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  1. Effects of a Novel Gel Formulation of Dog Appeasing Pheromone (DAP) on Behavioral and Physiological Stress Responses in Dogs Undergoing Clinical Examination

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    | Contributor(s):: Puglisi, Ivana, Masucci, Marisa, Cozzi, Alessandro, Teruel, Eva, Navarra, Michele, Cirmi, Santa, Pennisi, Maria Grazia, Siracusa, Carlo

    The veterinary visit is necessary for safeguarding the health of dogs, but it can be stressful and threaten both the welfare of the patient and the accuracy of the examination. This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study aims at evaluating how dog appeasing pheromone...

  2. Assistance dogs for military veterans with PTSD: A systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-synthesis

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    | Contributor(s):: Leighton, S. C., Nieforth, L. O., O'Haire, M. E.

    Psychiatric assistance dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) currently make up over 19% of assistance dog partnerships globally. We conducted a systematic review of the literature relating to these partnerships, with specific aims to (1) summarize their...

  3. Effects of a Dog-Assisted Social- and Emotional-Competence Training for Prisoners: A Controlled Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Marti, R., Urfer, V., Schenk, A., Gutwein, V., Dörr, C.

    BACKGROUND: Previous research has called for improving psychological interventions and developing new treatments for prisoners. Animal-assisted prison-based programmes have increasingly been used as an approach, but there is a lack of studies investigating the effectiveness of such programmes....

  4. Selection Factors Influencing Eventual Owner Satisfaction about Pet Dog Adoption

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    | Contributor(s):: Dinwoodie, Ian R., Zottola, Vivian, Kubitz, Karla, Dodman, Nicholas H.

    Personal likes, experience, and deep-rooted interests to satisfy emotional needs such as companionship, affection, empathy, and security are some of the underlying human motivations for acquiring a pet companion. In this study, we asked how long the owner took to decide whether to adopt a dog,...

  5. Analysis of factors affecting the behaviour of both dogs during a Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) to assess intraspecific attachment

    | Contributor(s):: Riggio, Giacomo, Gazzano, Angelo, Campera, Marco, Borrelli, Carmen, Mariti, Chiara

  6. Behavioral rehabilitation of extremely fearful dogs: Report on the efficacy of a treatment protocol

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, Kristen, Miller, Katherine, Zverina, Lauren, Patterson-Kane, Emily, Cussen, Victoria, Reid, Pamela

  7. The effect of auditory stimulation on pet dogs’ reactions to owner separation

    | Contributor(s):: Kinnaird, Rachael F., Wells, Deborah L.

  8. Evaluation of relationships between dogs and owners: the Turkish translation, reliability and validity study of cat/dog owner relationship scale (C/DORS)

    | Contributor(s):: Kaya, U., Ozen, D., Yazlik, M. O., Kosem, S., Gurcan, I. S.

  9. Pet owners' feedback on psychological support service in an Italian veterinary hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Campigli, M., Strizzolo, G., Furlanello, T., Uccheddu, S.

  10. Do Canine and Human Personality Assessments Predict Successful Adoptions?

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, Sheryl L., Weng, Hsin-Yi, Ogata, Niwako, Anderson, Kathryn G.

  11. Dog and cat as a mirror of the human soul? Qualitative evaluation of a pre-post interventionHund und Katze als Spiegel der menschlichen Seele? - Eine Prei-Post-Lnterventionsstudie mit qualitativer Evaluation

    | Contributor(s):: Hopf, J., Edelhauser, F., Neumann, M.

  12. Traveling with a guide dog: confidence, constraints and affective qualities of the human-guide dog relationship

    | Contributor(s):: Rickly, J. M., Halpern, N., Hansen, M., Welsman, J.

  13. Psychophysiological mechanisms underlying the potential health benefits of human-dog interactions: A systematic literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Teo, J. T., Johnstone, S. J., Römer, S. S., Thomas, S. J.

  14. Welfare, well treatment and animal protection : concepts, definitions and practiceBien-entre, bientraitance et protection des animaux: concepts, definitions, applications

    | Contributor(s):: Gilbert, C., Fabre-Deloye, A.

  15. [Patient with a long history of disease in whom service dog contributed to recovery]

    | Contributor(s):: Bak, M., Delespaul, P.

  16. Intraspecific Motor and Emotional Alignment in Dogs and Wolves: The Basic Building Blocks of Dog–Human Affective Connectedness

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    | Contributor(s):: Elisabetta Palagi, Giada Cordoni

    Involuntary synchronization occurs when individuals perform the same motor action patterns during a very short time lapse. This phenomenon serves an important adaptive value for animals permitting them to socially align with group fellows thus increasing integration and fitness benefits. Rapid...

  17. Cooperative Communication with Humans Evolved to Emerge Early in Domestic Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Salomons, Kyle C.M. Smith, Megan Callahan-Beckel, Margaret Callahan, Kerinne Levy, Brenda S. Kennedy, Emily E. Bray, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Daniel J. Horschler, Margaret Gruen, Jingzhi Tan, Philip White, Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Evan L. MacLean, Brian Hare

    Although we know that dogs evolved from wolves, it remains unclear how domestication affected dog cognition. One hypothesis suggests dog domestication altered social maturation by a process of selecting for an attraction to humans.1,  2,  3 Under this account, dogs became more...

  18. Farmyard Animal or Best Friend? Exploring Predictors of Dog vs. Pig Pet Speciesism

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Gradidge, Magdalena Zawisza, Annelie J. Harvey, Daragh T. McDermott

    Despite dogs’ and pigs’ shared similarities, previous research indicates people favor dogs over pigs (known as “pet speciesism”). While pet speciesism has been empirically sup-ported, little is known about its predictors. This gap in the literature is problematic as...

  19. First-Time Experience in Owning a Dog Guide by Older Adults with Vision Loss

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    | Contributor(s):: Kitsum Li, Jeffrey Kou, Yvonne Lam, Patricia Lyons, Susan Nguyen

    Introduction: Dog guides were found to be effective in helping adults with vision loss navigate in the community and improve overall well-being. In spite of the vast amount of literature on pet therapy and dog companionship, limited study exists on older adult with vision loss experience...

  20. Non-Contact Vital Signs Monitoring of Dog and Cat Using a UWB Radar

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    | Contributor(s):: Pengfei Wang, Yangyang Ma, Fulai Liang, Yang Zhang, Xiao Yu, Zhao Li, Qiang An, Hao Lv, Jianqi Wang

    As pets are considered members of the family, their health has received widespread attention. Since pets cannot talk and complain when they feel uncomfortable, monitoring vital signs becomes very helpful in disease detection, as well as observing their progression and response to treatment. In...