The Camping for dogs and owners in the countryside are not only fun and relaxing. Such camps and their furry companions can become also a lesson in dog training unsurpassed, which allows to solve some of the most common behavior problems, including the separation anxiety or certain aggressive behaviors. The following activities are explained and listed those organized both in our country and outside it.
Enjoy the dog in nature strengthens the relationship with our furry friend. Not only that: to go camping with can be the best way to understand and educate the dog with whom we share life. This is at least ensuring Salvador Lopez, dog trainer and author of the blog Lobo decaf. “Nature allows owners to better understand their dogs as it is in the natural environment where the dogs behave as they really are”, says Lopez.
The city can be a very hostile environment for dogs. Even the cities more friendly canines and more sensitive to their needs, such as Brussels or Berlin, sometimes pose a bit affable environment for their furry inhabitants. The traffic, the requirement that the dogs run tied with belt and having little chance to socialize with other congeners released can make something complicated city life for a dog. Continue reading
The dog spends most of the day asleep, only to come up from the couch to the food dish, do not live with other animals and the long working hours of its owners involves too many hours in solitude and canine rides short, do not lend themselves to games. This could be the chronicle of a sedentary dog. But this lifestyle has consequences for their health? This article gives the answer and reveals how to prevent physical inactivity can.
Lack of time is common in these times. Long working hours keep workers away many hours, leaving little time for physical exercise. According to a study published by the World Health Organization (WHO), physical inactivity causes 1.9 million premature deaths of people each year worldwide. And dogs do not escape these so unhealthy sedentary habits.
Physical inactivity is common in dogs with certain habits. However, keep in mind that certain breeds need less activity than others because of their physical characteristics and character, as in the case of the mastiff or bulldog. Even so, it is recommended that these pets, they tend to move little, make a minimum of daily exercise. Continue reading
Your dog depends on you for food, shelter and basic care. Be aware of the most common types of dog emergencies so you can respond appropriately.
Dogs are often curious and will hang out in the kitchen near hot stoves or outside by a grill of hot coals. They also find their way into garages and areas where there are caustic chemicals that cause severe burns. Soak the burn area in cold water or rinse off a chemical to stop the reaction.
Dogs are known for running out into the middle of a street with busy traffic. It is heartbreaking to see a dog suffering from a car injury. Gently place a blanket under the dog and carry to safety. Attend to wounds with clean bandages or clothes. Summon help immediately.
Dogs commonly swallow small objects. Sometimes this causes choking. Begin chest pumping in the rib area at 5-second intervals. Keep pumping until object comes out. If object remains stuck, rush the dog to the emergency veterinarian.
Walking or jogging with your dog on a hot day may cause them to get heat stroke. Signs are heavy panting, frothing mouth or vomiting. Lower body temperature with cold water.
The signs of dog poisoning are bleeding, convulsions, muscle twitching, vomiting and collapse. Contact a vet immediately for instructions on inducing vomiting.
To save time when seeking medical treatment for your dog keep on hand the name and contact information of an emergency vet service.
Cats drinking milk from the bowl and cats that crazy when we offer a spoonful of yogurt or other dairy product like cheese. These scenes are not strange for anyone who lives with a cat. But is it good or bad milk for adult cats? Can cats drink milk and other dairy products like cheese or natural yoghurt? This article explains why milk can not be part of the usual cat food and discusses when is risky, how to recognize a feline allergic to milk and when yes you can offer milk and some plain yogurt to reward the furry diner.
There are cats who love milk. The test of whether the cat with which we live is one of them is simple: just serve a bowl of cereal and leave at your fingertips. The cat enjoys milk will not hesitate to pounce on the container! Other cats, in addition to milk, mad with yogurt, cheese and other dairy products.
Although the image of feeding cats milk is recurrent in film, literature and the performing arts, is it good or dangerous this dairy food for feline guests? “Adult cats do not need to ingest milk. Indeed, some cats, as in people, do not tolerate lactose. For these animals, take a bowl of milk usually means the less gastric problems”, says Gina Spadafori veterinary, international network of veterinary VIN. Continue reading
The 10 and older dogs and puppies have added difficulties to recover after surgery. But the keys to a speedy recovery for all are simple: keep the dog from licking or hit the operated area and the rest after the first few days after surgery. The following lines are found the keys to the operated dog are restored, but the recovery of older dogs and puppies are also analyzed following an operation.
