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  1. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

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    | Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller, Elizabeth G. Hunter

    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  2. The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults

    | Contributor(s):: Leighann DeMarco

    The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...

  3. Want to Get Happier?

    | Contributor(s):: Barrie, Leslie

  4. Healthy Pets Healthy People

    Most households in the United States have at least one pet. Why do people have pets? There are many reasons. Pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and feelings of loneliness. Pets can increase your opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities and...

  5. The role of pet dogs in casual conversations of elderly adults

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, J., Hart, L. A., Boltz, R. P.

    Casual conversations were recorded as elderly persons routinely walked their dogs through a familiar mobile home park in the United States. Control observations included walks without dogs by owners and non-owners of dogs. All owners talked to and about their dogs. Transcribed conversations...

  6. Therapy Pets Unlimited

    Therapy Pets Unlimited, Inc. is a non-profit (status pending) therapy pet organization founded in 2014.Easing grief, stress, and loneliness through friendly pet visits.

  7. Exploring adolescent loneliness and companion animal attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Black, Keri

  8. Friends with benefits: on the positive consequences of pet ownership

    | Contributor(s):: McConnell, A. R., Brown, C. M., Shoda, T. M., Stayton, L. E., Martin, C. E.

  9. Response to Letter... The relationship between companion animals and loneliness among rural adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Black, Keri

  10. Who needs friends...when robots may be the answer?

    | Contributor(s):: Newton, J. P.

  11. An ethicist's commentary on the case of the elderly client seeking "unnecessary" medical advice

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  12. Avian companionship in alleviation of depression, loneliness, and low morale of older adults in skilled rehabilitation units

    | Contributor(s):: Jessen, J., Cardiello, F., Baun, M. M.

  13. Companion animals in palliative care: stories from the bedside

    | Contributor(s):: Geisler, A. M.

  14. Are consumers going to the dogs (and cats and birds)?

    | Contributor(s):: Hennings, B. A.

  15. Companion cats and the social support systems of men with AIDS

    | Contributor(s):: Castelli, P., Hart, L. A., Zasloff, R. L.

  16. Human-pet interaction and loneliness: a test of concepts from Roy's adaptation model

    | Contributor(s):: Calvert, M. M.

  17. Pets meet the needs of the lonely elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, C.

  18. Friends and pets as companions: strategies for coping with loneliness among homeless youth

    | Contributor(s):: Rew, L.

  19. [Fighting solitude in the elderly with pet therapy]

    | Contributor(s):: Rochette, N.

  20. [I am never lonely with my dog]