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  1. Dog Ownership and Survival After a Major Cardiovascular Event: A Register-Based Prospective Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Mwenya Mubanga, Liisa Byberg, Agneta Egenvall, Erik Ingelsson, Tove Fall

  2. Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline K. Kramer, Sadia Mehmood, Renée S. Suen

  3. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin

    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...

  4. Dog Ownership and Dog Walking: The Relationship with Exercise, Depression and Hopelessness in Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Susan L. Dunn, Michael Sit, Holli A. DeVon, Nathan L. Tintle

    Background: Dog ownership has been associated with increased physical activity in the general adult population.Objective: The objective of this study was to examine dog ownership and dog walking and their relationship with home-based and Phase II cardiac rehabilitation exercise,...

  5. Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients

    | Contributor(s):: Angela Joy Felker

    This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who received an interactive pet therapy session would have lower blood pressure and heart rate prior to and...

  6. Randomized Controlled Theory-Based, E-Mail-Mediated Walking Intervention: Differences Between Dog Owners and Non-Dog Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Libby Richards, Niwako Ogata, Ching-Wei Cheng

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of two concurrent randomized controlled interventions based on social cognitive theory to increase walking. A second purpose was to compare the efficacy of the intervention between two distinct groups: dog owners and non-dog owners. Adult dog...

  7. Dog Walking - The Health Benefits

  8. Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Bushman, Barbara A.

  9. What is a canine athlete?

    | Contributor(s):: Zink, M. C., Dyke, J. B. van

    Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. It encompasses and integrates a variety of fields, including orthopedics, exercise physiology, neurology, cardiology, pulmonology, nutrition, and others. Rehabilitation, which includes conditioning...

  10. Life-saving dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Fischer, Holger, Stöllberger, Claudia, Finsterer, Josef

  11. Humans' bonding with their companion dogs: Cardiovascular benefits during and after stress

    | Contributor(s):: Campo, Rebecca A., Uchino, Bert N.

  12. Behavioral and cardiac responses by dogs to physical human-dog contact

    | Contributor(s):: Kuhne, F., Hossler, J. C., Struwe, R.

    Measures of behavioral responses and cardiovascular parameters to evaluate and assess animal well-being are well established. A major aspect of companion animal well-being seems to originate from direct human-animal interaction. For pet dogs, the manner in which they obtain and respond to petting...

  13. Pet's presence and owner's blood pressures during the daily lives of pet owners with pre- to mild hypertension

    | Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A., Son, H. S., Chapa, D., McCune, S.

  14. The effect of petting a dog on cardiovascular functioning in humans : an examination of factors related to the human/dog bond

    | Contributor(s):: Pearson, Val

  15. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association

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    | Contributor(s):: Glenn N. Levine, Karen Allen, Lynne T. Braun, Hayley E. Christian, Erika Friedmann, Kathryn A. Taubert, Sue Ann Thomas, Deborah L. Wells, Richard A. Lange

    The purpose of this American Heart Association Scientific Statement is to critically assess the data regarding the influence of pet ownership on the presence and reduction of cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular disease risk.

  16. Paws and relax: one hospice's pet therapy journey

    | Contributor(s):: Browder, L. M.

  17. Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms

    | Contributor(s):: Arhant-Sudhir, K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., Sudhir, K.

    It is widely believed that pet ownership is beneficial to humans and that some of this benefit is through favourable effects on cardiovascular risk. In the present review, we critically examine the evidence in support of this hypothesis and present the available data with respect to major...

  18. The human-animal bond: health implications across the lifespan

    | Contributor(s):: Horowitz, S.

    This article examines the growing body of research that provides support for the many anecdotally reported health benefits resulting from the human-animal bond, including the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic pain; benefits for paediatric and elderly patients...

  19. [Our non-humanoid contemporaries of cardiovascular protective value]

    | Contributor(s):: Leu, H. J.

  20. [Lowering blood pressure and blood lipids, more exercise, fewer drugs. Prescribe a dog!]