Benefits of Therapy Animals

Being a teenager is hard. Between hormone changes, family, friends and social standing at school, it is overwhelming, daunting even given the peer pressures in today’s society. Thankfully, pets can reduce depression, loneliness and anxiety. Those suffering from mental health conditions can feel their issues managed with aid of an animal.

In 2016 a study provided insight that patients are able to gain a sense of control by caring for an animal. Having an animal provides a sense of security and routine as they develop a relationship and a sense of meaning. More importantly, animals provide a disruption of what is distressing such as a social situation, thoughts and/or voices.

Pets are more therapeutic than often realized. An animal can provide comfort beyond measure. The kindness in their eyes and the unconditional love that beats in their hearts is something we all need to experience.

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” – Winston Churchill

Animals have been used in therapies since the 1980’s and even before then. Now, animals are being used all over, in hospitals, schools and other therapies. Children who have mental disabilities like Autism are getting animal therapy. Even the elderly, are getting therapy for cases like Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Pets significantly aid in the decrease of blood pressure, heart attack and stroke; and increase in self-esteem, focus and attention.

Inner Circle Billing loves animals and truly appreciates the significance of what animals provide for everyone in increasing the quality of life.

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