Sign Up for Cat Talk
Get the latest health and behavior news and
advice from the veterinarians at Tufts University.

Feature July 2019 Issue

Can Your Cat Become a Therapy Cat?

When Carrie Reilly’s cat, Frankie, comforted her in the wake of a family tragedy, she decided to pay it forward by having Frankie go through training to comfort others as a therapy cat.

Can Your Cat Become a Therapy Cat?

Benefits for your pet, benefits for other people.

You’ve most likely heard of therapy dogs, who offer comfort to hospital patients, stressed out college students, children with disabilities, and others in need. But therapy cats? Yes, therapy cats spread cheer to strangers, too — and these interactions not only enrich the lives of the people they visit but also those of the cats themselves.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Tufts Catnip Magazine

Get the next 10 issues of TUFTS CATNIP for just $20 And access all of our online content - Solve your pet's health and behavior problems with help from Tufts!

Get Tufts Catnip Digital

Get 10 months of TUFTS CATNIP DIGITAL for just $20. You get unlimited access to everything on the site including each monthly issue as a PDF.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.