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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 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

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

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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