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Features November 2014 Issue

PTSD: Dogs Get It, Too

Because of his post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, Star suffers from a lot of extra anxiety.

PTSD: Dogs Get It, Too

As in people, itís difficult ó but not impossible ó to treat.

A traumatic event that wonít stop haunting you. An expectation of the worst at each and every moment because life is no longer to be trusted. An ongoing nightmare that causes disruption and dysfunction, interfering with normal activities. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, not only afflicts humans but dogs too. Dr. Nicholas Dodman shares his diagnosis and treatment of a recent patient.

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