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The Power of Wagging Tails: A Doctors Guide to Dog Therapy and Healing Dawn A. Marcus

The Power of Wagging Tails: A Doctors Guide to Dog Therapy and Healing

Dawn A. Marcus

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ISBN : 9781936303120
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360 pages
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Medical studies have consistently shown that patients benefit from therapy dog visits. One recent study of 59 adults showed that following a therapy dog visit their energy levels increased, respiratory rated calmed significantly and pain scoresMoreMedical studies have consistently shown that patients benefit from therapy dog visits. One recent study of 59 adults showed that following a therapy dog visit their energy levels increased, respiratory rated calmed significantly and pain scores decreased by over 20 percent. Mood scores improved by over 60 percent with the patients feeling less tense, anxious, angry, tied depressed and dejected.Now in The Power of Wagging Tails, Dr. Dawn Marcus showcases the wide range of research that shows the therapeutic and healing power of people of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. These research findings are brought to life through the personal stories of healing from dog owners across the United States and Canada.She shows you how to unleash the healing power of your own dog, describes how to effectively add a dog to the home of someone with a chronic condition, explains how the family dog can help with chronic health conditions, and teaches how to train a companion dog to be a certified therapy dog to help others.The Power of Wagging Tails is of interest to dog owners, people wondering how to help family and friends coping with chronic illnesses, and individuals considering training their dogs