What is The Pet Effect?

There’s something mysterious between us and our pets. It’s more than love and loyalty—every year, scientists learn more about the effect pets have on our own physiology. From slowing down our heart rates to preventing heart disease, allergies and depression, The Pet Effect is real.1

Who are we?

We are scientists, researchers, veterinarians and pet people who believe that The Pet Effect is more than just a cool topic to bring up at parties. This is important scientific information that affects everybody. And people of influence are using these discoveries to make decisions—from doctors who are recommending pets to their patients, to policy makers who are working to loosen restrictions on where pets can be with their people. The knowledge that's being uncovered is improving the health and well-being of our communities.

How can you help?

We've given you the knowledge and data, now share it with the world. The important conversations that will follow (and they always do) will go a long way in changing perceptions and policies about pets.

Veterinarians and Pet professionals: Learn how The Pet Effect can improve your practice

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