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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 12:00 am

Finding effective methods of caring for our aging loved ones can often be challenging. Adult children, family members and even home-care agencies are always looking for ways to enhance the lives of their loved ones and clients. One method that has had great success is pet therapy.

Introducing a pet as a means of therapy is not a new concept. Dogs, cats, horses and even rabbits and birds have made their way into the lives of children, disabled adults and the elderly all seeking a human-animal interaction. Children's hospitals in particular boast a strong legacy of providing pet therapy to their young patients, while recently many hospice organizations have been incorporating pet visitation into their care plans.

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