We will use the space for news items related
to dogs. There are often proposed legislative issues or vaccination updates that may be of interest.
EUKANUBA IS MOVING
The AKC has announced
the Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show will be moving to Orlando Florida beginning with the 2011 show. The show
will be located at the new state of the art Orlando County Convention Center and will be there through 2015.
MANDATORY PET STERILIZATION LEGISLATION
We at Von Links Dachshunds want you to be aware that proposed
legislation is appearing in many towns, counties and states across the country. The proposals may be introduced on their own
merit or attached to other animal control issues such as “Bad Dog” breed specific proposals. In any case, please
watch for and act on any instances.
The points being made are that if the law requires your pet be spayed or neutered,
it will control the staggering number of stray and unwanted pets. This would result in fewer numbers of animals euthanized
and reduce budget costs. It would help control backyard breeders and puppy mills.
The amount of money saved would have
to be spent policing the laws!! Backyard breeders and puppy mills make far too much money to let something like this stop
them. Marijuana is illegal but is most likely growing in every town in this country.
The AKC supports a division which
investigates and helps campaign against unreasonable legislation proposals. You can research your area through the AKC.org
CLICK HERE FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON LEGISLATION
HEALTHDid you know that the American Red Cross has information on their web site
for "Pet First Aid". Visit the site and consider placing it on your favorites list.
RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP
American Kennel Club is supporting the promotion of Resposible Pet Ownership during the month of September. Visit
their website by clicking the picture below to see what it's all about and events taking place in your area.
GRAPES AND RAISINS POISON
Did you know that as few as seven grapes or raisins can
cause renal failure in your dog. The dog may not show signs until the kidneys are failing. The effect may not be reversable.
Check the Animal Poison Control Center link below for lists of poisonous pet items in your home.
ANIMAL POISON CONTROL INFORMATION