Pups to Help Pa­tients

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In the first clin­i­cal study to doc­u­ment the ben­e­fits of an­i­malas­sisted ther­apy in adult can­cer pa­tients, re­searchers dis­cov­ered

that ther­apy dogs can im­prove the pa­tients' emo­tional well­be­ing, par­tic­u­larly among those re­ceiv­ing in­ten­sive multi-modal con­comi­tant ra­di­a­tion ther­apy and chemo­ther­apy for gas­troin­testi­nal, head, or neck can­cers. What's more, in­creases in well-be­ing were sig­nif­i­cant over the course of the an­i­mal-as­sisted vis­its, even when pa­tients' phys­i­cal and func­tional health de­clined. Source: The

Jour­nal of Com­mu­nity and Sup­port­ive On­col­ogy

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