companion animal


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companion animal

a dog, cat, or other pet that provides health benefits to a person. Companion animals may help relieve stress or serve a more active role, as do guide dogs for blind persons and dogs trained to detect telephone or doorbell sounds for deaf persons or seizures in epileptic persons and signal for help.

companion animal

dogs, cats, pleasure horses, birds, mice, guinea pigs and more exotic species kept by humans for company, amusement, psychological support, extrovert display and all of the other functions that humans need to share with animals of other species; companions who will not take emotional or psychological advantage of the person and will, for the most part, stay faithful.
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The primary trend in the companion animal drug market is an increase in pet adoption and humanization of pets globally.
The World Market for Veterinary Diagnostics also looks at the contextual market factors that have led to the more routine integration of diagnostics in companion animal care:
More recently, Garrity and Stallones (1998) cautiously concluded that benefits from companion animal association occur on the psychological, physical, social, and behavioral levels and are probably both a direct benefit to humans and a protective or buffering factor when humans face life crises.
2 In cases when the disability of an applicant or resident is not obvious or apparent (usually a mental or emotional disability), owners have the right to ask for enough information (from doctors, nurses or other health care professionals) to verify that the person requesting a companion animal is actually disabled and that he or she explain the medical or emotional relationship between the disability and the need for a companion animal.
Literature on outcomes of human-animal bonding was found to be essentially anecdotal and focused on pets, companion animals, or both (Cole & Gawlinski, 1995; Duncan, 1995; Harris, Rinehart, & Gerstmanm 1993; Johannes, 1996; Rosenkoetter, 1991; Shojai, 1996; Wolcott, 1993).
The initial goal of the agreement is to develop a drug that will reduce anxiety in companion animals without producing side effects such as sedation.
Putney's ongoing investment in research and development is focused on creating the next generation of generic veterinary products based on inputs from companion animal veterinarians and its industry partners.
Kalorama Information projects the companion animal diagnostics market to grow by over 5% annually through 2019.
He is excited to join the exceptional team of doctors and support staff at Companion Animal Hospital of Wakefield.
households have reported owning a companion animal (American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, 2003), which means that social workers are very likely to work with families with companion animals.
Salmonella outbreaks with illness in animals and humans have been reported in both equine and companion animal veterinary facilities (13-19).
BC: Trouw Nutrition serves the agriculture and companion animal markets.

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