National Dog Therapy Appreciation Day AND National Pet Day
Today is National pet day as well as National Dog Therapy Appreciation Day. Our canine pals are truly wonderful companions, who do some very important work!
Therapy dogs help lower blood pressure, promote healing, provide emotional support, and help people cope with anxiety, fear, or depression. Our furry friends are also wonderful at providing comfort and companionship to people of all backgrounds in a variety of settings, and today is an opportunity to recognise and honour them. What are the benefits of Dog Therapy?
Physical Health Benefits of Dog Therapy
Reduces blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health
Releases stress-fighting hormones
Improves engagement in physical therapy
Encourages language and communication among autistic children
Mental Health Benefits of Dog Therapy
Produces an automatic relaxation response that can elevate mood
Lowers anxiety and promotes relaxation
Reduces loneliness and depression
Increases mental stimulation
Here’s to the furry friends that are always caring, affectionate and bring joy to people in need. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our hardworking Therapy Dogs!