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Meet the adorable dogs of Syracuse airport’s new pet therapy program (video)

Meet the adorable dogs of Syracuse airport’s new pet therapy program (video) The Norwich couple was traveling to Japan to visit their son, who had experienced a medical issue, and had to leave their Boston Terrier in the care of a friend. Syster became emotional as she petted Flyer, a docile AKC registered dog who […]

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Therapy dogs ease tension for EIU students – Effingham Daily News

Therapy dogs ease tension for EIU students – Effingham Daily News Effingham Daily NewsTherapy dogs ease tension for EIU studentsEffingham Daily NewsWilson is a 6 1/2-year-old Boston Terrier/Labrador mix with lots of personality, which is one quality that makes him a perfect pet therapy dog. He boasted his red bandanna and yellow tag as he […]

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Autism Therapy Dog Missing Since Friday, Returned To Ecstatic Boy Who Missed Him

Autism Therapy Dog Missing Since Friday, Returned To Ecstatic Boy Who Missed Him But the head scratcher is still how the enormous Great Dane came and went with no one seeing a thing. “I got up at 6 a.m. to let our other dog out and heard scratching at the other door,” Christie Brennan Acton […]

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Boy falls to his knees, cries after missing autism therapy dog returns home

Boy falls to his knees, cries after missing autism therapy dog returns home Rambo, an autism therapy dog who disappeared from outside a Hanover home Friday afternoon, mysteriously returned home early Wednesday morning much to the delight of his buddy, seven-year-old Conner and Conner’s family. Conner’s mom Christie said they discovered a clean and warm […]

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EXCHANGE: Therapy dogs offer patients companionship, joy – Lexington Herald Leader

EXCHANGE: Therapy dogs offer patients companionship, joy – Lexington Herald Leader EXCHANGE: Therapy dogs offer patients companionship, joyLexington Herald LeaderThe Sherman program, also called animal-assisted therapy, features 14 therapy dogs of various ages and breeds embracing a golden retriever, a Siberian husky, a goldendoodle and more. No breed is barred, but there is extra caution […]

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Clinical trial shows benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer patients undergoing complex cancer treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy

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 patients. The research was made available this week in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology. The study, conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai Beth […]

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Animal therapy reduces anxiety, loneliness symptoms in college students

Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. Their findings are published in the latest issue of the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. The researchers provided animal-assisted therapy to 55 students in a […]

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Animal therapy reduces need for pain medication after joint-replacement surgery

Patients recovering from total joint replacement surgery who receive animal-assisted therapy (AAT) require less pain medication than those who do not experience this type of therapy. These data were published in the August/September issue of Anthrozoos by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Loyola University Health System. Anthrozoos is the […]

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Stress research in therapy dogs reveals animals’ needs

Animals exert positive effects on humans. This fact has been proven scientifically and is used increasingly often for specific therapeutic purposes. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how therapy dogs feel in a therapy setting and how one can create a largely stress-free situation for the animals. The current study shows that, during group therapy, […]

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Beneva Dental in Sarasota, Florida Keeps Patients Relaxed with Dental Therapy Dogs

SARASOTA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dr. Baltasar Jimenez loves his three dogs so much that he brings them with him to his office each day. After his dogs began joining him in the office, Dr. Jimenez quickly became aware of the relaxing effect that his dogs had on his most anxious patients. They now have a new […]

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