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Dogs Comfort Cancer Patients
glennwriter posted:
Cancer ravages children. They must face the shock of the diagnosis. Then they must deal with the side effects of chemotherapy. The disease effects both the body and mind.

But work is underway to ease the suffering of young cancer patients. Researchers, hospitals, and nonprofit organizations are using animals to soothe worried minds.

Pfizer and the American Humane Association will soon research animal-assisted therapy. This month, they announced that they would conduct a joint study on the use of animals for pediatric cancer patients.

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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Thanks for the article..I agree that animals can help in many ways! Horses are also used to work with children who have mental or emotional disorders

glennwriter replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Hi, Haylen.

I'm glad you liked the article.

I didn't know that horses were being used, too. That's

Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to glennwriter's response:
I remembered reading this article not too long ago:

College Students Get Companionship, Activity, Stress Relief From Their Pets

Although pets come with lots of responsibility, I know the pay off is worth it


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