How small dogs help cancer patients | Small Dog Place

Cancer is a battle you never wanted to have to fight, but now you are in it, and you’re determined to win. The good news is you don’t have to fight your battle alone.

The support of friends, family, and healthcare providers is essential, of course. But we’re not talking about them. We’re talking about a little being that’s a lot smaller, a lot furrier, and, from ear tip to wagging tail, overflowing with joy.

If you’re fighting cancer, the prospect of welcoming a tiny fur baby into your life might feel overwhelming. But as you fight to regain your health, there is nothing like having a little ten-pound bundle of love right beside you.

I spent much of 2019 in bed — suffering the side-effects of chemotherapy or recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery. Almost all of that time, my unofficial “cancer support dog,” a Chihuahua named Ginger, was pressed up against my left side. I can’t say she alone is the reason that I am today cancer-free, but she was a tremendous source of love and support as we battled the disease.

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Ginger, my “cancer support dog”

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