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Feature May 2015 Issue

A Health Ally: Therapy Cats

It's becoming more common for therapy pets to visit hospitals and senior care facilities, and in some places, animals live there full time.

A Health Ally: Therapy Cats

Mental and physical benefits of therapy animals now outweigh the fear of disease transmission. Here’s how these pets can make a big difference.

Therapy cats are now appearing in greater numbers at hospitals and senior care facilities. Some cats are brought to the facilities in planned visits, while others permanently reside there. And their presence is now demonstrating that their therapeutic value outweighs any outdated concerns about health risks to patients.

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