Therapy Dogs, Rabbits, And Cats Are The Best Therapy Animals For People In Stressed Environments

Tattoo therapy animals are socialized and trained to provide comfort and affection to people in stressful environments. Therapy animals are most often seen in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and disaster areas. The most common type of therapy animal is a therapeutic visitation animal :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/GettyImages-102171253-5b9d903f46e0fb00502c8063. jpg) Therapy dogs are often seen at nursing homes and schools, as well as detention centers. Larger breeds, such as Labradors and Golden Retrievers, are most commonly seen as therapy dogs.

Blonde goldendoodle with senior citizens

As long as a dog is friendly towards people and knows basic commands, it could probably become a therapy animal. Therapy horses are great animals to help with mental health. Horses help teach people a variety of things. These include trust building and work ethic. Horses are also used in equine-facilitated psychotherapy by addiction treatment centers, veterans groups, and other mental health facilities.

Therapy horse being ridden by a boy with autism and cerebral palsy outside.

Therapy cats can be great therapy animals for visiting the elderly. Cats are easy to bring into indoor facilities such as nursing homes or hospitals. They are also a great indoor therapy animal option for people who may have a fear of dogs. Many therapy cats walk on a lead.

Cat giving five on a tablet to senior citizens.

A therapy rabbit needs to be calm, well-socialized, and enjoy being handled and petted by people. Not all rabbits fit the bill, but if a friendly rabbit is comfortable on a four-foot long crate, they might make a great therapy animal. . . .

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