A reader writes,
If you didn’t start with a naturally reared animal, what are the most important, first steps to take? Dogs from the shelter systems are riddled with problems stemming from too many vaccines, skin problems, poor diet, fear/aggression etc…”
This is a common problem, right? Your new youngster may have come to you after who knows how many ills have befallen her, whether by circumstance or by man’s hand. Shelters are notorious for vaccinating every animal who comes through their doors, history of previous vaccinations be damned. Before landing under that needle, the poor waif may have been starving, worm-ridden, terrified by tormenters, and perhaps in a “teen bride” scenario.
What to do to turn that rescue around?
Start down the natural path. [Read more…]