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Tahoe Daily Tribune: Social support can indeed cross species

Release Date: May 24, 2010

An article about choosing a pet in the Tahoe Daily Tribune references an article in a 2002 issue of Psychosometic Medicine that quoted UB's Karen Allen, who said, "while the idea of a pet as social support may appear to some as a peculiar notion, our participants' responses to stress, combined with their descriptions of the meaning of pets in their lives, suggest to us that social support can indeed cross species."

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