The Human Animal Bond Association is pleased to announce the completion of the study and paper titled The Impact of Pets on the Teleworking Experience during COVID-19 study and paper, by Christy L. Hoffman, Ph.D., Department of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation, Canisius College, NY, USA.

This study was funded by a joint financial effort by both the leading animal health company Zoetis and HABA.

“HABA is excited and proud to have joined Zoetis and Canisius College in furthering scientific progress in the area of the human-animal bond. This study has provided a greater understanding pertinent to these unprecedented times, and beyond, of how our pets benefit our quality of life while working from home”

~ Laird Goodman, DVM, HABA President (2020-2022)

 “Zoetis is pleased to support research that seeks to further understand the science behind the power of the human-animal bond. The results of this study further demonstrate how our pets can help improve our health – a bright spot in these uncertain times.”

~Tara Bidgood, DVM, Ph.D., DACVCP, executive director, Zoetis Petcare Veterinary Professional Services

Click here to read the study.




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