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Title The health benefits of dog walking for people and pets : evidence and case studies / [edited by] Rebecca A. Johnson, Alan M. Beck, and Sandra McCune
Published West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 197 pages) : illustrations
Series New directions in the human-animal bond
New directions in the human-animal bond.
Summary "Obesity is a national epidemic in the United States. It is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year, while a 2010 report by the US Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three children are now overweight or obese. This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium funded in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and sponsorship from Mars WalthamA on how human-animal interaction may help fight obesity across the lifespan. The authors present scientific evidence about the benefits of dog walking for improving human and animal health, and case studies of programs that are using this powerful expression of the human-animal bond to combat obesity. The volume is especially valuable as a sourcebook of evidence-based studies for public health professionals treating overweight humans and veterinarians treating obese dogs"--Provided by publisher
"This book provides the scientific evidence about the benefits of dog walking for both humans and dogs to manage weight"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Dog walking -- Health aspects -- Case studies.
Dogs -- Health -- Case studies.
Fitness walking -- Case studies.
Human-animal relationships -- Case studies.
Walking -- Health aspects -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Beck, Alan M.
Johnson, Rebecca A. (Rebecca Ann)
McCune, Sandra K.
ISBN 1557535825 (hbk.)
9781557535825 (hbk.)