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Positive relationships, including those between humans and other animals, particularly dogs, may be a way to reduce stress in humans. However, research into this area is relatively new, and a comprehensive review of the impacts of these interactions on humans and dogs has not been conducted. A...

Author(s)
Gandenberger, J.; Flynn, E.; Moratto, E.; Wendt, A.; Morris, K. N.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 5,
Abstract

Animal shelters provide an ideal environment for the spread of disease. Dogs are often housed in close quarters with others of unknown vaccine histories, and experience high levels of sustained stress. As a result, Canine Infection Respiratory Disease (CIRD) is often prevalent and difficult to...

Author(s)
Andrukonis, A.; Brown, K. M.; Hall, N. J.; Protopopova, A.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2021, 7, February,
Abstract

Human-canine interactions reduce stress in humans although less is known about the effects of therapeutic animal-assisted programs on the welfare of therapy dogs. The current study sought to measure the behavioural effects of a canine interaction program on certified therapy dogs during an...

Author(s)
Sarrafchi, A.; David-Steel, M.; Pearce, S. D.; Zwaan, N. de; Merkies, K.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, 253,
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Therapy animals in clinical settings are purported to reduce patients' anxiety, decrease agitated behaviour, serve as social mediators, enhance the social atmosphere, and increase patients' openness towards practitioners. A therapy dog worked alongside her exercise physiologist handler for...

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Cameron, M.; Hewitt, E.; Hollitt, E.; Wood, J.; Brown, S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2022, 12, 10,
Abstract

In 2012, BIG FIX Uganda, an American-based animal welfare organisation, began offering veterinary health services and animal welfare education in northern Uganda to improve the wellbeing of animals and their guardians. In 2014, the organisation expanded its inclusive health platform with the...

Author(s)
Olmert, M. D.
Publisher
Medknow Publications, Mumbai, India
Citation
Intervention, the Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, 2021, 19, 1, pp 21-25
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Canine acute enteropathies (AE) are common morbidities primarily managed with supportive therapy. However, in some cases, unnecessary courses of antibiotics are empirically prescribed. Recent studies in humans have hypothesized the use of antioxidants as a possible alternative and/or support to...

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Candellone, A.; Girolami, F.; Badino, P.; Jarriyawattanachaikul, W.; Odore, R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Veterinary Sciences, 2022, 9, 6,
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The aim of this study was to examine whether the canine stress level was elevated during animal-assisted education by means of the Polar monitor V800 (Polar Electro Oy, Kempele, Finland), which recorded heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV). At 54 Bavarian schools with one working dog...

Author(s)
Bidoli, E. M. Y.; Erhard, M. H.; Döring, D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2022, 248,
Abstract

Canine monocytic ehrlichiosis (CME) is an important hemoprotozoan disease of dogs associated with anemia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia. The present study was conducted with the aim of assessing the status of oxidative/nitrosative stress and apoptosis in naturally occurring cases of chronic ...

Author(s)
Mahadappa Priyanka; Sahadeb Dey; Meeta Saxena
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, London, UK
Citation
Comparative Clinical Pathology, 2019, 28, 1, pp 215-224
Abstract

Clinical scenario: Classical music has been extensively studied and acknowledged for its ability to reduce stress and improve patient outcomes in human medicine. It has also been shown to influence the disposition of many captive species within the animal kingdom. Some studies have hypothesised...

Author(s)
McDonald, C. I.; Zaki, S.
Publisher
Wiley, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Journal, 2020, 98, 1/2, pp 31-36
Abstract

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is the most revered botanical in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been traditionally used to reduce stress and enhance overall well being in humans. This study aimed to investigate the adaptogenic effects of an Ashwagandha root extract in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). ...

Author(s)
Jasleen Kaur; Sujit Seshadri; Golla, K. H.; Prasanthi Sampara
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2022, 51, pp 8-15

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