The veterinary community, pet owners and the public at large have come to recognize the significance of the human-animal bond in our lives. As Gregg Takashima, DVM, Parkway Veterinary Hospital, Lake Oswego, Ore., and president-elect of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, tells our editors, “We’ve moved from intuition-based ideas [about the bond], to anecdotal, and now to evidence-based research about the understanding and value of the bond.”
This month, Vet-Advantage offers the first of two installments on the human-animal bond. In our next issue, we’ll offer more insights from experts on end-of-life care, conservation The medicine and animal-assisted therapy. Read More from the article here.