To paraphrase, “for a lack of a horse, a kingdom was lost – “for a lack of the love and loyalty of a dog, major depressions are born and suicidal thoughts arise” / Come on, seriously. The VA is a bureaucracy that spends millions on projects that never pan out needs “empirical evidence” that the companionship of a dog is beneficial to those suffering from PTSD. To quote Ronald Reagan, “their is nothing so good for the inside of a man than the outide of a horse”-he didn’t need empiricla evidence-common sense told him. This “finding” is total malarkey.
by Peter Whalen