Canine Therapy

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Canine Therapy

Canine Therapy is another effective form of therapy used at St. Anthony's. Studies have shown that spending just 15 min in the presence of an animal can lower blood pressure, produce serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin in the brain. Petting the animal can help to stabilize heart rate and reduce stress. Our puppy therapy has proved to be very productive for our patients suffering from dementia as well.