Service Dog in Training Provides Comfort for Health Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel are on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic.  A one-year old yellow Lab named Wynn is providing much-needed emotional comfort for staff at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. According to a story on CNN, Wynn’s trainer (who is also a doctor) says that Wynn’s presence is helping … Continue reading Service Dog in Training Provides Comfort for Health Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment

It has long been known that visits from pet therapy animals help improve the emotional well-being of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. How do animal therapy visits help cancer patients who are enduring difficult chemotherapy and radiation treatments? A recent study in the Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology suggests that animal visits improve … Continue reading Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment