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Puppy and Kitten Therapy – What is it and why you should look into it…

04 February 2020

It’s a well-known fact that animals can have an immediate impact on mood, and this is especially true for puppies and kittens. Puppy and kitten therapy is a growing activity, helping both people and animals to relieve stress and improve their mental health. The hire of a puppy or kitten can brighten any day with an adorable, soft cuddle.

When we see a puppy or kitten we immediately warm inside, due to the emotional response we develop over time. There are numerous reasons why puppy and kitten hire can assist in calming and improving our mood…

Why Do Animals Help Us Relax?

Stroking and petting. The rhythmic action of petting an animal helps to focus our attention, similar to the calming effect of meditation.

Dogs and cats can also help to release oxytocin, the chemical associated with being in love. This chemical creates a calming effect that helps us to feel more relaxed. It’s perhaps not the first solution for stress you may immediately consider, but kitten and puppy hire can be surprisingly effective.

What are the Benefits of Puppy and Kitten Therapy?

Puppy and kitten therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Sitting and playing with a dog or cat can aid in the relief of a variety of physical and mental issues.

It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect.

Crucially, puppy and kitten therapy can help to develop social skills, increasing our willingness to join in, improving interactions with others. The benefits of puppy and kitten hire are plentiful and often highly effective.

Where Can I Hire Therapy Puppies and Kittens?

Here at Urban Paws, we have a selection of animals available as therapy puppies and kittens.

In November 2019, a selection of our puppies attended an event for a Barclays campaign. The company hosted an incredibly effective ‘puppy play’ session to help de-stress worried students.

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More recently, Victoria Leeds commissioned several of our puppies for a meet and greet session in the midst of their shopping centre in order to provide a fun, friendly and memorable event for shoppers.

Get in touch with Urban Paws UK today to hire our incredible therapy puppies or kittens.

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