Service Dogs Help Veteran Soliders with PTSD

Dogs have been known to help their masters in war, whether they’d be catching the most wanted criminals, sniffing out bombs that might hurt other soliders, or quite simply, welcoming them home.

But funny thing though.. dogs can help not only DURING the war, but after the war.

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a mental condition that quite a few war veterans experience.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.

Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.

In fact, on the average, 18 veterans commit suicide EACH and every day.

Now, as a nation that asks these young and promising men and women to risk their lives so that rest of us may go home safe in peace and prosperity, there is MUCH more we can AND should do take care of those who have taken care of us.

Enter service dogs.

It makes perfect sense.

Dogs are capable of giving unconditional love to people that society has deemed “unfit” for normal life.

In fact, dogs are so well versed in preventing the war veterans from entering into their “mental warfare” (so to speak) that now there are organizations dedicated to matching dogs to war veterans suffering from this horrible mental condition.

This organization, in fact, matches homeless dogs (4 million and rising) to veterans:

Yes, what would we do without our furry little 4-legged friends?

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