With a lick and a nuzzle, therapy dogs help cancer patients heal
Doctors have long suspected that the bond between people and animals can have healing powers. Now they have scientific proof.
Researchers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York conducted a study of the impact certified therapy dogs have on cancer patients. They discovered that when patients spent time with a therapy dog during chemo and radiation treatment, their emotional well-being and quality of life showed measurable improvement.