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Purina-Sponsored Research Shows Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Patients in a Mental Health Crisis

A study by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, funded by Purina, shows the value of therapy dogs to provide emotional support to hard-to-reach patients with severe mental illness. In this qualitative study, therapy dogs offered support to patients, helping to put them at ease to participate in research about their treatment and care.