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Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students

By Costa Maragos

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Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This is an important finding, given that student mental health is a serious concern on Canadian campuses,” says Dr. Darlene Chalmers, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work.


Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date 2015
Pages 1
Publisher University of Regina
Location of Publication Regina, Saskatchewan
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animal roles
  4. Animals in culture
  5. Comfort
  6. Dogs
  7. Health
  8. Mammals
  9. Pet ownership
  10. Pets and companion animals
  11. Physical environment
  12. Schools
  13. Service animals
  14. Social Environments
  15. Social Work
  16. Stress
  17. students
  18. therapeutic effects
  19. therapy
  20. therapy animals