Animal Welfare Legislation

Explore Animal Planet’s library of pet content for cute videos, pet health articles, our dog and cat breed selectors and much more. For more scientific research about human-animal interaction, see How Animals Affect Us: Examining the Influence of Human-Animal Interaction of Child Development and Human Health by Peggy McCardel, Sandra McCune, James A. Griffin, and Valerie Maholmes. The book is based in part on a workshop sponsored by the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, a division of Mars, Incorporated, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. We have served the Federal Way community for 30 years and we have been voted “Best Veterinary Clinic in Federal Way” for the past four years. Headey B & Grabka MM (2007). Pets and human health in Germany and Australia: National longitudinal results.├é┬áSocial Indicators Research. 80: 297-311.

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National Animal Interest Alliance : An animal welfare organization in the United States founded in 1991 promotes the welfare of animals, strengthens the human-animal bond, and safeguards the rights of responsible animal owners, enthusiasts and professionals through research, public information and sound public policy. 107 They host an online library of information about various animal-related subjects serving as a resource for groups and individuals dedicated to responsible animal care and well-being.

3. Herzog H. The Impact of Pets on Human Health and Psychological Well-Being Fact, Fiction, or Hypothesis? Current Directions in Psychological Science. 2011;20(4):236-9. The Python may seem like a neat conversation starter, as well a pet that will bump you up to bad-butt status. That is, until it eats you. These bad boys can grow up to 17 feet in length. And they swallow lesser animals whole. So if you choose to have a python as a pet, make the python your only pet. Or it might, well. You know. Eat them.