The intimate bond people share with their animal companions facilitates a pets’ ability to fine tune their understanding of our shared environment and patterns of daily life. This comprehension permits pets to express themselves through verbal and non-verbal communication capable of being interpreted both by humans and other animals.
US News & World Report recently published Mysteries of Science: Amazing Animals, which showcases the remarkable tale of my canine patient, Falstaff, in Furry Friends to the Rescue. A full page picture of my veterinary client, Richard Schulenberg and his English Setter, Falstaff, accompanies Schulenberg’s recollection of how Falstaff helped save him during a heart attack.
The strong bond between Falstaff and Schulenberg helped Falstaff sense that his owner was having a health crisis. If not for Falstaff’s devoted nature and exclamatory vocalizations, Schulenberg may not have received lifesaving diagnostics and treatment.
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