Interaction with a gentle, friendly animal has been shown to have significant benefits:

 

Physical Health

 

• Lowers blood pressure

• Improves cardiovascular health

• Releases endorphins that have a calming effect

• Diminishes overall physical pain

• Act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response

 

Mental Health

 

• Lifts spirits and lessens depression

• Decreases feelings of isolation

• Encourages communication

• Provides comfort

• Increases socialization

• Reduces boredom

• Lowers anxiety

• Helps children overcome speech and emotional disorders

• Creates motivation to recover faster

 

Reading Programs for Children

 

• Helps children focus better

• Improves literacy skills

• Provides non-stressful, non-judgmental environment

• Increases self-confidence

 

Physical or Occupational Therapy

 

• Increases joint movement and improves recovery time

• Maintains or increases motor skills

• Provides motivation to move more, stretch farther, exercise longer

 

 

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P.O. Box 872, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

 

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