Flu Concerns Lead to Class Cancellations
Frogs To Dogs, a dog training business that holds classes in Kirkwood and Avondale, has also decided to cancel all group classes until June 26.
“Frogs To Dogs has NOT had any reported cases from our clients, but as a precaution we have been informed by multiple veterinarians from various hospitals in the area that it would be wise to shut down classes for one week,” an email from the company says.
Dog Flu Concerns Prompt Training Class Cancellations
Frogs to Dogs hasn’t seen any canine influenza cases but decided to temporarily shut down its training classes. Owner Andrew Zbeeb said it’s a measure of precaution.
“We all checked with different sources in Atlanta and determined that it was a real threat, so for the safety of the animals we decided to shut down immediately.”
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What’s the harm?
So is all this doting a problem? Is there any harm in treating our pets like children?
Andrew Zbeeb, who owns the pet-training and sitting company Frogs to Dogs in Atlanta, said pet pampering is usually harmless. But it can turn potty training and overfeeding into big problems, Zbeeb said.
“I’ll put my training hat on and tell you there could be negative effects if you’re treating animals like a human being. It’s OK to love your pet and pamper your pet and put dresses on your pet, but it’s still a domesticated animal. It’s not a human being,” Zbeeb said. “It can lead to disappointment for human beings, and the (animals) may have false perceptions of the world.”
At the same time, while “people may get carried away with (doting on their pets), it’s sweet,” he said. “And (those connections) extend a human’s life.”
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Nothing says fun like a frisky, frolicking pooch on the go. But sometimes we need to curb all that infectious energy and get our dogs to sit, stay and remain calm. If your dog is recovering from an injury — or you’ve simply run out of ideas for fun on rainy days, try these low-impact suggestions to keep your pooch moving.
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Before you open another container of turducken, pop open a can of Irish lamb stew or fork out a hearty helping of chicken de-lite for your beloved dog or cat, you may want to stop and read that pet food label a bit more carefully. Unfortunately, our love affair with over sized portions has trickled down to the pet set, resulting in a mountain of veterinary bills for familiar ailments such as diabetes, heart disease and joint-related issues.
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