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The human-dog relationship: a tale of two species

By Alan M. Beck, C. N.L. Macpherson (editor), F. X. Meslin (editor), Alexander I. Wandeler (editor)

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It is common that different species of animals may share the same environment
and often benefit from each other's presence. They may follow one another for
food, or flee together even when only one senses the danger. In natural symbiotic
relationships, one participant does not significantly alter the physiology of the
other. This is not what has happened with people and their domesticated animals
and especially the human relationship with companion animals.

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Deborah Maron

Publication Title Dogs, Zoonoses and Public Health
Pages 1-16
ISBN/ISSN 9780851994369
Publisher CABI
URL http://www.cabi.org/cabebooks/FullTextPDF/2008/20083076661.pdf
Language English
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  1. Animal shelters
  2. Breeding
  3. Human-animal relationships
  4. Mammals
  5. Nutrition
  6. Pet ownership
  7. suburban areas