Human-Animal Bond

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Fear Free Cancer Care: The Bond in Action for Specialists and General Practitioners

Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.This interactive presentation will address how practical cancer care can be done in small town USA and a specialty practice setting by embracing the power and wonder of the human animal bond. Key points include taking action steps to defeat and prevent fear in...

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An Internist's Viewpoint of the significance of the Human-Animal Bond in Practice

In this discussion, learn about healthy pet ownership and both the risks and benefits.  Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Supported and produced by educational grants from Elanco in conjunction with NAVC 2016 as part of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians Symposium.

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The Human-Animal Bond

Veterinarians play a crucial role in maximizing the potential of the human-animal bond. This inspiring session explores the impact of the human-animal bond on the veterinary profession, new research in this area, and how this bond can enhance the well-being of owners as well as veterinarians.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online...

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Nurturing and Breaking the Human-Animal Bond in Practice

Because a strong human‒animal bond drives the veterinary profession, it is important to embrace, nurture, and promote this bond in practice. This session reviews research findings that support the positive effects of the bond on human health.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Supported and...

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The Healing Power of Pets

Existing and emerging scientific data about the human-animal bond is changing the role of companion animals in society, which is creating opportunities for veterinarians – as well as heightened responsibility. Experts interviewed include Alan Beck, Sc.D., director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine; Edward Creagan, MD, FAAHPM, of Mayo Clinic; Steven Feldman, executive director of the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI)...

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Implications of the Human-Animal Bond for the Veterinary Industry

Canine appendicular osteosarcoma is an important clinical problem in veterinary medicine. Current standard therapy includes amputation followed by chemotherapy, which improves outcomes; however the percentage of long-term survival is still relatively low at 15–20%. Existing and emerging scientific data about the human-animal bond is changing the role of companion animals in society, which is creating opportunities for veterinarians – as well as heightened responsibility.Experts interviewed...

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Evaluation of the Impacts of Epilepsy in Dogs on Their Caregivers (Original Study)

AbstractEpilepsy is a common problem in dogs, and management of this chronic disorder requires a substantial commitment on the part of the pet owner. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of epilepsy in dogs on their owners, utilizing an online survey tool. A questionnaire was developed to explore a variety of factors, including seizure history, treatment, outcome, quality of life, costs associated with therapy, and sources of support. A total of 225 responses were obtained. The...

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The Rhode Island Companion Animal Foundation - A New Model for Providing Assistance to Low Income Pet Owners

The Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) was founded 9 years ago by four Past-Presidents of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA). All four were practice owners who recognized the need for a statewide financial assistance program to help low-income pet owners. We were all frustrated with the frequency with which we would see sick or injured pets whose owners would place us in the awkward and unenviable position of choosing between providing reduced or free care or letting an...

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Being Real About the Human-Animal Bond: It’s Not All Wet Dog Kisses or Purring Kitties

Veterinarians and technicians can play a role in developing the human/animal bond in their clients – but not unless people see veterinarians, so throughout the talk there will be an emphasis on increasing visits. Also, the rarely discussed possibility of the human/animal bond being ‘too intense.’ Examples include, waiting ‘too late’ to euthanize to downloading reams of misinformation from the Internet. Steve will offer ways which veterinary professionals can encourage that bond (and how that...

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The Human−Animal Bond in Practice: A Panel Discussion

chapter-156 The human−animal bond, the bond, is defined simply as the relationship between people and animals. It is present in some form between each and every caregiver and their pet. It is described by terms such as companionship, unconditional love and affection, protection, and nurturance. It elevates the value of the companion animal to one far beyond a possession to the realm of family member. The bond is perhaps the most important defining and unifying force in every aspect...

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