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good books/websites on therapy training?

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Miss Tiny- Burr Burr

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Purred: Sun Jul 28, '13 10:11am PST 
This fall im getting a new kitten who i plan on using for Therapy. I think it would be a fresh idea for children and elderly who maybe are afraid of dogs or are semi allergic (she is a Devon Rex)

Anyone know any good books on therapy cats, or websites? She would need to get use to baths, car rides, being held, dogs, ect. any input?

I failed horribly getting Miss Tiny Burr Burr use to car rides.
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Merlin - An Angel- Forever

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Purred: Sun Jul 28, '13 4:33pm PST 
Here's a web site: http://www.petpartners.org/page.aspx?pid=259

Pets that eat raw food are often not eligible to become therapy animals. There is concern about potential bacteria like salmonella transmitting from a pet to a health compromised person (the elderly, hospital patients, etc) through saliva, minor scratches from a paw, or a bite.

A therapy cat would need to get used to wearing a sturdy harness and leash. Those flimsy string-like harnesses aren't good. A walking jacket or something more like what a therapy dog wears would be better. My Catster friend Jacoby is a certified therapy cat smile You can see pictures of his harness on his blog http://abyaday.wordpress.com/
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