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Author Rivera, Michelle A

Title On dogs and dying : inspirational stories from hospice hounds / by Michelle A. Rivera
Published West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 130 pages)
Series New directions in the human-animal bond
New directions in the human-animal bond
Contents What is animal-assisted therapy? -- Bring me a dog -- Pet therapy partners -- Man who could not eat -- Sato therapy -- Deathbed confession -- Preacher, step aside -- In denial -- Squirrel therapy -- But you cannot hide -- One of a kind -- White dog in the night -- Alfred and Tilly -- Rx for pain -- Time to walk the dog -- Hooray for Hollywood -- Peaches and Flo; where will they go? -- Kids and dogs club -- Therapist to therapists -- Rehabilitation of Maxine -- Will work for biscuits -- Children's festival -- Getting started as a partner with your pet
Summary "This book presents a series of real-life tales of the positive effects dogs have had on people at the end of their lives, chronicling the visits by two therapy dogs, Woody and Katie, to patients in a south Florida hospice facility."--P. [4] of cover
Notes Print version record
Subject Hospice Care
Animal Assisted Therapy
Terminally Ill -- psychology
Dogs -- Therapeutic use -- Florida -- Anecdotes
Hospice care -- Florida -- Anecdotes
Human-animal relationships -- Florida -- Anecdotes
Dogs -- Therapeutic use.
Hospice care.
Human-animal relationships.
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612493971 (electronic bk.)
1612495230 (electronic bk.)
9781612493978 (electronic bk.)
9781612495231 (electronic bk.)