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Pet Poop, by Dr. Dave

This article is prepared by Appalachain Spring Mall's very own "resident" veterinarian, Dr. Dave. For a whole lot more FREE information, check out his site at: All Creatures Virtual Veterinary Clinic

His column is updated every day or thereabouts, so check back to see what on Dr. Dave's mind today.

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In The Dark

Recently, a friend told me that she takes her dogs for a walk very early in the morning while it's still dark.

At times, she can't see exactly where her dogs stopped to defecate, so she couldn't very well be expected to pick it up.

Nice reasoning, although I'm sure she wouldn't maintain that line of thought if the toilet was her own front lawn.

To avoid giving all dog owners a bad name, if you're prepared to ignore piles of dog feces that you can't immediately see, then make sure your dogs are defecating in your own yard!

Or buy a small flashlight so you can clean up the mess your dog leaves in the park, etc. (And make sure that you and your dog are dressed for nighttime walks.


Did you know that there are seven groups of classification in the American Kennel Club registry?

Group I: Sporting Dogs (ex. Pointer, Labrador Retriever) Group II: Hounds (ex. Basset Hound, Whippet) Group III: Working Dogs (ex. Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler) Group IV: Terriers (ex. Airedale Terrier, Border Terrier) Group V: Toys (ex. Chihuahua, Pug) Group VI: Non-sporting Dogs (ex. Chow-Chow, Dalmatian) Group VII: Herding Dogs (ex. Collie, Shetland Sheepdog)

Plus, there is a Miscellaneous Class: (ex. Italian Spinoni, Jack Russell Terrier).

Do you have a question or comment for the Dr. Dave?

You can Write to Dr. Dave!.

Include your first initial and last name and he'll try to respond to your question in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so replies will be delayed accordingly.)

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