What is Animal therapy?
This is not psychotherapy for animals, but a type of therapy in which animals are used in the therapeutic process to help improve your mood and reduce anxiety.
Animals including horses, dogs, dolphins, fish, birds, rats or hamsters can be used in therapy sessions. Research shows that caring for another being can help to improve your mental health. The lack of judgment, affection and attention from an animal can help someone to form more fulfilling relationships with humans.