Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

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In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology a€” the study of human-animal relationships a€” has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion, grief, humor, joy, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs and other animals suffer from PTSD, and chickens, rats, and mice display empathy. This collection is both an updated sequel to Bekoffa€™s popular book The Emotional Lives of Animals and a call to begin the important work of a€œrewildinga€ ourselves and changing the way we treat other animals.are normal behaviors according to the ASPCA (and others), although for some dogs, they could become a compulsive habit, such as excessive tail chasing. The bigger question is, a€œWhat do mounting and humping mean to your dog?a€ In truthanbsp;...

Title:Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed
Author:Marc Bekoff
Publisher:New World Library - 2013-10-01


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