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Kelly Skovron, LCSW, RYT

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Holistic PTSD Treatment in NY + NJ 🤍 www.feelingsforwardwellness.com

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From Penn Medicine:
“There is evidence that demonstrates how the human-animal bond promotes a positive physiologic response. In particular, research indicates that oxytocin — a bonding hormone — increases in both dogs and humans during interactions. Oxytocin is a pro social promoter that helps modulate sleep and movement.
Bess Pierce, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM, DACVSMR, an adjunct associate professor at the Penn Vet School of Veterinary Medicine, has a particular interest in the human-animal bond.
“There is evidence of dogs alongside the earliest humans, so, in many ways, dogs and humans evolved together,” Pierce said. “As we settled into agrarian societies and incorporated dogs into our community and culture, dogs became master communicators who are incredibly in tune with human emotions. Research has shown us that dogs are able to read human faces and pick up on stress signals, making them great companions, particularly for someone who is in need of extra support, whether it be emotional or physical.”
A dog’s ability to read emotions, provide stress relief, and act as a companion can be critical for a patient diagnosed with PTSD, particularly as they work to combat the intrusive symptoms and impairments associated with PTSD and regain control of their life.”

- Fullerton, N. (2021). Pets & PTSD: How the Human-Animal Bond Complements Treatment for Veterans. Accessed at https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-blog/2021/june/pets-and-ptsd-how-the-human-animal-bond-complements-treatment-for-veterans

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