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Animal Frontiers Abstract - Feature Articles

The biology of the human–animal bond

 

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  1. Vol. 4 No. 3, p. 32-36
     
    Published: December 22, 2014


    * Corresponding author(s): abeck@purdue.edu
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doi:10.2527/af.2014-0019
  1. Alan M. Beck *
  1. Center for the Human-Animal Bond, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Abstract

  • Our relationship with domestic animals is rooted in evolutionary, psychological, and physiological processes.

  • There are significant health benefits for people associated with their interaction with animals.

  • There are significant health benefits for animals associated with their interaction with people.

  • Animals can be effectively utilized in therapeutic settings that are cost effective and humane.

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