Please read and reblog: The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Companions for Psychiatric Patients


The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Companions for Psychiatric Patients

 Written by Nat Smith a community member of http://www.rover.com

Psychiatric disorders include a variety of mental illnesses such as schizophreniabipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD). Individuals who live with these conditions face daily challenges and social stigma that can affect every aspect of their lives. Treatment protocols that include medication, therapy, and social support can help them find equilibrium and balance. Additionally, many medical providers now prescribe therapy dogs to help patients cope with their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Please click this link to read the rest of the story. Therapy and service animals are a great comfort for those that have mental conditions such as bipolar disorder, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and schizophrenia. 

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Bio for Peter who is the Community Manager at http://www.Rover.com the largest online network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers in the US and Canada.   Email: peter@rover.com

Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with people who’ll treat their dogs like family. And with over 92% of the population living within a short drive of one of over 100,000 sitters who’ve listed their services on Rover, it’s easy to find someone you and your dog will love.
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