Pet's influence on humans' daily physical activity and mental health: a meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Martins, C. F., Soares, J. P., Cortinhas, A., Silva, L., Cardoso, L., Pires, M. A., Mota, M. P.
ABSTRACT: The benefits of the human-animal bond on owners' health and quality of life have been the focus of research in recent decades. However, the results are still inconsistent. Thus, this study aims to investigate whether the presence of a pet, compared to a control group, influences...
Exploring health behaviors and the role of pet dogs in households with autistic children: the DANE study
| Contributor(s):: Adkins, J. R., Mulé, C. M., Linder, D. E., Must, A., Cash, S. B., Folta, S. C.
INTRODUCTION: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often presents a unique set of risk factors that impact healthy eating and physical activity. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) are a promising approach for autistic children. There is growing evidence for the positive impact of AAIs on...
Associations between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Dog Walking among Participants in the Dog Aging Project
| Contributor(s):: Collins, D., Lee, H., Dunbar, M. D., Crowder, K.
Jog with your dog: dog owner exercise routines predict dog exercise routines and perception of ideal body weight
| Contributor(s):: Banton, S., Massow, M. von, Pezzali, J. G., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K.
Canine obesity is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern among companion animal veterinarians and professionals alike. A number of sociodemographic, dietary, and exercise related variables have been shown to be predictive of a dog's bodyweight, however, all previous surveys designed to...
Dog-Assisted Physical Activity Intervention in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Feasibility and Efficacy Exploratory Study
| Contributor(s):: Abadi, Mahdi Rostami Haji, Hase, Bethany, Dell, Colleen, Johnston, James D., Kontulainen, Saija
Association of age and body condition with physical activity of domestic cats (Felis catus)
| Contributor(s):: Smit, Michelle, Corner-Thomas, Rene A., Weidgraaf, Karin, Thomas, David G.
Physical activity contributes up to 30% of the total daily energy expenditure of domestic cats (Felis catus) and, therefore, can play an important role in the prevention and reduction of obesity and may impact macronutrient digestibility. An age-related decline in physical activity in domestic...
Neutering Effects on Social Behaviour of Urban Unowned Free-Roaming Domestic Cats
| Contributor(s):: Simona Cafazzo, Roberto Bonanni, Eugenia Natoli
The “trap, spay/neuter, and release” programs to manage unowned free-roaming cat populations are diffused worldwide and they are largely advised even in countries where the suppression of unowned cats is enforced by law. Despite the massive neutering campaigns in the world, there is...
Transmission of Zoonotic Diseases in the Daily Life of Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum (79 CE, Italy): A Review of Animal-Human-Environment Interactions through Biological, Historical and Archaeological Sources
| Contributor(s):: Tanga, C., Remigio, M., Viciano, J.
There is no doubt that the cultural and urban environments contributed to the animal-human interaction in the daily life of the ancient Roman world. The singularity of the circumstances of the burial of Pompeii and Herculaneum, together with literary sources and the extraordinary state of...
COVID 19 - induced stress in dogs owned by elderly people
| Contributor(s):: Malancus, R. N.
Pet Ownership, Child Anxiety, Child Physical Activity and Mother's Perception of Children's Health Status
| Contributor(s):: Noel David Castro, Eric W. Lindsey
This study examined possible connections between pet ownership and children’s health status, as mediated by children’s anxiety and physical activity. A total of 134 mothers with a preschool age child participated in the study. Mothers completed a demographic survey, responded to...
Recreational Horseback Riding and Its Association with Physical, Mental, and Social Wellbeing and Perceived Health
| Contributor(s):: Schwarzmüller-Erber, Gabriele, Maier, Manfred, Stummer, Harald, Kundi, Michael
Validation of an accelerometer to quantify inactivity in laying hens with or without keel-bone fractures
| Contributor(s):: Casey-Trott, T. M., Widowski, T. M.
Why isn't the weight coming off? Creative strategies for weight loss
| Contributor(s):: Linder, D. E.
Human ability to interpret alpaca body language
| Contributor(s):: Kapustka, J., Budzynska, M.
In recent years, the interest in the rearing and use of alpacas (Vicugna pacos) has been increasing. However, the number of scientific articles on the behavioral traits of this animal species is still limited. The aim of the study was to determine the human ability to read the body language of...
Neighborhood-Based Differences in Physical Activity: An Environment Scale Evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Brian E. Saelens, James F. Sallis, Jennifer B. Black, Diana Chen
Objectives. This study evaluated a neighborhood environment survey and compared the physical activity and weight status of the residents in 2 neighborhoods. Methods. On 2 occasions, 107 adults from neighborhoods with differing “walkability” were selected to complete a...
Sizing up physical activity: The relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' motivations, and dog walking
| Contributor(s):: Clarise Lim, Ryan E. Rhodes
ObjectiveRegular dog walking is likely a symbiotic relationship between the needs of the dog and its owner. This relationship has seen limited attention. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between dog characteristics, dog owners' perceptions of responsibility and...
Pet dogs and child physical activity: the role of child–dog attachment
| Contributor(s):: Anne M. Gadomski, Melissa B. Scribani, Nicole Krupa, Paul Jenkins
Background Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in children which in turn may mitigate childhood obesity. Objective To measure the association between child-dog attachment and child physical activity and screen time. Methods Cross-sectional study including...
More Than "Just" Walking: An Observational Study of Dog-Related Physical Activities
| Contributor(s):: Benedikt Hielscher, Udo Ganslosser, Ingo Froboese
Dog ownership has been shown to correlate with physical activity (PA). However, knowledge about the intensities of dog-related PA (drPA) is still lacking. To investigate the duration and intensity of drPA in consideration of PA guidelines, an observational study of dog owners (DO) was...
Understanding the Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Physical Activity Among Older Community-Dwelling Adults—A Mixed Methods Study
| Contributor(s):: Mandy Peacock, Julie Netto, Polly Yeung, Joanne McVeigh, Anne-Marie Hill
Association between pet ownership and physical activity levels, atopic conditions, and mental health in Singapore: a propensity score-matched analysis
| Contributor(s):: Ying Xian Goh, Joel Shi Quan Tan, Nicholas L. Syn, Beverley Shu Wen Tan, Jia Ying Low, Yi Han Foo, Waikit Fung, Brandon Yi Da Hoong, Junxiong Pang