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

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

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

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