S., Hosey, G.
Keeper-animal relationships (KARs) appear to be important in zoos, since they can enhance the well-being of both the animals and the keepers, can make animal husbandry easier, but conversely might risk inappropriate habituation of animals and possible risks to the safety of keepers. It is,...
Veterinary history and the development of human relationships with animals
| Contributor(s):: Jones, G. C.
2022Veterinary Record190284-840042-490010.1002/vetr.1420English0WileyChichester, UKtext
Dog behaviours in veterinary consultations: part II. The relationship between the behaviours of dogs and their owners
| Contributor(s):: Helsly, M., Priymenko, N., Girault, C., Duranton, C., Gaunet, F.
Dogs synchronise their behaviour with those of their owners when confronted with an unfamiliar situation and interactions with their owners have been shown to decrease the dog's stress levels in some instances. However, whether owners may help manage dog anxiety during veterinary consultations...
Stress assessment of co-therapist dogs in animal assisted interventions: a review
| Contributor(s):: Ceglia, L.
Animal assisted intervention (AAI), in their three forms (Animal-Assisted Activities, Animal-Assisted Education and Animal-Assisted Therapy), are activities aimed not only at supporting and integrating traditional therapies, but also at developing a strong link between animal and human beings in...
Pet Caretaking and Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Older US Adults
| Contributor(s):: Branson, Sandra, Cron, Stanley
The purpose of this study was to compare risk factors for dementia in pet caretakers and non-pet caretakers in adults aged 50 years and older, and to examine the association between pet caretaking and conversion of normal baseline cognition to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and conversion of...
Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the human-animal bond
| Contributor(s):: Beaver, B. V.
2021NAVC Clinician's BriefJanuaryFebruary48-491542-4014EnglishCited Reference Count: 2 ref.0Educational Concepts LLCTulsa, USATexas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.text
Street Outreach Animal Response (S.O.A.R.) Initiative
Street Outreach Animal Response (S.O.A.R.) Initiative serves our Indianapolis community by working with people experiencing homelessness or crisis who also have pets. Our primary focus is on securing the human-animal bond and improving access to veterinary care & human services for...
A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Human Well-Being Related to the Presence of Companion Animals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Bindi Bennett, Suzie Cosh, Jack Thepsourinthone, Amy Lykins
COVID-19 and the measures used to curb the pandemic (e.g., lockdowns, isolation) have significantly impacted mental health and well-being. This study sought to investigate the role of companion animals in alleviating stress and improving mental health during the pandemic. In this study, 250...
Dog Days of Final Exams: Using Canine-Assisted Therapy to Reduce Stress and Improve Mood Among Community College Students
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Quintana, Michelle Borckardt, Tanvi Aditya
The following paper represents research conducted by members of the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta National Honor Society. Psi Beta is the national psychology honor society for two-year colleges whose mission is “promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership,...
The Challenges and Benefits of Pet Ownership for Seniors
| Contributor(s):: Zazie Todd
Scam 'Service Dog' Industry Thrives On Lack Of Federal Regulations
| Contributor(s):: Robin Young, Serena McMahon
Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?
| Contributor(s):: Harold Herzog
Dogs Helping Heroes
Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can...