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Therapy DOGS

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Lily

It is scientifically proven that interaction with a pet can have great benefits to your health.  It can lower your blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health, reduce physical pain, and release endorphins which have a calming effect. The act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response, reducing the amount of medication some people need, lifts spirits, and lessens depression. It also decreases feelings of isolation and alienation, encourages communication, provides comfort, increases socialization, reduces boredom, lowers anxiety, reduces loneliness, increases joint movement and improves recovery time, maintains or increases motor skills, and provides motivation to move more, stretch farther, exercise longer.

 

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