Just like the many human soldiers who return home with post traumatic stress disorder, there are military dogs who suffer through the same pain.
Veterinarians are quickly diagnosing returning veteran dogs with canine PTSD. They believe that dogs experience combat just like humans and many pooches return home completely traumatized.
But fortunately, with the diagnosis comes treatment.
Tags: dog, health, mental health, military dog, post traumatic stress disorder
Sometimes medicine doesn't have all the answers…
Luckily, man's best friend is here to help.
Post traumatic stress disorder affects a numerous amount of veterans when they return home.
For some of them, the war never ends, even when they're long gone from the battlefield.
But for one particular vet, Donna Bachler, her dog is helping her with her daily battles.
Bachler, who has gone through NUMEROUS sleep studies, including one where she slept for 90 minutes (waking up 207 times )in a six hour time frame, her trained psychiatric service dog, Grapefruit, for helps with those restless nights.
Tags: dogs, donna bachler, pets, post traumatic stress disorder, service dog