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Pet Therapy | Definition and Patient Education

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Pet Therapy | Definition and Patient Education
Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal. It also involves the animal's handler. The purpose of pet therapy is to help someone recover from or cope with a health problem or mental disorder. Dogs and cats are most commonly used in pet therapy.

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Pet therapy

Pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, has recently become an extremely efficient means to help people handle their health issues or mental disorders. 

While cats and dogs ...

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Pet therapy and its benefits

The connection between a person and his or her animal has long been known to have many benefits, from improving cardiovascular health to calming one. 

Among the goals that a pet therapy ...

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Beneficiaries of the pet therapy and its risks

Among the individuals who should consider pet therapy are the ones who suffer from chronic heart failure or mental health disorders. However, there are a few risks to be taken into account, such as...

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The administration of pet therapy

In order to get the most benefits from the pet therapy, one should make sure that the following rules are being obeyed: a doctor or a therapist is involved in the process, a suitable animal that...

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