What is Pet Therapy?

Category: Procedures

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See also: Pit bull/ Rhodeisan Ridgeback

Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves an animal, such as dogs, with specific characteristics becoming a fundamental part of a person's treatment.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support mental / emotional health 8 6
Promote relaxation 6 1
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 5 1
Balance problems 1 0
Exhaustion 1 0
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 1

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pet Therapy

Side effect Patients
Adrenal fatigue 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Pet Therapy

Dosage Patients
daily 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pet Therapy.