Like people, dogs require a balanced diet containing all the important components for an active life, including proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and trace elements in the correct proportions.
Of course, it is possible to prepare their own dog food. Then it is very difficult to observe the necessary proportions: properly cook meat, they add essential vitamins, minerals, especially calcium and phosphorus. It requires a lot of time, labor and knowledge.
Finished feed is the most reliable means to ensure healthy, fully corresponding to the breed of the animal food. Since the dog perceives and loves the habits, it is necessary from an early age to feed prepared food.A wide range of finished feed will save you time, give balanced nutrition and satisfy the tastes of any dog.
The transition to a different kind of feed should happen gradually. The new feed should be mixed into ordinary food in small portions at first, gradually increasing.
The main beverage and healthy adult dog is fresh water. Give milk lactating dogs and puppies. Vital need for dogs in liquid covered by drinking water and moisture, Continue reading
Leptospirosis is a zooantroponoznyh natural focal infection home, fishing, many species of wild animals and humans.
Leptospirosis sick of large horned cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, goats, deer, dogs, foxes, Arctic foxes and animals of other species. The pathogen Leptospira are released from the body of the sick animal and infect microporosity water, feed, pastures, soil, litter, and other environmental media through which healthy animals become infected. Among these factors of transmission water way is the main. Animals become infected by drinking place, eating the corpses of rodents or feed by infected urine of these rodents. Perhaps intrauterine infection in cattle, sheep and pigs. Proved the possibility of transmission through sexual contact.
Sources and reservoirs of pathogenic leptospires are both agricultural and wild animals. They excrete the pathogen into the environment in different ways: urine, feces, milk, semen, through the lungs, with expirations from the genitals.
Leptospira penetrate into the human or animal body via damaged skin (scratches, cuts, wounds, bites),nasal and oral mucous membranes, eyes, genital tract and through the digestive tract. The disease occurs at any time of the year. Continue reading
With the beginning of spring, the owners of pet dogs and cats covers a real medical fever – it’s time to do preventive vaccinations to animals from dangerous diseases. In the spring, with snow melt and warming in the environment increases the concentration of many pathogens, and the risk of catching four-legged friend some sort of serious infection increases dramatically. The best way to protect your pet from disease – vaccination or revaccination (when talking about re-vaccination). Smolensk veterinarians recommend vaccinating puppies, kittens and adult animals regardless of whether they go outside, socialize with other animals or not. Dangerous virus home Murka can pick up even not leaving the apartment – the infection can bring from the street and her owner. The fact that not all viral diseases of animals are transmitted through direct contact. Most of them are dangerous to dogs and cats, easy to put into the house on clothing and shoes, accidentally stepping on the dung of a diseased animal or touching him on the street. Prophylactic vaccination is necessary in order to create an animal specific immunity against viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
To mostdangerous and common infectious diseases of dogs are distemper, parvovirus enteritis and infectious hepatitis. For cats is very dangerous cats panleukopenia (cat plague), viral rhinotracheitis, kaltsivirusnaya infection. The danger lies in the fact that these diseases cause viruses, seeking to hit the whole body and paralyze all the vital functions. Continue reading