Drugs for Shelter Dogs
Dogs entering shelters are often extremely stressed, with cortisol levels three times higher than dogs in home situations. Reducing that stress is a kindness to these animals, and shelters use a lot of strategies to do that. From soothing music and lavender-scented infusers to comfy kennels with blankets and chairs to make them seem homey, there are a lot of options for helping dogs ease into life at a shelter. The goals are to help them as much as possible during their stay, and to place them into loving homes soon. Few of the stress-easing plans are controversial, but Animal Care Shelters of NYC has three shelters that will soon be enacting a new protocol that is bound to cause serious debate.
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