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Support for responsible breeding

Dr. Nancy Kay had some great news to share on her blog today and I am sharing the information with you as it is wonderful news. If any of you have a British Bulldog, King Charles Cavalier spaniel or any other breed of dog with inherited health issues , you will be happy to read this.

     Support For Responsible Breeding by Nancy Kay, DVMThe American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Animal Welfare Committee has proposed a policy pertaining to breeding of dogs, cats, and other companion animals.

January is Annual Dog Training Month

 January is annual dog training month and here are some excellent tips from the San Diego Humane Society for getting your year off to the right start with your pup.

Training Tips
Remember the age-old superstition that how you ring in the New Year will be how you spend the rest of the year?  What better way to spend 2017 than with a commitment to your pets?! It will have you both feeling great this year. Here are some ideas from our Community Training Coordinator, Shauna Romero, CPDT-KA, to get your new year off to the right start with your furry friends:  

Dog Park Poop

 Could someone please explain to me why pet parents think it is okay NOT to pick up their dog's poop when they are at the off-leash dog park? Is it because they are not sure which pile of poop actually was left by their pooch or perhaps they think that since it is public property and not private, the city is somehow responsible for cleaning up the messes. Whatever the thinking, I can assure you it is  inappropriate and irresponsible to ignore your dog's excrement when he goes to the bathroom at the park.

Way To Go New Jersey

 Great news!
New Jersey has become the first state to pass a bill banningCat Declawing.They have joined the ranks of most of the First World countries around the globe to ban this cruel and abusive procedure. The bill, designed by Assemblymen Singleton, passed recently calling the act of declawing a cat an act of animal cruelty. As such, the penalties to veterinarians performing this procedure and to pet parents seeking it are fines up to $1000.00 and/or 6 months in jail. Civil penalties can be anywhere from $500 - $2000.

Plan Ahead for Holidays

Now that the holidays are over, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, I have a bit of downtime to write my blog again.
The first thing that comes to mind to write about is the last minute requests I received for pet sitting over the holidays. I couldn't believe how many pet parents, especially with cats, waited until a few days or a week before Christmas to contact me to care for their pets. Many of these people apparently had lined up a friend or neighbor ahead of time, only to have them cancel at the last minute because they decided to go away themselves.
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