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Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry
Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry | Nicholas Dodman
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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. The Oliver Sacks of animal brains, Dr. Nicholas Dodman is an internationally renowned veterinarian and research scientist who wrote one of the first popular books to recognize the complex emotional lives of dogs and to reveal innovative ways to help them, including with Puppy Prozac. Now, Dr. Dodman once again breaks new ground with the practice of One Medicine, the profound recognition that humans and other animals share the same neurochemistry, and that our minds and emotions work in similar ways. Racehorses with Tourette s Syndrome, spinning dogs with epilepsy, cats with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, feather-plucking parrots with anxiety, and a diffident Bull Terrier with autism these astonishing cases were all helped by One Medicine, which emphasizes the similarities rather than differences between animals and humans. Inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking, and utterly fascinating, "Pets on the Couch" demonstrates how what we share with our animals can only lead us to a greater appreciation for them and our mutual bonds."
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tricours
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Pickpick

Interesting and informative! I wasn‘t aware of how many mental conditions pets could have.

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AnansiGirl
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LindsayReads
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I am not long for this world. #catsoflitsy

Suet624 😂😂 3y
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LindsayReads
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Trying to see what I've missed on Litsy tonight, and Oskar's apparently very interested, too.
#catsoflitsy

DebinHawaii Sweet kitty! 🐱❤️ 3y
Sace ❤️ 3y
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Bklover Oskar you are beautiful! 3y
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Hollie Hello Oskar! 3y
Loretta Hi Oskar! 3y
LindsayReads @booksandsympathy @DebinHawaii @Sace @Bklover @LauraBeth @Hollie @Loretta Oskar sez, "Thank you, thank you, all. I enjoy being a turd most of the time, but I trick my human into liking me by my snuggling tactics." 3y
Sace 😂😂😂😂 Yeah, his face in this picture is definitely turdy. I've got a turd just like him. 3y
LindsayReads @sace 😊😊😊 3y
Sace Seriously that's the best cat face ever. 3y
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SaraFair
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Pickpick

I know I choose odd books to read sometimes but I love animal behavior. This one was a little bit clinical but had interesting cases on dogs, cats, birds and horses. People medicine helping parallel problems in pets. Bless the folks that get a troubled animal and search near and far for the vet that can help them!

zsuzsanna_reads Thanks, this looks like one for me! 3y
Weave This looks interesting, I love learning about animal behaviour, I remember telling my friend once that my cat was unwell because he was so nervous (he has like since we got him and he only trusted my husband and I at the time) my friend couldn't believe that animals get stressed. 3y
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Balibee146
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Mine are fine on the couch!
#funfridayphoto

LauraBeth So sweet ❤️ 3y
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Dogearedcopy
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06/15 - The official half-way point of the year! Clocking in at #91, is this expository NF about a behavioral veterinarian who takes a unique approach to diagnosing & treating animals: He finds commonalities w/human conditions! #OneMedicine

Megabooks This sounds cool, but I don't generally read books about my profession. I very much appreciate it when human doctors talk to me as an equal because, hello, I am!! 3y
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