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PTSD Diagnosed Among Military Dogs

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Press | 0 comments

Now that military dogs are taking on a larger role in combat, they’re also taking on more of the risks that come with going to war, including developing post-traumatic stress disorder. The New York Times┬áreports that more than 5 percent of the approximately 650 deployed military dogs are developing some form of canine PTSD. While the diagnosis is still being debated, some veterinarians are prescribing agressive treatment plans, which can include Xanax or other anti-anxiety drugs. Read...

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Inside the Tunnel

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Misc | 0 comments

The following photos were sent to me on July 16, 2001 by Bob Bowen. Bob was a photographer in Vietnam. In April of 1967, a few weeks after I returned to the states, Sgt. Bob Bowen (USMC) arrived at Camp Kaiser, base camp of the 1st. Marine Scout Dog Platoon, in DaNang. Bob was there to do a feature story with accompanying photos for Leatherneck Magazine. What the following photos show is what a Viet Cong or NVA hiding in a tunnel would see if we sent in a Marine Scout Dog. Bob Climbed into the tunnel (just far enough back so the leash would keep the dog about three feet from him and his camera) and had the handler send in the dog into the tunnel. Bob personally checked the handlers leash to make sure it was strong...

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