After many researches, some researchers have found out the benefits of pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy to cure depression and many similar psychological disorders. It is a much needed therapy for those who have been suffering from depression and other mental illnesses for quite a long time. The major goal of this therapy is to improve patient’s emotional, social, and cognitive functioning.
You must be wondering how this therapy works. Usually, the bond between human beings and animals is present in our culture since the old days. Pet Therapy is a kind of treatment, where animals are let to form bonds with the patient, and cure the mental issue. This worked on soldiers to cure their post war trauma issues. Pets like cats, dogs, lambs, and birds are very effective in this treatment. The bonding with these animals helps a person to be happy, and improves their immunity, too. Since animals know boundaries in friendship, they are selfless, and always care for their master. They do not want anything in return, but love. Engaging your dear ones with a pet to take them out of depression is a very useful and healthy way to keep them happy.