The PAWS Act introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday would create a program to help connect veterans suffering from PTSD with service dogs.
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I spoke at an event at Nestle Purina about what my PTSD dog Cinder has done for me.
Marco Soto is a Gulf War veteran who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. He said he found a buddy, so he doesn’t have to go it alone.
PTSD service dogs may not be for everyone and the VA may not approve them, but they can and do change lives. I sleep better with my Service Dog Cinder. I still wake up. but before I get up and check every noise I hear I just look at her, if she didn't hear it I feel reassured.
If I'm out and am starting to have some anxiety issues, she knows it before me and starts getting me to focus on her, a gentle nuzzle on the leg or a bump if needed brings me back if I zone out.