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How to take care of our Pets in the fall?

September 6, 2017 admin 0

 

Autumn has arrived , we have less and less hours of light and we are already noticing the lower temperatures … We ourselves try to protect ourselves more during this time to avoid the arrival of colds or other ailments, something that we also have to take into account with our pets.

Everything will depend on the type of pet you have at home, but generally at this time of year one of the things that will notice most are the changes of light, since it is a factor that influences them in the subject of moult, hibernation , zeal … So the first thing we recommend is that you go to your veterinarian to inform you of what can happen to your animal during this time and how should be the most specific care in this regard.

However, let’s look at some basics that you have to keep in mind during the fall.

In the case of dogs, for example, in the autumn the test of leishmaniosis is usually carried out , since during the summer they have been more exposed to mosquitoes, ticks or fleas and perhaps the mosquito that transmits it has been able to infect them.

The cold can also affect the health of our pet and, as we said before, also the lack of natural light. This is especially noticeable in the matter of moult, since autumn is usually one of the seasons of the year in which the hair falls more and in which the cats and the dogs are provisioned of a coarser hair to support better the inclement weather. Brush the animal daily and keep it clean and dry.

Also the birds renew their feathers especially in autumn to be able to face the cold winter. It is essential that it is a natural transition and do not change places when temperatures begin to fall. It is good that the cage is always in a sheltered place, but both the cold and the heat.

It returns to resume the physical activity of the animal. In this case we refer more than anything to dogs, since perhaps in summer if it has done excessive heat we have not given as many walks as we would have liked it is time to go back out for a longer time, although it is good to do it progressively and ensuring that neither cold nor wet with rain.

It prevents the animal from getting wet and drinking water from the puddles. When it rains and we go out on the street to walk our dog may be approaching drinking water from a puddle, but it is important that we avoid it as it may be contaminated and transmit some disease.

With the cold and humidity of autumn, dogs can experience symptoms of osteoarthritis such as stiffness, joint pain … once again, you have to be careful not to get wet if it rains during a walk, and in case this happens dry it very Good when you get home.

Pets can also catch colds , in the case of dogs, they may have the “kennel cough”. To avoid it, it is good to be vaccinated against the parainfluenza virus. If you see that it starts to cough, has phlegm or makes some gesture like something that bothers you in the throat visit the veterinarian.

In general, make sure that your pet does not notice sudden changes in temperature and is kept out of the cold or rain. Think of how these changes affect us, for they equal!

 

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7 types of Fishes for your Aquarium

August 6, 2017 admin 0

 

If you like fish and watch how they live in your aquarium relax you today we offer 7 types of fish that you can take care of at home . There are a lot of species and each one needs some care, some will need a large aquarium, others not so much … And each one has its own aesthetic characteristics that will also help you to decide for those you want to have with you. Here are some suggestions.

  1. Killis – They have no problem living with other species and have a variety of colors, so they will provide joy and color to your aquarium.
  2. Disco Fish. This fish is not suitable for beginners as it needs some special care regarding the conditions and temperature of the water. It has a circular body and a blade-shaped flap that it uses to move. They live better in the company of others, at least they will need four more fish to survive in good condition.
  3. The telescope fish . Known as a Moorish fish its peculiar aspect makes it special. He has bulging eyes and short, round body. It is advisable to live in an aquarium that does not receive much sunlight, or lamps.
  4. Eye Fish Bubble . They also have very characteristic eyes although in this case they have the body more elongated. They are active and with those eyes they do not really see very well, so sometimes they may have difficulty eating because they do not see the food and the faster fish are ahead.
  5. Angel fish . They are resistant pets and have several species, with different sizes and colors. They are suitable for medium aquariums, although there are some larger ones that need more space and more laborious care.
  6. Pear Scale Fish . It has scales very marked, usually in orange and white, and look like pearls, hence its name. It is a slow fish, so you lose the chance to catch food if you live in the aquarium with faster fish. Caution should be exercised with the decoration so that there are no holes where it can get stuck.
  7. Betta fish . It has nice fins that the males use in the procession and also to frighten those who dare to invade their space. It has a slightly bullish character, so it does not get along well with other fish, mainly with males of the same species.

