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Pets Help Put Patients on the Mend

More than 60 pet therapy teams visit patients throughout the Scripps Health system



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Healing comes in many forms—even four-legged and fluffy. Take Cody, a 10-pound Maltese, who visits hospital patients with the help of his human, brightening days and begging for belly rubs. Any Scripps patient can request a visit from one of these canine good citizens, some doctors even insist on it. Read more about Scripps’ Canine Therapy program and how you and your puppy pal can help here.

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