Puppy Pals – Pet Therapy

Puppy therapy consists of bringing dogs to patients in the hospital – or nursing home residents, or students in schools, etc. – in order to reduce stress, fear, and anxiety. This method has worked successfully and is practiced worldwide, with a number of advantages. Puppy therapy is known to have both an emotional and physical impact on patients. A 2002 study found that pets who visit hospitals provide stress relief, normalization of hospital milieu, generation of positive rapport and feelings, and the increase of satisfaction and morale for patients as…

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