Pets, Social Participation, and Aging-in-Place: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
Contributor(s):: Ann M. Toohey, Jennifer A. Hewson, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J. Rock
Pet ownership and symptoms of depression: A prospective study of older adults
| Contributor(s):: Christopher Sharpley, Nicola Veronese, Lee Smith, Guillermo F. López-Sánchez, Vicki Bitsika, Jacopo Demurtas, Stefano Celotto, Vania Noventa, Pinar Soysal, Ahmet Turan Isik, Igor Grabovac, Sarah E. Jackson
Background: This paper aims to examine associations between pet ownership and symptoms of depression in a large, population-based sample of older adults. Specifically, we tested whether: (i) people who report more depressive symptoms are more likely to own a pet; (ii) pet ownership protects...
Differences in Self-Esteem Between Cat Owners, Dog Owners, and Individuals Without Pets
| Contributor(s):: Claudia Schulz, Hans-Helmut König, André Hajek
Loneliness and Pet Ownership in Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Destiny Rodriguez, Dahlia Castillo, Ja'Nice Wyatt, Valeria Alvarez
Use of dog as a means of activation of seniors and influence on various aspects of aging
| Contributor(s):: K Machova, J Varekova, M Riha
Pet ownership and its influence on mental health in older adults
| Contributor(s):: Genieve Zhe Hui Gan, Anne-Marie Hill, Polly Yeung, Sharon Keesing, Julie Anne Netto
Neighborhood Engagement, Dogs, and Life Satisfaction in Older Adulthood
| Contributor(s):: Angela L Curl, Jessica Bibbo, Rebecca A Johnson
Associations of pet ownership with biomarkers of ageing: population based cohort study
| Contributor(s):: G David Batty, Paola Zaninotto, Richard G Watt, Steven Bell
Animal rescuers and the HR
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Animal rescuers and the HRIf you are an animal rescuer, this page can help you make partnerships. Send the link by email to the HR of the companies near your home! Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Brigitte Bardot and even 007 Pierce Brosnan are also in the fight for animals. Are...
Animals and SPIRITUALITY
Animals and SPIRITUALITYMany people confuse spirituality with religion and a very easy way to explain the difference between one and the other is to observe animals.When talking about something immaterial, it is implied that it is something non-monetizable, intangible, with no...
Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES
Animals and RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCESEthnic, gender, regional prejudice. The Human Being is a master at creating obstacles and seeing something wrong in everything that disagrees with his personal opinion or with his own appearance, origin and creed.Human society needs to create...
Animals and SEX EDUCATION
Animals and SEX EDUCATIONYou really want to have grandchildren and play grandpa, don't you? But not at thirty-five. What human didactics can help you, your family and the whole society?Sex. Everyone does it, everyone talks about it. It serves as a sales pitch for any type of product....
Relationship of human and animal tuberculosis in the interface areas of the National parks of the Kafue Basin in Zambia
| Contributor(s):: Musso Munyeme
Tuberculosis is a disease of worldwide public health and economic importance. In Zambia the disease has been consistently reported in the Kafue Basin without a clear understanding of transmission dynamics in the livestock-wildlife interface. The main objective of this study was to determine the...
Mother rearing of dairy calves: Reactions to isolation and to confrontation with an unfamiliar conspecific in a new environment
| Contributor(s):: Wagner, Kathrin, Barth, Kerstin, Hillmann, Edna, Palme, Rupert, Futschik, Andreas, Waiblinger, Susanne
The aim of this study was to test the effects of mother rearing on behavioural and physiological stress reactions of calves in challenging situations. Thus, we compared mother-reared and artificially reared calves that were kept in the same group but with varying contact with adults....
The effectiveness of Dutch Cell Dogs in correctional facilities in the Netherlands: a study protocol of a quasi-experimental trial
| Contributor(s):: Gerdien Schenk, Hanne M. Duindam, Hanneke E. Creemers, Machteld Hoeve, Geert Jan J. M. Stams, Jessica J. Asscher
Background Many former inmates recidivate, resulting in high costs for societies worldwide. Evidence based treatment practices may not work in prisons, due to detainees’ lacking motivation, impaired well-being, and an unsafe group environment. One attempt to improve social group climate...
The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Friedrich
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...
Social Interaction with an "Unidentified Moving Object" Elicits A-Not-B Error in Domestic Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Anna Gergely, Anna B Compton, Ruth C Newberry, Adam Miklosi
Mechanical “unidentified moving objects” (UMO’s) are useful for controlled investigations into features of social interaction that generate cooperativeness and positive social affiliation in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). We hypothesized that, if a UMO interacted socially...
Relationship between sociability toward humans and physiological stress in dogs
| Contributor(s):: Yoon-Joo Shin, Nam-Shik Shin
Sociability is an essential trait for dogs to successfully interact with humans. In this study, the relationship between sociability and physiological stress was examined. Additionally, whether differences exist between companion dogs (C group) and shelter dogs (S group) was examined. Overall,...
Do Lambs Perceive Regular Human Stroking as Pleasant? Behavior and Heart Rate Variability Analyses
| Contributor(s):: Marjorie Coulon, Raymond Nowak, Julie Peyrat, Herve Chandeze, Alain Boissy, Xavier Boivin
Stroking by humans is beneficial to the human-animal relationship and improves welfare in many species that express intraspecific allogrooming, but very few studies have looked at species like sheep that do not express such contact except around parturition. This study investigated the way...
Defining and Clarifying the Terms Canine Possessive Aggression and Resource Guarding: A Study of Expert Opinion
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| Contributor(s):: Jacquelyn A. Jacobs, Jason B. Coe, Tina M. Widowski, David L. Pearl, Lee Niel
The terms possessive aggression and resource guarding are often used interchangeably to describe behavior patterns used by a dog to control primary access to a perceived valuable item. The use of inconsistent terminology may impact the effectiveness of communication between...