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Smoking and Pets

It is well known that Smoking harms our health and the health of those around us. But how many know that Smoking also harms the health of our Pets?

Inhalation of air containing products of Smoking are called secondhand smoke. Hand smoke of Smoking products enter the body from two sources — from the air exhaled by the smoker, and from products of combustion of a cigarette, pipe or cigar. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and arsenic, as well as nicotine, tar and carcinogens — substances that cause cancer.

Our Pets are passive smokers not only because they directly inhale the smoke, but also because they lick up the toxic substances deposited on their fur from contaminated air. Moreover, each of these substances may increase the risk of cancer. In addition, there is a danger that the animal will accidentally eat items that contain nicotine — a cigarette or cigarette butt, picked up at home or while walking, on the side of the road. Nicotine is also often used as an insecticide!

Below we consider the dangerous consequences that can result from passive Smoking different types of Pets, as well as the methods by which you can protect the health of their Pets. Continue reading

Vaccination of small animals

Here are some of the judgments that we face at the reception in the veterinary clinic, in the exercise grounds, walking with dogs, in a circle of acquaintances and friendly conversation. Of course, everything that concerns animals, the decision is usually made by the owner, and you will decide or not to vaccinate your pet, doctors can only provide information, recommend, may be to insist.

So, first we need to understand that infectious diseases have not disappeared, they exist and will exist for the simple reason that the population of viruses is maintained in natural foci of wild and stray animals. And the incidence in the population of domestic animals decreased only at the expense of mass vaccination.

Vaccinated dog and cat healthy, the owner and members of his family . Leptospirosis and rabies – two highly dangerous disease that is transmitted to humans from domestic animals. And if the leptospirosis disease is extremely unpleasant, but treatable, however, with a lot of complications, then rabies is not treated.

Remember bird and swine flu . All of the disease against which vaccinated dogs and cats are highly contagious, these viruses are stable in the environment. Continue reading

Caring for turtles, the content of turtles at home

Do you have long or contains turtle?

Water turtle (pond slider, marsh, TrioniX) must be contained in the aquaterrarium with water (2/3) and land (1/3), which should be a rough ladder. Volume of the aquarium – from 100 l Necessary the water heater, filter, UV lamp for reptiles 5% UVB and incandescent over land in 40 and 60 watts.

Tortoise (Asian, Mediterranean) must be contained in a TERRARIUM and not on the floor. In the terrarium should be incandescent 40-60 watt, UV bulb, 10% UVB, the shelter and the ground. The size of the cage should match the size and type of turtles. The drinker of water is needed only for some tropical species, the steppe and desert species of turtles are recommended weekly bathing.

Predatory freshwater turtles in captivity are fed raw lean fish with bones and innards, seafood and plants. Once a week you can give them dry food. Continue reading

Pet rodents and all that is connected with them
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Feeding the Rhodesian Ridgeback
If you have the opportunity to feed your dog a natural diet . Feed a mixture of: porridge made of buckwheat and rice (buckwheat 1/3 + 2/3 rice cook in…

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Animal feed, new
Every owner that cares about his pet, sets most important question: what food to choose? Indeed, it is difficult to navigate, when there are so many manufacturers, types and tastes…

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