 

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Do you care for your Pet’s food according to his age?

July 6, 2017 admin 0

 

From 1 to 7 years in dogs, and up to 10 in cats, the needs must go according to the increase of their activity.

They are adorable at any age, so what? We love Ultima’s new videos because it shows how our relationship with our pet changes as the years go by.

We can not give the same feed to a puppy as a “grandfather.” Their needs are different, and if we want them to be healthy and strong we must adapt their diet to receive what they need.

For example, the first year of life they need a very complete supply of vitamins, minerals, proteins … They are in full development, and having a good diet is very important for the health of the dog throughout his life. Ultima Junior has all that and in addition, its fish oil favors the correct development of its vision and brain .

From 1 to 7 years in dogs, and up to 10 in cats, the needs must go according to the increase of their activity. In the case of dogs they need calories and protein. Cats, on the other hand, need energy but taking great care of the calorie level. Ultima Adult provides all that, and helps your digestive systems to be healthier.

And already in the stage of age we must opt ​​for foods like Ultima Senior, that brings antioxidants to the dogs to avoid problems like the joints or vitamin D for their teeth; while cats benefit from the moderate level of phosphorus, so that their urinary tract does not suffer, while the fiber controls their appetite so that they do not gain weight.

And it is that caring for our pets, just as we take care of ours, is the first step to make them healthier, happier and more time at our side. How not to become aware of something that makes them so good?

 

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How to get your Pet not too Hot

April 6, 2017 admin 0

 

Our pet is suffering the ravages of high temperatures just like us. Dogs and cats do not perspire so they still find it more difficult to withstand the heat in the summer months because they lack sweat glands that can regulate their temperature, something they do through panting and sweat that appears in the areas where there is less hair and on the pads of the legs. When a cat is hot it licks and smoothes the hair so that the evaporation of its saliva causes the temperature of the body to descend.

We must exercise extreme caution in this time of year when mercury rises and with these tips will help your pet to combat the effects of heat and prevent it from suffering excessively.

Do not go outside with your pet in those times when the heat is tight. This applies especially to dogs, since they are the animals that most come out, so you should walk with them at times of the day where the temperature is not so high.

The first hour of the morning and the last of the afternoon are the best.
Your pet should always have fresh , clean water , even if it does not make excessive heat at that time.

  1. If you are abroad, you should ensure that you have a shaded area where you can shelter. If it is very hot outside it is best to be in an indoor place with air conditioning or fans.
  2. If you see that your dog is very hot and his body temperature is rising too much wet his head and body with water and force him to drink, calmly, a little water. Not too much.
  3. The hair of the animals protects them from the cold and the heat, so if you have it very long you can trim it but without ironing since it can then affect you more.
  4. Never leave the animal inside a car , even if it is in the shade and with the window open. Inside the vehicle can reach very high temperatures and your pet can suffer a heat stroke that costs life.
  5. Try to keep your pet as long as possible in a cool, ventilated place .

 

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Guide To Buying Essential Pet Supplies Online

March 23, 2017 admin 0

 

As we humans evolved from animals and such other living things, we are also a part of nature and few people like pets and tend to associate their pets as an another member of their family. Having a pet can make a person never feel alone and pets can be a very good friend for animal lovers.

The type of pet differs from the taste and interest of each person and depends on with which breed of animal or species they are comfortable with. Having a pet can be looked upon as an easy thing, but only Pet owners know how difficult it is to grow a pet and keep it hygienic and take care of it every now and then.

Else as these pets are grown in a nurtured environment, they are vulnerable to many diseases and hence needs to be take care of very seriously and patiently. So, it is very important to know the essential pet supplies that are required to grow and maintain a pet.

