Friday, November 27, 2020

Veterans Day PTSD War Military Service Dogs

Dogs are often therapeutic and helpful in the rehabilitation of war veterans.

When Nick Udall returned from Vietnam, he found it very difficult to be in a crowd. He was always on alert, looking for exit strategies “if something happens.” Annie is vigilant so he doesn’t always have to be. She also helps remind him to take his medicine, running up to his chest and sticking her nose in his face. “I take anti-anxiety medicine, but I get the same effect by holding her,” he said. “The reason I hold her up here like this is as soon as I do just — whoosh — I can feel the stress go away. It’s amazing.” Photo Credit: CNN

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Service dogs can help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with PTSD.

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