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Stress-related illnesses are also on the rise in dogs. The causes are manifold and can manifest themselves in everyday situations that usually seem ordinary to humans but are highly stressful for dogs. Chronic anxiety behavioral and temperamental problems can manifest as nervousness, stomach problems, or constant fatigue. Psychosomatic illnesses, for example, increase pain symptoms, prolong the healing process and reduce the immune system.

  • What do we know about psychosomatic clinical pictures in dogs?
  • How do they express themselves?
  • What are the treatment approaches?
  • Which drugs are used? And how useful are they?


  • Dr. Sandra Voltin
  • Dr. Anna Mederer
    (Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy)

Lecture 1:
26.01.22 18.30 to 20.00h

Lecture 2:
02.02.2021 18.30 to 20.00h

Lecture 3:
09.02.22 18.30 till 20.00h

Three evenings of lectures by zoom,
every 6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.
on Wednesday


Webinar total: 75 €

to the person of Dr. Sandra Foltin

Studied biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen; Psychology at Towson University (USA) and Law at the Baltimore School of Law (USA); DoctorateUniversity of Duisburg-Essen with a focus on the behavioural biology of dogs.

She started the animal-assisted intervention with her animal welfare dogs at the Delta Society (now pet partners) in 1991 and has continued this work in Germany ever since. It itself offers further training to the proceeds of which go entirely to animal and nature conservation. Sandra Foltin is involved in several practical projects in animal welfare and ethics projects and founded her own non-profit association for nature and animal welfare in 2009. She is also a scientific advisor to the Quality Network School Assistance Dogs e. V. and a board member of ESAAT (European Society of Animal Assisted Therapy)