|In more than a few cases, companion animals contribute to warmer
relationships between humans. More than mere amusing possessions, pets are family
members, and a growing acknowledgement of this relationship is the inspiration
behind the term "companion animal". A wide range of research has shown
that interaction with pets can have major benefits for human health.
To learn more on this subject, we spoke with Dr.Yoshihiro Hayashi, chairman
of the Society for the study of Human Animal Relations and a professor in
the faculty of Agriculture of the University of Tokyo, as well as Dr.Ian
Robinson, Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition.
Further, We present below several of the research reports that have been presented around the world.