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Perception of the benefits of the ownership of companion animals in people with fertility disordersPercepcion de los beneficios de la tenencia de animales de compania en personas con problemas de infertilidad

By B. Hugues H, A. Alvarez A, L. Castelo E. C, L. Ledon L, M. Mendoza T, E. Dominguez A

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception of persons with fertility disorders regarding pet ownership and its relationship with personal satisfaction and benefits on psicoemotional health. A survey using a questionnaire was conducted. The results showed that 50 and 20% of the persons had dogs and cats as pets respectively. The 88% of persons were very satisfied living with pets. Also, 92% pointed out that their pets provided company and well-being, 87% indicated that felt free of tensions, and 85% mentioned that pets constituted a motive to take better care of themselves. It is concluded that the studied sector perceived personal satisfaction and better emotional health due to pet ownership.

Publication Title Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru (RIVEP)
Volume 26
Issue 1
Pages 36-42
ISBN/ISSN 1682-3419
DOI 10.15381/rivep.v26i1.10913
Language Spanish
Author Address Instituto Nacional de Endocrinologia (INEN), La Habana, Cuba.bettymig@infomed.sld.cu
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  1. Animals
  2. Canidae
  3. Canine
  4. Caribbean
  5. Carnivores
  6. Cats
  7. Cuba
  8. Developing countries
  9. Dogs
  10. Emotions
  11. Fertility.
  12. Latin America
  13. Mammals
  14. opinions
  15. Pets and companion animals
  16. Psychiatry and psychology
  17. United States of America
  18. vertebrates