Tag Archives: PTSD

Is Your Dog Down in the Dumps?

a dog laying down and looking sadly into the camera

Recently, I answered questions from a New York Times science writer who inquired about depression in dogs for an article she was writing. The short article received a lot of attention, so I decided to expand on the topic for my readers. Dogs Have Feelings Too Depression is a specific psychiatric diagnosis in humans. If


Helping Pets in Japan

In the wake of the tragic news of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it is not surprising that reporters are also writing about the terrible effects these disasters have had on pets. I have noted some internet news specifically regarding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I checked books on animal behavior and found virtually