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How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU

By Aakash Lonkar

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From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.

A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good listener, healer, etc 

Director at Animal Angels Foundation, an non-profit, who train dogs for various therapy sessions. He manages operations of Animal Angels Foundation in Mumbai and is has implemented various therapy dog training programs. He works as the chief trainer for Mumbai division where he trains volunteers and therapy dogs.


Katie Carroll

Date 2017
Size/Length 14:17
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Animals in culture
  3. Dogs
  4. Health
  5. Human-animal bond
  6. Human health
  7. Illnesses
  8. Mammals
  9. Pet ownership
  10. Pets and companion animals
  11. Pet therapy
  12. therapy animals