Separation from pets can cause health risks and psychological damage

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New research has shed led on the “excruciating” impact of a person being forcibly separated from their pet, a situation which can bring an increased risk to safety and psychological harm for both humans and animals. “Our results reveal the strong emotional attachment between people and animals may result in vulnerability for both in circumstances where this bond is threatened,” said Jasmine Montgomery of James Cook University in Australia. “When people are being forced to separate in the context of a crisis situation, such as natural disaster, homelessness or domestic violence, it can result i…

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