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    It was on CBS news this evening - service dogs will no longer be prescribed for vets emotional/mental heath (including PTSD) issues. The VA said they require more studies on this issue. Talk about lame!!!

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    Remember that if you can justify a service dog for any other reason, you can have the same dog trained for PTSD therapy as well.

    Just found this out here:

    VHA published comprehensive regulations effective October 5, 2012, to include guide, hearing and mobility dogs. The regulations provide for veterinary benefits to include prescriptions, medical care, equipment to perform specialized tasks, and handler training with new guide/service dog paid by the VA. VA is working to provide a “pet insurance” to cover the veterinary benefits to make it easier for Veterans to access medical care for their dogs. VHA does not purchase or in any way provide a dog. Veterans who have obtained dogs must have approval from a VA medical care provider stating that the dog is an essential part of the treatment plan for the veteran in order to be eligible for the veterinary benefits. For more information please go to http://www.va.gov/health/ServiceAndGuideDogs.asp
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