segunda-feira, 14 de setembro de 2009 12:00
Most of us are familiar with the threat that diseases, such as canine parvovirus, pose to puppies. But perhaps an even greater threat is improper socialization. According to a report published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, approximately 40 percent of the millions of dogs relinquished to shelters each year are surrendered because of unacceptable behaviors. In addition, countless healthy dogs are put down every year because of behavior problems that, according to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Lynn Sueda, could be prevented through early-age intervention and treatment.