publication . Article . 2010

Companion animal welfare and possible implications on the human-pet relationship.

Marina Verga; Manuela Michelazzi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science, volume 8, pages 231-240 (eissn: 1828-051X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The role of pets (dogs and cats in particular) in human society has changed in recent years. Nowadays pets are an integral part of the human family and this aspect has many social and emotional implications. For their positive effects on human health, pets are also employed in some special and therapeutic activities known by the generic term of “Pet Therapy”. In these programmes the animal becomes an integral part of the therapeutic plan in order to induce some physical, social, emotional, and cognitive improvements in human patients. However, the close bond between companion animals and man is not always the herald of beneficial effects. Sometimes t...
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free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, Cognition, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Anthrozoology, Developmental psychology, HUBzero, Welfare, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Animal science, Animal-assisted therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, Ethogram, Animal welfare, Biology, Distress, Companion animals, Welfare’s assessment, Behavioural problems, Shelter., Animal culture, SF1-1100
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publication . Article . 2010

Companion animal welfare and possible implications on the human-pet relationship.

Marina Verga; Manuela Michelazzi;