do animals grieve

“Dead” or Just “Away”?

Veterinary observations of grieving and loss in animals When my family finally made the heart-wrenching decision to euthanize our elderly and sick dog Ody, we invited Maya, who had been Ody’s canine housemate and friend for the past 10 years, to be present. Ody was finally put to rest on his favorite couch, and Maya curled up next to him...
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, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of...