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Pet therapy for students at Ivy Tech

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Students at Ivy Tech were given the opportunity to relax and play with dogs as a way to relax before finals week.

It's the second year for the event, "Paws N Relax" put on by counseling services along with the wellness and fitness center. Amy Lutzel, Ivy tech's wellness and fitness coordinator, says just petting an animal is a big stress reliever.

"When stress starts taking control of you, you have health problems it also has you, gives you a hard time with your studying and being able to concentrate and by helping with your stress, lowering your stress levels that will help students be more productive and help them succeed better," Lutzel said.

The pet therapy is available for students through next week. 

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