Comments on “People who struggle with stress can benefit from owning a pet”

  1. Jim says:
    10/29/2022 at 1:11 PM

    They needed to do a study to learn this?

    1. Blue Dog says:
      10/29/2022 at 5:14 PM

      Studies are often made to validate what we already know.

  2. StephenBell says:
    10/29/2022 at 1:49 PM

    Somehow these articles always manage to leave out how many tax dollars were spent on such research.

    I think that should be a new requirement for grants; the source of funding and the amount expended must be published along with the results.

    Then we would know things like ‘how much does it cost to convert a PhD student into a PhD by the mechanism of putting out a SurveyMonkey asking pet owners if they feel better for having pets’.

    Granted, scientific data like that is undoubtedly priceless, still I’m quite curious about what it cost. Aren’t you?

    Maybe the cost data has its own value. With it, we could evaluate the lifetime cost/benefit of researchers. For example, this soon to be minted PhD, or even the blithering nincompoop who approved the project.

  3. george says:
    10/29/2022 at 3:33 PM

    I’m sorry, but if you need a pet for mental therapy, you’re a basket case!

    And, you should not be permitted to vote.

    Now you know.

  4. Blue Dog says:
    10/29/2022 at 5:17 PM

    The tough part about pet ownership is that they don’t live forever. And if you’re lucky enough to have had a wonderful dog or a super sweet cat you realize later how hard it is to replace them. And your standard is now the one you lost.

  5. jds says:
    10/29/2022 at 9:47 PM

    And now let’s do a study on “Hi-strung people who own pets are REALLY annoying to EVERYBODY else including hi-strung people who don’t yet own pets”


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