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Walking Shelter Dogs May Ease Veterans’ PTSD Symptoms

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PTSD). Moreover, it is estimated that 20 veterans die of suicide each day, resulting in about 6,000 deaths by suicide each year.Florida Atlantic University researchers believe a new study exploring the human-animal bond could play an important role in helping ease the suffering of many vets.Human-animal interaction is known to reduce stress.

Yet few studies have examined the health effects of interacting with dogs, specifically in the veteran population. With about 6 to 8 million dogs ending up in shelters in the U.S.

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