The Pet Payoff

The Pet Payoff

Oh the many benefits of furry friends. Are you depressed, overweight, anxious? Get a dog. Besides, Fido will love you.

How Attached Are You to Your Pet?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
10 ways to measure the role of the animal in your life.

The Wonderful World of Woof

By Victoria Maxwell
Pets: the cutest antidepressant.

Detox for Your Mind: The Power of Meditation Retreats

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
Have you considered giving your mind an extended vacation?

Doggerel: About a Dog

By Mindy Greenstein Ph.D.
I offered to buy them a rat instead.

Does Your Pet Determine Who You Will Marry?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about how to use animals to find the good guys.

Shy Children and Tutors With Tails: How Dogs Are Improving Kids' Reading Skills

By Greg Markway Ph.D.,
The best tutor for a shy child may have four legs.

The Politics of Pet Dogs and Kennel Crates

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Science doesn’t support negative publicity about using kennel crates.

After Brain Injury: The Power of Pets in Rehabilitation

By Janet M. Cromer R.N., L.M.H.C.
Assistance animals and family pets make great rehab coaches.

Healthy Chill Pills

By Mark Banschick M.D.
The many approaches to anxiety.

Reeled In by the Romance of Tradition?

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
In the modern age of alternatives, not all pets are equal.

Creating happiness: 10 practical strategies

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
How to stay positive.

Life Lessons From My Cat

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Learning to love my pet helped me become a better listener.

Why Dogs Relieve PTSD

By Tracy Stecker Ph.D.
Four-legged friends can help war vets—and the rest of us—heal from trauma.

Why Dogs Are So Different From Wolves

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Humans created dogs in their own image.

The Lonely Cat Lady

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Mistaken stereotypes about singles and their pets.