Ariela and Allegro Alpert
Pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet like Allegro can help you physically and emotionally. It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can release oxytocin which produces a calming effect. The release of endorphins can also help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and improve your overall psychological state. Some other benefits include but are not limited to increased self-esteem, increased verbal communication, development of social skills, decreased feelings of loneliness, reduced anxiety, and increased willingness to engage in empathic interaction.