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Hospital throws therapy dog birthday party

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Patients and families threw a birthday party for their furry best friends at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Therapy dogs work hard all year to comfort young patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, so Thursday was their day!

The pet therapy program helps ease patients’ anxiety and promotes shorter recovery times.

The dogs provide therapy for patients, families and staff throughout numerous Children’s facilities. Some of those include transplant, rehabilitation and child protection services.

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