Boehringer Ingelheim are big believers in the human-animal bond

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Boehringer Ingelheim is the presenting partner of the gameification at the 2021 Change for Animals Conference – and a big believer in the human-animal bond!

“We at Boehringer Ingelheim recognize the special bond that exists between humans and animals. It is that bond that motivates us to bring value through innovation to our customers and their patients by keeping them healthy and happy.”

If you’re registered for the Change for Animals conference, you can visit Boehringer Ingelheim’s booth May 12-13th to learn more!

Human-animal bond

During a time of social isolation and global uncertainty, the human-animal bond is more important than ever for mental health. The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) outlines some ways that being a pet parent can benefit our mental health. Here’s a snippet from their website

  • Companion animals provide “emotional work.” This is the ability to alleviate worry and provide comfort. Pet parents also describe their companion animals as intuitively knowing when they need support. Pets are also great at listening to any worries or secrets confided in them.
  • Individuals with mental health challenges reported that caring for a companion animal was a pleasant distraction.
  • Companion animals can contribute to a stronger sense of identity in their pet parents with mental health conditions. In addition, they can reduce negative perceptions of a mental health condition.
  • Furry friends can provide a sense of security and routine.
  • They can provide a sense of meaning in an individual’s life, as well as provide a distraction from distressing symptoms.
  • Another study found “Pets provide the ability to gain a sense of control inherent to caring for the pet” when managing a long-term mental illness.

Your furry friends are here for you! Learn more about the Change for Animals conference here.