Benefits of Animal Assisted Interventions

General Benefits

  • making you happier, lessening depression, and improving your outlook on life

  • decreasing loneliness and isolation by giving you a companion

  • reducing boredom

  • reducing anxiety because of its calming effects

  • helping children learn empathic and nurturing skills

  • improving the relationship between you and your healthcare provider


Medical Benefits

  • Improved fine motor skills and joint movement

  • Improving assisted or independent movement

  • Improved balance

  • Increased focus and attention

  • Increased self-esteem and ability to care for oneself

  • Reduced anxiety, grief and isolation

  • Reduced blood pressure, depression, and risk of heart attack or stroke

  • Improved willingness to be involved in a therapeutic program or group activity

  • Increased trust, empathy and teamwork

  • Greater self-control

  • Enhanced problem-solving skills

  • Reduced need for medication

  • Increasing verbal communication

  • Improved social skills

  • Improved interaction with others

  • Motivating willingness to exercise


Enhancing quality of life and health through the human - animal bond

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