Dogs Can Help Veterans with PTSD

ptsd dog

ptsd dogMany veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have discovered a unique kind of help in dogs. Being with dogs enable them to cope and get back with normal life. Specially trained service dogs acts as a guide or emotional companion to war veterans who are suffering from the disorder.

PTSD can develop after a person has been through a terrifying ordeal or an event that has been very traumatizing with fear and stress as consistent catalysts. A person suffering from the disorder will have a “fight or flight” response that will be triggered even if there is no presence of danger is within the surrounding area.

These special dogs will whine, bark, press their warmth against the leg, or simply stay with the veteran whenever the person loses their composure.