What are therapy dogs

Health care providers are using therapy dogs quite a lot nowadays. Therapy dogs are used to visit people who are ill or elderly. These dogs provide a source of comfort and solace to these people who are in distress. Research has shown that petting, grooming, or hugging a dog provides a safe outlet for emotions for people who may have no other outlet for their pent up emotions. So hugging, petting or just fondling a dog helps these people recover faster from their ailments or feeling of loneliness.

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