NMU Wildpups to provide comfort during finals

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor

The Wildpups are returning to the Lydia Olson Library this exam season. Students can find the pups there on Monday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The premise of the Wildpups is simple: “Relieve your final exam stress with dogs!” according to the NMU Event Calendar.

The presence of the Wildpups on campus is an NMU tradition. This event is hosted by NMU Nursing. The Wildpups program was created as part of the Animal Assisted Therapy program.

It has been shown that this form of therapy can measurably aid people experiencing mental and emotional strain.

Animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue in people with a range of health problems,” according to the Mayo Clinic.