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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

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

Rules of transportation of small Pets

In accordance with paragraph 68 of the rules of transportation of passengers, Luggage and cargo Luggage on Federal trains, approved by Order of Ministry of Railways of the Russian Federation dated 26.07.2002 № 30 (further – Rules of transportations) are not permitted as carry-on baggage wild animals in trains and cars of all categories.

According to the article No. 1 of the Model law on the treatment of animals, adopted by order dated 31.10.2007 of the Interparliamentary Assembly of States-participants of the CIS on 29 plenary meeting (hereinafter – Model law) wild animals are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish that live on land, in surface waters and the atmosphere in conditions of natural freedom.

Pets at home is the keeping of animals in residential premises and on the territory of residential houses as an animal companion. Pets – animals, to which man is attached and which contains at home without the purpose of profit to meet the needs in communication, aesthetic and educational purposes, as well as guide dogs, hunting dogs and hunting birds. Continue reading

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