How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD by Chris Colins

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In This Article review I will be talking about how dogs can be used as a treatment for many medical conditions. In “How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD” by Chris Colin and “Therapy Dogs Help Students De-Stress” by Jen Christensen they both talk about how dogs can reduce stress and anxiety. “Medical Detection Dogs Train Animals To ‘sniff out’ breast cancer” and “ Pets may help reduce your risk of heart disease” both say that dogs can be used to detect medical conditions like cancer and heart disease. In “Can Dogs Sense Seizures and Heart Attacks?” and “Seizure-Alert Dogs Save Humans With Early Warnings” similarly they say that dogs are nowadays used to detect when a seizure is coming soon. Dogs can be used in many ways as an alternate treatment.

It is proven that dogs can help humans overcome stress and anxiety. In “How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD” by Chris Colin, He writes about how dogs can be used as a tool to help people who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The article states that when people bond with their dogs their oxytocin levels increase. Oxytocin helps improve trust, and the interpretation of facial expressions. This can help people with PTSD be able to overcome their fears and interact with other people. In “ Therapy Dogs Help Students De-Stress” by Jen Christensen, It talks about how at some colleges now during finals week dogs are brought in to see the students. After spending ten minutes with the dogs the

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