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Ep. 11: Spreading Joy to Those in Need – the Role of Therapy Dogs in a Clinical Setting

December 17, 2020

Research shows that animals can improve the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of their human companions. From this strong bond comes the concept of therapy animals, or in this case, therapy dogs.

But what is a therapy dog, and how are they being used today?

In this episode, Kathy speaks with Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Alliance of Therapy Dogs about their therapy dog programs, what it takes to become a volunteer, how dog therapy works, and more.

 

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