How Therapy Dogs Assist ER Patients

A ten-minute visit from a therapy dog lessens the pain and anxiety of emergency room patients

Seniors with therapy dogs

“Therapy dogs themselves … they’re just friendly, family pets that are so excited to visit with people and in places where you don’t typically have a pet,” Dr. Colleen Dell, a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and one of the study authors



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