Summer brings opportunities for family get-togethers, traveling, and soaking up some rays, but it's also a dangerous season for dogs. From parasites to water to fireworks, there's a lot of dangers that you need to be mindful of as a dog owner. Here are 10 tips to protect Fido this summer:
Following years of selective breeding for various phenotypic traits, a diverse assortment of dog breeds have been generated. However, this selective mating has also greatly affected the genetic diversity within each breed leading to breeds with low biological fitness.
Just like humans, a dog’s vision is very important. Dogs, however, are prone to numerous eye problems during their lifetime that threatens their overall health and ultimately the quality of their life.
The easiest way to define a puppy mill is a dog breeding facility that places the utmost importance on profits, and little to no importance on the health and safety of its dogs. Unfortunately, there are an estimated 10,000 of these facilities in the United States.
Many times people inadvertently buy puppies from puppy mills. Often times puppies from puppy mills aren't in good health, and they may be poorly socialized. There are several signs that a puppy may be from a puppy mill.
Animal cruelty is a sad fact of life that all too many people have to witness at some point in their lives. However, trying to find out who to report cases to can be somewhat tricky. You want to make sure that you know which organizations are the right ones to report suspected cruelty to and how to go about making sure your concerns are taken seriously.