“A pet is a medication without side effects that has so many benefits. I can't always explain it myself, but for years now I've seen how instances of having a pet is like an effective drug. It really does help people.”

Dr. Edward Creagan
Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

 
Hear Dr. Edward Creagan, from the Mayo Clinic, share his perspective on how pets help improve people's health and well-being.  CLICK HERE to access the short video.

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Health Benefits of Animals

Boy with a LabradorPet Partners is the best resource for all things related to animals helping people. Did you know that animals like dogs, cats, miniature horses, guinea pigs, dolphins and even llamas have therapeutic effects on people?

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Utilize the navigation buttons on the left to learn more about the various health benefits that animals have on people of all ages including children, adultsseniors and families. Explore how a pet can inspire you to maintain good health, remove all stress and even help cope up with life’s challenges.

For general human-animal bond research articles, studies and bibliographies related to the Health Benefits of Animals , please CLICK HERE.


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Ben Stein Says

"Get a Dog!"

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