A dog has a wound instinctively tends to lick the wound. The reason is that, in this way, can clean the wound and relieves pain. However, this instinctive behavior involves an ordeal for veterinarians when making the convalescent dog recovers from surgery. “Saliva has some antiseptic effect, but debunks stitches and can lengthen the recovery of the animal”, says Juan Antonio Aguado, veterinarian.
The most effective way to prevent the damage that can cause a dog to lick or a surgical wound is hit with Elizabethan collar placement. This apparatus consists of a plastic that surrounds the neck and has an appearance of a bell. It is uncomfortable for the animal because it hinders their mobility, but the only way to keep from licking the wound. Continue reading
Gary Loewenthal wrote an article about declawing documented, showing their reasons contrary to the practice. My cat is offered in Spanish version of Noriko Kamatari. Here you can read the first chapter.
Nails are involved in almost anything a cat does while awake. In the morning, digs its claws in and pull the wiper resistance force against doing nails to stimulate and tone its upper body. While playing, nails trap toys flying through the air and hold. When running through the house and up the stairs, her nails as nails act to provide extra traction. When scale used nails as miniature mountaineering crampons that allow him to easily reach the top.
A cat uses nails to scratch when it itches, manipulate their catnip mice, cling to follow a narrow path, boost its body to a high perch, and secured on a chair with stability while grooms. The nails are even used to express, for example, a slight extension of the nails is a subtle way of saying “I’m tired of you to hold me down and I feel like the ground”. Continue reading
Are you thinking about adopting a dog? Afraid not know to care? Your fears and concerns may fade after reading our article. We tell you what are the basic tips to take good care of a dog and being a responsible owner.
How to take good care of a dog
It is the first thing to name your dog is an exciting and fun time, although it should be thoroughly because his name throughout life will take you and you don’t want to realize after that it sounds ridiculous or not representing.
You must be responsible for the daily food of your dog, realizing that it is not just put anything on his plate. All dogs feeding should be based on their characteristics and nutritional needs, choosing quality food and everything what should not eat. Continue reading
In relation to their body weight, energy requirements and nutrient content of growing animals are higher than those of adult animals. Growing kittens need more nutrition plan to support the rapid growth and provide a surplus of energy that is so characteristic of the kittens. During their first weeks of life, kittens are completely dependent on breast milk, and do not require supplementation of food.
At this stage a growth rate of about 100 g per week is desirable, but obviously there is a large variation determined by factors such as nutrition, breed and body weight of the mother.
Often supplementation of breast milk is inadequate, for this there are specially manufactured substitute’s milk for kittens, and must be provided at frequent intervals throughout the day. It is worth mentioning that the kitten will also need help to defecate and urinate. Formulas designed for humans, cow or goat milk is not suitable substitutes for milk the cat, because the analytical profiles vary considerably and it is very important to select a substitute specially designed. Continue reading
Carrying equipped with heating pads for chilly dogs. Barrier integrated protection which prevents our small traveler to circulate in the area occupied by passengers. Temperature control system for optimum comfort in any season. Specialty shops and the automakers put the package to optimize the safety and the well-being of our animal while traveling by car. Even insurers follow the wave offering special fonts for our four-legged companions.
If the trend is still in its infancy, the results of the first crash tests are formal: you should never leave your dog or cat to roam freely in a moving car. It is the security … and ours!
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The facts: “When a vehicle collides with an obstacle to 50 km / h, the impact multiplies the weight of occupants and objects by 30, or even 35, according to some studies”, says Dr. Joel Bergeron, veterinarian. In a collision, a 30-pound beagle thus becomes a dangerous projectile about a ton. Continue reading
The State of Sao Paulo in Brazil Thursday banned the use of animals for testing and experience in the cosmetics industry and perfumes, but not in that of drugs.
The most industrialized and populous state governor of Brazil, Geraldo Alckmin, signed a law banning the use of guinea pigs after having a series of meetings with both animal rights activists with representatives of the industry, veterinarians and scientists.
“We listened to all sectors and decided to enact the law”, the Governor said in a statement to the press. A fine of one million reais (about $ 470,000 Cdn) is provided for the institution or research center who does not comply. Continue reading