New Zealand Dog News

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October 21, 2010

Pets help people feel loved and secure

A growing body of research supports the powerful, positive relationships between humans and their pets.
There is now compelling evidence to suggest that pets help children and adults feel secure and unconditionally loved.

It also seems pets contribute to a child's learning, and an elderly person's ability to carry out daily activities.
The research is really interesting – for example, one study showed the mere presence of a dog during a medical examination decreases a child's stress level.

It has also been shown children exposed to a school-based animal humane education programme showed increased empathy for each other. MORE>>

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