Cat and dog are helping sick children Portland
Every pet owner knows how positive the effect on each member of the family. Therapy with pets have not a novelty, and for doctors, but it is widely use it do not hurry.
But in children's hospitals in Portland (USA) young patients every day for a few minutes talking with labrador Parker, Pyrenean mountain dog Rogan, heavy semikilogrammovym cat Huck Finn and other four-legged healers.
Hospitals involved in a large national study, which aims to show benefit weighty animaterapii (treatment with animals). For operation in clinics take well-behaved and grafted animals with stable psyche and calm behavior. Special organization Pet Partners provides pets proven quality certificate.
The three-year Landy Ames pressed against the cat Geku Finn in the Department of Hematology and Oncology Doernbecher Children's Hospital clinic. The owner of the cat Carol Markt brings heavy Huck on spetstelezhke.
Six year old Ruby Reese is happy cat, her own home, there are two cats. "He's so soft," - smiling girl.
In 15-year-old Sammy Thorpe diabetes first type. She strokes dog Parker and says that she has a dog at home, too, on which she is bored. "I have long not seen her smile," says her mother.
"When I hear things like that, it makes me understand why we're all doing that," Parker -rasskazyvaet host Dan Makfarling. Dan Parker usually visit about 20 children a day.
Sofia Cardelli pats Pyrenean Mastiff named Rogan in the Randall Children's Hospital. The girl's father, Tom Cardella, says she goes there treatment for viral pneumonia and miss my pets, black labrador. Sofia loves dogs.
8-year-old Joshua Boston delighted with the two horns, which lay on his bed. The boy home live two large dogs and Rogan reminds him of them.
15-year-old Eddie Sanchez is with leukemia and is sorry that he can not treat Rogan some delicacy.
Shaggy Chanel and attracts attention from an adult rehabilitation center Rehabilitation Institute of Oregon.
Rogan to visit the mistress of seven Jayden Schaeffer, who will have an operation to remove appendicitis.
Lorena Alvarez and his son Michael met Labrador Auden in the clinic St. Vincent Medical Center. "You've done today his day," says the boy's mother mistress Auden - "You raised him up."