Service dogs help with PTSD symptoms

Study shows service dogs are associated with lower PTSD symptoms among war veterans

    Veterans with service dogs…had lower levels of depression, lower anxiety and increased social participation, meaning a willingness to leave their house and go engage with society in different activities.

– Maggie O’Haire, Assistant professor of human-animal interaction and lead researcher

Exciting news from Purdue University: A preliminary study led by researchers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine demonstrates that overall symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are lower among war veterans with service dogs. Read the full story at Purdue’s newsroom.