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  1. Creature Contraband

    Contributor(s):: Kelsey Rindfleisch, Amber Klootwyk, Julie Doyle

    For some college students, one of the hardest parts of being away from home is being separated from their pets. Coming home after a long day of classes just isn’t the same without your best furry, scaly or feathered friend there to greet you at the door. According to the Department of...

  2. Filthy Cellars and Healthy Pets: Relationships between Public Health, Pets and Veterinarians in Cincinnati Prior to World War I

    Contributor(s):: Kelly Wenig

    In 1868, Board of Health officials in the city of Cincinnati declared that all animals had to be removed from the basements of city residences. In his report on the state of the city, health officer William C. Clendenin commented that “[t]he extent to which cellars are used throughout the...

  3. ElderDog Canada Inc.

    ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, community-based, non-profit organization with a mission to:Assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companionsProvide care and companionship for older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness, relocation or death of...

  4. Effects of a Pet Visitation Program on the Psychological Satisfaction, Social Interaction and Self Esteem of Institutionalized Elderly Women

    Contributor(s):: Melva Juanita Bost

    A descriptive study was conducted to determine if a pet visitation program was an effective intervention in promoting psychological satisfaction and improvingsocial interaction and self-esteem of elderly women living in a nursing home. Six subjects, aged 60 to 94 years, participated in this...

  5. Walking the dog: explorations and negotiations of species differences

    Contributor(s):: Erika Cudworth

    For Donna Haraway, everyday lives, experiences and observations of other species are crucial in helping us theorize animals. She insists that humans and dogs are both companion species, constituted in relation: ‚in those knots with actual animals and people looking back at each other‛. 2...

  6. Are owners' reports of their dogs' 'guilty look' influenced by the dogs' action and evidence of the misdeed?

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    Contributor(s):: Ljerka Ostojic, Mladenka Tkalcic, Nicola S. Clayton

    While dog owners claim that their dogs’ greeting behaviour after having performed a misdeed indicates the dogs' ‘guilt’, current experimental evidence suggests that dogs show these ‘guilty look’ behaviours as a response to being scolded by their owners. Given...

  7. The biology of the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck

    Our relationship with domestic animals is rooted in evolutionary, psychological, and physiological processes. There are significant health benefits for people associated with their interaction with animals. There are significant health benefits for animals associated with their interaction with...

  8. Man's Best Friend: Property or Family Member - An Examination of the Legal Classification of Companion Animals and Its Impact on Damages Recoverable for Their Wrongful Death or Injury

    Contributor(s):: William C. Root

    In the United States, there is nearly one pet for every two Americans. Further, approximately 124 million dogs and cats live in American households. In one study, forty-five percent of dog owners reported that they take their pets on vacation. Another recent survey revealed that more than half of...

  9. "Kindness to All Around": The Changing Ethics of Animal Treatment in the Middle-Class Household, 1820-1870

    Contributor(s):: Katherine C. Grier

    Samuel Clemens (the author Mark Twain) always was extremely fond of animals, especially cats. He recalled that he learned kindness to animals from the example of his mother in small-town Missouri in the 1830s and 1840s. She defended cart horses from abuse by their drivers, took in scores of stray...

  10. Introducing Pets & People, a New Series Exploring the Impact of Animal Companionship on Human Health

    19 Jul 2013 | Posted by Christopher C Charles

    Pets & People is an innovative new book series designed to ensure that the science behind the human-animal bond is accessible to the professionals who apply their understanding of this unique...

    https://habricentral.org/blog/2013/07/introducing-pets--people-a-new-series-exploring-the-impact-of-animal-companionship-on-human-health