Michael W. Fox was born and educated in the UK, earning his veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College London, and subsequently a Ph.D. in medicine and a D.Sc. in ethology/animal behavior. Spending most of his professional life in the US as an advocate for animal protection, rights and conservation, he has published over 40 books and is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist (Animal Doctor with United Features Syndicate, NY). Featured in Marquis? Who?s Who in America and Who?s Who in the World, Dr. Fox is a widely recognized expert, consultant and lecturer on animal communication, emotions, awareness, health and welfare; on the human- non-human animal bond, and rights philosophy; on bioethics, biotechnology, humane, sustainable agriculture and holistic health. His long-held basic premise that human health and well being are inseparable from animal health and welfare and environmental protection and conservation is now gaining international recognition as a bioethical imperative and prerequisite for a viable future.He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Deanna Krantz and three good dogs when he is not traveling around the world doing the work that has earned him the title of "America's best known veterinarian."
"In this timely and important book, Dr. Michael W. Fox looks at the mind/body connection in a familiar and well-loved species. An emminently qualified animal behaviourist, he does a good job of blending the philosophical with the practical. The book covers a lot of ground, and will make a great read for anyone who loves dogs (or cats) and wants to know and relate to them better."-- Dr. Paul McCutcheon, pioneering holistic veterinarian.