Acta Scientific Pharmacology

Opinion Volume 2 Issue 5

To Err is Human, To Love is Canine; An Insight into Therapeutic Effects of Petting Dogs

Divya R1*, Aparna Menon2 and Selvakumar S2

1Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamilnadu, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Divya R, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital, Perambalur, Tamilnadu, India.

Received: April 05, 2021; Published: April 27, 2021

  “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them” - John Grogan.

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Citation

Citation: Divya R. “To Err is Human, To Love is Canine; An Insight into Therapeutic Effects of Petting Dogs".Acta Scientific Pharmacology 2.5 (2020): 10-12.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Divya R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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