For people with less awareness on pet supplies can get the guidance from online Pet supplies catalog for buying essential pet supplies online. There exclusive products for Pets and buying them from certain online stores can help people to avail discounts and offers and above all Pet supplies at a very less price.

 

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How to remove a Tick?

January 10, 2017 admin 0

 

Ticks can be found anywhere, and are especially annoying during the summer months. As we all know, ticks carry dangerous diseases such as tick paralysis, rocky mountain fever, and Lyme Syndrome. If any of these arachnids attach to you or your pet, here we will show you how to remove them.

  • Find the head of the tick. In most cases, it will be buried beneath the skin.
  • Put hydrogen peroxide on the area.
  • Pull it out with tweezers. The tweezers will help you a lot to pull the tick, and it is quite likely that you have a pair in your house.
  • Get a pair of pointed tweezers. The smaller they are the better.
  • Grab the head of the tick. Put the tweezers as close to the mouth of the tick as possible. Do not grab the body of the tick. This will cause you to inject saliva or blood into your skin increasing the chances of transmitting disease.
  • Pull hard and tight. Avoid turning it, pulling it too hard, or moving the tongs while pulling. It is common to pull a piece of skin while removing it, as it happens when you pull a long hair.
  • Remove the tick with a piece of string or floss. If you do not have tweezers on hand, a piece of rope can help.
  • Roll the rope around the head of the tick. As close to your skin as possible.
    Tie a knot around your head.
  • Pull the tip of the tick upward in a smooth, firm motion.
  • Keep the tick in a plastic bag (optional) If you think the tick carries a disease, you can save it for examination.
  • Make sure you take the whole tick off. If the head of the tick is still in your skin, and you will see it, do not worry, visit a doctor.
  • Treat the wound with antiseptic. You can use alcohol to prevent the spread of diseases by ticks. This is most effective immediately after the tick has been removed.
  • Be aware of your symptoms. In the case of Lyme Syndrome or some other tick disease, you have to tell the doctor when you noticed the tick, when you took it off, and what symptoms you felt.

Tips:

Make sure there is no inflammation in the bite area after you have removed the tick, if you notice it, visit a doctor.

Usually ticks are not noticed until you look at them. After having been in an area where there are enough ticks, be sure to check yourself and your pets for ticks.

Learn to recognize the symptoms of Lyme Syndrome. Lyme Syndrome is usually characterized by large, dark skin sores that look like shooting targets, although other symptoms may be experienced.

Removing the tick as soon as possible after being bitten reduces the risk of transmitting disease. You are not very likely to get Lyme Syndrome if the tick has only been biting you for 24 hours or less

 

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German “fortune tellers” worries Activists

April 12, 2016 admin 0

 

Recent initiatives to predict the results of Euro 2017 in Germany have generated concern among animal rights groups.

Two years after the death of the popular diviner Paul, various pets have been used to “predict” the winners of football matches at the European Nations Championships.

However, the cases of the cow Yvonne, Alpaca Kasmir and the bulldog Xaver have alarmed the activists.

The Tierschutzbund organization expressed its concern about the excessive use of animal oracles during the tournament.

Both television stations and radio stations throughout the country have been using animals with different percentages of hits.

“These days everyone who has an animal seems to want to put it in front of the camera,” the BBC’s Marius Tunte told Tierschutzbund.

“Every season has its own animal.”

Lack of dignity

The group noted that the use of animals as seers threatened the dignity of creatures.

Tierschutzbund particularly questioned an internet radio station that used a python called Ado.

The snake was offered a choice between two rats, one with a strip representing Germany and another with no stripe representing Denmark.

“It has been inflicted unnecessary suffering just for simple amusement,” the organization said.

Cow Yvonne became famous for being able to predict both winners and losers.

Other animals that have occupied the first planes include the sow Emma, who even predicted the fall of Germany in the semifinals, Ferret and Morme otters and the goat Traudi that obtained a position in a radio station of Bavaria.

