Puppy and Kitten Therapy
February 4, 2020
Beth Gregory
Blog

Animals are well known to have an immediate effect on mood, especially puppies and kittens. Puppy therapy and kitten therapy is a common way for both groups and individuals relieve stress. The hire of a puppy or kitten can brighten any day with an adorable, soft cuddle.

When we see a puppy or kitten we immediately warm inside, due to the emotional response we develop over time. There are numerous reasons why puppy and kitten hire can assist in calming us down and improving our mood.

Why do Animals Help us Relax?

Stroking and petting. The rhythmic action of petting an animal helps to focus our attention, similar to the calming effect of meditation.

Dogs and cats can also help to release oxytocin, the chemical associated with being in love. This chemical creates a calming effect that helps us to feel more relaxed. It’s perhaps not the first solution for stress you’d immediately consider, but kitten and puppy hire can be surprisingly effective.

What are the Benefits of Puppy and Kitten Therapy?

Puppy and kitten therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Sitting and playing with a dog or cat can aid in the relief of a variety of physical and mental issues.

It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect.

Crucially, puppy and kitten therapy can help to develop social skills, increasing our willingness to join in, improving interactions with others. The benefits of puppy and kitten hire are plentiful and often highly effective.

Where Can I Hire Therapy Puppies and Kittens?

Here at Urban Paws, we have a selection of animals available as therapy puppies and kittens.

In November, a selection of our puppies worked for a Barclays public relations campaign. The company hosted a ‘puppy play’ session to de-stress worried students which turned out to be incredibly effective.

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Get in touch with Urban Paws UK today to hire one of our incredible therapy puppies or kittens.