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  1. Picture Perfect Pups: How Do Attributes of Photographs of Dogs in Online Rescue Profiles Affect Adoption Speed?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mizuho Nakamura, Navneet Dhand, Bethany J. Wilson, Melissa J. Starling, Paul D. McGreevy

    To increase the public’s awareness of and exposure to animals needing homes, PetRescue, Australia’s largest online directory of animals in need of adoption, lists all currently available animals from rescue and welfare shelters nationwide. The current study examined the photographs...

  2. Bonds Beyond Time: Are There Differences In Well-Being, Autonomy, And Bond Between Visually Impaired Individuals With Guide Dogs Versus Pet Dogs?

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Yarmolkevich

    Well-being is a broad umbrella term that encompasses an individual’s appraisal of situations and events and their satisfaction with life (Diener, 1994). Research has shown that having a severe disability can negatively impact a person’s sense of well-being. Specifically, research...

  3. Intra-articular Injections With Either Triamcinolone Hexacetonide, Stanozolol, Hylan G-F 20, or a Platelet Concentrate Improve Clinical Signs in Police Working Dogs With Bilateral Hip Osteoarthritis

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    | Contributor(s):: João C. Alves, Ana Santos, Patrícia Jorge, Catarina Lavrador, L. Miguel Carreira

    Objectives: To compare the effect of intra-articular treatment with triamcinolone hexacetonide (TH), stanozolol, hyaluronan, and a platelet concentrate in police working dogs with bilateral hip osteoarthritis (OA). Study Design: Prospective, longitudinal, double-blinded, negative controlled...

  4. The View of the French Dog Breeders in Relation to Female Reproduction, Maternal Care and Stress during the Peripartum Period

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    | Contributor(s):: Natalia R. dos Santos, Alexandra Beck, Alain Fontbonne

    In France, as in many other western countries, dogs are an important part of the society as pets or working animals. The exact demand for puppies in France is unknown, as is the proportion of dogs coming from different breeding sources. Nevertheless, the origin of puppies is important since...

  5. Displays of Jealousy in Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Cassandra D. Beck

    Wolves (Canis Lupis) were domesticated into the common dog (Canis Familiaris) at least 15 thousand years ago. The domestication process changed wolves both physically and neurologically. Dogs now have a unique connection with humans, and display many of the same personality traits and cognitive...

  6. Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara

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    The mission of Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara is to empower people to live more fulfilling lives through the human-animal bond.

  7. A Treatment Plan for Dogs (Canis familiaris) That Show Impaired Social Functioning towards Their Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Joke Monteny, Christel Palmyre Henri Moons

    Many domestic dogs are uncomfortable when humans perform trivial and benign actions that the animals perceive as threatening. A common technique for addressing canine emotional discomfort involves desensitization, where the intensity of a problematic stimulus is gradually increased while the...

  8. Keeping Man's Best Friend His Best Friend: Why Minors Should Not Witness Animal Abuse and Legislation that can Prevent this Exposure

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    | Contributor(s):: Kaleah M. Ault

  9. Kinetics of Fluorescein in Tear Film After Eye Drop Instillation in Beagle Dogs: Does Size Really Matter?

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    | Contributor(s):: Lionel Sebbag, Nicolette S. Kirner, Rachel A. Allbaugh, Alysha Reis, Jonathan P. Mochel

    The study aimed to determine the impact of drop size on tear film pharmacokinetics and assess important physiological parameters associated with ocular drug delivery in dogs. Two separate experiments were conducted in eight healthy Beagle dogs: (i) Instillation of one drop (35 μl) or two...

  10. Developing Diagnostic Frameworks in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine: Disambiguating Separation Related Problems in Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Luciana S. de Assis, Raquel Matos, Thomas W. Pike, Oliver H. P. Burman, Daniel S. Mills

    Diagnoses are widely used in both human and veterinary medicine to describe the nature of a condition; by contrast, syndromes are collections of signs that consistently occur together to form a characteristic presentation. Treatment of syndromes, due to either their lack of a clear biological...

  11. Cariad Pet Therapy

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    Cariad Pet Therapy is an award winning, not-for-profit Community Interest Company with our head office based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. We were established in September 2018. At Cariad Pet Therapy we provide therapy dog wellness visits with 65 volunteers and their therapy dogs across...

