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Caring Canines cuddle up to patients at SwedishAmerican

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Need to feel the love this Valentine's Day? Maybe a canine can cheer you up. 

SwedishAmerican Hospital hosted its second annual Cuddle with the Caring Canines. Staff and visitors at SwedishAmerican were able to spend the day cuddling with therapy dogs. Health experts say dogs are proven to help staff relax.

"Often we'll see people just relax, their shoulders low, they might get down on the floor and love with the dogs you see a big difference," Caring Canines Coordinator Claudia Aschbrenner said.

If patients at SwedishAmerican wish to receive a visit from one of the canines all they have to do is notify their nurse.

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