Should You Tranquilize Dogs While Traveling?
Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) #560: Dr. Nick Dodman (whose many books about managing the emotional conditions of pets has furthered our general understanding of how to help make their lives better) talks about whether it is a good idea to use tranquilizers when traveling with a dog. Should you drug a dog who is nervous traveling in a car? How about whether it is advisable to tranquilize a dog who’s flying in a plane? (Dr. Nick says he would personally never ever put a dog in the belly of a plane — he’d leave it home or drive it); Lisa Lunghofer from the Grey Muzzle Organization talks about the non-profit’s new grant cycle which awards grants to support non-profit groups working on behalf of senior dogs so that “no old dog should die alone and afraid;” Laura Schenone’s book THE DOGS OF AVALON: THE RACE TO SAVE ANIMALS IN PERIL, looks at the history of greyhound “production” and mistreatment in Ireland and around the world, while also being a fascinating profile of a bold and brave woman in Ireland with “radical compassion,” who has been fighting for greyhounds along with the welfare of many other animals in need of advocacy.