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Canines and Childhood Cancer

Examining the Effects of Therapy Dogs with Childhood Cancer Patients and their Families

In 2010, American Humane and Zoetis (formerly the animal health business of Pfizer) partnered to launch the Canines and Childhood Cancer study, a groundbreaking effort to measure the impacts of animal-assisted therapy for children with cancer, their parents, and therapy dogs. The goals of this collaboration are to promote innovation and evidence-based research and practice improvements to advance the field of animal-assisted therapy, as well as the treatment of childhood cancer for patients and their families.

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