Friday, June 06, 2003

They Just Don't Get It

The July issue of Consumer Reports looks at health care for pets. Most of their advice seems good, if somewhat common sens-ical, but in the "What You Can Do" box, they list under prevention

13) Get a cat. They have fewer serious health problems and genetic diseases than dogs
Hah. Get a cat indeed. Getting a cat or a dog isn't a matter of choice -- it's an inherent genetic trait!!

Much more sensible was the comment on the previous page regarding genetic illnesses

Mixed-breed mutts did not suffer from hereditary diseases
Although the word Mutt is rather pejorative...