A Therapy Pet
A therapy pet can be one of a number of animals –
Dogs, cats, llamas, miniature pigs, mini-horses, or birds
But many people choose dogs.
Dogs could be emotional support dogs,
Therapy dogs, and certified service dogs
But why are these dogs necessary?
Many people attest to the benefits of having such pets.
Because they lift their mood, relieve stress,
And help them recover from health problems
While in hospitals and mental institutions
Classrooms are also a good place for such dogs
Students benefit during physical exercise
Interactions with such dogs lower blood pressure
And having dogs around are stimulating
For they also assist patients and students with pain management.
But there’s a difference between a “therapy dog” and “service dog.”
A therapy dogs helps their clients physically and emotionally,
While a service dog helps people perform tasks
That they are unable to do themselves.
“God, help us to use the pets of your creation in beneficial ways. Teach us the best ways to use such animals as a service to mankind. And help us to treat these pets with love and compassion for the work they do for us.”