Mixed breed dogs can make great pets, but having new generations of purebred dogs can help to better the breed and also eliminate some genetic conditions, like hip dysplasia.
Dr. Jen Klabunde from Northwood Animal Hospital breaks down some of the things to consider if you're thinking about breeding your dog.
Some of the questions to think about include if your dog is pure bred to begin with, and what kind of history do you know about your pet? See the full interview for more of the things you need to consider. If your dog isn't a perfect candidate, you should have them neutered.
The cat featured today by Dr. Klabunde is Indigo, and she has been at the Cherryland Humane Society in Traverse City longer than any other cat. A good Samaritan has already paid for her adoption fees and she is already neutered. All this cat needs is a forever home to go to. For more information on dog breeding or pet adoption, contact Northwood Animal Hospital.