Benefits of Therapy Dogs By Ruthie Reed Do you love and enjoy the presence of having a dog or playing with one? Most people do but do not realize the benefits of doing it. Although this is unknown to many, including a dog in a therapy session can improve one's health just by petting it. The use of therapy dogs has many benefits for physical health, mental health, and the development of social skills. First of all, therapy dogs can help improve people's physical health in many ways.
Many exotic pets die within the first two weeks of being acquired, because of lack of knowledge and proper care, or because they came from breeders who produce massive amounts of animals with minimal care, just wanting to get a sale. Another advantage is for society. Good pet owners can provide knowledge to others about these animals such as pet spiders; beyond this people having exotics and caring for them properly, leads to more tolerance of differences on all levels. If you own a dog and care for it properly and I own a llama and care for it properly and we understand this about each other then we have found common ground. Important Considerations before Getting an Exotic Pet Before you get ANY pet, Exotic or otherwise.
Introduction Pets are comforting and loveable creatures by various people around the world. They don’t care about the way you look or if you have any problems in your life. Pets make us feel better when we are down and they keep us active and healthy in our daily lives. The use of animals to enhance patients’ treatment programs has been proven to be effective by several literature studies , in various aspects by benefiting the physical, mental and emotional states of the human being. They can make people feel better and help them go through tough situations like health diseases including cancer through animal therapy.
Interacting with a pet can alleviate physical symptoms such as high blood pressure and pain management or mental benefits such as stress reduction and easing the mind. Pet therapy is deigned to the specific individuals needs and goals to exude the greatest benefits from the treatment plan. According to UCLA Health Animal-Assisted Research findings, some physical and mental goals of a pet therapy program can include; improving assisted/independent movement, increasing self-esteem, expanding verbal communication, developing social skills/interactions, and motivating the individual to exercise and join in activity groups. The benefits of accomplishing the goals listed above include, a more positive viewpoint on life, lessening depression, eliminating loneliness by providing animal companionship, decreasing anxiety, improving relationships around the person, and teaching individuals to become more empathetic and
If a person owns a pet, then they probably (and should) enjoy being around animals, which is why pet owners are good people to inform, since they will take the most action right away. Overall, animal cruelty affects many different things, but mostly the emotions of pet owners and the animals themselves. The problem, however, can be resolved if stricter protection laws are passed and if more people are aware of what happens,
In a recent survey by the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute, 74% of pet owners said having a pet improved their mental health. For people who live alone, having a dog is essential, so they do not develop a sense of loneliness or feel unwanted.
Rovner, Julie. “Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other.” NPR, NPR, 5 Mar. 2012, www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/03/09/146583986/pet-therapy-how-animals-and-humans-heal-each-other. This article evaluates the benefits of surrounding a person who has disabilities with animals. It discusses the positive impacts in improving social, mental, and physical skills that are critical to everyday life, such as relationship building in social settings, core strength and balance, and developing body awareness.
FISH Raw Fish / Fish in general - Some amount of fish in your dog's diet may not cause any issues. However, If fish are fed exclusively or in high amounts to your dog can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. SIDE DISH Human vitamins - Some human vitamins can be toxic for pets, in particular those that are fat soluble like vitamins A, D and E. Also, iron tablets can damage the digestive system lining, and prove poisonous for the liver and kidneys of your dog. So, keep your vitamins away from your dog especially puppies. Human Snacks - Some of the human snacks might use ingredients such as onion and garlic powder, raisins, chocolate which could be toxic for dogs.