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Can service dogs help veterans with PTSD? The VA is skeptical

VA News

A growing number of veterans are acquiring service dogs to help cope with PTSD. But the VA won’t pay for them and says their effectiveness hasn’t been scientifically proven.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.northcountrypublicradio.org

My PTSD service dog Cinder does similar things for me.

 

“”For the anxiety level, she starts biting my hand like a nibble,” Keyser said. “And the nightmares she licks my face. And also she tells me when it’s time to go when she jumps up and grabs me. That’s the cue to remove myself from a place because I’m being overwhelmed.””


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