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Psychological Trauma and PTSD in Dogs with Dr. Franklin McMillan

  • Monday, July 18, 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • Monday, July 18, 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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presented by Dr. Franklin McMillan

CEUs: PPAB 1.25, CCPDT 1.25, IAABC 1.25

Join Dr. Franklin McMillan for this presentation about the most current knowledge covering psychological trauma in dogs, including types, causes, and treatments. The concept of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be presented as it relates to dogs. The role of fear in psychological trauma will be clarified.

Webinar Objectives

  • To understand the types of psychological trauma in dogs
  • To review the most important causes of psychological trauma in dogs
  • To learn the key results of our studies on dogs rescued from abuse, puppy mills, and hoarding situations
  • To acquire the most current information on canine PTSD in military dogs
  • To review the current approaches to treating psychological trauma in dogs

About The Presenter

Frank McMillan, DVM is a board-certified specialist in animal welfare and veterinary internal medicine and currently the director of well-being studies at Best Friends Animal Society. Before coming to Best Friends in 2007, Dr. Frank was in private practice in Los Angeles for 23 years and was a clinical professor of medicine at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Frank’s research concerns animal quality of life and the mental health and emotional well-being of animals who have endured hardship, adversity, and psychological trauma. Dr. Frank lectures worldwide and has published dozens of scientific journal articles and is the author of the textbook Mental Health and Well-Being in Animals, and a book for the general public titled Unlocking the Animal Mind.

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