Veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal health professionals, and everyone who helps advance the field of veterinary medicine, are essential in supporting strong, healthy human-animal bonds.
Today, the majority of pet owners consider their pet to be an important part of the family. As the body of scientific research on the human-animal bond continues to grow, more pet owners are looking to their veterinarians for information and resources on how best to keep their pets healthy and happy to strengthen their relationship with their companion animals.
From a HABRI survey of 2,000 pet owners, we know that pet owners rely on their veterinarians to deliver scientific information on the human health benefits of pets. Results of the survey also show that increased knowledge of the many ways in which pets can improve our physical and mental health boosts pet owner commitment to keeping up with vet visits, vaccines and preventative medicine.
The survey found that when educated about the health benefits of pet ownership:
HABRI has developed several resources aimed at helping veterinarians communicate the human-animal bond to their clients to improve their practices and strengthen human-animal bonds for healthier people and pets together.