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Dogs bring home war’s stress, too

SAN ANTONIO — Dogs suffer from post-traumatic stress, too.

Years of war and frequent deployments have affected military working dogs just as they have humans, and Dr. Walter Burghardt is trying to do something about it.

Burghardt is chief of behavioral medicine for military working dog studies, assigned to the Daniel E. Holland Military Working Dog Hospital at Lackland Air Force Base here.

While the Air Force is the executive agent for military working dog training, the Army is charged with the dogs’ veterinary care, said Burghardt, an Army civilian.


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