Many of the dogs in shelters are not from over breeding, but rather owners who can no longer support them financially, including but not limited to, food, primary vet care, and losing their homes; a close second is behavior problems/training. You do not see litters upon litters of puppies in shelters. When you take into consideration all of the dogs on intake, the “oops litter” only accounts for a small percentage, but the media would have you think differently. Puppies sell, puppies adopt out quickly. UC Davis did release a study done of Goldens and why s/n should wait until as late as possible, preferably after 2yrs of age, but there is an even older one done with Rotts. This one points out that spaying a female Rott at 6mo almost triples their odds at developing bone cancer. The sex hormones are not only crucial to physical development, but to mental as well. The tides are turning as we delve deeper into this and more research is done.
Occlusive Dressing Technique
Occlusive dressings may be used for the management of psoriasis or other recalcitrant rub a small amount of cream into the lesion until it disappears. Reapply the preparation leaving a thin coating on the lesion, cover with pliable nonporous film, and seal the edges. If needed, additional moisture may be provided by covering the lesion with a dampened clean cotton cloth before the nonporous film is applied or by briefly wetting the affected area with water immediately prior to applying the medication. The frequency of changing dressings is best determined on an individual basis. It may be convenient to apply Triamcinolone acetonide cream under an occlusive dressing in the evening and to remove the dressing in the morning (., 12-hour occlusion). When utilizing the12-hour occlusion regimen, additional cream should be applied, without occlusion, during the day. Reapplication is essential at each dressing change. If an infection develops, the use of occlusive dressings should be discontinued and appropriate antimicrobial therapy instituted.