Published On: Sun, Apr 30th, 2017

OMG! Service Dogs Can Perform Several Jobs In Health Industry (Part II)

OMG! Service Dogs Can Perform Several Jobs In Health Industry (Part I)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Military combat, rape or other such life-threatening event can be very terrifying and lead to PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Dogs are specially trained to serve owners under such situations like reminding to take medication, turn on or off the lights and make the person feel safe.

People with other mental disorders are also helped by service dogs like providing consistent company and comfort. Therapy dogs help sooth people with anxiety or other mental health issues.

OMG! Service Dogs Can Perform Several Jobs In Health Industry

Infection

Some service dogs are capable of smelling infections too and save people health wise and also from spending money testing for infections.

Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Such dogs that help people with autism are termed as SSigDOGs, which means sensory signal dogs or social signal dogs. The dogs are such trained to distract the owners when he or she is having trouble in communicating or is engaged in repetitive behaviors. Interrupting helps the owner safe from autism spectrum disorder.

Apart from all these, the service dogs can help blind owner to cross busy streets or do other tasks safely. They help the deaf owners by communicating through touch if phone rings or someone is at the door.

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- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade.

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