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Fellow Creatures: New Post on Psychoactive Medication for Anxious Dogs

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I have a new post on my Fellow Creatures blog that looks at some research on people's attitudes to the use of psychoactive meds and various types of supplements for dogs with behaviour issues. Photo: Couleur/Pixabay By Zazie Todd, PhD

The Writer’s Pet: Jen Gilroy and A Wish in Irish Falls

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Jen Gilroy on her dog, Floppy Ears, and her latest book, A Wish in Irish Falls. Photo: Jen Gilroy No. 4 in the series The Writer’s Pet by Zazie Todd, PhD.

The Pet Professional Guild's Geek Week

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Join me at the Pet Professional Guild's Geek Week this November. By Zazie Todd, PhD

Why do people pick pedigree cats with flat faces? (Research)

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People with flat-faced (brachycephalic) cats don’t realize the health issues associated with the breed, study shows. A traditional doll face Persian cat. See a modern Persian cat in the photo below. Photo: chrisdorney/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd, PhD

Companion Animal Psychology News October 2020

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Funny animal pictures, wolf leaders, and barriers to being a vet - this month's Companion Animal Psychology news. By Zazie Todd, PhD My favourites this month

Best Friends: Being Kind to Pets and to People

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How kindness - in dog training, animal behaviour, on rehoming pets, and to others in our profession -  can change the world for dogs and cats. Photo: New Africa/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd, PhD

Happy Thanksgiving

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 Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Photo: Arthur Linnik/Shutterstock By Zazie Todd, PhD It is Thanksgiving here in Canada. In this strangest of years, I wish you and yours love, peace, safety, and good health.  I am thankful to everyone who has supported this blog and my book, Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy . I am also thankful to each and every one of you for your dedication and care for companion animals and their people. And of course, so grateful to the doctors and nurses, scientists, public health specialists, and everyone else on the front line in this pandemic. Wherever you are, I hope today brings you many moments of joy, and good company even if it's from a distance or through a screen. Happy Thanksgiving! Take care. Zazie Zazie Todd, PhD , is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology , where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She