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UW offers stressed students 'pet therapy'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison wants stressed-out students to drop the books and pet some pooches.

University Health Services will offer its annual pet therapy session to help students cope with the pressure of final exams. Counselors will bring in their dogs for students to pet and play with to alleviate stress.

Counselors also will be available to listen to students' problems. Their advice includes setting attainable goals, striving for excellence rather than perfection, laying off the caffeine, deep breathing and maintaining a sense of humor.

The pet therapy session is set for Wednesday afternoon on campus.

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