DR MAX PEMBERTON: The best therapists come with a lead and waggy tail

Dogs really do deserve their title of man’s best friend, don’t they?

Where would we be without our faithful hounds? A host of celebrities, including Simon Cowell, Tilda Swinton, Eamonn Holmes and David Walliams, have been photographed with their dogs in a series to celebrate Guide Dogs’ 90th anniversary this week.

Looking at the photos, it really brings home how integral canines are to our lives.

Of course, it’s not just guide dogs that help people — I’m a great believer in the power of all pooches to help, especially when it comes to mental health. read more

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