Man's Best Friend

Dogs, cats, hamsters, they really are your best friends. Here’s why pets benefit your health.
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Our Love of Furry Friends

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.

A controversial new book explains how pets make us human.

Companion Animals Are Good for Our Mental Health

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D.

A review of research analyzed the extent, nature, and quality of the evidence
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Petting Away Pre-Exam Stress

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC

A single interaction with a therapy dog can reduce pre-exam stress for hours.
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Do Service Dogs Really Help Veterans with PTSD?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.

A new study offers the first empirical evidence.