Pet health special: Taking a bite out of canine debarking

To communicate, we talk, sing and sometimes yell. Dogs bark. They bark softly and playfully, loud and aggressively and sometimes nonstop. Pugs. Dalmatians. Labrador retrievers. Wheaton terriers. And even Golden doodles do it. (If you know of a non-barking breed, let me know!) But what happens when barking becomes too much for pet owners? Some pet parents have turned to a surgical procedure known as canine devocalization—or debarking. In brief, debarking removes tissue from a dog’s … [Read more...]