Animal-Assisted Therapy: The Role of the Interspecies Bond in Patient Recovery

This 10-minute film explores Animal-Assisted Therapy with a Canadian case study (Victoria, BC), following Registered Nurse Lisa Markin and her service dog Cajun in a sample rehabilitation therapy session. A brief history of the employment of animals in medical therapies is covered, as well as ground-breaking research on the beneficial neurochemicals released in both species during positive human-canine interactions.

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