DOCTOR DOGS: Richard Strafer of Canine Assisted Therapy brought his labradoodles Jacques (at right) and Eli to visit patient Doris Breitbart at Mount Sinai Hospital on May 12, 2015. The hospital reports that the weekly visits of the dogs for pet therapy for its cancer patients boosts mood, lowers blood pressure and helps patients heal.
DOCTOR DOGS: Richard Strafer of Canine Assisted Therapy brought his labradoodles Jacques (at right) and Eli to visit patient Doris Breitbart at Mount Sinai Hospital on May 12, 2015. The hospital reports that the weekly visits of the dogs for pet therapy for its cancer patients boosts mood, lowers blood pressure and helps patients heal. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF
DOCTOR DOGS: Richard Strafer of Canine Assisted Therapy brought his labradoodles Jacques (at right) and Eli to visit patient Doris Breitbart at Mount Sinai Hospital on May 12, 2015. The hospital reports that the weekly visits of the dogs for pet therapy for its cancer patients boosts mood, lowers blood pressure and helps patients heal. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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