National Service Dogs – PTSD and other services Val Cairney
Welcome to this special episode of Val Talk’s Pets. On this episode I’m very excited to have a return guest, Danielle Forbes, co-founder and Executive Director of National Service Dogs. We’ve just marked Remembrance Day in Canada and around the world countries are honouring and remembering their veterans and military service members. With this commitment, many military members have left service with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and others are still serving while managing this condition. As well, first responders are not immune as members of the first responder community have also been diagnosed with PTSD. Danielle has joined me to walk us through how specially trained service dogs for PTSD have become vital to the well-being of many who live day to day managing their PTSD. As well, National Service Dogs has facility assistance dogs that incredibly work in many facilities to support staff and victims in many circumstances. These dogs are truly amazing and you will be absolutely blown away with the incredible work these dogs do every day.
For information on PTSD, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.
Our vision is to be Canada’s premiere service dog provider, pioneering change in the lives of Canadians benefiting from our services.
Our mission is to empower people to achieve their full potential with strategically trained and certified service dogs, catalysts for restorative change.
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For more information on National Service Dogs, please visit their website.
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Hi everyone, and welcome to Val Talk’s Pets, the forum for pet parents and enthusiasts alike. So, I have been working in the pet industry now for almost 10 years and, on a daily basis, I handle a lot of issues and questions arising from pet parents. I am not a veterinarian but I do have certifications in Canine, Feline, Small Animal, Fish and Herptile and Avian Health and Nutrition from the University of California, Davis Extension, the Vet College.
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