Service animals. It's a debate. Some people love the idea, some do not. The truth is they are incredibly popular because their effectiveness in providing comfort and relaxation to whom ever is in their path. They are smart little buggers that get you to release Oxytocin when you see and start to interact with them. Here are some reasons why a service animal might be what the fire service needs:
"Studies have also found that:
They can help you lose weight:
"Numerous studies have linked dog ownership to weight loss:
Lastly look at some of these Fire Departments who have already adopted this practice to help their firefighters:
Credits:Authors: Lawrence Robinson and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. November 2018.
This little guy looks so thankful, he he :)
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