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Hannah Backus

Research shows that playing with a pet therapy animal can release hormones which help to elevate someone’s mood and decrease anxiety. “Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems,” (Mayo Clinic).

Hannah Backus, Editor-in-Chief