Can Animals Be Born With The ADHD Syndrome (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) ?

I Just Wonder if Animals/Pets can be Diagnosed with this Syndrome?

Can Animals Have ADHD?

As awareness of ADHD increases in children, I’m occasionally asked if dogs can suffer from the same attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity. Technically, the answer is ‘yes’ – but it’s very rare. It’s unlikely your hyperactive or reactive dog has ADHD but either way, I can help… Overactive Dogs. Read More Here….

This Video Shows ADHD Animals:

Can A Dog Help A Child With ADHD?

Animals are great listeners and can build up a child’s self-confidence. Child psychiatrists may use pets in therapy with ADHD children. For instance, dogs can be used to teach behavioral modification techniques to the children and their parents. … Petting an animal or even just sitting near one can reduce stress.

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  • whispercreekk9 January 16, 2009, 4:38 am

    I believe that vets are diagnosing adhd or something like it in dogs. Typically, it is more an issue of pacification for the owner. If your dog seems adhd, it is most like an energy level issue. What behavior is your dog exhibiting?