Preventing Potential Health Hazards Incidental to the Use of Pets in Therapy

@inproceedings{Schantz1990PreventingPH,
  title={Preventing Potential Health Hazards Incidental to the Use of Pets in Therapy},
  author={Peter M. Schantz},
  year={1990}
}
AbstractThe potential therapeutic benefits of pet-human interaction are well recognized. Pets are now permitted in nursing homes in most states and are being recommended increasingly as adjuncts to the therapy of people with various physical and psychological handicaps. Counterbalancing this enthusiasm are the potential health hazards associated with exposure to animals. The statistics on animal bites, zoonotic infections, and allergies to pets in the general population explain why some… CONTINUE READING