How does the visit affect the animals of animal assisted therapy?
Unbelievably sometimes having animal assisted therapy is not just beneficial to the patients it is a great experience for the animals as well. Having a pet is a great feeling. It gives you someone to love and to take care of throughout his or her life. The pet is going to benefit just as much as the patient does because they will have someone to take care of them and keep them company as well.
The animal assisted therapy pet is going to thrive and do very well when they have someone to look after him or her and give them love. Every living thing needs to have love in their life. They have to have someone to lean on and feel good about. With the animal assisted therapy program, there are more and more animals being added to help someone through a tough time and they are being helped as well.
The animal is going to be affected because they will have someone to lean on and to give him or her attention as they need. An animal needs to have love just as people do. They need to have someone to sooth and comfort him or her and the same will go for the pet to the patient. It makes so much difference to have a pet around and just to have the company at times. There is no feeling like a friend to be there and to make life easier for all.
Each time the pet gets to visit the patient, they will probably feel better. They will go into the meeting feeling good but leave feeling even better because they had the opportunity to be with someone and to give them love and attention like they really needed it. Finding the right pet is going to take some time, however usually once a person sees the one that they want, they will know it. They will meet and they will know instantly what is going to be the right choice.
This type of animal assisted therapy is a great idea and one that will be so good for the patient and the animal as well. There are so many things that they can do together. They can sit and just visit with each other as well do fun things like taking a walk, playing catch if it is a dog or just spending time together. The more time that the animal and the patient spend together will mean the more healing that they each will have. This is something that each will have to look forward to.
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