Learn How Animals Detect Illness
They're more than just companions, they're also part of the healthcare team. Find out how animals are making an important difference to people's health and well being. Doctors, nurses, support workers, therapists — and animals?
When it comes to better health, not all members of the team walk on two legs. Animals are increasingly becoming a part of therapies designed to help both the body and the mind — not to mention how we diagnose and manage disease. We’re used to seeing dogs with jobs — like police dogs or guide dogs — but there are many ways that animals are making a difference. Here are a few ways animals are improving the health and well being of their human companions.