Meet The American Bully Service Dog Who Is Specifically Trained To Combat Depression

Most people are familiar with the fact that there are guide dogs that help the visually impaired and service dogs that help veterans who are struggling with PTSD. But did you know that there are also service dogs that are specifically trained to combat depression? Kristen Kotselidis, a professional dog trainer, not only has years … Read more

Loyal German Shepherd Helps Hiker Conquer Depression & Continue His Adventure

Harold Reynolds is an experienced hiker that fell into a dark place after completing a brutal hike. Post-hiking depression is common among avid hikers, but Reynolds found relief through the love of a dedicated pup. Harold Reynolds has never shied away from an adventure. He has always loved to spend time in the great outdoors, … Read more

Dog ownership may have helped stave off depression during pandemic – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Purina Petcare has released the results of some research which suggests that the bond between dogs and their owners helped mitigate against some of the negative psychological impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For the research, Purina questioned 1535 current and potential dog owners using validated scales assessing depression, anxiety, happiness, attitude and commitment toward … Read more