Real Dogs Donít Purr...Dr. Stefanie Schwartz
I’ll always remember meeting Howard. He was a 3 year old, intact, male German Short Hair Pointer that purred, or at least that is what his owner said he was doing. Thankfully I knew that dogs don’t purr. What I was hearing was a deep throated ‘I am seriously contemplating biting you’ growl.According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs on a yearly basis. 1 in 5 requires medical attention. But why do dogs bite? Are there certain breeds that are more prone than others to nip? What can a pet owner do to make their canine companions less likely to strike out? Dr. Stefanie Schwartz is a board certified veterinary behaviorist. She is going to help put some teeth into your efforts to make sure your dog doesn’t purr.
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