Veterinary school participates in canine stress study

03/19/2012 | Daily Pennsylvanian, The

Veterinarian and professor Cindy Otto of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center is collaborating with a Virginia Tech veterinarian and graduate student, Zenithson Ng, to study whether dogs benefit from petting sessions in the same way humans do, the first such study. The researchers are quantifying a pet's cortisol levels during petting and hope to develop work guidelines for therapy dogs to prevent burnout.

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