Pet Therapy

As stated eloquently by a recreational therapist at the NIH Clinical Center in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department, “Therapy dogs make a powerful connection with patients, giving them unconditional love. The emotional and physical comfort they provide is unlike any other.”

Furthermore the Mayo Clinic reinforces that animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems:

Children having dental procedures
People receiving cancer treatment
People in long-term care facilities
People hospitalized with chronic heart failure
Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

Pictures of Chi the Maryland Health and Wellness Therapy Dog

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