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Pet ownership: good for health?

Bruce Headey
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (9): 460-461.
Published online: 3 November 2003

Pets probably do confer health benefits, but we don’t know precisely how

  • Bruce Headey

  • Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

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Competing interests:

I have acted as a paid consultant to Petcare Information and Advisory Service Australia Pty Ltd, which is funded by the pet food company Uncle Ben’s.

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