02 Dec '11, 5pm

Military dogs suffer from PTSD

Military dogs suffer from PTSD

While the use of dogs can help save human lives, life in a combat zone can have a high cost on the canines themselves. According to the Times, the symptoms of canine PTSD are very similar to those in humans suffering from trauma. Some dogs become hyper-vigilant, while others become either more aggressive or more timid. They might not be able to enter buildings or other areas where they once felt comfortable, and they might simply stop performing the tasks for which they were trained.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/military...

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