The animal was sleeping peacefully on his blanket, the picture of domestic peace, until his muzzle began to twitch. That some people don't believe what he's saying leaves me baffled and presuming that they've never interacted meaningfully with an animal of any kind humans included. Terms: Seal point refers to the coloration of certain types of cats. Dodman, for your compassion for both people and animals, and for writing a book that itself is powerful medicine. Dodman has never accepted the limits of what is 'known' and has again and again discovered what is possible.
Dodman take This is a delightful book written by a specialist in animal behavior. All three dogs suffered bizarre mood changes right before their attacks began, then explosive aggression directed at people or objects. One of the first patients he describes is a horse named Poker who cribbed obsessively and constantly. Dodman recounts fascinating stories of the various successes with his canine, feline, equine, and other patients. In short, buy this book if you want to read stories about animals with mental handicaps and a somewhat self-absorbed author who will make the average pet owner feel cruel and petty. Dodman recounts fascinating stories of the various successes with his canine, feline, equine, and other patients. Dodman appears regularly on national radio and television, and lives in North Grafton, Massachusetts.
Dodman is has published four bestselling books, two textbooks and more than 100 scientific articles and contributions to scientific books and journals, and holds patents for inventions related to the control of animal behavior. Our brains may be much larger but our basic emotional vocabulary is not that different from our pet's. Why did you write Pets on the Couch? All three dogs responded well to a treatment of phenobarbital, a medicine also widely prescribed to humans in cases of epilepsy. As you will see in the following pages, One Medicine has already yielded astonishing results. The book is beautifully written and the author's love for animals and keen desire to help them ring through in every chapter.
In a nutshell, our pets have feelings, and they shouldn't be ignored. So if you read no other book, be sure to read this one. Before going on--I am a clinical neurosurgeon who thus knows something about medicine and the human brain but I am not a veterinarian , and I am also a long term dog owner who thus knows something about dogs but not much about other species of animals. I think this may be a miserable existence for most of the dogs. Writing a book about the oneness of animal kind has been on my mind for at least 15 years.
It was hard to understand how this much-bitten owner remained loyal to her dog, but love often wins out with pets. On the contrary, a core assumption in life science is that you can generalize findings in non-human animals to humans. Really interesting insights and information about animal mental and emotional health. It may seem outlandish, yet all our medicines—every single pill humans place into their mouths, every injection, every balm, every suppository, even—was first tested, developed, and refined using animals. I strongly recommend Pets on the Couch for anyone with an interest in animal minds, long misunderstood as nothing much, even by most scientists.
Pets on the Couch is a wonderful, heartbreaking, and inspiring journey through the animal mind. Behavioral medicine still goes untaught by the majority of veterinary schools and its core principles remain a mystery to many veterinary practitioners. Most people who live with pets answer these questions with a rousing affirmative, as do veterinarians like me. It was published by Atria Books and has a total of 304 pages in the book. Dodman covers: Source: With permission The pioneering veterinarian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Dog Who Loved Too Much, and the national bestseller, The Cat Who Cried for Help, recounts his uniquely entertaining—and poignant—stories of treating animals for all-too-human problems as he reveals his amazing breakthroughs with the new science of One Medicine. I have a neurotic cat who over-grooms. Dodman doesn't resort to the use of drugs as a first course of action.
They were mostly short vignettes and some did tug at the heartstrings. With much charm and compassion, Dr. Deep in their hearts, people who routinely work with livestock and farm animals would also agree—even though they might be loath to admit it, since their jobs may depend on ignoring such hard truths. I encourage you to read articles on this topic before indulging in a book like this. And Miss Pierce, philosopher, doesn't crtique this? A must read for anyone who has a pet, who loves animals, or is interested in the mysterious workings of the brain. They also can suffer from , and can feel and worry about losing that , also called.
Wary of appearing less rigorous than befits a scientist, the naysayer police protect the borders of the realm of Homo sapiens, turning away incursions from the wider animal kingdom. In short, buy this book if you want to read stories about animals with mental handicaps and a somewhat self-absorbed author who will make the average pet owner feel cruel and petty. Dodson obviously loves the work he's in and his animal patients and writes with real heart keeping technical talk to the bare minimum. These include anti- Dodman focuses on two themes that could and should be united under the heading of likeness. Traditional treatments did not cure the behaviors because they treated the symptoms as disorders of the body, rather than problems of the mind. Theory of mind is crucial for everyday human social interactions and is used when analyzing, judging, and inferring others' behaviors. In which case I kindly invite such individuals to visit me and the pets, including the cat who probably won't like you and will absolutely let you know about her thoughts and emotions by smacking you.
Such restrictive doctrines not only curtail promising humane research but also directly contribute to the wholesale killing of countless animals. The preceding paragraph might strike you as worrisome. Obvious as our hypothesis might be, there was a problem verifying it: How could we really tell when partial seizures were happening in dogs? Dodman focuses on two themes that could and should be united under the heading of likeness. Specifically, cribbing is a frustrated response to living in a stall and being unable to graze. What does it really matter? A lively discussion ensued among the assembled throng and I fielded several questions through the speakerphone.