<p>A lab mix at the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, Nebraska.</p>
Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic creative
A lab mix at the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Pets Are Good For Us—But Not In The Ways We Think They Are
An animal expert debunks myths about our furry companions.
Speaking from his home in Southampton, England, Bradshaw explains why most scientists didn’t consider the bond between humans and their pets an important area of research; why women of the Awa-Gauja tribe in the Amazon breastfeed monkeys; and why having an animal in the house is so important, especially for kids whose world has increasingly been reduced to a smartphone screen. [Discover why your dog eats poop.]
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