The Treatment Of Animal Assisted Therapy

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Animals are sometimes soothing, helpful and playful but what if they were not just an ordinary pet? What if they were therapeutic doctors that helped ease pain away from patients and allowed others to recover and heal faster? Every question that has just been asked is benefits from using this form of therapy. Moving onward to why using this form is very beneficial, animals are usually looked upon as caring, loving family members. Animal Assisted therapy is a very common use of therapy but it does have negative effects but the positive aspects make the use of animal assisted therapy more needed around the world, and it reduces blood pressure for patients, relieves anxiety, grief and isolation. Animal assisted…show more content…
The owners sometimes do not just think of them as the pet of the house but much more, most of the owners really and truly need them for medical reasoning. Whether it is to relieve stress or anxiety or even to reduce their blood pressure. The actual definition of animal assisted therapy is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient 's social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. This treatment is very useful in many ways it even helps patients with mental disabilities, and works on their social skills. Their is one particular animal that also has a big impact in the animal therapy industry, the dolphin. The dolphin soothes the patients by swimming with them and making them feel a little bit better behavior wise. “The practice of dolphin assisted therapy (DAT)--humans swimming and/or interacting with captive dolphins with the intent of treating some mental or physical disorder--derives from these notions.” (Marino, p.5) Dolphins were viewed as very special creatures and they have empathic powers of such, but really all that they are, are sympathetic animals that can detect when a human is in need. Dolphin assisted therapy has facilities all around the world, they have some in Mexico, Israel, Russia, Japan, China, and the
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