Features June 2016 Issue

Postpartum Depression and Its Effect on the Dog

Postpartum Depression and Its Effect on the Dog

Postpartum depression can trigger traumatic family changes, with particularly devastating consequences for family dogs.

As a trainer and behavior consultant, I am always ready to provide all sorts of helpful information and internet links on the subject of bringing home a new baby to meet the dog. But I can honestly say that I never considered the emotional and hormonal component of the new mom and how it would affect her relationship with her pets.

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