Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143
| Contributor(s):: Katharine M. Watson
A recent opinion paper by Kipperman and German (2018) discussed the increasing prevalence of pet obesity, the risk factors contributing to this increase, and the role of veterinarians in helping manage pet obesity. They described the problem as a One Health problem as it has been previously...
A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks
| Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.
"You can be blind because of loving them so much": the impact on owners in the United Kingdom of living with a dog with osteoarthritis
| Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.
A One Health Perspective on the Human-Companion Animal Relationship with Emphasis on Zoonotic Aspects
| Contributor(s):: Overgaauw, P. A. M., Vinke, C. M., Hagen, Maev, Lipman, L. J. A.
Human Animal Bond Association Newsletter Winter 2019
Disaster Preparation for Your Pets, p2 Human-Animal Bond Certification Program, p3 2019 HABA Board and Advisors, p4
Human Animal Bond Association: The Bond Bulletin (Volume 43, Summer 2018)
HAB Certification, p3 Learning Center, p4 In the Trenches, p5 Anthrozoology and Veterinary Medicine, p6 Community Spotlight, p7
Human-Animal Bond Association Newsletter, Volume 43 (Spring 2018)
Contents: Western Veterinary Conference Speakers, p2 Scholarship Winner, p3 Adele and Everything After, p3
Companion Animals in Natural Disasters: A Scoping Review of Scholarly Sources
| Contributor(s):: Travers, Cheryl, Degeling, Chris, Rock, Melanie
During a disaster, people may make evacuation decisions based on their companion animal’s welfare, therefore exposing themselves, their companion animals, and emergency responders to increased risk for injury or death. The loss and suffering of companion animals in disasters causes deep distress,...
Lancaster Pet Cemetery Memorial Plaques 1951–2018: An Analysis of Inscriptions
| Contributor(s):: Auster, Carol J., Auster-Gussman, Lauren J., Carlson, Emma C.
Individuals in many cultures have a close relationship with their pets and think of them not only as companion animals but also as family. Research on the ways in which people memorialize their deceased pets has become increasingly important, and pet cemetery gravestone inscriptions have provided...
Measuring the Strength of Human–Animal Bonds in Zoos
| Contributor(s):: Hosey, Geoff, Birke, Lynda, Shaw, Wendy S., Melfi, Vicky
Repeated interactions within individual human and animal dyads can lead to the establishment of human–animal relationships (HARs), which may vary in quality from good to bad, defined in terms of the positivity (e.g., friendly contact, play) or negativity (e.g., aggression) of the interactions on...
Exploring the Meaning and Experience of Chronic Pain with People Who Live with a Dog: A Qualitative Study
| Contributor(s):: Carr, Eloise C. J., Wallace, Jean E., Onyewuchi, Chie, Hellyer, Peter W., Kogan, Lori
Pain is a significant burden for those with chronic disease and negatively impacts quality of life, causing disability and substantial work and health-care costs. Chronic pain has been identified as one of the most important current and future causes of morbidity and disability across the world....
Measuring Quality of Life in Owners of Companion Dogs: Development and Validation of a Dog Owner-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire
| Contributor(s):: Oyama, Mark A., Citron, Lindsey, Shults, Justine, Brown, Dorothy Cimino, Serpell, James A., Farrar, John T.
Numerous studies have examined the link between companiondog ownership and improved physical or psychological health outcomes; however, few have examined the association between dog ownership and owners’ overall wellbeing or quality of life (QOL). Moreover, the potential for dog ownership to...
Using Attachment Theory and Social Support Theory to Examine and Measure Pets as Sources of Social Support and Attachment Figures
| Contributor(s):: Meehan, Michael, Massavelli, Bronwyn, Pachana, Nancy
Companion animals are increasingly being recognized by society as beneficial to our health and considered by many owners as authentic and affectional family members. Human relationship theories help us to understand the emotional and supportive aspect of the human– companion animal bond. This...
Evaluating the Impact of a Humane Education Summer-Camp Program on School-Aged Children's Relationships with Companion Animals
| Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Bosacki, Sandra Leanne
This study evaluated the impact of children's participation in a five-day humane education summer-camp program on the quality of their relationships with and treatment of companion animals. We measured changes from pre- to post-program in 77 children (50 girls, 27 boys) aged 6–12 years. The...
Human Animal Bond Association Newsletter Volume 41 (Winter 2017)
Contents: President's Message HABA in the News International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care announces debut of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Program Fear Free Devon Rex Who Stole the Show
Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.
This paper reports on the qualitative phase of a mixed methods study of occupational therapy in an equine environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study's quantitative phase found that this intervention improved the occupational performance, social motivation, social...
Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca R. Wara-Goss
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...
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Military Veterans and Their PTSD Service Dogs: Associations Between Training Methods, PTSD Severity, Dog Behavior, and the Human-Animal Bond
| Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Rodriguez, K. E., Ogata, N., O'Haire, M. E.
Stress, security, and scent: The influence of chemical signals on the social lives of domestic cats and implications for applied settings
| Contributor(s):: Vitale Shreve, Kristyn R., Udell, Monique A. R.
Although millions of cats live among humans worldwide the scientific community knows relatively little about cat behavior and cognition. Olfaction is an important perceptual sense for many members of Carnivora, however the role of chemical signals in cat social relationships is not fully...