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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.
This Month's Commentary:
Over the years I’ve read a great deal about the different ways humans emotionally react to animals and the effects of those human emotions on animal well-being. However I cannot recall any article or book that captured the essence of these idiosyncratic, sometimes downright irrational human responses as well as Trash Animals: How we live with nature’s filthy, feral, invasive, and unwanted species edited by Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II.
Although a body of scientific data exists for each of the animal species represented in these essays, several qualities give this collection its particular impact.