I love it when we hear about dogs who are able to use their instincts, talents and charm for good. There is a growing body of knowledge about how the company of dogs can assist with human therapies.
In this video, the pet therapy program at HCA Virginia’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals is featured. Meet Fraser, a Black Labrador/Golden Retriever mix. Fraser’s canine colleague, Schaffer, doesn’t feature in this video. But, as full-time employees of HCA Virginia, the dogs receive benefits which include supplies and paid veterinary care.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand