Lots of research has indicated that having a dog or a cat can help people live happier, healthier lives. But it’s been unclear whether there really is a cause-and-effect relationship between pet ownership and better physical and mental health. Now, new research indicates that the benefits of having a canine or feline companion are real and broad.
Posted on January 27, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Updated yesterday at 10:33 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- It's hard to believe an animal could be the target of violence. But experts say along with women and children, cats and dogs often get abused in acts of jealous revenge.
Sallie Scott, President of Friends of Animal Care Services, tells KENS 5 "American Humane Association started a program called link. They saw the link between animal abuse, child abuse, and family violence," Said Scott, "It's very evident in all their studies."
(CBS) NEW YORK -- Plenty of conventional "wisdom" about the impact of pets on humans' health - and yours on theirs -- is flat-out wrong, or misleading. Resident "Early Show" veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell addressed several common questions:
Is it dangerous to sleep with your pet?
Are dogs' mouths cleaner than humans'?
Can you catch the flu from your pet?
Do dogs bite children more than adults?
Should pet owners make homemade, raw meat meals for their pets?