In recognition of Pet Appreciation Week, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), in partnership with LifeLearn Animal Health, have created a new, shareable human-animal bond kit, highlighting the health benefits of a healthy relationship with a pet.
The scientific research that supports the human-animal bond – or the mutually beneficial relationship between people and pets – for better health indicates that pets can make a difference in promoting physical activity, facilitating social connectedness, healthy aging and more.
According to HABRI’s survey of pet owners, knowledge of the human-animal bond improves pet care and welfare. When educated on the scientific research on the health benefits of pets:
-92 percent of pet owners are more likely to maintain their pet’s health, including keeping up with vaccines and preventative medicine
-89 percent of pet owners are more likely to take their pet to the vet for regular check-ups
HABRI and LifeLearn are working together in creating shareable content for veterinarians and animal health professionals.
LifeLearn Animal Health provides customizable online software solutions for veterinary practices to improve efficiency, save time, increase appointments, adapt and thrive in a competitive new veterinary landscape.
HABRI is a not-for-profit organization that maintains the world’s largest online library of human-animal bond research and information; funds innovative research projects to scientifically document the health benefits of companion animals; and informs the public about human-animal bond research and the beneficial role of companion animals in society.