“A pet is a medication without side effects that has so many benefits. I can’t always explain it myself, but for years now I’ve seen how instances of having a pet is like an effective drug. It really does help people.”
Dr. Edward Creagan
Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
It has been proven time and again through studies published in influential medical journals that the human animal bond is a mutually dynamic and beneficial relationship that is like no other. Anyone who has an animal at home and loves them unconditionally does not need to read a journal article to know this, however.
Adopting an animal into the home for both adults and children can be highly therapeutic. It is often prescribed by doctors and is the best medicine, as it does not contain any side effects. The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) recognizes that this bond as an incredibly therapeutic one that has advantages for everyone in the family. (more…)