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  1. Traumatic pet loss and the integration of attachment-based animal assisted therapy

    Contributor(s):: Compitus, Katherine

  2. Stakeholder Perceptions of the Need for Research on Elements of Service Dog Partnerships in the Workplace

    Contributor(s):: Glenn, Margaret K.

  3. Therapy Dogs on Campus: A Counseling Outreach Activity for College Students Preparing for Final Exams

    Contributor(s):: Barker, Sandra B., Barker, Randolph T., Schubert, Christine M.

  4. University Counseling Centers' Perceptions and Experiences Pertaining to Emotional Support Animals

    Contributor(s):: Kogan, Lori R., Schaefer, Karen, Erdman, Phyllis, Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina

    Increasing numbers of students are requesting accommodations for emotional support animals (ESAs) in higher education settings. Since the legislation pertaining to this type of service animal differs from the laws governing disability service animals, colleges and universities are faced with...

  5. Communicating with pet owners about obesity: roles of the veterinary health care team

    Contributor(s):: Churchill, J., Ward, E.

    Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional problem of dogs and cats as well as one of the most frustrating conditions to treat successfully. Educating and assigning roles to all members of the health care team will improve staff engagement and the consistency and effectiveness of...

  6. For human needs, some veterinary clinics are turning to a professional: Social workers see a place for themselves in veterinary practice

    Contributor(s):: Larkin, M.

  7. Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.

    Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...

  8. Are emotionally attached companion animal caregivers conscientious and neurotic? factors that affect the human-companion animal relationship

    Contributor(s):: Reevy, G. M., Delgado, M. M.

    Few studies have examined how personality traits may be related to the amounts and types of attachments humans have toward companion animals (pets). In this study, 1,098 companion animal guardians (owners) completed a survey that included the Big Five Inventory, the Lexington Attachment to Pets...

  9. Therapy Dogs on Campus: Recommendations for Counseling Center Outreach

    Contributor(s):: Daltry, Rachel M.

  10. Owners and pets exercising together: canine response to veterinarian-prescribed physical activity

    Contributor(s):: Byers, C. G., Wilson, C. C., Stephens, M. B., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H.

    Using a prospective, randomized, single-blinded clinical design, we enrolled dog owners (DOs) and their dogs presenting to a veterinary referral hospital in a two-phase trial to determine whether veterinarian-initiated counseling increases physical activity and leads to secondary health benefits...

  11. Effects of preadoption counseling on the prevention of separation anxiety in newly adopted shelter dogs

    Contributor(s):: Herron, M. E., Lord, L. K., Husseini, S. E.

    Separation anxiety is one of the more prevalent and difficult to treat behavior problems in dogs. The associated behaviors can be undesirable to dog owners and damage the human animal bond, leading to relinquishment or return to an animal shelter. Due to the high prevalence of separation related...

  12. Obtaining a pet: realistic expectations

    Contributor(s):: Marder, A., Duxbury, M. M.

    Millions of dog-human relationships fail each year - some from simple and preventable mismatches. False or unrealistic expectations of a dog's behaviour are a common reason for failed human-animal bonds. Veterinarians can reduce the incidence of false expectations and thereby increase the...

  13. An Exploratory Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions Utilized by Mental Health Professionals

    Contributor(s):: O'Callaghan, Dana M., Chandler, Cynthia K.

  14. Animal Facilitated Counseling in the Elementary School: A Literature Review and Practical Considerations

    Contributor(s):: Trivedi, Lucinda, Perl, James

  15. Creature Comforts: Animal-Assisted Activities in Education and Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Kaufmann, Michael

  16. Dolphin-Assisted Therapy for Children with Special Needs: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Dilts, Rachel, Trompisch, Norbert, Bergquist, Timothy M.

  17. Enhancing Secondary School Counseling with a Therapeutic Dog

    Contributor(s):: Daughhetee, Charlotte, Stalls, Laura, Spencer, M. E.

  18. Healing Words, Healing Hearts: Using Children's Literature to Cope with the Loss of a Pet

    Contributor(s):: Mercurio, Mia Lynn, McNamee, Abigail

  19. Is Counseling Going to the Dogs? An Exploratory Study Related to the Inclusion of an Animal in Group Counseling with Adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Lange, Amber M., Cox, Jane A., Bernert, Donna J., Jenkins, Christie D.

  20. Nurturing with Nature

    Contributor(s):: Ross, Samuel B., Jr.