Whether your pet has a furry tail, a feathered tail or no tail at all, animal therapy can be a big mood-booster for patients with mental or chronic health conditions.
- Simply holding or petting animals can reduce stress by helping patients relax
- Playing with a pet can bring a much-needed distraction from the worries of a chronic health condition
- Animal and pet ownership can bring a sense of purpose to patients who may be feeling lonely or unmotivated
- Dogs require exercise just like humans do, so that daily walk can help some patients stay active longer
For more information, visit The National Institute for Mental Health