It’s a fact.Dogs that have very little socialization and training, little playtime with other dogs are more likely to end up with behavioral problems.Many of these dogs unfortunately also end up at shelters.Enjoying your canine companion while at the dog park and perhaps inviting your friends with their pooches to join you, is wonderful and fun.Not only do you get to enjoy your dog’s many quirks, but it may be the kindest thing you can do for him.
As with all the basics that we provide for our dogs like great veterinary care, healthy and organic nutrition for optimal health, stimulating interactive dog toys for stimulation-socialization with other dogs and people are just as important.Dogs,like children need exposure to just about everything in the world ,so that they don’t end up fearing everything they see.
Socialization should start as early as the first few weeks, when puppies are busy playing with their littermates, and learning to interact with each other and their human companions.
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This organization, which is similar to Vets Without Borders, travels the world and provides international animal aid-veterinary assistance. This is a group that consists of veterinarians, animal health technicians and veterinary students. They have sent teams down to the Philippines and many countries that have suffered natural disasters. They provide vaccines; veterinary medications, equipment and many other much needed relief supplies.
World Vets focuses on education , public health and on how to educate people about zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that are carried by animals and transmitted to humans and from humans to animals.
“World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.” via World Vets
World Vets is a registered 501c(3). All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.
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Animal relief groups,Humane Society International and the International Fund for Animal Welfare have arrived in Tacloban,one of the hardest hit areas by Typhoon Haiyan.
The IFAW and the Philippines Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) are working together in assessing the situation and helping all animals in need.They are offering relief to humans and their animals.You can help by donating to any of the organizations listed below.
World Vets and the American Veterinary Medical Association also have standby teams.
Donations can be made to :
“The only donations in-kind that we can accept at PARC until November 25, 2013 are the ones which can be placed inside the responders’ carry-on bags:
Doxycyclene capsules (250mg)
Puritabs (water-purifying tablets)
Oral rehydration salts
Energy bars ”
Author’s Note via IFAW
“Update: 10:30 a.m. GMT, 13 November 2013: Right now, our animal rescue teams are on the ground in the Philippines, assessing the situation after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Working with local and federal authorities, we will do whatever is necessary to help both people and animals affected by this historic and heartbreaking disaster.” Humane Society
“World Vets is responding to Typhoon Haiyan with veterinary supplies, financial support and on the ground teams. Initial support has already been sent to our partners working to help animals in the destruction area and our disaster response teams are mobilizing for immediate deployment. Please donate to our disaster relief fund to help the animals of the Philippines.” World Vets
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