Happy, healthy pets are key to human and animal health, according to this article. Veterinarian Joan Hendricks, dean of veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, explains how owners can ensure good health and well-being for their animals and themselves. It's important to start by researching the species and breed of pet that best fits your family, Hendricks points out. Pets need proper training to prevent injuries to people, regular veterinary care and good nutrition, and it's essential to properly handle animal waste to prevent disease, Hendricks explains.
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