Human-Animal Bond

When Love Bites: Understanding Complex Human-Animal Bonds

Julie K. Shaw, KPA-CTP, RVT, VTS-Behavior
TEAM Education in Animal Behavior
Lafayette, IN

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2015

Proceedings of the NAVC Conference The primary aim of veterinary behavioral medicine is to strengthen and protect the human–animal bond while allowing both human and animal to live a high quality life. But, what happens when it seems as though the relationship between pet owner and pet is “unhealthy”? Why do people keep pets that they fear or that they fear will hurt others? The goal of this lecture is to create an understanding and empathy for the complex situation pet owners often...