  12. The interplay between affect, dog's physical activity and dog-owner relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Vaataja, H., Majaranta, P., Cardo, A. V., Isokoski, P., Somppi, S., Vehkaoja, A., Vainio, O., Surakka, V.

    Leaving a dog home alone is part of everyday life for most dog owners. Previous research shows that dog–owner relationship has multifarious effects on dog behavior. However, little is known about the interplay between dog–owner relationship, physical activity of the dog, and affective...

  13. Is There an Association between Paw Preference and Emotionality in Pet Dogs?

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    | Contributor(s):: Simon, Tim, Frasnelli, Elisa, Guo, Kun, Barber, Anjuli, Wilkinson, Anna, Mills, Daniel S.

    Research with humans and other animals has suggested that preferential limb use is linked to emotionality. A better understanding of this still under-explored area has the potential to establish limb preference as a marker of emotional vulnerability and risk for affective disorders. This study...

  14. Exploring and Developing the Questions Used to Measure the Human–Dog Bond: New and Existing Themes

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    | Contributor(s):: Samet, Lauren E., Vaterlaws-Whiteside, Helen, Harvey, Naomi D., Upjohn, Melissa M., Casey, Rachel A.

    Dogs play an important role in many western societies, providing companionship, emotional support, and assistance, as well as other more specialist roles. The literature reveals that many human–animal interaction (HAI) questionnaires exist to measure the human–dog bond (HDB). The...

  15. Beneficios da pet terapia: a interacao entre os animais e as criancas

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodrigues, N. J. L., Manzini, S., Oliveira, N. N., Madureira, S. J. L., Langoni, H., Torres, S. J. L. R.

    A domesticação dos animais tem registros de longa data. Atualmente sabe-se por meio de dados de pesquisas, testes e empirismo que a interação com um animal traz grandes benefícios ao bem-estar humano. Considerando-se os cães, mundialmente é...

  16. Returning a Shelter Dog: The Role of Owner Expectations and Dog Behavior

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    | Contributor(s):: Powell, Lauren, Lee, Brittany, Reinhard, Chelsea L., Morris, Margaret, Satriale, Donya, Serpell, James, Watson, Brittany

    Millions of animals are adopted from animal shelters in the United States each year, although some are returned post-adoption, which can decrease both the animals’ chances of future adoptions and the owners’ willingness to adopt again. In this study, we investigated the impact of...

  17. Randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of the Assisi anti-anxiety device (calmer canine) for the treatment of canine separation anxiety

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    | Contributor(s):: Pankratz, K., Korman, J., Emke, C., Johnson, B., Griffith, E. H., Gruen, M. E.

    Introduction: Separation anxiety (SA) is among the most common canine behavior disorders and affects quality-of-life for dogs and their owners. Dogs with SA show signs of anxiety during absence or perceived absence of their owners. While psychoactive medications are often helpful for...

  18. Ha criterios para a inclusao de caes de intervencoes assistidas por animais em ambiente universitario?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mores, M. C. P., Cintra, A. C. R., Cavalcante, C. Z., Sotomaior, C. S., Michelotto, A. L. L.

    Estudantes universitários passam por diferentes experiências estressantes, interferindo na vida acadêmica ou mesmo impedindo sua continuidade. Programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais (IAA) são utilizados em escolas e universidades para minimizar o...

  19. The Importance of Evaluating Positive Welfare Characteristics and Temperament in Working Therapy Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Miller, S. L., Serpell, J. A., Dalton, K. R., Waite, K. B., Morris, D. O., Redding, L. E., Dreschel, N. A., Davis, M. F.

    To date, investigations of the welfare of therapy dogs have focused largely on examining physiological and behavioral measures that could indicate if the animal is experiencing stress or distress. However, this approach does not fully address the definition of welfare which is often described as...

  20. Dogs and wolves differ in their response allocation to their owner/caregiver or food in a concurrent choice procedure

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    | Contributor(s):: Isernia, L., Wynne, C. D. L., House, L., Feuerbacher, E. N.

     Dogs and wolves both show attachment-like behaviors to their owners/caregivers, including exploring more in the presence of the owner/caregiver, and greeting the owner/caregiver more effusively after an absence. Concurrent choice studies can elucidate dogs’ and wolves’...