Family & Lifestyle

Are Pets Really Good For You?

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Mar 21, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 45:13

Dr. Harold Herzog, Professor of Psychology from Western Carolina University. Did you have a pet growing up? Do you have one now? Calvin and Hobbes, 101 Dalmatians, even The Fox and the Hound, are evidence of human’s fascination with animals and our pets. Some would say that we’ve only anthropomorphized our pets, others would say that these animals have real bonds with their owners, and even souls. Dr. Herzog is the author of the book, “Some We Love, Some We Hate, and Some We Eat: Why it’s so Hard to Think Straight About Animals”.  He explains the history of pet ownership and how not all people are "pet people."