Dogs Impact

K9FR Teams help victims of trauma by encouraging contact and engagement with mental health professionals much sooner than traditional approaches.

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Mental Health results:

~ Encourages participation in physical and psychological therapeutic treatments
~ Decreases anxiety and emotional distress
~ Calms agitation
~ Lifts spirits and lessens depression
~ Reduces feelings of isolation and alienation
~ Encourages communication
~ Provides comfort
~ Increases socialization & reduces loneliness

Physical Health results:

~ Lowers Blood Pressure
~ Slows of heart rate
~ Reduces cortisol,  adrenaline and other stress hormones
~ Increases in endorphins, oxytocin and prolactin… the feel good hormones
~ Diminishes overall physical pain

K9FR Teams are excellent tools to assist mental health professionals in managing patient care.

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