In an examination of the relationship between pets and people, Barrie Gunter illustrates the many psychological benefits that animal companionship can bestow upon us; providing security for the anxious, companionship for the lonely and status symbols for the image conscious.
This book examines the phenomenon of pet ownership and the importance placed upon this strange relationship by people in modern society.
Why Do People Own Pets?
Are Pet Owners Different?
Why Are We So Attached To Our Pets?
Who Is In Control?
Are Pets Good For Our Physical Well-Being?
Are Pets Good For Our Mental Well-Being?
Are Pets Good For Children?
How Can Pets Keep Us Young?
How To Cope With The Loss Of A Pet?
Do Pets Make Us More Sociable?