animal psychiatry

The New Science of Animal Psychiatry

A review of Nicholas Dodman's Pets on the Couch Can you guess the number one killer of pets in the US? It isn’t cancer; it isn’t kidney disease; it isn’t car accidents. It is “bad behavior.” This is one of the most striking, and most important, statements in veterinarian Nicolas Dodman’s new book, Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs,...
animal grief

An Unhealthy Skepticism About Animal Grief

The grieving orca mother reminds us, once again, of what we share with our kin. The world has been transfixed over the past several weeks by the spectacle of a mother orca whale carrying her dead infant through the icy waters of the Salish Sea, keeping the infant afloat as best she could,...