Dogs have always visited the elderly in care homes, however a relatively new animal on the block is proving to be quite the sensation.
Enter the alpaca. But what makes Oriontree’s alpacas such a good animal to have visit your care home?
For starters, they are naturally calm and docile creature.
he respond very well to people’s emotions and people naturally respond to them. They are tactile – their fur is incredible soft and never ceases to amaze people touch them for the first time.
They are also clean – preferring to use their own ‘bathroom’ than just ‘going’ anywhere!
But that’s not all, results from various studies show that a few minutes stroking furry critters prompts a release of “feel good” hormones in humans, including serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin, and decease levels of the primary stress hormone cortisol.
In addition simply spending time around animals helps to combat depression.
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