It's Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope!
"Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills.
An estimated 68% of U.S. households have a pet. But who benefits from an animal? And which type of pet brings health benefits?"
Check out this article from NIH News In Health called: The Power of Pets
Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interactions. "Scientists are looking at what the potential physical and mental health benefits are for different animals - from fish to guinea pigs to dogs and cats."