This is Cricket, the therapy dog. I met her when I went to the hospital for an ultrasound on my foot. As I was waiting for my name to be called she came over to me and put her body next to my leg. Then I heard my name called. She knew I was next!
When the session was over the technician had to get the pictures approved by the radiologist. While I was alone Cricket came over and put her snout on my bed so I could pat her.
Cricket works at Lynn Union Hospital, Lynn, Massachusetts.
Pets certainly can sense illness and help in healing. I've experienced it first hand.