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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

How to choose a pet

Many people believe that they know exactly how to choose a pet. It is enough just to walk through the pet stores, look to the bird market and buy a vending pet. However, the reality is more complex: the animal may not like other family members or not, to match your temperament. For example, the couch potato is unlikely to have an active dog, which will have to walk a long time, but the affectionate pet cat will enjoy.

A few tips:

If you’ve never had Pets, it is better to stop the choice for undemanding pet. Fish, budgies or Guinea pig does not require a large amount of time and effort on communication and content.

Estimate the size of their homes. For example, owners of a country house you can afford and a large puppy and a fish pond. But in a small living space freely will feel a small pet, a large dog will create a lot of problems, if not owners, of their neighbors.

Before purchasing rate future expenses: will you be able to buy food, to be timely vaccinations, pay vet services. Even undemanding animal requires a fairly significant expense. Continue reading

Pets reptiles

Metropolitan veterinary doctors warn that owners of reptiles need to be alert. Pets lizards, turtles and snakes can be perfectly healthy but be carriers of the deadly human Salmonella. Victims of Salmonella most likely to be children under 4 years of age, patients with goiter, and people with immunodeficiency syndrome.

In 2011, the bacteriological Department of Gorvetlaboratoriyu animals tested for Salmonella . Experts took a sample of the biomaterial 2224 mammals. In 31 sample veterinary doctors have found dangerous bacteria. The rare serotypes of Salmonella found in 19 of them. They belonged to a reptile.

So as not to endanger yourself, vets are advised to follow all the rules of hygiene after contact with reptiles . Even healthy Pets should be treated as potential carriers of Salmonella. After each touch of them, and after cleaning of the terrarium should wash their hands with soap and water. Owners of snakes, lizards and turtles need to remember that adverse conditions only increase the number of carriers of Salmonella. Continue reading

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