When we hear the sounds of a Tornado Warning, we know what it means.  Hopefully we have a plan in place to get our family together quickly and in a safe location. However, our pets don’t know what is happening and it can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Absolutely they can have PTSD. Certain events in dogs lives can affect them for the rest of their lives” said Certified Dog Trainer Valerie Fry.

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Your veterinarian can diagnose your pet and help you find a good trainer, or in some cases medication.

photo credit: Premiere Vet Care

photo credit: Premiere Vet Care

“Sometimes medication is needed, meaning Prozac or Xanax.  Truthfully those are really safe medications, they help a lot of that unwanted behavior” said Dr. Josh Cope of the Premiere Vet Care Animal Clinic in Rowlett.

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JD Ryan is exploring PTSD in pets following the Christmas tornadoes in Your Hometown.

Details:  Premiere Vet Care & Trainer Valerie Fry

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