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The Power of Pets

This weekend my family dog, Pepper, who stayed with my parents after I moved out, has run into some health challenges. We are hopeful that we can find a treatment that will help her (she is 10 years old and still has a lot of life left in her), but we are also conscious that we cannot let her suffer. 333 more words

Research Reasons to be Thankful for AAT.

As an occupational therapist (OT), I have a responsibility to my clients to ensure that the treatment I am providing works. This is called evidence based practice. 933 more words

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Students Whip Up Canine Cookies for Cleo and Cali

This week, occupational therapy students incorporated fine motor skills, visual processing, sensory processing, sequencing and self-help skills to make Canine Cookies as a part of the Therapeutic Facilitation™ Program. 90 more words

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Therapy Animals Can Help Dementia Patients

Animals have been known to bring good vibes and positive energy the very minute they enter a room. Therapeutic animals achieve this same result with even the most disconnected people. 192 more words

Dog Tales

A Therapy Pup Pondering...

Woooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! Nurse Nalle here! Today I was pondering my work. As a hard working therapy pup, I visit many different places and people: hospitals, nursing homes, convalescent hospitals, drug rehab homes, and mental health facilities. 150 more words

Animal Healing

Pawsitive Effect on PTSD

In honour of Remembrance Day in Canada, and Veteran’s Day in the USA, yesterday, I thought it would be interesting to explore the role that therapy dogs have in helping our veterans both during, and after, their service. 879 more words

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Pet Therapy ABC's

Have you heard about Pet Therapy?

How about:

  • Animal Assisted Intervention or AAI?
  • Animal Assisted Therapy or AAT?
  • Animal Assisted Activities or AAA?
  • Facility Dogs?
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