Animal Therapy

 

In partnership with the Cayman Islands Humane Society, we are now offering Pet Therapy which is internationally recognized as an “official” treatment for terminally ill patients.

Numerous studies have been done over the years touting the benefits of this kind of therapy, which include decreased anxiety and pain (petting an animal is shown to increase the production of endorphins, chemicals that suppress the pain response), lowering of blood pressure and stress levels and the alleviation of loneliness (especially for those who do not have supportive family nearby).

Physical contact with dogs and cats has a calming effect, the ability to bring back pleasant memories and give our patients something to look forward to.