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Canine-assisted therapy has become a fast
growing healthcare service for patients in the
United States. In fact, it is used to help soothe
patients in hospitals, raise spirits in nursing
homes, and to support veterans with post-
traumatic stress disorder. The alternative therapy
can also benefit children with special needs or
improve the mood of family caregivers.
Dog therapy can promote both physical and
emotional wellbeing for many different people in
need. Let’s take a look at how dog therapy can
help improve emotional health.
The purpose of dog-assisted
therapy is to promote the emotional,
mental, and physical well-being of
patients as part of a comprehensive
Research supports the idea that dog
therapy has tangible benefits and is
more than just a cute approach to
fighting mental traumas.
...that interactions with animals like dogs
can help improve social attention, social
behavior, interpersonal interactions, and
mood. Some evidence in the study also
showed reduced rates of aggression and
enhanced empathy along with improve
Rebecca Johnson, head researcher at
the Research Center for Human/Animal
Interaction at the University of
Missouri College of Veterinary
Medicine, stated that “Oxytocin has
some powerful effects for us in the
body’s ability to be in a state of
readiness to heal, and also to grow new
cells, so it predisposes us to an
environment in our own bodies where
we can be healthier.”
"HUMAN AND ANIMAL
BONDING CAN BE GOOD
FOR HUMANS' LONG-TERM
- REBECCA JOHNSON
SIMILAR STUDIES ALSO
An increase in dopamine and
endorphins after 20 minutes with
Dog therapy is universal because it
can help people of all ages with many
different mental ailments.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
Perhaps one of the best gifts dog therapy offers is the emotional
relationships that can develop with these canine pets. After all, there’s a
reason dogs are called man’s best friend. You can lean on them when you
most need their support.
INTERESTED IN DOG
If you’re interested in dog therapy contact
your local veterinarian who can refer you to
an animal-assisted therapist in your area.
You can also get in touch with the American
Humane Association or the American
Counseling Association. Happy petting!
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