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  1. Measuring Quality of Life in Owners of Companion Dogs: Development and Validation of a Dog Owner-specific Quality of Life Questionnaire

    Contributor(s):: Oyama, Mark A., Citron, Lindsey, Shults, Justine, Brown, Dorothy Cimino, Serpell, James A., Farrar, John T.

    Numerous studies have examined the link between companiondog ownership and improved physical or psychological health outcomes; however, few have examined the association between dog ownership and owners’ overall wellbeing or quality of life (QOL). Moreover, the potential for dog ownership to...

  2. Dogs: A Prescription for Health Issues?

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    | Contributor(s):: Denise Magallon

    The human-­‐animal bond has been seen throughout many generations. Pet owners, especially those who own dogs, are known to live a different lifestyle than non-­‐pet owners. However, the individuals who can receive the most benefits from dogs are those with certain psychological and...

  3. The significance of companion dogs in the everyday lives of their human caregivers

    | Contributor(s):: Nandini Sharada Maharaj

    Using a qualitative design, the purpose of the study was to examine how people describe their relationship with their dog and what kinds of things they do that suggest this bond represents a meaningful relationship. Dog owners (N=27) aged 19 years and older were invited to participate in a focus...

  4. Loving and losing a pet : a psychologist and a veterinarian share their wisdom

    | Contributor(s):: Stern, Michael, Cropper, Susan

  5. The effect of human-animal bonding on quality of life

    | Contributor(s):: Hanson, Johanna Barham

  6. Stress in Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners

    | Contributor(s):: Jill A. Kraus

    It has previously been suggested that pet ownership is associated with lower levels of stress. In the current study, this association was tested, while controlling stressful life experiences and social support, and the limits of this association were examined. It was expected that...

  7. The Science of Friendship

    | Contributor(s):: MiklÒsi, ÁdÁm

  8. What Your Pet Reveals about You

  9. Connecting with grieving clients : supportive communication for 14 common situations

    | Contributor(s):: Lagoni, Laurel, Durrance, Dana

  10. Examining the human-animal bond through grief work in an adult pet-loss support group

    | Contributor(s):: Jeha, Jennifer C.

  11. The final farewell: preparing for and mourning the loss of your pet

    | Contributor(s):: Tousley, Marty, Katherine, Heuerman

  12. Student Perceptions of Attitudes to the Human-Animal Bond

    | Contributor(s):: Blackshaw, Judith K., Blackshaw, A. W.

    Students (67 per year) in years 1, 2, and 5 (final year) of the veterinary course at The University of Queensland, Australia, were surveyed with six questions asking them to score their perceptions of pet owners, themselves, and veterinarians of the human-animal bond. All students perceived...

  13. Animals and people sharing the world

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, Andrew N.

  14. Animals as teachers & healers : true stories & reflections

    | Contributor(s):: McElroy, Susan Chernak

  15. Companion animals and us : exploring the relationships between people and pets

    | Contributor(s):: Podberscek, Anthony L., Paul, Elizabeth S., Serpell, James

  16. Grieving the death of a pet

    | Contributor(s):: Carmack, Betty J.

  17. New perspectives on our lives with companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Katcher, Aaron H., Beck, Alan M.

  18. Pets and people : the psychology of pet ownership

    | Contributor(s):: Gunter, Barrie, Furnham, Adrian

  19. The art of veterinary practice : a guide to client communication

    | Contributor(s):: Milani, Myrna M.

  20. The human-animal bond and grief

    | Contributor(s):: Lagoni, Laurel, Hetts, Suzanne, Butler, Carolyn

    This book is based on the teaching programme at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. It is written for the veterinary practitioner and offers specific guidelines to help the veterinarian guide clients through the situation of the death of a companion animal. The...