Psychology & Psychiatry

'Dog people' may do better in lockdown

Researchers examining why dog owners living alone during COVID restrictions were less lonely think it may have to do with the type of person who owns dogs rather than having a dog itself.

HIV & AIDS

Pets help AIDS survivors through two pandemics

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people turned to their pets to help them feel less lonely and isolated. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, wanted to learn what role pets played in helping ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pet therapy: How dogs, cats and horses help improve human well-being

We've all heard of the psychotherapy couch, and the dynamic between a client and their human therapist. But perhaps less well known is the increasingly popular pet therapy. And no, that's not therapy for your pet—it's the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pet store puppies passing drug-resistant bacteria to people

It's hard to resist those big, pleading eyes in the pet store window. But buyer beware. Pet store puppies may infect people with a bacteria for which no common antibiotic treatment exists, a new study warns.

Psychology & Psychiatry

4 ways pets are good for your health and well-being

Many pet owners have found support from their pets throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and there's science to back up the physical and mental health benefits to pet companionship. The American Heart Association, a global force ...

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