Pet Therapy

If you’ve spent any time at all around dogs, you know that unlike the sometimes complex and unpredictable nature of people, animals accept us completely and unconditionally. In recent years, dogs and other pets have been the subject of considerable research that confirms what we know from personal experience about the comfort and pleasant distraction they offer.

For that reason, patients and families can enjoy stress-reducing and comforting visits from therapy dogs as part of the integrative oncology program offered by Riverside Peninsula Cancer Institute & Infusion Center. You’ll have the chance to get to know one or more of these special pets and you can be sure that both you and they will gain from this interaction.