Human-animal bond - therapeutic benefits

Last week, in marking the Scottish SPCA Rabbit Awareness Week, the BBC News reported "Rabbiting on: study and debate on talking to bunnies" [accessed 18 July 2013]

RabbitThe importance of pets' interaction with humans has also been reportedly in "Dogs really are our 'babies'" [Mail Online, accessed 19 July 2013] and "Study shows how children related to their pets" [University of Liverpool News, accessed 19 July 2013] 


A selection of references about the subject is available to download from our 'Related documents' box.


Books available from our Library:

Johnson, R. A. Beck, M. A. McCune, S. (2011) The health benefits of dog walking for pets and people. Purdue University Press: Indiana

Catanzaro, T. E. (2001) Promoting the human-animal bond in veterinary practice. Iowa State University Press: Iowa

Robinson, L. (1995) Human- animal interaction: Benefits and responsibilities of pet ownership. Elsevier: Oxford

Lagoni, B. H. (1994) The human-animal bond and grief. Saunders Company: Philadelphia



Photo: Grey rabbit from under license Public Domain CC0