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Dog Days and the Cat’s Meow
by Dawn Stover


Section 1: For the Love of Pets

1.1   Pets: Why Do We Have Them?
        by Daisy Yuhas

1.2   What Your Pet Reveals about You
        by Karen Schrock Simring

1.3   The Science of Friendship
        by Ádám Miklósi

1.4   Can Animals Aid Therapy?
        by Scott O. Lillienfield and Hal Arkowitz


Section 2: The Dog’s Universe

2.1   From Wolf to Dog
        by Virginia Morrell

2.2   Inside the Dog Mind
        by Gareth Cook

2.3   The World According to Dogs
        by Julie Hecht

2.4   The Ethical Dog
        by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce

2.5   That Dog Is Too Fat
        by Julie Hecht

2.6   Cancer Clues from Pet Dogs
        by David J. Waters and Kathleen Wildasin


Section 3: Making Sense of Cats

3.1   The Taming of the Cat
        by Carlos A. Driscoll, Juliet Clutton-Brock, Andrew C. Kitchener and Stephen J. O’Brien

3.2   The Inner Life of Cats
        by Kate Wong

3.3   Decoding the Cat
        by Julia Calderone

3.4   Why Cats Taste No Sweets
        by David Biello

3.5   The Mystery of the Inner Eyelid
        by Paul Miller

3.6   A Case for Cat Contraception
        by Jessica P. Hekman

3.7   Played by a Parasite
        by Gustavo Arrizabalga and Bill Sullivan


Section 4: The Emotional Animal

4.1   Do Animals Feel Empathy
        by Frans B. M. de Waal

4.2   When Animals Mourn
        by Barbara J. King

4.3   The Social Genius of Animals
        by Katherine Harmon Courage

4.4   When Animals Accidentally Attack
        by Steve Mirsky

The Science of Pets

In the U.S., more than half of households have a pet – usually more than one. They’re usually considered members of the family, and some of us even call them our “furry children.” The strength of the human-pet bond tells us as much or more about ourselves as it does about our pets, and in this eBook, The Science of Pets*, we look at why dogs and cats behave the way they do and what makes our bond with them so strong.

*Editor's Note: Special Edition was published as The Science of Dogs & Cats. The eBook adaptation contains all of the articles, but some of the artwork has been removed to optimize viewing on tablet devices. 

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