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 358 - AHIs and HAIs
    Episode 358 – AHIs and HAIs
    August 26, 2015 by
    For those of you unfamiliar with bond jargon, the first acronym in the title of this podcast is the reverse of the more familiar second, which stands for human-animal interactions. The physiological effects humans have on animals is of much less concern for many than the effects of humans on animals http://www.mmilani.com/files/mwm-podcast/mmilani_358-20150826.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | More Subscribe Options...
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This Month’s Commentary

  • Catching the Feline Drift
    Catching the Feline Drift
    August 1, 2015 by
    I saved cats for last in this series on instinctive drift in companion animals because they occupy a unique niche in the domesticated species line-up. That unique niche, in turn, owes its existence to behaviors that make cats anything but little dogs or fur-covered humanoids. Add that they’re the most recent addition to the self-domesticated/domesticated population and it’s no surprise that cats may drift more readily toward their deeply entrenched behaviors, some or many of which may confound any humans, canines, or members of other domestic species with whom the cats interact. ...
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