Your puppy, Fiona, is really cute. She came from a nice pet store on the thoroughfare and is a special new breed called a “MixiMuttiPoo”. You would like to have more, just like her. And maybe it would be nice for the kids to witness the miracle of birth. So maybe you will breed Fiona, just once. And sell her puppies to earn a little profit, on top of it. I agree that Fiona is pretty darn cute, and you have the best intentions for her. BUT- this is not the best idea. Let me tell you why.
Spring is in the air! After a few fits and starts, spring has come on strong in the Philadelphia area and most of us are making up for lost time by spending as much time outdoors as possible. My family attended the Malvern Spring Family Festival yesterday where we enjoyed games, great food, people (and dog) watching and some seriously amazing kettle corn.
At my first job out of veterinary school, our hospital had a large boarding kennel where upwards of 100 dogs could stay with us at any given moment. The associate veterinarians at the practice were responsible for addressing any medical concerns about the boarders that were brought to us by the kennel staff. Stress colitis, or diarrhea, is a common complaint in boarded dogs, as is weight loss due to a reduced appetite. These are relatively minor concerns that can be easily addressed.