Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Pet Medicine: Animals As Healers

I'm a firm believer that pets - especially dogs, of course - are healers. My dogs have helped me through so many situations in life, whether they realize it or not.

from DailyOm

All pet owners have had, at one time or another, an experience in which their pet, whether golden retriever, kitten, horse, or iguana, recognized their suffering and offered comfort. Animals, both wild and domesticated, have the ability to sense changes in the body and mind and can positively influence humans in many ways. They can inspire playful thoughts in those discouraged and remind us of the need to nurture both ourselves and others. They can even affect profound physical changes in humans, by lowering our blood pressure and reducing stress. The gentle purring of a cat or a friendly nuzzle from a warm lizard can be a form of healing, and all animals, even those in the wild, are natural healers. [Read More...]

Have your dogs been healers in your life? Share your story here!