Sentimental Hygiene is the sixth studio album by rocksinger/songwriterWarren Zevon. The album was released on August 29, 1987, by Virgin Records. The release of Sentimental Hygiene marked the first studio album for Zevon in five years. It produced the single "Reconsider Me", as well as the dance single "Leave My Monkey Alone".
The single version of "Leave My Monkey Alone" was extended to 10:34 minutes and included a remix by the Latin Rascals (Albert Cabrera and Tony Moran) and the non-album track, "Nocturne".
"Even a Dog Can Shake Hands" was used as the opening theme music for the short-lived Fox comedy series Action. The song was composed by Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills, three band members of R.E.M., who also record an album with Zevon under the name Hindu Love Gods. Michael Stipe also of R.E.M., appears on the album providing vocals and harmony on the song "Bad Karma." The album features Bob Dylan in the role of backup musician, playing harmonica on "The Factory".