A small 2010 study of 10 healthy dog owners by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth’s Center for Human-Animal Interaction found that both unfamiliar and familiar dogs provoked similar reactions: a relaxation response and reduction in blood pressure and levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone, according to Dr. Sandra Barker, director of the center and a professor of psychiatry… more
I have here three short videos that demonstrate how animals are providing therapeutic assistance. There are many more on Youtube. I hope you enjoy these.
For a state-by-state list of hospitals with dog-friendly policies as well as a set of the general guidelines that patients and their families must follow in order to take pets on hospital visits visit I Love Dog Friendly, a site that keeps track of dog-friendly policies… more
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2013, 11/13 🙂 thanks!