Treatment of the dog from ectoparasites is a mandatory measure designed to protect the health of the pet. The bites of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes not only bring the animal discomfort, but also create a risk of infection with infectious diseases.
There is a myth that it is enough to treat a pet from parasites 2 times a year: in spring and autumn. But in practice, treatment from parasites must be carried out all year round. Fleas are active at any time, and the dog can become infected with them, regardless of season or temperature. Veterinarians also recommend treating the dog from ticks regularly: from snow to snow. In frosts, ticks fall asleep, but as soon as the average daily temperature exceeds + 5 ° C, they immediately become active. In our climate, this can happen even in winter. There are known cases of bites at temperatures below zero, for example, in the area of heating mains. To protect your pet, treatment should be carried out regularly. Continue reading
Digestive system diseases can develop in any dog: regardless of breed, age and general health. The cause may be malnutrition or, for example, a hereditary predisposition. In our article, we will consider one of the most common digestive problems – gastroenteritis. What is this disease, how does it manifest and how to protect your dog from it?
What is gastroenteritis?
Gastroenteritis is an inflammatory process in the gastrointestinal tract that affects the mucous, submucous, and muscle layers. In the absence of proper treatment, the disease develops rapidly and passes to other organs: kidneys, heart and liver.
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Can a dog have a heat stroke? Is it sunny? What are their differences and how do they appear? How to provide first aid? And most importantly: how to protect a dog from them? Clearly and point by point we analyze these issues in the article.
What is heat stroke?
Heat stroke is a critical condition of the body arising from overheating. Several factors can lead to it: exposure to direct sunlight, being in a stuffy room and intense physical exertion in hot and humid weather. Overheating in the sun is called sunstroke, i.e. sunstroke is a type of heatstroke.
A heat stroke (including sun) can affect a dog of any breed and age. To do this, just spend five minutes in the scorching sun or stay for two minutes in a closed car. Continue reading