A Purdue University study published in May in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy attached a numerical measure to the positive effect of service dogs on humans. Although previous studies demonstrated that service dogs improve people’s quality of life, this study is the first to show measurable benefits of service dogs. According to the study, living with a service dog was most closely associated with less health-related worry, and better overall psychosocial health and emotional functioning, less total family impact from the chronic condition and better emotional health-related quality of life.
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Do you have a disability to need the service dog?
Can you have your pet trained as a service dog although she is our family pet. It’s me and my husband and we take her everywhere with us, in our 60s and hate leaving her behind?
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