HEALTHY PETS DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Pet owners and non-pet owners differ across many socio-demographic variables, such as gender, age, race, living arrangements, income, and employment status. These differences are also associated with health, so when trying to draw causal inference about pet ownership using a general population sample, selection bias should be accounted for (or at least acknowledged), as it could lead to an over- or under-estimation of pet ownership’s true effects. In our analyses, it appears that it may inflate them, as pet owner characteristics are associated with better mental and physical health outcomes. This is not a new problem, as selection issues have plagued observational research, with many methodologists and statisticians advancing new methods to deal with this problem that used to confound any meaningful analysis. We recommend propensity score matching utilizing boosted regression since the exact relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and pet ownership is unknown.
Veterinary scientists say many dog owners relinquishing pets to animal shelters aren’t honest about their pets’ behavioral problems. Vaccination against rabies is compulsory. It is possible from the age of 12 weeks, but your pet shall first be identified. If needed, the veterinarian can still carry out the identification process shortly before vaccination and deliver a European passport.
That’s what critics say. We may have pretended for a while that blacks weren’t people, but they were always people. Critics shoot back at the animal activists and say these animals are not people. You can pretend as much as you want that a dog or cat is a child or a person, but basic biology tells us that these are not human beings. There is no official certification or training for assistance animals, and … Read moreRead More →