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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

Ainu

Japan is the birthplace of many unusual breeds of dogs. Ainu, or Hokkaido dog is one of them. The breed was developed by the indigenous people of Hokkaido Ainu’m going to find in 1000 BC the Dog combines just the opposite at first glance qualities: ferocity, and sweetness, intelligence and aggressiveness, endurance and sensitivity. Strong features of this breed due to the fact that the Ainu deduced specifically for hunting large prey animals in the mountains. Ainu was the beginning of the occurrence of certain other Japanese breeds, has inherited her best qualities. Courage, strength, the ability to navigate in all weather conditions, alertness, self-confidence — those undeniable advantages, which attract attention to the Ainu dog lovers. But isn’t this supposed to be man’s best friend? The Ainu are very fond of their owners, friendly, easy to train. but at the same time, he needs a strict upbringing is the strong character of the dog should be kept under control.

The breed standard FCI №261:

Head. Triangular in shape, similar to a Fox. The skull and the forehead wide, flat. The transition from forehead to muzzle is well seen. Bridge of nose straight. The muzzle is wedge-shaped. The nose is black (dog in white color — corporal). Lips tight. Continue reading

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