Pet Therapy Impact

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What is the psychological impact of pet-therapy on people?
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Animal-assisted therapy is a developing area in the filed of human mental well being. Researches provided by different corresponding Institutions and Centers by present moment have showed that animal-assisted therapy can provide physical, physiological, and psychological health benefits for specific population as well as common people. Present research will discuss AAT history, AAT types, positive effect on human’s well being of animal companionship and animal-assisted therapy, benefits and disadvantages of pet ownership. It will also flag a lack of complex research of the subject and necessity to carry out scientific investigation with proper records
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Also known as animal-assisted therapy (AAT), pet therapy interactions are used to help improve patients’ mental, social, emotional, and physical functions. Therapy can take place in a wide range of settings including hospitals, care homes, and treatment centers and can involve different activities such as walking, looking after, and grooming the therapy animal. Just like any other form of treatment, the specific components of the pet-therapy program are decided on a case-by-case basis so they address the particular needs of each…show more content…
This method is based on a positive emotional contact between a patient and an animal. Addressing dolphins to help the patients to improve their emotional and psychological state is determined by dolphin’s unique natural features, combination of high intellect and rare physical abilities, special attitude of people to dolphins. Combination of all these factors provides strong positive effect in patient’s emotional and psychological state sometimes defined as positive cultural shock.
Felino therapy – pet therapy based on interaction with cats.
As been discovered by the scientists of UK and USA who practised in specialized clinics for children with mental disorders, cats can provide real help to people with psychological disorders, brain trauma and even different addictions.
Patients with mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, neurosis can accept the presence of the cat without any irritation. As matter of fact, cats don’t really have to do anything special, they simply fawn upon the patient, cat’s warmth and purring provides the patient with comfort and sense of peace, helps to relax and reduce the tension.
Definitions Development Task Force of the Standards Committee. Generic terms and definitions. Handbook for animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy Renton, WA: Delta Society; 1992, 48.

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