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Caregiver burden in owners of a sick companion animal: a cross-sectional observational study

M.B. Spitznagel, D.M. Jacobson, M.D. Cox, M.D. Carlson | Veterinary Record | September 2017
Clients who provide care for a companion animal with a protracted illness may experience ‘caregiver burden’. In human literature, caregiver burden has been linked to stress, depression and anxiety which can lead to anger and greater levels of healthcare utilisation…