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Title The health benefits of dog walking for people and pets [electronic resource] : evidence and case studies / [edited by] Rebecca A. Johnson, Alan M. Beck, and Sandra McCune.

Imprint 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.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Dog walking -- Health aspects -- Case studies.
Walking -- Health aspects -- Case studies.
Fitness walking -- Case studies.
Dogs -- Health -- Case studies.
Human-animal relationships -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Johnson, Rebecca A. (Rebecca Ann)
Beck, Alan M.
McCune, Sandra K.
Other Form: Print version: Health benefits of dog walking for people and pets. West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2011 9781557535825 (DLC) 2011001723 (OCoLC)670480839
ISBN 9781612491905 (electronic bk.)
1612491901 (electronic bk.)
9781612491912 (electronic bk.)
161249191X (electronic bk.)
9781557535825 (hbk.)
1557535825 (hbk.)
Standard No. 9786613245755