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The health and welfare of dogs belonging to homeless people
(Universidad de Córdoba, Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal, 2016)
A significant number of homeless people own dogs, with these animals contributing to the well-being of their owners by providing emotional support and in many cases, a reason for living as well as acting as what might be ...
Evaluating FIDO: Developing and pilot testing the Field Instantaneous Dog Observation tool
(Universidad de Córdoba, Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal, 2017)
Field assessments of the health and welfare of kenneled dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) must be both accurate and rapid. In order to facilitate such evaluations, especially by individuals with limited training in canine ...
Impact of therapy dog visits on outpatient nurse welfare and job satisfaction
(Universidad de Córdoba, Departamento de Medicina y Cirugía Animal, 2018)
Interaction with a therapy dog can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and improve heart rate variability; due to these responses, it suggests that human-animal interaction can alleviate the stress response. This study ...