A lot of veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A study was recently started to know just how much a service dog can help them.
– Scientists have started the study on why service dogs help veterans with PTSD.
– They are studying 100 pairs.
– They collect the saliva of the humans thrice a day in order to track their stress levels.
Scientists are conducting the study on around 100 veterans with service doggos. The scientists, from Purdue University of Indiana, asked the humans to collect their saliva three times a day for three straight days so that their stress hormones will be checked.
Dr. Maggie O’Haire said that they did the study so that they can say with certainty that service dogs help veterans with PTSD and what is the reason behind it. The human and the service doggo also have wrist bands so their vital signs will be tracked. More results will be released this summer.
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