During trying times, while senior living communities are under quarantine, those with pets are enjoying the benefits of pet therapy more than ever before. It is well known that interaction with our furry friends has significant health benefits. Dogs and cats are most commonly used for pet therapy but, birds and robotic simulating animals are also for this type of therapy. Pet therapy is the interaction between a person and a trained animal. Bonding with a friendly pet can help with a variety of physical and mental issues. Studies indicate that those who spend regular time with pets often have lower blood pressure and triglyceride counts. So what are some of the benefits of pet therapy? As a reminder, all photos and videos posted on this page were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.