Seniors who own dogs go to the doctor less often than those who do not. In a study of 100 Medicare patients, even the most highly stressed dog owners had a 21 percent lower level of physician contact that non-owners.
Medication costs dropped from an average of $3.80 per patient per day to $1.18 per patient per day when nursing homes allowed pets to be introduced into patients' environments. Nursing homes in New York, Missouri and Texas were all used in this study.
Our pet therapy dog(s) are available for events and visits to facilities. We are currently not equipped to do therapy dog visits on an individual basis.
Benefits of Pet Companioship
The benefits of pet companionship and interaction include:
lower blood pressure
lower cholesterol levels
less cardiovascular disease
reduced sense of loneliness
increased socialization and reminiscences
increased sense of responsibility and alertness
increased physical activity
fewer doctor appointments
improved overall health
Apollo is a 5 year old German Shepard. He will do just about anything for his red Kong ball. He opens his paws like a hand when his ball is rolled to him. He gets very excited when he sees "Mommy" get his AllCare vest, because he knows he's going to "work" and loves it.
If you have any questions, give us a call: (843) 832-9888
107 West 6th North Street, Suite 208
Summerville, SC 29483