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You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Your Ears (Human-Animal Bonding)

Sydney (above) showed up on my property and asked me to help him find a forever home. Word is getting around that this is THE place to come for help! Photo courtesy of Steve Campion

Sydney (above) showed up on my property and asked me to help him find a forever home. Word is getting around that this is THE place to come for help! Photo courtesy of Steve Campion

The Latest Study on Human – Pet Bonding Says You May Be Under a Spell” is an article on GreenMedInfo published by one of my clients/friends/mental health practitioners, Val Burke. It’s a great peek into how humans and non-humans have mutually beneficial relationships. The focus is on how our bonds with our companions improve our health. Val cites scientific sources and presents them in an accessible, easy-to-read, and fun article.

If this topic interests you, you might want to read Some we love, some we hate, some we eat: Why it’s so hard to think straight about animals by Hal Herzog. The “Some we love” section is the section that deals most directly with this topic.

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