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Neurobiological Basis of Human-Pet Relationship

How closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship? Researchers makes a contribution to answering this complex question by investigating differences in how important brain structures are activated when women view images of their children and of their own dogs. It has become common for people who have pets […]

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Study Finds That Cats Pay More Attention to Us Than We Realize

Cats, long stereotyped as aloof and highly independent creatures compared to dogs, may be getting a bad rap.   Research recently published in the journal Animal Cognition posits that cats are quite in tune with their owners’ emotions, and respond to those emotions. The study, “Social referencing and cat–human communication,” details the results of an experiment conducted […]

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The Healing Power of Pets

“Many researchers are finding that the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease – it’s loneliness. Love is the most important health tonic we have and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love.   Dogs and cats help everyone overcome the pain of loneliness by supplying companionship and […]

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The Power of Pets

“The Power of Pets” by Laura Beil, Geocities/Petsburgh Zoo “Pet owners keep dogs and cats for companionship, affection and entertainment. Research is also suggesting that puppy love may help keep a person out of the doctor’s office. Companion animals are associated with lower stress, fewer doctors’ visits and even better survival after a heart attack. […]

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