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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

Guinea pigs

Guinea pigs are members of the family of rodents and the teeth are peculiar to grow throughout life, and so they required regular grooming. In fact because everything was in order the animal with the teeth or not, depends on the state of his health entirely.

People often visits the issue, and how much is actually teeth in Guinea pigs? They are less than humans, only 20. In Guinea pigs there are two pairs of well-developed incisors, but the canines they have absolutely no.

The growth of the teeth happens all the time during the life of this animal, this distinguishing feature is present in all rodents, without exception.

Guinea pig drinks very little. Is this normal and what should you do?

Many fans of this lovely animal concerned about this issue. But in principle nothing should be done and why. In nature Guinea pigs do not consume a lot of water, since they eat mostly wet feed in the form of succulent herbs.

And at home the volume of water replenished by fruits and vegetables. And yet in the cage should always be water, clean and fresh. It is advisable to change water daily. The creature itself understands, how much water to drink and when. One pig is enough drinkers of about 250 ml. 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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