Domestic dogs and human health: an overview.

@article{Wells2007DomesticDA,
  title={Domestic dogs and human health: an overview.},
  author={Deborah L. Wells},
  journal={British journal of health psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 Pt 1},
  pages={
          145-56
        }
}
  • D. Wells
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Medicine
  • British journal of health psychology
PURPOSE The domestic dog is one of the most commonly owned, and widely utilized, animals in today's society. This paper provides an overview of research that has explored the relationship between the domestic dog and human well-being. METHODS The article initially concentrates on the value of dogs for physical health in humans, exploring the evidence that this species can prevent us from becoming ill, facilitate our recovery from ill-health, and even serve as an early warning system for… Expand
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