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Animal Therapy

What is Animal Therapy?

Animal Therapy is a broad term, used either for Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) or Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). The underlying principle that makes Animal Therapy particularly beneficial for patients is that interaction with a gentle, friendly animal brings lots of positives in their overall health. It has been observed that such activities can result in lowering of blood pressure, treat depression due to loneliness, improve physical and mental stimulation, and brighten the emotional outlook.

Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) aims at improving the quality of life of target individuals or groups by educational or recreational activities related with animals or pets.

The benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) lie in its goal-oriented approach, which aims at improvement of a specific individual in social skills, verbal skills, range of motion, attention span, etc. by using animals or pets. AAT is always supervised by a healthcare professional, who decides all the specifics of the therapy, including duration of each visit.
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Tallgrass Animal Acupressure InstituteTallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
Tallgrass offers learning tools and training programs worldwide in equine, canine and feline acupressure' Animal acupressure is safe, always available, gentle and deceptively powerful' Everyone can provide their animals with optimal health' www'animalacupressure'com » read more...
Canine Meridian ChartCanine Meridian Chart
The goal of any acupressure treatment is to restore the harmonious flow of energy within the animal's system' Acupoint work is the core of every acupressure treatment, and because each point has a specific quality and characteristic, location of the appropriate point is the first step... » read more...
Equine Meridian ChartEquine Meridian Chart
The goal of any acupressure treatment is to restore the harmonious flow of energy within the animal's system' Acupoint work is the core of every acupressure treatment, and because each point has a specific quality and characteristic, location of the appropriate point is the first step... » read more...
Equine Stretch PosterEquine Stretch Poster
The goal of any acupressure treatment is to restore the harmonious flow of energy within the animal's system' Acupoint work is the core of every acupressure treatment, and because each point has a specific quality and characteristic, location of the appropriate point is the first step... » read more...
Equine Acupressure:  A Working ManualEquine Acupressure: A Working Manual
Equine Acupressure: A Working Manual (4th Edition) by Nancy Zidonis, Amy Snow, & Marie Soderberg This book is a step-by-step guide to equine acupressure with lots of charts, photographs and illustrations' It is perfect for owners, trainers, and healthcare practitioners to enhance the... » read more...
The Well-Connected dog:  A Guide to Canine AcupressureThe Well-Connected dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure
The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressureby Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis The human-dog connection is without comparison' A dog is a dog, but also our best friend, our child, our protector, playmate, inspiration and connection to a simpler, loving world' Because dogs understand... » read more...
Acu-Cat:  A Guide to Feline AcupressureAcu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressure
Acu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressureby Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow Cats are the most popular companion animal in the world' This user-friendly book is filled with photographs, charts, and illustrations to help people learn acupressure' The book includes: an acupressure session... » read more...
Introduction to Equine AcupressureIntroduction to Equine Acupressure
Introduction to Equine Acupressure This is the companion DVD to Equine Acupressure: A Working Manual Presenters: Marie Soderberg & Nancy Zidonis Introduction to Equine Acupressure gives you the basics of a complete acupressure session plus specific powerful acupoints for arthritis, hindquarter... » read more...
Equine Anatomy & Acupoint EnergeticsEquine Anatomy & Acupoint Energetics
Equine Landmark Anatomy & Acupoint Energetics - Companion DVD to Equine Landmark Anatomy & Acupoint Entergetics ManualPresenter: Turie Normal, DVM This DVD and Manual break new ground in the field of acupressure and acupuncture' They provide an exceptional tool for the veterinary... » read more...
Equine Anatomy & Acupoint Energetics ManualEquine Anatomy & Acupoint Energetics Manual
Equine Landmark Anatomy & Acupoint Entergetics ManualPresenter: Turie Normal, DVM This DVD and Manual break new ground in the field of acupressure and acupuncture' They provide an exceptional tool for the veterinary professional, bodywork practitioners, and students of acupressure and... » read more...
Canine Anatomy & Acupoint Energetics DVDCanine Anatomy & Acupoint Energetics DVD
Canine Landmark Anatomy & Acupoint Energetics - DVDPresenter: Turie Norman, DVM This DVD is an essential resource for wholistic veterinary professionals, healthcare practitioners, canine bodyworkers and students of animal acupressure and acupuncture' This learning tool has not... » read more...
Exotic Birds As Pets
Before making the decision to care for exotic birds, you should know more information about their care and maintenance' Different birds require different types of treatment' Popular exotic birds are parrots, budgerigars, zebra finches and canaries'If you are looking for a friendly... » read more...
Fido Needs a Fix: Treating Canine Depression
Animals can experience depression, just like people do' It is not as easy to diagnose, but if your dog exhibits any unusual behaviour, depression may be the cause' Depression among canines is not uncommon and you may actually witness shifts in moods or changes in behavior' If this... » read more...
Equine Focus For Training: An Acupressure Approach
Busy, busy, busy, we are all so busy these days, even our horses are busy' They sense our state of mind and feel our stress level sometimes making it difficult to attain the right level of synchronicity for a productive training session' Finding a way to minimise the time and energy... » read more...
BREATHING EASY: Equine Respiratory SupportBREATHING EASY: Equine Respiratory Support
"You can take the horse out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the horse'" Domesticating and stabling horses has radically changed their natural environment and can lead to some serious health issues' Respiratory difficulties are reported to... » read more...
Aging Gracefully: Older CatsAging Gracefully: Older Cats
It's simple, safe and effective' Acupressure can help your senior cat get more easily through her golden years'Is he getting older?Cats are often considered senior citizens by the age of ten, but many live into their 20s with ease' How soon a cat begins to show his age is... » read more...
Dog; A mans best friend?Dog; A mans best friend?
Dogs' Nearly anywhere you find humans you will indefinably find dogs' Both tend to desire companionship and find a void filled through the relationship with each other' Nearly all dog owners will confirm the fact that their relationship with their canine is deeper than a surface... » read more...
What is Animal Therapy?What is Animal Therapy?
For generations bonds have been developed between humans and animals' Often these bonds are deep and unconditional' People have been experiencing the benefits of relationships between themselves and animals and now researchers have evidence of the physical, emotional and mental benefits... » read more...

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