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Man's Best Friend Helps Owners Build New Friendships

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While making friends is not always easy, new research shows that pet ownership can improve the likelihood of forming new relationships, especially in your neighbourhood. The international study, conducted by The University of Western Australia (Australia) in collaboration with the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition (UK) underscores the important role pets can play in helping humans build social relationships and support networks.

 
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When Doctors’ Orders are to Adopt a Pet: New Report Calls for Creative Solutions to help Senior Citizens’ Benefit from Pet Ownership

Creative solutions can enable older adults to spend more time with pets enjoying the emotional and physical benefits that this bonding experience can bring. Researchers at the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, University of Montana and The Ohio State University have released new recommendations that highlight potential solutions to overcome both perceived and real barriers to pet ownership.

 
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WALTHAM International Nutritional Sciences Symposium (WINSS) 2013

 

From Petfood to Petcare…Bridging the Gap

Co-sponsored by Banfield Pet Hospital and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition

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