PUPPY LOVE: Woman's canine companions aid in her recovery

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 02:29 PM.

"Although dogs have been used for therapeutic purposes around the globe for years, today, particularly in the U.S., their use is driven by mounting evidence that dogs truly can heal," The Saturday Evening Post reports. "One look at a therapy dog strolling into a hospital room and a patient’s blood pressure drops, heart rate slows, and the corrosive hormones generated by stress that damage arteries and play a part in so many diseases and disorders plummet."

Canines' therapeutic effects are no surprise to Janice.

"There's a reason God sent us dogs," she said.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.



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