Time to pull up your barkalounger and purr-ruse this week’s news.
The answer is No … if you were wondering is it best to let your dog go through one heat before spaying? And the Daily Kibble goes on to point out several important health benefits to early spaying. For example, if you spay your dog prior to her first heat, she has a minimal chance of developing a mammary gland (breast) tumor later in life.
Do you take your dog everywhere with you? Or do you think dogs don’t belong in public spaces? Peggy Frezon, who blogs at Peggy’s Pet Place, directs you two opposing views from a New York Times article that generated over 500 comments. The comments run the compassion-to-outrage gamut that we reported on in our own series about dogs and dining out.
Thinking of traveling with your small dog on an airplane? This post by Dog Jaunt should be titled “Small Dog, Large Suitcase!” Sometimes people need to see how it’s done before they do it themselves. This instructional message does just that, showing you how to pack for air travel with a small dog.
In order to choose a healthy treat for your dog, pay attention to labels. What, you didn’t know propylene glycol is an ingredient in many soft chew treats? That’s why Doggy Bytes recommends only two different kinds of commercial dog treat products. Read about the all natural, one ingredient beef tripe and beef liver treats – your dog with thank you.
Evacuating your home for flooding, wildfire, earthquake, or any other emergency … you think it won’t happen to you. Do you have an emergency plan to evacuate with your pet? Read what to pack in an emergency kit to care for your pet for the few days you might be on the lam.
Want to know what’s wrong with greyhound racing and why it should be stopped. This short post at Pet News and Views will educate you.
And for those of you whose interests in animals goes beyond pets, read:
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! Do something fun with your pet and Fill Us In :)
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