"Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine"

Nov 25, 2019

Our guest is journalist Maria Goodavage, whose previous books include "Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America's Canine Heroes" and "Top Dog: The Story of Marine Hero Lucca." She joins us to talk about her newest book, "Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine." As noted by Prof. Clive Wynne, director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University: "Goodavage takes the reader on a fascinating journey to uncover the amazing things dogs can do for their human friends. From canines that calm the veteran with PTSD and the child called upon to face her tormentor in court, through dogs that sniff out cancers, malaria, and other diseases, to dogs finding unprecedented roles for supporting people with autism, schizophrenia, and myriad other ailments, [the author] shows that there are many people who, when they say, "My dog saved my life," mean this, not in some metaphorical sense, but in a completely concrete way."