Therapy Dogs

THERAPY DOGS SERVE MANY PURPOSES, MOST OF ALL BRINGING LOVE TO INDIVIDUALS AND GIVING THEM HOPE AND A REASON TO LIVE AGAIN.

HERE ARE SOME LISTS OF WHAT THERAPY DOGS ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE!

PHYSICAL BENEFITS:

• RELEASES CALMING ENDORPHINS

• LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

• LOWERS OVERALL PHYSICAL PAIN

• LOWERS STRESS LEVELS

• PETTING PRODUCES AUTOMATIC RELAZATION RESPONSE

 

MENTAL BENEFITS:

• BRIGHTENS SPIRITS, WHICH HELPS DEPRESSION

• LOWERS THE FEELING OF ISOLATION

• REDUCES BOREDOM

• PROVIDES COMFORT

 

USES FOR THERAPY DOGS:

• INDIVIDUALS: ADD/ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CARDIAC, AUTISM, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DEMENTIA, AND MANY MORE

• SCHOOLS: MANY TIMES ARE BROUGHT IN DURING MID TERMS AND FINALS

• HOSPITALS: VISIT PATIENTS TO CALM AND DESTRESS

• AFTER DISASTERS: HELP PEOPLE RECOVER FROM EMOTIONAL TRAMA

 

CAPABILITIES OF THERAPY DOGS:

• TRAINED TO RETRIEVE MEDICATIONS

• TO ANSWER THE DOOR

• SENSE THE ONSET OF SEIZURES AND HEART ATTACKS

• GET HELP

 

BREEDS COMMONLY KNOWN TO BE THE BEST THERAPY DOGS:

LABRADOR RETRIEVERS, POODLES (STANDARD AND MINIATURE), FRENCH BULLDOGS, ENGLISH BULLDOGS, LABRADOODLES