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Clinical Trial Shows Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Adult Cancer Patients Undergoing Complex Cancer Treatment with Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
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Therapy dogs may improve the emotional well-being of some cancer patients, according to results of a clinical study, the first to document the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer...
Dogs Assist in Speech Therapy
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A Florida hospital system uses therapy dogs in their speech pathology programs. Children who work with the dogs have shown signs of improvement with their ability to pronounce words and...
Comfort dogs at 2014 Boston Marathon
Boston Magazine and Dogtime.com report that the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs had a team available at the Boston Marathon yesterday. The group has had the canines available several...
Funeral homes bring in grief assistance dogs
Just over a week ago, I found out that one of the funeral homes in my hometown area has added a dog to their staff. Brooklyn will be working as a Grief Therapy Dog at the DeMoney-Grimes funeral...
How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain
This article from NPR outlines how MRIs are being used to study how dogs can sense how an individual’s emotions change.
The full article can be found...
Dog takes a bite out of dental office stress
Dr. Paul Weiss of East Amherst announces the addition of Brooke, a 4 year-old Golden Retriever and a certified therapy dog.
You can read the full article here:...
Comfort dogs help survivors in Newtown, CT
A group of trained comfort dogs has been taken to Newtown, CT to help the survivors in the aftermath of the terrible tragedy. You can read the full story at the Chicago Tribune’s site:...
Stress-Relieving Dogs Once Again Appear in Libraries as Finals Approach
It’s that time of the year again. As students gear up for final exams, libraries and other campus institutions are bringing in therapy dogs to help students cope with mounting stresses. Past...