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Royal College of Nursing say pets have a place in hospitals — 4 Comments

  1. I agree that pets have a place in healing. Both my dogs and cats are wonderful for healing sad hearts. They are also very attentive for illness and injury, offering a loving touch or purr to help us feel better. I know I would benefit from a Nurse Tongue or Nurse Purrl if I were in the hospital.

  2. When my children were young, they were in the Girl Scouts. Their leader scheduled visits to nearby nursing homes and we were allowed to take our 3 dogs and four of our cats. All our haired and furred family were well behaved and were the hit of the day for the elderly. It taught the girls a lot. And the four-legged scouts seemed to enjoy it also.

  3. I think it’s a lovely idea which could benefit a great many people. I’ve suggested to my friend that her Devon Rex would be an ideal therapy pet, because he’s so gentle and affectionate towards everyone. I know it cheers me up when he curls up on my lap when I visit.

    I see those FurReal toy cats are now marketed towards patients with dementia or those who live in sheltered accomodation where pets aren’t allowed. By all accounts, the results are very positive. Researchers at Wrexham Glyndwr University are about to give 10 robotic cats to dementia sufferers in North Wales for a six month trial. Hope it’s a success.

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