For some years now it has been recognised by healthcare experts, something we all knew: that pets are good for our health! Indeed, it has been scientifically proven that the mere action of stroking a dog, or cat, slows down the heartbeat and reduces blood pressure. NHS Fife has a small team of therapet dogs that volunteer, along with their owners, to regularly visit and provide a little four-legged therapy and companionship to animal lovers who aren’t able to care for a pet full-time.

Sometimes small miracles occur - people who have never spoken, turned their faces to the wall even- magically come to life at the appearance of a dog in their ward. This is wonderful to witness and it is the reason we’ve decided to take on our own therapeutic animal team.

All Therapets must be registered with Canine Concern Scotland.