Benefits of A Therapy Dog Visit

Physical benefits such as:

       

       lowers blood pressure;

       improves cardiovascular health;

       releases calming endorphins (oxytocin);

       lowers overall physical pain, and the act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response, 

       which is believed to reduce the amount of medication needed by some people.

 

Mental Health benefits such as:

       

       lifts spirits and lessens depression;

       lowers feelings of isolation and alienation;

       encourages communication;

       provides comfort;

       increases socialization;

       lessens boredom;

       reduces anxiety;

       aids children in overcome speech and emotional disorders;

       creates motivation for the client to recover faster, andreduces loneliness.