Dr. Autumn Davidson answers several frequently asked canine reproduction questions: Does supplementing thyroid hormone improve fertility? Are vaginal culture results helpful in prebreeding examinations? How should apparent failure to lactate be treated?
Even veterinary teams sometimes overlook the power of the love and support pets provide. But now and then you may get an important reminder that a pet can lend hope and support healing--just as this veterinary student did.
For many years, we taught clients who live with dogs who bite that the problem is likely 'dominance' – the dog is possessing over space, food or other resources to establish a hierarchical position. While some aggressive reactions may be due to the dog's perceived need to guard a resource, there is no evidence that interactions with humans aim at establishing rank.