What is Animal Therapy?
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Animal therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy or pet therapy, is a type of therapeutic intervention that involves animals as part of the treatment process. It is designed to improve a person's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning by interacting with animals.
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Animal therapy typically involves a trained therapist, an animal handler, and an animal that is well-behaved and well-trained. The animal can be a dog, cat, bird, horse, or other domesticated animal. During therapy sessions, the animal is used as a tool to help the person relax, communicate, and develop trust.
Animals and health
Animal therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, autism, and other mental health issues. It has also been used to help individuals with physical disabilities, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, to improve their motor skills and overall functioning.