Lynette A. Hart, PhD
Do you think pets are just good company? They may be much more. Dr. Lynette Hart discusses the positive side effects of companion animals on humans in various situations.
Guide dogs have assisted people with visual disabilities since 1819 in Vienna, and a school was established in the United States in the 1920s.
The notion that animals benefit human health and wellbeing has become a widespread belief.
Veterinarians in the past couple decades have embraced the growing awareness and accommodation for what is often termed "the human-animal bond," a concept that was developed by Leo Bustad.
Elderly people and others who are vulnerable due to disabilities potentially can benefit the most from canine companionship.
The veterinary staff sees families and provides care at their moments of greatest worry concerning their companion animals.