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Talk to the animals: Animal-assisted therapy offers emotional support

By: Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch My Shih Tzu, Latte, is like a therapist, personal trainer, and primary care physician all wrapped up into 10 pounds of white fluffiness. When you are bedridden with a cold, she never leaves your side until you are well. When you have a bad day, she is there with a comforting look that says, “Everything is going to be okay.” At 5 p.m., she reminds…

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