Learn About the Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy

When pets were present during therapy sessions:

  • Depressed patients were more social, and experienced decreases in depression.
  • Children with severe ADHD showed increased attention spans.
  • Autistic or developmentally disabled patients were more social, and showed increased attention spans.
  • Patients with Alzheimer’s experienced decreased depression and anger, as well as increased attention spans.

Of course, having a pet isn’t right for everyone. But if you’re in the right place in life and love to give, you might be surprised by the all the ways in which owning one may improve your life.