Dogs and Cats and Pets

Dogs Help Veterans with PTSD

Man’s Best Friend Versus PTSD

Estimates indicate that a whopping 20% of veterans suffer from PTSD, which is one of the most common trauma-induced mental illnesses afflicting veterans today. Recently researchers found that walking with a dog from local shelters had a greater effect on psychological and physiological stress indicators in veterans when compared to walking with another human.

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Where to Find Service Dogs For Veterans

Service members and veterans can come home from war needing to heal. There are many different ways to do this. One way to help is to offer these service members and veterans a service dog. Here is a list of organizations that help service members and veterans receive a service dog, and in some cases an emotional or healing dog.

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K9 Veterans Day: Military Working Dog History

March 13th is K9 Veterans Day. Military working dogs play quite a role in today’s military, from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to training with troops in the states.