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  1. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  2. Humanization of the companion animal - human relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Fox, R., Gee, N. R.

    This paper explores the changing nature of companion animal-human relationships in Britain over the past 30 years. This period has seen rapid change in attitudes and practices towards companion animals, with notable advances in medical treatment, nutrition, and understanding of non-human animal...

  3. Overweight and obese pet owners: respondent and pet characteristics in the rural Midwestern United States

    | Contributor(s):: Heuberger, R. A., Garner, J. A., Corby, A., DeWitt, K., Sluis, R. vander

    The obesity epidemic has impacted both people and pets in the rural Midwestern United States (MWUS). Tailoring health advice to the socio-demographic characteristics and dietary patterns of owners and their pets can help promote adherence to health behavior changes for owners and foster health...

  4. The Effects of Different Lifestyles of Dog Owners with on their Purchasing Behaviors of Pet Goods

    | Contributor(s):: Huang Yu Hui

    The main purpose of this study is to explore whether dog owners purchasing behaviors for pet goods would be affected due to their different lifestyles. First, the researcher conducts literature reviews, collecting relevant information to design questionnaires. Second, the researcher collects the...

  5. State of the art review: Promoting dog walking for healthy lifestyles

    | Contributor(s):: Hayley Christian, Adrian Bauman, Jacqueline Epping, Glenn N. Levine, Gavin McCormack, Ryan E. Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards, Melanie Rock, Carri Westgarth

    Regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits, including the prevention of many chronic diseases and conditions or a reduction in their adverse effects. Intervention studies suggest that promoting dog walking among dog owners who do not routinely walk their dogs may be an...

  6. The Best Health Decision I Ever Made

  7. Health-related quality of life and pet ownership among online university workers

    | Contributor(s):: Maynard, Pamela L.

  8. Daily rhythm of total activity pattern in domestic cats ( Felis silvestris catus) maintained in two different housing conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Piccione, G., Marafioti, S., Giannetto, C., Panzera, M., Fazio, F.

    Housing conditions and human presence have been shown to have an influence on daily amount of activity in herbivores. Only few studies on the behavior of cats and interactions between cat and human were conducted, and these few works are referred to cats housed in laboratories. At the same way,...

  9. Health in older cat and dog owners: the Nord-Trondelag Health Study (HUNT)-3 study

    | Contributor(s):: Enmarker, I., Hellzen, O., Ekker, K., Berg, A. G.

  10. Companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Corr, S. A.

  11. Elderly people in many respects benefit from interaction with dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Scheibeck, R., Pallauf, M., Stellwag, C., Seeberger, S.

  12. Saddle up!

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Nina

  13. Factors affecting faecal glucocorticoid levels in domestic cats (Felis catus): a pilot study with single and large multi-cat households

    | Contributor(s):: Ramos, D., Arena, M. N., Reche-Junior, A., Daniel, A. G. T., Albino, M. V. C., Vasconcellos, A. S., Viau, P., Oliveira, C. A.

  14. Owning the problem: media portrayals of overweight dogs and the shared determinants of the health of human and companion animal populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.

  15. The euthanasia problem: How practitioners can help

    | Contributor(s):: Lofflin, J.

  16. Blessings and the spiritual life of consumers: Comment

    | Contributor(s):: Schindler, Robert M.

  17. Ritual blessings with companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Holak, Susan L.

  18. Comparison of vegetarians and non-vegetarians on pet attitude and empathy

    | Contributor(s):: Preylo, B. D., Arikawa, H.

    Past research found that positive attitudes toward animals are positively correlated with human-directed empathy. One of the most common reasons for becoming a vegetarian is to avoid cruelty toward animals. Based on the above literature, we hypothesized that vegetarians, especially moral...

  19. Use of geospatial neighborhood control locations for epidemiological analysis of community-level pet adoption patterns

    | Contributor(s):: Patronek, G. J.