The term pet-therapy, coined in 1964 by the child psychiatrist Boris M. Levinson, refers to the use
of companion animals to treat specific diseases. A support practice, which exploits the positive
effects given by the proximity of pets to a person.
The animal does not judge, does not refuse, it gives itself totally, it stimulates smiles, it helps
socializing, it increases self-esteem and has no prejudices.
What are the benefits and goals?
Pet-therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue. It also helps people with a range of health problems: