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Reading to dogs maintains skill among school kids


August 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) School kids who read out aloud to dogs during the summer break seemed to improve their reading skills.Veterinary researchers from Tufts University in the US paired ... Read more...

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Piglet helps train assistance dogs Down Under!


April 25th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 25 (ANI): Gidget, a three-month-old piglet, who is serving as a training distraction for assistance dogs may be the world's first to help canines in training.For the past three weeks, ... Read more...

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How service dogs help ease disabled living


December 30th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Service dogs can help increase safety and independence for people with disabilities or illness in several ways, experts have observed.A report in the Mayo Clinic Health Letter exemplifies ... Read more...

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Pet therapy makes way for less painful recovery


November 17th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that adults recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication when they use pet therapy.The study found that animal-assisted therapy ... Read more...

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Pets can help patients minimise medication


November 17th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The presence of pets can help adult patients -- particularly those recovering from total joint-replacement surgery -- minimise medication, according to a new study. "Evidence suggests that animal-assisted therapy ... Read more...

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Oz Muslim cab drivers refusing to carry blind, disabled passengers


July 17th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 17 (ANI): Muslim taxi drivers in Australia are refusing to carry blind and disabled passengers with guide dogs - because their religion tells them the animals are "unclean". A Courier ... Read more...

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