Pets have been shown to promote health benefits in humans. They can increase self-esteem, increase trust and confidence as well as increase endorphin production. In many instances, therapy dogs have specifically been used to help kids.
Therapy pets and their handlers are common in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals, but did you know that they can also be found in schools? Those who are sick or elderly are not the only ones who benefit from therapy with animals. Schools are using them to improve the lives of children in a number of ways. Here are six ways that these helpful pets can make life better for children.
Six Ways to Help a Child
Pets are fun to have around even when they are supposed to be doing something serious like therapy. Here are ways that kids encounter therapy pets.
Kids and pets are both precious. Bringing them together in therapy can have fantastic results.
Therapy pets perform a very important job. They provide a need for patients with disabilities – whether physical, behavioral or mental. Adding an animal component to treatment of certain patients can make a big difference in their care, including the length and the extent of treatment. Are you thinking about volunteering your pet to help...
Dogs are said to be “man’s best friend” and nowhere does that show more than in pet therapy. One of the most commonly used pets is dogs. They have been our faithful companions for centuries and now are also being seen as homeopathic healers. What is it about dogs that makes them so lovable? For...