In Defense of Fido

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Evidence has been piling up for years: animals can have great therapeutic effects of people of all ages.

While scanning the web for research I saw that the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine held an entire conference on “animal assisted interventions in adolescent mental health”. While I was a bit surprised it should come as no shock to any of us that animals can have a definite healing or soothing effect.

Last week we discussed the need each of us ...

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