This Friday, I’m doing a presentation on « Spaying and Neutering in Canines & Felines ».
While polishing my Powerpoint, I couldn’t help but smile.
37-78% of the pet owners do not give preventatives to their cats or dogs… While we do have efficient options to prevent certain infectious diseases, our main problem is that most pet owners don’t use them at all!
Gastro-intestinal issues are among the most common disorders encountered in shelters.
That is why digestibility (=the percentage of a foodstuff taken into the digestive tract that is absorbed into the body) of the diet you pick is paramount.
I really love this time of the year.
It’s in the air : hope, love, joy, happiness… Everything slows down for a moment. We put our grieves aside and focus on what is really important: spending great moments with family and friends. Again, I really love this time of the year.
Time flies. A month ago, I was in Japan for a series of lectures on sanitation in animal shelters. I started writing this blog between two talks, and must admit I almost forgot about it. But here I am finally, polishing it and of course, publishing it !
One thing I’m really not good at ? When traveling, coping with the jet-lag. I arrived yesterday in Tokyo for a series of lectures on shelter medicine. I will be picked up by my japanese colleague at around 9am later today… and I’ve been wide-awake since 12am… Now that I feel confident that I will not find any more sleep, I thought I should go for something entertaining: let’s go blogging !
I spend a lot of time in my online universe these days, but when I come back to the « real world » to deliver a talk on one of the topic I feel most passionate about, well, it simply feels great! Lately, I delivered several times our « Young & Hungry : our 2016 shelter guide on neonatology. » lecture.This one was created to discuss with shelter staff & foster families how to properly handle newborn kittens & puppies. Because one thing I can tell you: many mistakes that are done in this field could, for sure, have been prevented. Let me give you an example.
When we work or volunteer in an animal shelter, there is only one goal we all lean towards : we want all of the dogs and cats in our care to be adopted. We want all of them find a new home where they can live happily ever after. All we do somehow plays a role in leading to this very moment : when the dog, or the cat, finally finds their new owner and walks through the shelter doors.