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 dogsHah. 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 diseasesAlthough the word Mutt is rather pejorative...