Pets as Sentinels, Forecasters and Promoters of Human Health

Pets as Sentinels, Forecasters and Promoters of Human Health

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This book provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge and research concerning domestic pets as sentinels, forecasters and promoters of human health. Written by leading specialists in the fields of medicine, veterinary, environment, analytical chemistry, sociology and behavioral science, this volume provides a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of pets in what regards to human health. The first seven chapters are devoted to the use of pets as sentinels for their human companions, in terms of exposure to different classes of environmental chemicals. The following five chapters address the use of pets as models for human diseases and promoters of human health. The final two chapters highlight the psycho-social and psychophysiological aspects of human-animal interactions.

The book offers an integrated approach to the One Health concept, providing, in a truly holistic manner, tools to assess the equilibrium between   the environment, men and animals. This exercise will highlight and reshape our position towards the planet that despite being "a microscopic dot   on a microscopic dot lost in the unimaginable infinity of the Universe" is still our own. At the end of the day, pets will always be there to help us.



INTRODUCTION
PART I - PETS AS SENTINELS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS
Pets as biosentinels for indoor pollution
Pets as sentinels of human exposure to metals
Pets as sentinels of human exposure to pesticides
Pets as sentinels of human exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
The use of pets as sentinels of human exposure to flame retardants
Use of dogs to monitor remote locations: sledge dogs and the artic environment
PART II - TOXICOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN PETS
Pets in environmental toxicology studies: the era of authentic animal studies
The use of dogs as models for environmental molecular toxicology research
Different bioaccumulation traits of Persistent Organic Pollutants by cats and dogs
Genotoxicity assessment of ambient air pollution using pets
Biotransformation of brominated compounds by pets
PART III - HUMAN HEALTH FORECASTING TROUGH PET DISEASE ASSESSMENT
The use of pets as animal models for human lymphoma
Is feline hyperthyroidism associated with PBDEs exposure?
Obesity in humans and their pets: is there an association?
Type 2 diabetes in pets
Dogs as animal models for human breast cancer
Dogs as models for human psychiatric disorders
An extrapolative comparison between the "Bristol Cats Study" and the "Children of the 90's" study
PART IV - PSYCHOSOCIAL AND PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS
Animal-Assisted therapy
Animal-assisted interventions for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Delaying functional decline in people with dementia through animal-assisted therapy
Human-animal relationships in clinical practice
Away from my master: The secret life of Pets
From anthropocentrism to canid umwelt: a new look at dogs
The re-shaping of pet's behavior by modern society
Animal-Human Connection
Cat-human communication: How varied is vocal communication (and how humans and cats perceive it)
Psychophysiological human-animal interactions: the role of chemicals
Future directions in human-animal connection research
CONCLUSION: Proposal for the extension of the One Health Concept.<p></p>
ISBN 978-3-030-30736-3
Artikelnummer 9783030307363
Medientyp Buch
Auflage 1st ed. 2020
Copyrightjahr 2021
Verlag Springer, Berlin
Umfang XII, 375 Seiten
Abbildungen XII, 375 p. 43 illus., 18 illus. in color.
Sprache Englisch