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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

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 the same pan, add cornmeal, NOT to GIVE millet porridge), meat (preferably raw, not import – there are a lot of preservatives) (500 g per day of meat + 500 gr. cereal for an adult dog). Meat can be replaced with chicken (boiled skinless chicken breast), fish (marine only); heart, boiled lung, udder, raw scar after 6 months. Cooked liver give is very limited.

For the normalization of intestinal peristalsis and proper digestion the dog needs vegetables. A small amount of grated carrot, zucchini, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beets or Apple need to give the dog every day.

Therefore, in the mixture be sure to add chopped vegetables (you can use a mixture of frozen vegetables) and a spoon of vegetable oil, laminaria (dried from the pharmacy on the tip of a knife) optional (improves hair). Not to give the broth cooked with the bones, you can give cooked meat. NOT to GIVE meat, meat only sliced.

The first morning feeding cottage cheese + yogurt, (for adult dogs 300 – 400 gr. cottage cheese + pint of yogurt) Continue reading

Guinea pig care and maintenance

Homemade Guinea pig is a peace — loving, calm animal care rear! Body length of 25 to 35 cm, the tail is usually absent. Adult male Guinea pig weighs 800-1500 g, and the female is 600-1200 g. Natural coloring brownish-grayish, with a lighter belly. Used as laboratory animals. Displayed many breeds, differing in structure, length and coat color. Breeds of domesticated Guinea pigs are divided into groups: short-haired (selfies, agouti and many others), longhaired (Shelties, texels, Peruvian, Merino, and others), wire-haired (the Abyssinians, American Teddy, Rex, etc.). The body structure of domestic Guinea pigs is significantly different from the structure of the bodies of their wild counterparts.

The content of Guinea pigs

For one or even several pigs need a cage that has a plastic tray with removable wire cage, and the floor has a size of 80 x 60 cm Cage should be from 35 to 50 cm in height and allow the animals to stand on their hind legs. It should be in a bright place, but in any case not in the draft. As bedding in the cage used sawdust or shavings. Bedding is changed regularly, at least once a week. Under the shavings to lay the paper. It makes cleaning easier. On shavings or sawdust spread straw or hay. Continue reading

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