Can canine companionship help to heal? Does cuddling a furry friend make you feel better?
This article about pet therapy for cancer patients certainly thinks so, and I’m inclined to agree! According to the piece, pet therapy has been studied extensively and found to have an ‘extremely positive effect on the emotional well-being and quality of life of mesothelioma patients.’
Apparently, those who’ve used this type of therapy have reported reductions in their feelings of stress, grief, loneliness and isolation.
It sounds brilliant (if you’re an animal lover!), and something that could make treatment and recovery feel a whole lot more bearable.
What do you think? Would you welcome pet therapy? Do you have a pet who provides warmth, comfort and love after a hard day? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this!