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Veteran's do a great service to our country but can often suffer from psychological and physical distress. Learn how you can help at HealthyPets.

Learn about two awesome programs that are helping soldiers with PTSD and physical disabilities with service animals and giving homes to retired military dogs.

Two Great Ways You Can Honor and Support Our Veterans This Veteran's Day Veterans of the US Armed Forces have faced strife that is hard for most civilians to imagine. Men, women and even dogs face combat situations and hostile territory to keep American's safe. For Veteran's Day this year, we here at HealthyPets hope to promote two outstanding movements to care for our nations veterans: "Pets for Vets" and "Military Working Dog Adoptions".

Pets For Vets

In 2011, Congress passed the "Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act" to conduct a program in which veterans who were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would receive a therapy dog to be trained by the veterans suffering from PTSD to become service dogs. Once the dogs are completely trained, they will be given to veterans who are physically disabled to help them perform everyday tasks.

Having therapy dogs can help provide companionship and produce a calming effect to veterans; and, the duty of training the dog to help other veterans can create a sense of responsibility that helps combat depression. Many veterans contemplate suicide or face serious consequences of these disorders, showing that this program has true potential to benefit both veterans with mental and physical distress.

Military Working Dog Adoptions

US Military Dogs provide a great service to this country and serve alongside US Soldiers to detect bombs and threats or locate enemy combatants. Dogs have been instrumental in US operations abroad and they serve as well trained combat companions. These dogs work hard but can be left homeless after their duties have been fulfilled.
To give retired dogs the home they deserve, Military Working Dog Adoptions and Vets Adopt Pets are working to ensure that these pets find loving owners. Both organizations celebrate the history of service from K9 military units and honor their heroic deeds with the reward of a caring home. Celebrates Veteranís Day