Welcome to MMilani.com

Written by veterinarian, consultant, teacher, and author Myrna Milani, this site is dedicated to furthering our understanding of animal health, behavior, and the human-animal bond. In addition to commentaries, favorite links, and biographical information, you will find the following:
  • Information about available services, including problem dog and cat behavior consultations, behavior/bond consulting for organizations grappling with animal-related issues, and seminars and training for professionals and the general public.
  • Articles that explore normal and problem human-animal relationships, normal and problem canine and feline behavior, and the different ways these may affect animal health.
  • Discussions of and/or excerpts from nonfiction texts which introduce more in-depth explorations of these same subjects, and those from fiction which delve into more controversial areas of human-animal interaction, such as companion animal symbolism, zoophilia, and animal collecting or hoarding, among others.

Latest Podcast

  • Episode 344 – Bam, Bath, and Beyond
    Episode 344 – Bam, Bath, and Beyond
    May 20, 2015 by
    For those who listen to this podcast and think, “Well naturally she can do that, she’s a vet!” that’s not true. I know multiple people who are not veterinarians who would have done exactly the same thing I did and possibly even better. The thing is that this sort of zen like state takes over and you do what you have to do. And thanks to the physiology of the bond at least some of that same zen-like state gets communicated to the animal. In my particular case, a little more zen on my part would have helped both...
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This Month’s Commentary

  • That Time of Year
    That Time of Year
    May 1, 2015 by
    It’s that time of year here in the northern hemisphere when hormone levels shift and thoughts turn to mating, reproduction, and raising young. Some of us find ourselves getting all gooey when we see photos or videos of baby animals; the urge to add a companion animal to the household may increase. Then one day we find ourselves trolling the Internet and scrolling through pages of photos on purebred, shelter, or rescue sites looking for THE ONE… Back by popular request is the list of questions that kindhearted and well-intentioned but ill-prepared folks have told me over the years that they...
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