Author: Dr. Brenda Bonnett, DVM, PhD (note: prior to current role as CEO, IPFD)
This pdf file is assembled from slides from various presentations I have made to veterinarians, researchers and those interested in human-animal interactions. Too often we talk separately about 'health' or 'welfare' or issues of human-animal interactions. I think these issues are closely inter-related and we need to view them holistically.
Within the talk, topics of health and longevity are illustrated with population-level statistics from Agria Animal Insurance in Sweden (they insure over 300,000 dog, 250,000 cats and about 100,000 horses on a yearly basis. See the DogWellNet.com category 'Population Data on Dogs' http://dogwellnet.com/content/population-statistics/general-principles/population-data-general-principles-r16/ for more information).
See the article Companion Animal Health and Longevity : Interplay with human-animal interactions in Downloads...http://dogwellnet.com/files/file/87-companion-animal-health-and-longevityinterplay-with-human-animal-interactions/