Skip to main content
placeholder image

Policies on pets for healthy cities: a conceptual framework

Journal Article


Download full-text (Open Access)

Abstract


  • Drawing on the One Health concept, and integrating a dual

    focus on public policy and practices of caring from the

    Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, we outline a conceptual

    framework to help guide the development and assessment

    of local governments’ policies on pets. This framework

    emphasizes well-being in human populations, while recognizing

    that these outcomes relate to the well-being of nonhuman

    animals. Five intersecting spheres of activity, each

    associated with local governments’ jurisdiction over pets, are

    presented: (i) preventing threats and nuisances from pets, (ii)

    meeting pets’ emotional and physical needs, (iii) procuring

    pets ethically, (iv) providing pets with veterinary services

    and (v) licensing and identifying pets. This conceptual

    framework acknowledges the tenets of previous health promotion

    frameworks, including overlapping and intersecting

    influences. At the same time, this framework proposes to

    advance our understanding of health promotion and, more

    broadly, population health by underscoring interdependence

    between people and pets as well as the dynamism of urbanized

    ecologies.

Authors


  •   Rock, Melanie (external author)
  •   Adams, Cindy L. (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Massolo, Alessandro (external author)
  •   McCormack, Gavin (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Rock, M. J., Adams, C. L., Degeling, C., Massolo, A. & McCormack, G. R. (2015). Policies on pets for healthy cities: a conceptual framework. Health Promotion International, 30 (4), 976-986.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84959362894

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4812&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3803

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 976

End Page


  • 986

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Drawing on the One Health concept, and integrating a dual

    focus on public policy and practices of caring from the

    Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, we outline a conceptual

    framework to help guide the development and assessment

    of local governments’ policies on pets. This framework

    emphasizes well-being in human populations, while recognizing

    that these outcomes relate to the well-being of nonhuman

    animals. Five intersecting spheres of activity, each

    associated with local governments’ jurisdiction over pets, are

    presented: (i) preventing threats and nuisances from pets, (ii)

    meeting pets’ emotional and physical needs, (iii) procuring

    pets ethically, (iv) providing pets with veterinary services

    and (v) licensing and identifying pets. This conceptual

    framework acknowledges the tenets of previous health promotion

    frameworks, including overlapping and intersecting

    influences. At the same time, this framework proposes to

    advance our understanding of health promotion and, more

    broadly, population health by underscoring interdependence

    between people and pets as well as the dynamism of urbanized

    ecologies.

Authors


  •   Rock, Melanie (external author)
  •   Adams, Cindy L. (external author)
  •   Degeling, Chris
  •   Massolo, Alessandro (external author)
  •   McCormack, Gavin (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Rock, M. J., Adams, C. L., Degeling, C., Massolo, A. & McCormack, G. R. (2015). Policies on pets for healthy cities: a conceptual framework. Health Promotion International, 30 (4), 976-986.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84959362894

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4812&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/3803

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 976

End Page


  • 986

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom