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Intermountain Therapy Animals

Intermountain Therapy Animals strives to improve quality of life through the power of the human-animal bond. Most pet owners are aware of the benefits their animals provide. The enthusiastic greeting of a dog or cat after a hard day’s work relieves stress. Petting a dog or cat lowers blood pressure.
But the benefits of animals go far beyond the obvious. Dogs and cats help motivate sick people to become well; they provide a link to the outside world for people with autism; and they provide emotional support for victims of abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Intermountain Therapy Animals’ Pet Partners are able to reach out to individuals who are suffering. They work side by side with medical professionals with a common goal to save people and ease their pain. Pet Partners are integrated into therapeutic regimens and work alongside clients’ regular therapists to help facilitate goals. The non-judgmental nature of animals is the perfect prescription to patients by providing comfort and relief.
SelectHealth recognizes the healing touch provided by Intermountain Therapy Animals as another example of how Utah Gives Back.