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When dogs and cats are welcome at the hospital


A mediation dog at Curie, the pets of patients admitted to intensive care or palliative care... While they have long been out of town, our animal friends are beginning to enter the hospital.

“It was a moment of light in the fog.

Alexandre Piot's voice still trembles when he recounts how the resuscitation team at Cochin hospital in Paris organized in 2017 the arrival of his dog, Robert, while he was hospitalized after a serious infection.

“I had been there for more than a month, I had spent 9

days in a coma, lost 30

kg, I was tube fed, almost deaf from medication… I was panicked and uncertain, because they couldn't tell me if I was going to live."

To the service psychologist, Alexandre admits: his loved ones are very present, but his dog, a small French bulldog, misses him terribly.

"I think it can be arranged

," slips the professional leaving his bedside.

"Two hours later, the head of the service came to see me and said

, 'If you want to see your dog, you will see him.'"

A dog in the hospital?

For a long time, this was a red line.

The public health code is clear:


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Source: lefigaro

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