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Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O’Hair
Contributor(s):: Stumbo, Scott P., Yarborough, Bobbi Jo H.
Service dogs in the hospital: helpful or harmful? A case report and clinical recommendations
Contributor(s):: Pellegrino, L. D., Cerimele, J. M., Dubovsky, A. N.
Hypoglycemia Alert Dogs: A Novel, Cost-effective Approach for Diabetes Monitoring?
Contributor(s):: Lippi, G., Cervellin, G., Dondi, M., Targher, G.
The fearful, anxious, & worried pet
Contributor(s):: Deporter, T.
Relationships between dog ownership and physical activity in postmenopausal women
Contributor(s):: Garcia, D. O., Wertheim, B. C., Manson, J. E., Chlebowski, R. T., Volpe, S. L., Howard, B. V., Stefanick, M. L., Thomson, C. A.
Forensic entomology of decomposing humans and their decomposing pets
Contributor(s):: Sanford, M. R.
Domestic pets are commonly found in the homes of decedents whose deaths are investigated by a medical examiner or coroner. When these pets become trapped with a decomposing decedent they may resort to feeding on the body or succumb to starvation and/or dehydration and begin to decompose as well....
Can Presence of a Dog Reduce Pain and Distress in Children during Venipuncture?
Contributor(s):: Vagnoli, Laura, Caprilli, Simona, Vernucci, Chiara, Zagni, Silvia, Mugnai, Francesca, Messeri, Andrea
Kinematic analysis of sit to stand by persons with rheumatoid arthritis supported by a service dog
Contributor(s):: Noguchi, Hiromi, Hoshiyama, Minoru, Tagawa, Yoshikatsu
Purpose. The objective of this study was to quantify the kinesiological effect of the assistance provided by service dogs on transferring from sit to stand in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods.Twenty-four participants performed a total of eight experimental transfers of sit to...
A descriptive study of 215 dogs diagnosed with separation anxiety
Contributor(s):: Storengen, L. M., Boge, S. C. K., Strom, S. J., Loberg, G., Lingaas, F.
Clinical records of dogs visiting a behavioral clinic were used to study the behavior and background of dogs with separation anxiety (SA). 215 dogs (with SA) were included in the study, representing 22.6% of the patients seen during the 40 months the study covered ( n=952). Male dogs comprised...
Video analysis of dogs suffering from anxiety when left home alone and treated with clomipramine
Contributor(s):: Cannas, S., Frank, D., Minero, M., Aspesi, A., Benedetti, R., Palestrini, C.
This study sought to film dogs with separation anxiety when left home alone while undergoing treatment with clomipramine and to compile objective information on behaviors exhibited. Twenty-three dogs ranging in age from 5 months to 9 years (mean, 32 years) were included. The dogs were filmed when...
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Contributor(s):: Poulin-Chartrand, S.
Stress and behavioural issues in pets
Contributor(s):: Barklett-Judge, M.
Pet ownership, social support, and one-year survival after acute myocardial infarction in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST)
Contributor(s):: Friedmann, E., Thomas, S. A.
Characterization and observation of animals responsible for rabies post-exposure treatment in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contributor(s):: Reynes, J. M., Soares, J. L., Keo, C., Ong, S., Heng, N. Y., Vanhoye, B.
Dogs, zoonoses and immunosuppression
Contributor(s):: Robinson, R. A., Pugh, R. N.
Animal-assisted activity among patients with cancer: effects on mood, fatigue, self-perceived health, and sense of coherence
Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Meadows, R. L., Haubner, J. S., Sevedge, K.
Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome: prevalence, clinical signs and treatment with a neuroprotective nutraceutical
Contributor(s):: Osella, M. C., Re, G., Odore, R., Girardi, C., Badino, P., Barbero, R., Bergamasco, L.
Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of senior dogs. Since age-related behavioural changes may be useful indicators for early diagnosis and treatment, the first purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of clinical signs of CDS in a...
Clinical signs caused by the use of electric training collars on dogs in everyday life situations
Contributor(s):: Schalke, E., Stichnoth, J., Ott, S., Jones-Baade, R.
The use of electric shock collars for training dogs is the subject of considerable controversy. Supporters claim that they are a reliable means of eliminating self-rewarding behaviour and that they can be used over greater distances and with less risk of stress and injury than mechanical devices,...