About Pet Therapy

 
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What is Pet Therapy

Pet therapy involves supporting people with various medical or emotional difficulties, helping to improve physical, emotional, cognitive and social interaction; with the animal working with individuals or groups.  

Benefits of therapy animals

  • Brighten up people’s day providing something to look forward to in the week

  • Support with the recuperation of ill patients

  • Help tackle anxiety and loneliness in care homes

  • Reduce shyness and anxiety disorders of children helping them to become active group members

  • Help children feel comfortable and secure in the presence of pets

  • Lift moods in the classroom offering friendship and a shoulder to lean on for students

  • Reduce the stress of staff working in sometimes difficult circumstances