Daniels III, or Danny, is the latest facility dog to join the child life team at UC Davis Children's Hospital! Danny and his canine companions give children cuddles when they receive treatments, help to normalize the hospital environment and reduce any fear, anxiety or pain children may be feeling. The Children's Hospital staff love spending time with Danny too!
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See the latest news from UC Davis Health: https://health.ucdavis.edu/newsroom This is Daniels. The third Daniels is a canine companions for independence dog. Our facility dog in this union, we see lots of smiles, um, kind of curiosity Sometimes it's a little bit surprising for a child to see a dog here in the hospital. He's really made a difference in the patient's time here, um reduces the stress level. Um, is able to help kids feel more comfortable being in the hospital, interacting with medical staff sometimes just to stay calm as a procedure is getting ready to begin. The staff absolutely loves having him here. Um you know, I've had a number of staff just say like my day just got brighter. Um, just a few minutes, cutting daniel seems to kind of alleviate some of the stress that um the entire medical team can deal with just you know, working in an intense environment. This program has just been a wonderful asset to our child life and creative arts therapy department. Um, all of the dogs that are working as um on our team have really been welcomed and there's a lot of ways that they can help kids, nobody wants to be in the hospital. So it gives them something positive about their stay. Oh, good boy, good boy. Okay.