Octopus Paul retired at the advanced age of two years, after a busy summer working on the circuit of the 2020 World Cup.

During the tournament he was able to “predict” the correctness of the results of seven matches by choosing a mussel in one of the two boxes that carried the flag of the teams that were facing.

Although he was born in the United Kingdom Paul lived in the Sea Life aquarium of Oberhausen, in the west of Germany.

After the World Cup in South Africa the aquarium gave him a replica of the trophy adorned with mussels.

 

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Ideas to pay Homage to your Pet

February 6, 2016 admin 0

 

Any time is good to have a memory of our pet to accompany us throughout life. We do not have to wait to lose it in order to pay homage to it, which is sure to be when we want to remember it forever but, like everything else in this life, it is better not to wait for the worst things to happen to do something important and beautiful for those beings who most loved.

That is why today I want to give you some ideas that can serve you to pay homage to your pet at the moment you feel like it; it can be to celebrate your birthday, the date of the day you came to your house, to celebrate World Animal Day or because, simply, you feel like it. That is enough reason to do almost anything …

A very beautiful and emotive idea is to hang a portrait of one of the walls of your house that reflects the beauty of your pet. You may not find it easy to find someone in your environment who is painting well, but you always have the option of ordering it through the Internet so that an expert, thanks to a photo you send him, portrays on a canvas that look you are totally captivated.

Another idea is to get a tattoo that symbolizes all the love you feel for her. It can be realistic, that is, faithfully representing the appearance of your pet, or through some symbol that reminds you of it and so carry it with you always. For example, you can find a way to mark your prints on some paper or surface and tattoo your silhouette. It will be a unique tattoo that no one else will ever have.

You can also make a special gift . It is not a question of spoiling her since these prizes are often associated with an appropriate achievement or behavior, but you can always indulge her or buy something practical or original, such as a design shed, a special trough or a toilet for cats of those who seem a spaceship but that will help you have the house much cleaner and more hygienic.

Finally, you can do a photo shoot to remind her always active and smiling. Our recommendation is that you take it to a professional but if you dare to do it you must take into account that they must familiarize themselves with the camera and that you will have to infuse positive feelings for them to have a good time and be comfortable, and all this is reflected in the photographs.

 

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Dog beer? (+ Do not even think about it!)

July 10, 2015 admin 0

BRUSSELS.- The owner of a pet store in the Netherlands created a non-alcoholic beer for dogs, with the aim that after a grueling day of hunting the canines can enjoy the cold drink with their owners.
“A beer for your best friend,” says the local pub in the north of the Netherlands, which produces and sells beer for dogs. The owner of the establishment created malt beer and beef extracts.

Kwispelbier, non-alcoholic beer, can be ingested by both the animals and their owners, but the latter must pay a high cost compared to the other beers of mass consumption in the market.

The tail wagging beer, as the ads say, was released to the Dutch market last week.

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Coloration of Canine Mucous Membranes

June 12, 2014 admin 0

 

In the previous entry commented that many times the mucous membranes are important as indicative of the state of health of our dog. I take photos of my dog that I used in the previous post to show what would be a normal coloration of mucous membranes.

Usually the mucous membranes have a pinkish color. If they appear paler (in some cases they become completely white), they are indicative of anemia, severe bleeding or shock. Bluish mucous membranes indicate Cyanosis (Abnormal amount of hemoglobin, molecule that is responsible for transporting oxygen). If they are yellowish they are a sign of jaundice (increase of bilirubin) and therefore of a problem in the liver.

If they are dry it means that the animal is dehydrated.

The mucous membranes also serve to assess the Capillary Refill Time (CRT). It is a quick test to assess blood circulation. It is measured by pressing with a finger the mucosa (usually the gingival), after pressing a white mark remains in the place where we press with the finger, that should return to its normal coloration (pink) in 1 or 2 seconds. If it takes more than 2 seconds it would be indicative of a heart problem.

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