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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:
Some and maybe a fair number of people believe that our ability to use language elevates us above all other members of the animal kingdom. But I’m not sure I agree with that. Sometimes I think we owe our language more to our inferior sensory perception, particularly our sense of smell. Because we miss so much of what’s going on around us compared to members of other species, we need language to fill in the missing information as best we can.
A case in point: Suppose an animal in a group of animals behaves in a way which, in that environment, causes others in the group to defer.