Zoobiquity springs from a simple but revelatory fact: Animals and humans get the same diseases, yet physicians and veterinarians rarely consult with one another. Zoobiquity explores how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species. Drawing on the latest in medical and veterinary science—as well as evolutionary and molecular biology—Zoobiquity proposes an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to physical and behavioral health, including cardiology, gastroenterology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and many other sub-specialties.
- Golden retrievers get breast cancer. So do jaguars, kangaroos and beluga whales.
- Siamese cats and Dobermans get OCD. Many are on Prozac.
- Canaries, and fish, and even Yorkie dogs faint when they’re stressed out.
- Mares can become nymphomaniacs.
- Dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer, gout, and arthritis.
- Koalas catch Chlamydia. Rabbits get syphilis.
- Reindeer seek out narcotic escape in hallucinogenic mushrooms.
- Gorillas experience clinical depression and eating disorders.
Veterinarians see all these conditions in animals. They treat them in a vast range species—including pets like cats and dogs but also birds, fish, snakes, and wild animals too. And they have ways of addressing them that human doctors don’t know about. Zoobiquity encourages patients, doctors, dentists, and psychologists to access the vast, untapped information and experience of veterinarians and wildlife biologists…and of the animals, living, playing, mating, and healing in their natural environments.