Pets Are Part Of The Family: Poll Results

I was recently interviewed by Megan Scott of the Associated Press.  The AP partnered in a recent poll on people’s view toward pets and their role in the family.  Many of us know this intrinsically, but about half of those polled believe animals are a full and essential part of the family.  Below is a link to the article from my former hometown newspaper in Minneapolis.  You will find some great statistics in this article from the STARTRIBUNE.   


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Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.