Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy


Most pets are the best friends of humans. They provide company to man and are very beneficial for their health, both mental and physical. Pet therapy involves your pets to help you recover from diseases and mental disorders. ESA doctors review the benefits of owning pets for your health. ESA is termed as an emotional support animal, and ESA doctors are the medical professionals that recommend an ESA on medical terms.

Pets generally increase the bliss we experience in life. Whether you are looking to cope with a specific mental health problem, handle your emotions, or feel more positive and energetic, there are plenty of ways to control your mental and physical health.
One of which is having an emotional support animal.

They act as home healthcare for people who are struggling with diseases. It is also the case that some doctors prescribe an emotional support animal to provide the comfort the patient needs rather than medications.
Moreover, playing with your pet increases the levels of the feel-good chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin in your brain.

They have several significant effects on the body. It helps slow a person’s heart rate and breathing, reduces blood pressure, and inhibits stress hormone production, making you happy and cheerful in your life. Research studies on the psychological and psychosocial reflect the benefits of positive social interaction with a pet, such as holding or stroking an animal.

These benefits include calming and relaxing, lowering anxiety, alleviating loneliness, enhancing social engagement and interaction, normalizing heart rate and blood pressure, reducing pain, stress, depression, and increasing pleasure. Based on these studies, it is
plausible that living with an emotional support animal may alleviate symptoms associated with several emotional and psychiatric disabilities.

A pet’s presence can alleviate negative feelings in the short term and boost long-term mood and function in people with mood disorders. Given the prevalence of depression internationally, pets may offer a relatively low-cost strategy for improving symptoms of depression.

They can support emotional functioning by helping people establish social interactions and connections. Besides, pets offer us their unconditional love and empathy in return for the love and care we give them. They are different from the love and issues we have with other humans. As a human, it is in our nature to be loved as well. So when you have pets, you always get the desired love and company, which makes you feel happy and loved.

In short, the quality of your life can dramatically increase, and make you a better person.
Many different animals have been trialed as ESA. Cats, dogs, mice, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, even rats, pigs, ferrets, etc., can all be emotional support animals and of any age. And the most common ones are cats and dogs.

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