We begin with stories about the fear of spiders, drug detection dogs, a very special dog adoption, extraordinary measures taken by one woman to keep her cats nearby, Wally the emotional support alligator, and more.
Dental issues in dogs.
Then Lori talks about dental issues in dogs and shares some memories about one of our sweetest canine companions, Josie. February is National Pet Dental Health Month.
What is animal hoarding?
Peter then welcomes Courtney Lee, Professor at McGeorge School of Law to speak about animal hoarding. Her recently published article is titled, Never enough: Animal hoarding law.
Lee describes to us her main findings, including the differences between object hoarding and animal hoarding, and the extreme difficulty in treating those who hoard animals.
Animal hoarding occurs when an individual is housing more animals than he or she can adequately care for. It is a complex issue that encompasses mental health, animal welfare and public safety concerns. Animal hoarding is defined by an inability to provide even minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, shelter and veterinary care—often resulting in animal starvation, illness and death. In the majority of cases, animal hoarders believe they are helping their animals and deny this inability to provide minimum care.
Up Country’s collars and leashes.
Lori concludes with a product review of Up Country’s collars and leashes.
When Alice Nichols started Up Country in 1984, the only dog collars available were nylon or leather with little or no decoration. Alice designed the first 6 Up Country collars and people thought she was crazy; no one would buy them and they were too expensive and fancy for dogs who roll in the mud. Times have changed and now Up Country brings a sense of style to all aspects of your pets’ life with over 120 collar designs and dozens of lifestyle accessories.