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You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 19, 2019 12:54PM
How do they allow that?
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: December 19, 2019 12:57PM
Service dogs?
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: December 19, 2019 01:00PM
Usually a hospital support animal, not just a pet from home.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 19, 2019 01:04PM
many years of study.



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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 19, 2019 01:06PM
.....many hospitals have 'support' animal programs to easy patients anxiety, etc.......



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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 19, 2019 01:34PM
Usually a pet from home that's been certified/vetted or recognized as such by the hospital as a support animal.

A friend's neighbor has a Great Dane that's been tried as a support animal and visits hospitals regularly.

I had remarked on how particularly friendly but docile her dog was, and that's one of the things that is required.

The dog is extremely obedient and unfazed by commotion. She'd good with adults and children as well. The dog is young, with is good, because Dane's don't have the long life span of other dogs.

The dog is not a service dog, but wears a vest similar to one, so there's no confusion as to her purpose or presence.




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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 19, 2019 01:49PM
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PeterW
Usually a hospital support animal, not just a pet from home.

This. Wife was just in for several days -- at least a half dozen dogs walking around -- but all with support harnesses and badging.



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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 19, 2019 02:04PM
I never thought of them as service dogs, but as moral boosters on a one-off mission. But isnt there a germ problem?
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: December 19, 2019 02:22PM
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Dennis S
I never thought of them as service dogs, but as moral boosters on a one-off mission. But isnt there a germ problem?

I think they're required to have a bath just before visiting (unlike human visitors), plus they are restricted as to which patients they're allowed to visit.



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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: December 19, 2019 02:41PM
When I was in hospital for three weeks in November 2017, I was told that my husband could bring my dog in to visit. We never did that, but I did get a visit from the visiting doggie. She was so mellow, you'd think she was drugged. (Don't think she was. ha ha)





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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 19, 2019 03:09PM
Service doggos. Awesome and a help to healing. Being stuck in a hospital is terrifying. A visit from a nice dog is amazing.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 19, 2019 03:29PM
I still can't get over the germ problem.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: rz
Date: December 19, 2019 03:34PM
I think people have more germs than dogs.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 19, 2019 03:41PM
Not service dogs.

I just talked to my friend who's neighbor has the dog.

It's actually certified as a therapy dog with is different than a service dog or support animal.

A support animal is one's pet.

A therapy dog has a owner/handler and is trained to be docile and comforting to other people.

A service dog is trained to assist one person. It's not a pet, nor a therapy animal.

I don't think CA has any state-level certification for therapy dogs, and not for support animals.

They do have it for service dogs.




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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 19, 2019 03:45PM
I still can't get over the germ problem.


One is already in a place full of germs.

And if a patient is very at risk for infection, access would be limited anyway.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Pam
Date: December 19, 2019 03:47PM
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RAMd®d
Not service dogs.

I just talked to my friend who's neighbor has the dog.

It's actually certified as a therapy dog with is different than a service dog or support animal.

A support animal is one's pet.

A therapy dog has a owner/handler and is trained to be docile and comforting to other people.

A service dog is trained to assist one person. It's not a pet, nor a therapy animal.

I don't think CA has any state-level certification for therapy dogs, and not for support animals.

They do have it for service dogs.

There are certifications for therapy dogs. Hospitals usually want proof. Therapy dogs cannot react to sudden loud noises, have good citizenship, good obedience, no aggression, etc. There are also therapy mini horses, lamas, pigs... Most people love the visits.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 19, 2019 04:00PM
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RAMd®d
I still can't get over the germ problem.


One is already in a place full of germs.

And if a patient is very at risk for infection, access would be limited anyway.

Sure, so why not introduce even More risks into a hospital?

People just can't seem to not have their annoying pets everywhere, no matter what.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Don C
Date: December 19, 2019 04:02PM
My niece used to have a Golden Retriever that was trained as a therapy dog.

Not knowing of that training, I played with the dog. She mentioned that it would not take much retraining.

Oops!
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 19, 2019 05:27PM
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Steve G.
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People just can't seem to not have their annoying pets everywhere, no matter what.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: JoeBob
Date: December 19, 2019 06:55PM
We have therapy dogs that visit every Wednesday at our pediatric clinic.
I have patients that schedule visits based on when the dogs will be there.
They are cleaner than several of my patients families barf smiley
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: December 19, 2019 09:19PM
I think there is some risk but most dogs won't catch anything serious.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 19, 2019 10:15PM
I think there is some risk but most dogs won't catch anything serious.


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When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: You know how sometimes you see a dog visiting a hospital patient?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 19, 2019 10:32PM
Floofers! I'd love to see more, given how happy they make (most) people
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