Paws of Enchantment provides links and articles of interest for pet owners on a variety of topics, including spay - neutering, Saluki's, cancer, pet wellness and more.
Neutering Dogs: Effects on Joint Disorders, Cancers and More
Excellent article with important things to consider when making the decision to neuter your dog.
Welcome to Pet Wellness Update, a website dedicated to reform rabies laws nationwide to exempt sick and senior dogs and cats from mandatory rabies booster shots when they are in the care of a licensed veterinarian.
In 2005, I took a healthy 12 year old calico house cat for a rabies booster shot.
Within six months, she began to show signs of ill health - dramatic weight loss, great thirst, poor coat, bad breath, eye discharge, ear mites, frequent urination and frequent vomiting. A year later, after a roller coaster of treatment, progress and regression, in the midst of an ice storm unprecedented in Texas history, Aimee was in kidney failure and dying.
I wanted her passing to be painless and peaceful.
Only one loca... Read More
Beautifully written and historically rich articles about the history of the Saluki in its native lands. Please explore the link below to begin a wonderful and unforgettable journey... one lived and documented by Gail Goodman, one of the breed's premier historians. For those of you who enjoy these articles you may also wish to acquire a copy of Saluqi: Coursing Hound of the East. This unique and unforgettable volume is available in a very limited quantity, directly from the publisher.
Midabar Salukis: Articles
...original article can be viewed at the link below...
Spay, Neuter, and Cancer: Revisiting and Old Trinity
Perhaps no aspect of pet ownership in the U.S. elicits as passionately supportive emotions as the subject of spay and neuter.
In fact, this orientation is so well established that saying anything that questions the procedure is akin to blasphemy. However, just as women were routinely relieved of their reproductive organs with a ''La de da, you'll never miss 'em'' attitude until studies exploring the nonreproductive effects of reproductive hormones made human physicians rethink this position, so veterinarians and other animal-
care professionals are making tentative moves to rethink wholesale sterilization of companion animals, to... Read More