Pet therapy is a type of therapy involving animals as a form of treatment. It is usually used to improve a patient’s social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. Pet therapy is often used in residential aged care.
Some of the benefits that have been identified in recent research include:
Animals used in pet therapy must have good social skills and be comfortable meeting new people all the time. They will also have solid obedience skills and prior exposure to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.
On a more general note, did you know pet owners