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On the role of pets in GermanyZur Rolle von Kleintieren in Deutschland

By S. Schwarz

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This article discusses the number and presence of pets in the German household, especially dogs and cats; essentiality and importance of pets to the well-being of German owners; ability of pets to decrease the risk of heart disease; and function of dogs in rescue, animal assisted therapy and companions of blind people. The role of pets in the transmission of zoonotic diseases, most importantly the drug resistant bacteria to their owners are also highlighted.

Publication Title Praktische Tierarzt
Volume 97
Issue 4
Pages 300, 302
ISBN/ISSN 0032-681X
Language German
Author Address Institut fur Nutztiergenetik, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Neustadt-Mariensee, Germany.
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  1. Animal diseases
  2. Animals
  3. Bacteria
  4. Canidae
  5. Canine
  6. Carnivores
  7. Cats
  8. Chemicals
  9. Developed countries
  10. Diseases
  11. Dogs
  12. Drugs
  13. Europe
  14. Germany
  15. Humans
  16. Infectious diseases
  17. Mammals
  18. Men
  19. OECD countries
  20. pathogens
  21. Pesticides and Drugs
  22. Pets and companion animals
  23. Primates
  24. Resistance and Immunity
  25. vertebrates
  26. Veterinary sciences
  27. Zoology
  28. Zoonoses