Disabled veteran Michael Adams suffered a variety of traumatic injuries during his service, and a year ago his service dog J.W. saved his life after Michael suffered a stroke. Upwards of 20% of post-9/11 war veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. To help, K9 Advantix® Ⅱ from Bayer has partnered with K9s for Warriors, a nonprofit organization that pairs specially trained service dogs rescued from shelters with veterans suffering from PTSD to help them transition back to civilian life. These service dogs are truly a lifeline to the veterans.
That’s why Bayer launched Operation K9 Care, a nationwide program that connects K9s for Warriors alumni with veterinary clinics and pet retailers that agree to provide free health and wellness goods & services needed to care for each warrior’s service dog. K9s For Warriors can more easily afford to keep their life-saving service dogs happy and healthy, which in turn, helps the veterans live a fulfilling life.