PET THERAPY MAKES
Canine Companions Pet Therapy Program
Studies have proven that their overall well
being can be improved when spending time
with a four legged friend.
Some of those benefits include:
Lower Blood Pressure
Lower Cholesterol Levels
Decrease Feelings of Loneliness
Encourage Activity through Range of Motion
Affection and Unconditional Love
Sense of Feeling Needed and Wanted
Decrease Feelings of Isolation
Discover the difference
Increase in Social
a four legged friend
OUR THERAPY DOGS IN ACTION
Whether young or old!
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a workshop on the
health benefits of pet companionship including a study that proved pets
boost survival rates, promote regular exercise and lower blood pressures
(an effect that family members, no matter how loving, can’t match). More
surprising is the key role of chemistry in the relationship when a person
interacts with a pet, the central nervous system releases several
hormones that cause feelings of pleasure – and one hormone in
particular, oxytocin, appears to play a major role in reinforcing the bond.
Oxytocin creates a sense of warmth, nurturing and calm. Loneliness
seems to be the most serious condition an elderly person can face. Dogs
not only help the elderly overcome the pain of loneliness but dogs show
companionship and affection. Dogs can make one laugh and divert the
mind away from troubles; they aid in relaxation and relieve stress and
Who does this for you?
People with disabilities gain physical mobility and massive
improvements in mood simply by being around dogs. Dogs
do not see individuals with disabilities any different than
those without, thus providing unconditional love and
companionship. Socialization, friendship and support are
other benefits our canines provide.
Animal visits and animal assisted therapy have existed for
many years within nursing homes and hospital settings
based upon the belief that people benefit from interactions
A wide range of human health professionals and practitioners recognize what
many people in the animal caregiving fields and everyday pet owners have
known for years: that pets can be good for our health and well-being.
Companion animals are being introduced into the therapeutic regimens of
nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, behavioral health programs
and others. Therapeutic riding improves the motor skills and coordination of
the physically challenged. Pets help inmates in correctional facilities and
juvenile offenders to learn empathy and compassion. Dogs can help reluctant
readers read. Seniors have discovered that a pet can help them maintain
independent living. Military veterans are using therapy dogs and horses to
help them cope with ADHD. Canine exercise programs are helping people
overcome obesity. In short, wherever people have special needs, someone
with passion and an animal with the proper temperament can create an
imaginative way to being pets and people together for mutual benefit.
In what way could you benefit?
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Karl & Nathan
Zeus & Cookie
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