Russett is a 7-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever. During the last year, she has gained weight and her tail seems to be losing all its hair. Russett can be found shivering near the fireplace most of the time, even though she hasn't been outside. Everyone is concerned about the family's best friend. What can we do to help Russett?
(This scenario develops during a 2 week unit. Complementary lesson activities are included.)