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help me please?. i've heard of mental health service dogs. can anybody can tell me more about them?

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Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
PTSD : People with mental health problems, especially PTSD , can often get dogs as support pets. Of course, you and your doc would have to document a need.

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Does brucellosis spread from dogs to humans?

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Spread meningitis: Most cases of meningitis have been spread by droplet infection. Bacteria and viruses can be carried in the saliva eventhough others may be asymptomatic. I suggest you not kiss your dog on the mouth and wash you hands well before eating and putting your hands in your mouth or against your nose.
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Can you get lymphedema from a dog scratch?

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Maybe: If the dog scratch causes a severe soft tissue infection of the arm there may be lymphatic insufficiency after the infection has been treated. If treated appropriately this is usually temproary and not a life long problem.

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