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For some, just the sight of an adorable animal is enough to lift their spirits. For others, interacting with a pet such as a cat, dog, rabbit or horse can help them to feel more relaxed and rejuvenated.
If you are currently going through cancer treatment, or helping a loved one during this time, then you may want to consider animal therapy as a supplement to your medical treatments.
When you or someone you love has cancer, finding ways to relax is important. Animal therapy is a supportive treatment approach that has been shown to help reduce stress and boost spirits, as well as provide a welcome distraction from all of the emotions you and your loved ones may be feeling.
However, animal therapy involves more than heading to the pet store and picking out a new furry friend. Here are nine things to consider before incorporating pets into your treatment regimen.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a national network of fully-accredited cancer hospitals, offers some of the most advanced treatments and technologies for fighting cancer. CTCA doctors have expertise in treating most types of cancer, while specializing in complex and advanced cases. They work as a team, alongside cancer experts from multiple disciplines, to keep patients strong in body, mind and spirit. Visit the full website to learn more, or contact us at 1-800-234-0509.
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