"Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs
| Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew
I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...
"Nudging them back to reality": toward a growing public acceptance of the role dogs fulfill in ameliorating contemporary veterans' PTSD symptoms
| Contributor(s):: Taylor, M. F., Edwards, M. E., Pooley, J. A.
"Patients' interests first, but … "–Austrian Veterinarians' Attitudes to Moral Challenges in Modern Small Animal Practice
| Contributor(s):: Svenja Springer, Peter Sandøe, Thomas Bøker Lund, Herwig Grimm
Small veterinary practice is experiencing steady improvement in diagnostics and therapies which enable veterinarians to offer evermore advanced medical care for their patients. This focus group study of veterinarians (n = 32) examined the impact of these improvements and the potential...
"Pet therapy" : a study and resource guide for the use of companion animals in selected therapies
| Contributor(s):: Arkow, Phil
"She's Me": An Exploration of Pet Ownership from the Perspective of People Who Are Homeless
| Contributor(s):: Lana Parker, Leonie Boland, Alison Warren
For many people who experience homelessness, having a pet is an important part of their lives. Although the benefit and meaning of pet ownership has been well recognized in the literature, few studies have explored its meaning from the perspectives of individuals who are homeless. This...
"Take me under your wing" - love in animal-assisted psychotherapy: a clinical perspective on the unique therapeutic bond between animals and humans [Practice]
| Contributor(s):: Lev-Bendov, S., Barel, I., Parish-Plass, N.
"There's a Real Dog in the Classroom?": The Relationship Between Young Children and Animals
| Contributor(s):: Margadant-van Arcken, Marjan
"We Always Hurt the Things We Love"—Unnoticed Abuse of Companion Animals
| Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollin
Despite the fact that companion animals enjoy the status of “members of the family” in contemporary society, there are numerous diseases affecting the longevity of these animals and their quality of life. Some of the most pervasive and damaging problems accrue to pedigreed animals...
"What does the turtle have inside its house?" Animal-assisted psychotherapy with foster children [Practice]
| Contributor(s):: Hellmann, S., Parish-Plass, N.
"Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving
| Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.
Complex relationships commonly exist between owners and their companion animals, particularly around feeding behaviour with an owner's affection or love for their animal most pronounced through the provision of food. It is notable that the pet food market is experiencing strong year-on-year...
$250 000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.
$250,000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?
'A fiendish outrage'? A study of animal maiming in East Anglia: 1830-1870
| Contributor(s):: Archer, J. E.
'All Ears': A Questionnaire of 1516 Owner Perceptions of the Mental Abilities of Pet Rabbits, Subsequent Resource Provision, and the Effect on Welfare
| Contributor(s):: McMahon, S. A., Wigham, E.
'Animals Just Love You as You Are': Experiencing Kinship across the Species Barrier
| Contributor(s):: Charles, Nickie
'Battered pets': features that raise suspicion of non-accidental injury
| Contributor(s):: Munro, H. M. C., Thrusfield, M. V.
'Battered pets': Munchausen syndrome by proxy (factitious illness by proxy)
'Beware, I am big and non-dangerous!' – Playfully growling dogs are perceived larger than their actual size by their canine audience
| Contributor(s):: Balint, A., Farago, T., Doka, A., Miklosi, A., Pongracz, P.
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
| Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
'Flexible personhood': Loving animals as family members in Israel
| Contributor(s):: Shir‐Vertesh, Dafna