Physical and Psychological Health Issues in Puppy Mill and Hoarding Rescues
11 Questions

Animals entering shelters after being rescued from life in a puppy mill or hoarding environment may be afflicted with numerous physical and psychological health problems at varying levels of severity. Dr. Franklin D. McMillan, DVM, DACVIM, Director of Well-Being Studies at Best Friends Animal Society, presented Physical and Psychological Health Issues in Puppy Mill and Hoarding Rescues at the University of Florida's Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Conference 2012.
 

This presentation covers an array of important physical and psycho-behavioral conditions exhibited by these animals that require therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention. It also specifically speaks to the impact of change in the animal's environment, often marked by leaving the familiar and entering a threateningly unfamiliar world.


Email
Please wait...