Therapy Pets: The Animal-Human Healing Partnership

Therapy Pets: The Animal-Human Healing Partnership

ISBN-10:
1591020719
ISBN-13:
9781591020714
Pub. Date:
03/15/2003
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
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Therapy Pets: The Animal-Human Healing Partnership

In this uplifting book we learn firsthand how the field of Animal Assisted Therapy is having remarkable success training animals to help and enhance the lives of children and adults with serious medical problems. Hospital rehabilitation programs, physical and occupational therapy sessions, nursing homes, mental healthcare facilities, and hospice programs are just some of the settings where dogs, cats, horses, and other animals have helped patients cope with often daunting medical challenges.

With more than fifty photographs showing the visible improvements that trained therapy pets are making in the lives of sick and disabled people, the compelling stories relate many inspiring incidents of the healing animal-human partnership: six-year-old Brendan, disabled from birth, successfully completes his physical therapy with the help of Zorro, a big black hound once considered unadoptable; Philip, a hospice patient in his last days, finds some joy in the company of a therapy dog named Andy; and Tikva, a Keeshond therapy dog from Oregon, helps to comfort emotionally drained firefighters at New York City's Ground Zero.

For animal lovers, healthcare providers, and anyone who appreciates how animals and humans interrelate, this is a wonderful, truly inspirational book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591020714
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 03/15/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 931,458
Product dimensions: 5.35(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.42(d)

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