5 Reasons How Therapy Dogs Help Heal

5 Reasons How Therapy Dogs Help Heal
5 Reasons How Therapy Dogs Help Heal
 For those of you who don’t exactly know what Therapy/Comfort Dogs do, we would like to help educate you on the subject. As adorable as they are, Therapy/Comfort Dogs go beyond a cute cuddle session. These amazing and trained dogs help to enhance, nurture and support you physically, emotionally and mentally. Below are 5 reasons how Therapy Dogs can help heal you:
1.  Physical
Interaction with a furry friend reduces blood pressure, provides tactile stimulation, assists with pain management, gives motivation to move, walk and stimulates the senses
2.  Social
A visit with a dog provides a positive mutual topic for discussion, promotes greater self-esteem and well-being, and focused interaction with others
 
3.  Cognitive
Canine companionship stimulates memory, problem solving and game playing
 
4.  Emotional
An adorable four-legged visitor improves self-esteem, acceptance from others, provides calming effects, and lifts mood often provoking laughter
 
5.  Environmental
A dog in a facility decreases the feeling of a sterile environment, lifts mood and this continues after visit
To learn more about Therapy/Comfort Dogs, and how to incorporate them into your everyday life, visit the Parents, Educators, and Dog Handlers sections of the Charlotte’s Litter website.

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