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Animal Madness

Photo by Emily Orpin, CC via Flickr
Photo by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ejorpin/7978924732/in/set-72157601736466284">Emily Orpin</a>, CC via Flickr

Laurel Braitman was very worried about her dog’s mental health. Oliver was an anxious animal, especially when left home alone. And he was alone when he moved an air conditioner, chewed through a screen, and jumped out of a 3rd story window. Braitman is a science historian, and her new book explores seemingly human mental disorders in the animal kingdom. Monday, she joins Doug to explain why every animal with a mind has the capacity to lose it from time to time.

Laurel Braitman's book is called Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves. [Indiebound|Amazon]