Veterans Day

Veterans DayNovember 11, 2014 is Veterans Day, a day we salute those who have served for our country. Due to the heroic actions our veterans have endured, some have developed PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), which triggers depression, anxiety, and many other issues. Thankfully, multiple organizations such as, Paws for Purple Hearts, Canines for Hope, and Warrior Canine Connection, help those with PTSD. The service dogs have helped PTSD victims show remarkable differences emotionally and physically. Service dogs for PTSD victims have elevated levels of oxytocin, lowered blood pressure, adjusted serotonin levels, improved sleep, and lessened anxiety and depression. Service dogs helping with PTSD were able to get veterans back to feeling like themselves again and no longer living in fear. Dogs have always been remarkable creatures and whether they are in our homes strictly as pets, or serving those with disabilities, everyone needs that companionship. On Veterans Day, as we stand proud for our soldiers and our country, let us also stand proud for the canine warriors who also help and support us.

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