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Major Study Indicates That Therapy Dogs Provide Significant Benefits to Families of Children Undergo

Following seven years of pioneering research, American Humane, the country's first national humane organization, revealed the results of its long-awaited "Canines and Childhood Cancer Study," the first and largest randomized, controlled clinical trial to rigorously measure the effects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) in the field of pediatric oncology. The results, published today in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, furnish evidence that regular visits from a therapy dog can provide significant psychosocial benefits to families of children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Read more: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/english-releases/major-study-indicates-that-therapy-dogs-provide-significant-benefits-to-families-of-children-undergoing-treatment-for-cancer-300574990.html

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