Therapy ‘Dog-tors’ Show Sick Kids That Medical Procedures Aren’t Something To Be Afraid Of

Being in the hospital can be scary – especially if you’re a child.

However, in order to ease kids and help them feel more relaxed in a hospital environment, the staff at Southampton Children’s Hospital in the UK came up with the perfect solution: therapy dogs!

Photo: SCH Therapy Dogs/Facebook

Milo, Hattie, Quinn, Jessie, Leo, and Archie are all Golden Retriever therapy dogs who’ve now been dubbed the “dog-tors.” They help the sick kids who are going through medical procedures get through them by easing their fears.

Photo: SCH Therapy Dogs/Facebook

The “dog-tors” also help to show these kids that the procedures they are undergoing aren’t as scary as they look by helping to demonstrate how they’re done.

When the kids see the dogs happily undergoing the medical procedures, it makes them feel better and like they’ll be able to manage the tests too.

Photo: SCH Therapy Dogs/Facebook

Of course, the dogs don’t actually undergo the procedures, but they’re more than happy to pose for videos and pictures in order to show the kids there’s nothing to fear.

Photo: SCH Therapy Dogs/Facebook

The dogs pose for x-rays, they have both their blood pressure and temperature taken, and they get their heart rate measured, as well as their chest listened to.

One of the dogs even rolled over on his back for an echocardiogram in order to show the children that there is nothing scary to it, you just lie back and hold mom’s hand while the nurse places a scanner on your chest.

Photo: SCH Therapy Dogs/Facebook

Besides this, the therapy dogs also do rounds visit the patients’ rooms, giving the children lots of love and cuddles in order to bring out their smiles during times of stress.

Who thinks we need more “dog-tors” in hospitals like this?


More From Cesar's Way Videos

Recommended Videos


Related Posts

June 18, 2015

Dog Obesity And Fat Dogs — A Growing Health Problem

By Dr. Kristy Conn Dog obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for

July 12, 2020

Dying Woman Is Granted Her Last Wish To Say Goodbye To Her Poodle

Dogs become members of the family, and that is why it is so important that

June 18, 2015

Dream Jobs For Dog Lovers

Most people who read this site would probably consider themselves dog lovers, but you think

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Tips From Cesar & The Pack

Don’t get left out of the doghouse! Sign up now to make sure you’re up to date on the latest happenings!

Trending Today

Trending This Week