Many vets recommend getting your female dog spayed prior to their first heat cycle to prevent hormonal changes that can make surgery more complicated. Older dogs tend to recover less quickly than puppies do and may be more aware of the procedure and pain they are encountering, which can lead to a painful experience that requires extra after-care. In addition to being more sore, some dogs (especially those that are overweight, are currently in heat, or who have had puppies before) and their lifestyles can make having the common surgery more extreme.
In 2012, the Grumpy Cat took the internet world by storm. The cat's unique facial features and "grumpy" appearance turned her into an internet sensation, and fans started a rumor that she was, in fact, born with Down syndrome. Does the famed Grumpy Cat have Down syndrome? Here is a look at the science behind the celebrity. What is Down Syndrome? Humans have 23 chromosomal pairs; in each chromosomal pair, the father and mother contribute a chromosome for a total number of 46 chromosomes.