Dogs (and other animals) that have been trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement and nursing homes, mental institutions, schools and stressful situations (such as disaster areas) have been increasingly in demand. Healthcare professionals have long documented the therapeutic effect of animal companionship through the years, including relieving stress, lowering blood pressure and raising spirits. Dogs have been used with great success to help children overcome speech disorders, emotional stress and physical disabilities.
For those of us who love dogs (and other pets), it’s enough that our dogs greet us when we come home each day as if we are all that matter to them (and we pretty much are!). But there are real scientific benefits to owning pets.
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