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  1. And in the Middle of My Chaos There Was You?-Dog Companionship and Its Impact on the Assessment of Stressful Situations

    Contributor(s):: Krouzecky, C., Emmett, L., Klaps, A., Aden, J., Bunina, A., Stetina, B. U.

  2. Parenting a Companion Animal as a Precursor to Parenting a Human Child

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    | Contributor(s):: Kasey A Travitz, Sandra Lookabaugh

    Participants were ten emerging adult (18-29), heterosexual couples who have had a companion animal for at least six months and have no human children. The present study evaluated parenting responsibilities associated with the companion animal including caregiving, expenses, and negotiation....

  3. Teaching rabbit care, empathy, and responsibility

    | Contributor(s):: Meryl B. Dickman

    Acclimating and housetraining a new rabbit should be approached in an organized and efficient manner. Due to the lack of instructional guides for rabbit housetraining currently available, new rabbit owners do not have adequate housetraining resources. Lack of proper housetraining instruction,...

  4. Dogs and cats need responsible owners

    | Contributor(s):: Jack L. Tuttle

    Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...

  5. Functions of pets for young children

    | Contributor(s):: Dorothy C. Payne Mock

    The role or function that dogs and cats fulfill as pets in families with preschool-age children was examined in terms of pet prevalence, their relationship to animal fears, and their association with imaginary companions. The sample consisted of 37 children, three years nine months to five years...

  6. Association between Responsible Pet Ownership and Glycemic Control in Youths with Type 1 Diabetes

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    | Contributor(s):: Louise Maranda, Olga T. Gupta

    Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) a chronic characterized by an absolute insulin deficiency requires conscientious patient self-management to maintain glucose control within a normal range. Family cohesion and adaptability, positive coping strategies, social support and adequate self-regulatory...

  7. The Epistemic Irresponsibility of the Subjects-of-a-Life Account

    | Contributor(s):: Tanner, Julia

  8. Corporate Responsibility, Ethics, and Animal Welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth A. Gray

    Do organizations that keep wild animals in captivity owe them moral consideration? This thesis provides a historical overview of the moral consideration provided to animals and analyzes present-day philosophical writing. The representative contemporary ethical frameworks include utilitarianism,...

  9. A message to dog owners everywhere: Daniel Messavussu at TEDxAmanaAcademy

    | Contributor(s):: Daniel Messavussu

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Amana Academy 1st-8th grade students are challenged this year to redefine the world they live in. The TEDxYouthDay theme for this year is Worlds Imagined. Students will answer the Guiding Question:...

  10. Doing Right by our Animal Companions

    | Contributor(s):: Burgess-Jackson, Keith

  11. Ethical Responsibilities of Software Developers in Developing Simulations: The Robotic Pet

    | Contributor(s):: Spees, William

  12. Pet Industry Association of Australia

    The Pet Industry Association is the only industry association in Australia created to represent all businesses in the pet industry.Formed in 1979 as the PIJAC, we have evolved into a peak organization which aims to create an environment of best practice principles and ongoing learning for...

  13. Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, Inc.

    Cloud Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides equine-assisted experiences for individuals who are mentally, physically, emotionally or socially challenged.

  14. Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club

    The Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club is a volunteer organization providing a wide variety of canine assisted therapy programs and services in the communities of Kendall, Kane and DuPage counties in Illinois since 2002. Over 70 members strong, our dedicated and motivated volunteers provide a unique...

  15. Friends for Folks

    Friends for Folks is located in Lexington, OK that connects inmates and abused and abandoned dogs to prepare the dogs to be family pets or service dogs. This highly successful program is expanding to other Oklahoma prisons in hopes of bringing positive change to inmates, abandoned dogs and people...

  16. Pet Parenting

    | Contributor(s):: Karlsberg, Elizabeth

  17. The relationship between childhood dog ownership and the development of empathy and responsibility

    | Contributor(s):: Loveman, Carol Ann

  18. After the Bell: Developing an Awareness of Pet Stewardship

    | Contributor(s):: Farenga, Stephen J., Ness, Daniel, Hutchinson, Michael

  19. Dog duty

    | Contributor(s):: Hanrahan, R.

  20. The role and responsibilities of behavior technicians in behavioral treatment and therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Luescher, Andrew U., Flannigan, Gerrard, Frank, Diane, Mertens, Petra