I also find that this part of my job provides the caretakers with a certain level of therapy in itself. The act of caring is a joyous and special role that we can provide other living beings in this life, and there is no greater joy than seeing that sick little anorexic cat take its first lick of food in days. This goes the same for feeding larger animal patients such as our beloved horses.
Auntie Maries Homemade Muffins are not a sole source of diet, but they are certainly tasty little specimens. Perhaps not to be fed to sick patients unless okayed by your veterinarian first. However, even the pickiest of eaters may take delight in chewing a sweet molasses muffin...
One thing is for certain, for the caretakers of our beloved animal friends, feeding treats is therapy, and as you can read in this article, taking care of animals provides care for them, but also helps us in so many ways. What a special relationship!
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