Pets have a history of providing faithful companionship and showing unconditional love for humans. This creates a powerful emotional bond that has a very positive effect. Communication between humans and animals occurs on a deeper, more primitive level than the spoken word. Simply cuddling or petting an animal can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and ease depression. Because a primary goal of hospice services is comfort care, Pet Therapy is an ideal option for providing comfort to patients who often feel isolated.
decreases feelings of isolation and alienation
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