Some worth-your-time news from the dogosphere:
- The fantastic Bad Rap team just hosted a Celebrate Your Pit Bull weekend. Love it. Thinking it's high time we did something similar in LA...
- We always love a good service dog story and this one delivers in spades. NYT has a piece on service dogs that help Iraq war veterans with PTSD. The audio slideshow is excellent.
- We have a lot of clients that have just had or are about to have babies. The number one question we are asked when a new client family is preparing for their new baby is: how do we get our dog ready? Dr. Marty Becker over at Pet Connection has an excellent article on how to Create a kid-friendly dog before the new baby arrives.
- Pet Connection also has a great piece on diagnosing cancer in dogs and looks at how simple blood tests might go a long way towards early detection.
- Ed Boks, former GM of LA Animal Services, has a good piece on Achieving & Sustaining No-Kill. Guess what's at the top of the list for viable solutions? Targeted, affordable spay neuter programs. We are passionate about effective spay neuter programs and are glad to see this mentioned.