“Those of us who own pets know they make us happy. But a growing body of scientific research is showing that our pets can also make us healthy, or healthier.” (Rovner, 2012)
This article discusses the use of animals in therapy and medical settings. It references research done through the years that shows the benefits of using animals for health and therapy practices. It references a particular equine therapy success story while outlining the potential biological reasoning behind this healthy connection.
Rovner, J. (2012, March 5). Pet therapy: How animals and humans heal each other. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/09/146583986/pet-therapy-how-animals-and-humans-heal-each-other