Even Military Dogs Are Being Diagnosed With PTSD

We know that many soldiers are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder, but they're not the only ones disturbed by what they've seen in war zones. The concept is new, but military veterinarians say they're diagnosing service dogs with PTSD and even developing treatments, even… » 12/02/11 9:30am 12/02/11 9:30am

Woman Fights To Keep Injured Therapy Kangaroo

An Oklahoma woman is seeking an exemption from the Broken Arrow City Council to keep her therapeutic pet, even though there's a small possibility that he'll grow to more than 7-feet tall and become violent. Christie Carr, who suffers from depression, developed a bond with Irwin, a baby kangaroo, after he ran into a… » 4/03/11 8:58pm 4/03/11 8:58pm

Therapeutic Iguanas And Other Questionable Service Animals

As of March 15, the Americans With Diabilities Act will only recognize dogs and some miniature horses as service animals, The Wall Street Journal reports. Advocated for the disabled actually lobbied the Department of Justice to narrow the definition of service animals because the number of people abusing the system is… » 2/24/11 1:38pm 2/24/11 1:38pm

Horse Senses His Working Days Are Over

[England, February 11: Dickens (right), a horse that has been with the Greater Manchester Police force for 15 years, and Warwick, who has been with the force for four years, on their last day of work before retiring. While most police horses have a working life of eight to 10 years, Dickens has been working for the… » 2/11/11 5:52pm 2/11/11 5:52pm