Baja Dogs La Paz is amplifying their focus on sterilizations here in La Paz and BCS.
Articles about rescuing
The following articles about rescuing also include information from the Vet’s Corner about some of the diseases we must be aware of so that we do not expose otherwise healthy dogs to the newly rescued dog. Before you take on rescuing, it is very important to read as much information as possible, to understand the culture here, and the diseases these strays may carry into your vehicle or home.
Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs and the main cause of rear leg lameness.
Puppies go through several stages of development.
Motion sickness is a condition of the vestibular system in the middle ear, which is a series of bones that function as a gyroscope and provide
the brain with information about the body's position relative to the surface of the ground. This positioning system feeds on visual information and the dog's posture.
Hip dysplasia is an abnormality of the articulation of the hip and leg due to an uneven growth of the bones involved in the joint. A healthy hip has a perfectly round shaped femur head and a perfectly matching socket in the hip bone -called acetabulum.
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition of gums and teeth adjunct tissues, due to unusually high presence of bacterial numbers as well as tartar buildup.
Adapted from The Dog Saving Network, this is an excellent guide for to understand why rescuing is more than simply getting a dog off the street and out of immediate danger.
Kennel cough common in certain seasons of the year like the rainy season or the cold season, due to the stress that weather changes produce in the immune system.
This common, contagious disease affects many dogs in La Paz. In México, over 10% of dogs have TVT and worldwide its frequency varies from < 1% to 20%.
Estimates of stray dogs in La Paz is over 15,000! Life span of these dogs is no longer than 5 years; they wear their teeth short by chewing on sand to try to fill their bellies.
Baja Dogs volunteers, Daniela and her daughter Juliana, interview with a local La Paz radio station to talk about Baja Dogs and what we do.
Spend any time at all in Baja and you see them: trotting alongside the highway, roaming the streets of Baja’s cities and towns, even waiting patiently for a traffic light to change before crossing a busy intersection.