This is awesome. Al Franken, Minnesota’s newest senator, wants to make service dogs available to veterans:
After I met Luis, I did some research. Service dogs like Tuesday can be of immense benefit to vets suffering from physical and emotional wounds. Yes, they provide companionship. But they can also detect changes in a person’s breathing, perspiration or scent to anticipate and ward off an impending panic attack with some well-timed nuzzling. They are trained to let their masters know when it’s time to take their medication and to wake them from terrifying nightmares.
There is a ton of research to support the amazing health benefits that animals can offer humans. I’m excited to see that these complementary healing techniqes are being supported!