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Furry Friends

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

Get to know the benefits of living with your pet!

They are playful and love your company. Pets do a huge good for the health of adults and children. Just like us, they need love and daily care regarding hygiene, health, and nutrition. The benefits that animals provide us are numerous, including treatment of diseases and mental disorders.

Therapeutic treatment with animals is known as Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). The method has been increasingly used around the world because of the benefits it provides to patients. The gains have been measured and presented in research that shows improvements in patients with Autism, Cancer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, Depression, Attention Deficit, and many others.

Overall, AAT helps improve the patient's clinical condition, enriches countenance, benefits the heart rate, and helps them better cope with health problems.

The benefits of animals in people's lives and in the treatment of diseases are extensive:

  • Alleviates pain, anxiety, and fatigue in patients.

  • Delivers the individual from isolation.

  • Assists in the memory recovery process.

  • Produces entertainment and interaction.

  • Encourages socializing.

  • Aides in reducing stress.

  • Limits the desire for escape and self-harm.

  • Improves behavior and communication.

  • Provides emotional comfort.

  • Helps reduce blood pressure.

  • Increases self-esteem and psychological well-being.

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