Some of you may have heard of Doctors Without Borders, an international non-profit organization that provides medical help to people living in countries plagued by armed conflict, natural disasters, malnutrition, and epidemics. Well, there is also an organization called Veterinarians Without Borders that is dedicated to “restoring the healthy natural balance between animals, people and the earth.” Volunteer veterinarians educate and train developing communities to care for animals and learn about the connections between animal care and human health. The recent issue of Modern Dog magazine has an extensive article about a veterinarian’s experience performing surgery on a dog in Todos Santos, Guatemala. The article will give you an insight into this field of important animal health and safety work.
As well, this month’s Animal Wellness is a special green issue with articles about eco-friendly pet products, landscaping tips for pet owners, and ways to reduce your dog’s exposure to toxins. The article provides a list of plants, foods, medications and common household products that are detrimental to your dog’s health. One easy way to improve your dog’s health (physically and mentally) is to get outside, and with this beautiful weather who doesn’t want to be outside!
Laura is the studio manager for Adrian Hitt Photography. She keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes and frequents the blog often with her tips on what’s going on in the dog world. In addition to her work at here, Laura is exploring her interests in urban and environmental planning and enjoys sewing, paper crafts, gardening, photography and cooking. Laura lives in East Nashville and one day hopes to adopt a dog as sweet as Benny!