Tag Archives: PTSD

Hero Dog Nominee: Xxon

Posted on: August 25, 2014 - No Comments

Xxon is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award. Xxon is a Fidelco Guide Dog who has helped retired Air Force SSgt. Michael Malarsie lead a normal life despite life-changing injuries. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2014 AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARD! Here's Xxon's story: "'Because of Xxon, I’m part of society again. He’s my Read More

Dog Saves Veteran Owner by Calling 911

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

Sometimes heroes walk on four legs. Major is a pit bull-lab mix who is trained to help his owner, Terry McGlade, cope with PTSD and to sense his seizures. McGlade served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and was injured by a roadside bomb. Major has been his constant companion for about two Read More

Therapy Dogs Ease Soldiers’ Stress After War

Posted on: May 17, 2014 - No Comments

Soldiers often sacrifice their physical and emotional well-being in order to protect their country. Trying to cope with stress and trauma after returning from war can make even the bravest solider feel isolated and alone, but there are four-legged heroes working to change that. Meet Lexy, Fort Bragg's only certified therapy dog. Lexy went through Read More

Dogs Help Soldiers Combat PTSD – VA Not Impressed

Posted on: October 9, 2012 - No Comments

Scientists around the world have confirmed that for some conditions a wagging tail might help more than a pharmaceutical. One such condition is post traumatic stress disorder syndrome (PTSD). There are scientific studies which do support the positive affects of dogs paired with veterans diagnosed with PTSD, not to mention literally thousands of real-life anecdotal instances.