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Equine Therapy: Human-Animal Bonds

By Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT

A study recently conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association found that 74 percent of dog owners, 60 percent of cat owners, and 45 percent of bird owners considered their pet as a child or family member.

Sixty two percent of cat and dog owners said their pet helped them relax and relieved stress. Fifty-nine percent of dog owners and 37 percent of cat owners thought their pets were not only good for their health but would help them live longer. 

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