Have you ever thought that animals, like dogs or cats, can speed up your healing process if you’re sick, depressed, or simply feeling down? Indeed, they can! Pet therapy is a growing trend that’s taking the healthcare industry by storm today. Even psychologists recommend the use of pet therapy for some individuals.
“There is extensive research on whether animal-assisted therapy works, and compelling data shows that pets have the ability to relieve stress, anxiety, and provide comfort to patients,” writes Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D.