What is Pet Therapy? - History, Facts & Benefits


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1. Why is pet therapy most likely successful?

2. While pet therapy could be said to have started in the 1800's, it likely began when?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding of the benefits of pet therapy will be assessed on this quiz and worksheet. Make sure you know about the origins of pet therapy and reasons for its success in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Benefit(s) of pet therapy for people with depression
  • Earliest possible examples of pet therapy
  • Overall benefits of pet therapy
  • Reason for the success of pet therapy

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history and benefits of pet therapy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding early examples of pet therapy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the benefits of pet therapy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called What is Pet Therapy? - History, Facts & Benefits. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the animals most used in animal-assisted therapy
  • Understand the relationship between pet therapy and neurotransmitters
  • Recognize the benefits of pet therapy, such as providing structure