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Dr. Mark Russak on the Human Animal Bond: His Fur Babies


At the giant VMX veterinary conference, I bring the microphones and chat with folks for my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, talking with folks like Dr. Mark Russak.  I begin by asking the impossible question: “What is the human animal bond?” And we chat about the bond. And we talk about “fur babies.” And how, even Dr. Russak has conversations with his “fur babies.” And he notes what is statistically true, the bond is most intense about millennials and Gen Xer’s. We even talk about potential downsides of the intensity of the bond.

We also discuss the Human Animal Bond Association.

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