10 benefits of owning a therapy animal

Lower stress levels: Petting an animal can reduce cortisol levels, which can reduce stress.


Lower blood pressure: Studies have shown that interacting with a therapy animal can lower blood pressure.


Reduced loneliness: Therapy animals can provide companionship and reduce feelings of loneliness.


Improved mood: Interacting with a therapy animal can increase the production of feel-good hormones like dopamine and oxytocin.


Increased socialization: Owning a therapy animal can lead to more social interactions with others.


Improved mental health: Therapy animals can provide emotional support and improve mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.


Improved physical health: Petting an animal can release endorphins, which can help with pain management.


Enhanced communication: Therapy animals can improve communication skills in people with autism or other developmental disorders.


Increased motivation: Owning a therapy animal can increase motivation and responsibility in people.


Sense of purpose: Taking care of a therapy animal can give people a sense of purpose and fulfillment.


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