The use of pets to induce relaxation. For example, a certified therapy dog will work with a patient to provide emotional comfort and encourage a positive state of mind. The pet may ease discomfort and pain through its affection, play and presence. Pets can also be used for living assistance.


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Treating Stress with Pet Therapy
... Pet Therapy of Pets Research has shown that heart attack victims who have pets live longer. Even watching a tank full of tropical fish may lower blood pressure, at least temporarily. A study of 92 pat...
Source: Holistic Online



  • Pet Therapy (National Women's Health Information Center)