Charleston Mayor to honor MUSC therapy dogs

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Some very helpful dogs will be honored by Charleston's mayor on National Therapy Animal day.

On Monday at 11:30 a.m., Mayor John Tecklenburg will celebrate the achievements of handlers and therapy dogs from MUSC at Charleston City Hall.

According to MUSC's website, pet therapy provides various health benefits including lowing blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, pain levels and anxiety.

At MUSC, volunteers and their dogs are available to visit patients various times during the week.

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