Meet Our Dental Therapy Dog

Ziggy will help you relax and enjoy your visit with us.

Ziggy is ready to help soothe your anxious feelings.

‘‘ If you are feeling anxious during your visit with Dr. Asha, I can help you feel at ease and relaxed.

Are You Wondering What a Therapy Dog Does?

Glad you asked!

English Setter serving as a dental therapy dog

At Asha Madhaven DDS it’s important to us that you feel relaxed and at ease during your visits with us. One of the ways we ensure this is by offering our patients the services of a dental therapy dog.

A therapy dog’s main job is to reduce stress in our anxious patients and “Dogtor Ziggy” is a master at it! If you are nervous during your visit, Ziggy can either sit or cuddle with you during your treatment.

Simply petting an animal has been shown to cause an automatic relaxation response and releases the “feel-good” hormones serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin. We just know Ziggy makes our patients feel happy!

A dental therapy dog:

  • Can interact with a variety of people

  • Has a stable temperament and a friendly, easy-going attitude

  • Provides comfort and joy to our patients

Health Benefits of a Dental Therapy Dog

Mental Health
  • Lowers anxiety

  • Provides comfort

  • Reduces feeling of loneliness

  • Increases mental stimulation

  • Helps break the ice

Physical Health
  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Slows pulse and breathing

  • Diminishes feeling of pain

  • Releases “feel-good” hormones

Make An Appointment with Ziggy Today!

He’s pretty booked up, but we’re sure he’ll make time for you. Ziggy is happy to welcome patients from Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland, Bellevue, and Bothell, WA.