Category: Psychiatric Service Dog

Benefits of Veterans Having Psychiatric Service Dogs

dog sitting by the feet of a soldier

September was suicide awareness month, so it is important to continue talking about suicide and our troops. Veterans have a high rate of suicide. In 2021, it was found that since 9/11, 30,177 veterans have died by suicide. To put that into perspective, in the same amount of time, 7,057 service members died in combat,… Read more »

Just How Can Dogs Sense Our Emotions?

A sad elderly woman hugging a dog

While we discussed the importance of psychiatric service dogs and the benefits they provide, you may still be wondering, “how?”. This is a fair question- and it is one that, truthfully, many scientists are still studying! While many scientists are still figuring out the exact how, they have come to some conclusions that they are focusing in… Read more »

The Importance of Psychiatric Service Dogs

Therapy dog in a red vest with a teddy bear next to it

With the COVID-19 pandemic came a large uptick in mental health crises. The past two years have been hard on just about everyone, whether prior conditions were worsened by isolation or the bombardment of news bringing on new fears, leading to agoraphobia, anxiety, panic disorders, and depression. With this, many have begun to utilize psychiatric service… Read more »