What is Pets?

Category: Others

Most popular types: Cats Cat(s) and dog(s) Pets Emotional Support Show all

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Researchers are finding that pets truly have the power to heal and support their owners, especially at times of stress and illness. Pets provide company and can help with the feeling of loneliness, sadness, pain and fear.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 254 93
Loneliness 169 63
Depressed mood 143 55
Stress 30 7
Uncomfortable 30 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 5
Moderate 13
Mild 39
None 170

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pets

Side effect Patients Percentage
Hair loss 5
Persistent worrying 2
Stress 2
Allergic rhinitis 1
Bipolar I disorder 1
Crying 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Pets

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 1
24 hr daily 4
as needed 3
2 other daily 1
3 other daily 1
all the time (24/7) 1

Why patients stopped taking Pets

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 19
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently using Pets

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 39

Stopped using Pets

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 199
Usually 17
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 27
A little hard to take 64
Not at all hard to take 133
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 17
$100-199 27
$50-99 31
$25-49 24
< $25 41
Not specified 87
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31 patient evaluations for Pets

Jul 6, 2020 (Started Jul 13, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for loneliness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for calming)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jul 13, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for calming)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 12, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 6, 2013 (Started Aug 26, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: He died.

  • 1 helpful mark
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