Roundup 66: Favorite Dog Articles & Videos of the Week
From the non-physical effects ear cropping & tail docking have on dogs to a collection of beautiful portraits of senior dogs, here’s some of my favorite dog articles of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
Tail Docking and Ear Cropping Affect Dogs, and Not Just Physically
New research found that ear cropping & tail docking create more than just physical changes in our dogs. They effect the way we perceive a dogs temperament, and a docked tail leads to a loss of communication in dog-dog interactions.
Pet Abandonment – The Dark Underbelly of Travel
Informative post that tackles the problem of pet abandonment, and the importance of coming to a universal agreement that pets should be treated with compassion and respect. I was shocked by these statistics – a must read for all of us involved in animal welfare.
My Fourth Dog Adoption Was a Fail
Honest post about how sometimes adoptions don’t work out, and the importance of maintaining a safe & healthy environment for your current pets. Great reasons to consider choosing a rescue that offers a trial period or foster to adopt program when adding a new animal to a home with existing pets.
Un-Dog-Whispering My Brain
Inspirational post about the importance of coming up with training methods that are right for your dog. This will really hit home for those of us who are old enough to remember when dominance theories were the norm.
When Pet Owners Can’t Afford Veterinary Bills
Great resource of organizations that offer financial help for those struggling with vet bills. Bookmark and save for you or anyone you know that may be going through a rough time.
These Portraits Prove Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs
Beautiful portraits from the new book Senior Dogs Across America (affiliate link), that highlight the exquisite & natural way dogs age and the way they manage their changing bodies.
Favorite Dog Videos of the Week
Thanks to No Dog About It for this great find
It doesn’t get much more heartwarming than this.
Makes me laugh. Every single time.