Dogs of war: Animals get PTSD too
Could your pets be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? Yes, according to some animal behavioral experts, who have diagnosed and treated the problem in dogs.
It’s a lazy afternoon. It’s hot and the family’s hanging out. Suddenly a rocket siren shatters the peace. Everybody, including the family’s five dogs, heads promptly but calmly to the reinforced “safe room.” Meanwhile, in Tel Aviv, as the siren wails, D.’s dog pees on the floor in terror. Jasmine’s three cats twitch an ear, at most, but otherwise – nada.
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