Health benefits of the human-animal bond
Bowen, Julia A.
Although our relationship with companion animals has been assumed to be beneficial by many, scientific proof is still very necessary. Many in the medical and social services fields continue to view a pet as a frivolous expense. Recent research has linked companion animals to numerous benefits including better cardiovascular health, decreased physician visits and prescription costs, and better medication regime adherence. I feel this information is important to publicize so that we may protect the human-animal bond in times of personal crisis. If service providers accept the importance of the human animal bond, they will be more willing to facilitate its preservation.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2004 B69
Senior seminar (D.V.M.) -- Cornell University, 2004. Includes bibliographical references (leaves (8-11)).
Pets -- Therapeutic use; Human-animal relationships; Animals -- Therapeutic use
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