Ben Williams, author of numerous award-winning novels once said, “ There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” It is no secret that dogs bring healing and love to us when we need comfort. They bring us protection when we need protecting. But most importantly, dogs bring us loyalty and they are always there for us. People of all ages can and do change when they gain a new four legged friend to journey through life with. Animals are miracle workers that can change a person's emotional and physical status for the better when there is no hope for life to get better.
Dogs are a common sight in almost every part of the world. Some researchers believe that “wolves and dogs split into different species around 100,000 years ago” (Animal Freedom, n.d.). In the past, dogs were probably used for hunting and herding. While this is still true today, dogs are used for a variety of purposes, and dogs benefit human’s lives in many different ways. For example, dogs can be used as service animals, for various types of security roles, and, of course, for pets.
It is often said that a dog is a man’s best friend. In the last 14,000 years, dogs have accompanied man by helping him hunt, guard, and protect. In our modern world, dogs help us combat in war, search-and-rescue, guide the blind, deaf, discapacitated, rehabilitate patients in therapy, aid law enforcement, and are part of our family as beloved pets (Coren). Although canine superstars such as Lassie, Old Yeller, and Rin Tin Tin portray the perfect dog we all want in our lives, these ideals are far from the truth. Many first-time dog owners expect dogs to know behaviors such as how to walk on a leash, not bite, not destroy the house, and in addition to many others.
One of the main reasons an obstetrician will perform an emergency C-section is if there are signs of distress presenting risks to the fetus and mother. Dog owners will schedule the surgery with the Vet if they want assistance with their puppies delivery. (“Cesarean Section”). A C-section delivery must take into account the appropriate time for a puppy’s best chance of survival. Before a C-section is preformed it is best to wait until the temperature of the dog drops to 99 degrees or labor begins spontaneously.
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