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 464 - Magical and Mindful Animal Thinking
    Episode 464 – Magical and Mindful Animal Thinking
    April 18, 2018 by
    When you think about animals, do you take a magical or a more mindful approach? Or does it change depending on the situation? This podcast explores these two orientations and how they shape our bonds with our animals and influence our animal's health and behavior....
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This Month’s Commentary

  • Tool Use in Dogs and Cats
    Tool Use in Dogs and Cats
    April 1, 2018 by
    As often occurs in science, once scientists started looking for tool use in nonhuman animal species, they found members of multiple species throughout the animal kingdom exhibiting this behavior in nature. (See this Wikipedia article for a nice overview of this subject.) Historically, tool use was considered one of those skills that made humans superior. Then when evidence of it appeared in wild animals, some said those animals must have learned it from humans. But then evidence ruled that out too. Naturally, this got me thinking about tool use in dogs and cats and whether the lack of reports of this...
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