Episode 477 – Placebos, Pets, and the Bond

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Do placebos exist, and can they benefit pets and the bond we form with our companion animals? That depends on whether you consider yourself  among those who perceive placebos as ancient myths believed by weak-minded folk, or are among the growing population of scientists who recognized this effect as real.

The article that triggered this podcast on the companion animal placebo effect was Frabrizio Benedetti’s Placebo and the New Physiology of the Doctor-Patient Relationship .

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