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The writer has a very anti-breeder tone IMO.
"But I suspect we'll get the usual denial.. the deflecting blame on to vaccines, commercial dog food, puppy millers, vets or big pharma... "
I'm not in denial...but you absolutely must include these factors in the reasons for shorter life spans. Human being's life spans are also being shortened due to children having diseases which were once only for the elderly. Many contributing factors are diet, exercise and environmental toxin overload. Our pets are a reflection of ourselves. It's no coincidence that they suffer the same issues and ailments that we do.
I totally agree that a small gene pool can decrease lifespan. It's nature's way of self limiting in-breeding. But there's no way to deny that other factors are at work also.
Last edited by Karen Collins; 02-27-2016 at 10:05 AM.