Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc

Sharing the Natural Healing Power of Cats 

 

Partner With A Therapy Cat 

PCT organization provides a 100% guarantee to its clients on the health, temperament and abilities of its therapy cats. We use purpose bred Siberian Cats for their temperament, health, high intelligence, dog-like quality, hypoallergenic properties. We test for allergy Fel d 1 glycoprotein level. We provide a health guarantee against genetic diseases, as we test against all genetic feline disease. To find out the special training our cats receive in our placement program please visit Purr-fect Cat Therapy Training Info page
A therapy cat is a cat trained to help ailing humans in a medically beneficial way to take advantage of the human-animal interaction for purposes of relaxation and healing. While they do provide a valuable service, they do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A therapy pet does not have the same legal rights as an assistance or service animal. 


Misrepresenting an animal as a service or assistance animal may be punishable by incarceration and/or fines – as determined by local, state and federal laws.

How Does A Therapy Cat Help?

Research suggests that exposure to pet dander early in life makes it less likely that the body will treat it as a dangerous pathogen. This reduces a child’s chances of developing allergies. Perhaps even better, exposure to pet hair can help activate a child’s immune system, reducing their vulnerability to a host of ailments.


Playing with a pet has been shown to elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine—two brain chemicals that, when absent, can result in depression and anxiety. People who own dogs and cats are less likely to report mental health woes such as anxiety and depression, even when they have chronic or terminal illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.


The Physical Benefits of Therapy Cats


  • lowers blood pressure.
  • improves cardiovascular health.
  • releases calming endorphins (oxytocin).
  • lowers overall physical pain.
  • Pet owners demonstrated better health and lower health care utilization than non-pet owners.
  • the act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response, which is believed to reduce the amount of medication needed by       some people.

The Mental Health Benefits of Emotional Support Animals and Comfort Pets

  • lifts spirits and lessens depression.
  • Increased self-esteem
  • lowers feelings of isolation and alienation.
  • encourages communication.
  • provides comfort.
  • increases socialization.
  • lessens boredom.
  • reduces anxiety.
  • aids children in overcome speech and emotional disorders.
  • creates motivation for the client to recover faster.
  • reduces loneliness.