The wild ancestors of dogs and cats ate raw meat – and felt great. Why are we now giving our pets dry food? Is it true that dry food provokes the development of ICD in cats? Do I need to give my dog vitamins or dietary supplements? Or maybe still choose canned food? Find out the answers to these questions from the veterinarian Irina Buyval.
Isn’t it better to feed your pets with natural food? After all, their ancestors were predators!
Yes, indeed, the ancestors of dogs and cats were predators. It is logical to assume that the best thing for a pet is a piece of raw meat. But! Continue reading
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
Any changes in the diet is a responsible decision, which must be agreed with a veterinarian. It is important not only to choose the right new food, but also to correctly transfer the pet to it. There are two ways to do this. Let’s talk about them in our article!
Why is the gradual transition to a new diet – is it so important? What will happen if the usual feed is immediately replaced by a new one?
Digestion features of dogs and cats
The digestive system of cats and dogs is designed in such a way as to “remember” food and to digest well those foods that the pet eats regularly. The body of the pet produces a certain set of enzymes that are needed for the digestion and assimilation of familiar foods. But with the introduction of a new product into the diet, these enzymes are no longer enough. Continue reading
It is believed that shorthair dogs and cats are easier to care for. Is it really? What is the difference in the care of short-haired pets?
The length of the coat is one of the main criteria for choosing a pet. Many people purposefully look for a cat or dog with short hair, because it is considered that they are easier to care for. But is it really so?
Indeed, dogs and cats with short hair do not need to be combed often, and this is a huge plus. But they fade in the same way. And though short hair is not so noticeable as long, it is much more difficult to clean it from clothes and furniture. But that is not the point.
It turns out that short hair gets dirty faster and often smells unpleasant (in dogs). Why it happens? To understand, you need to understand the features of short hair. Continue reading
An 8 month old puppy is almost an adult dog. He knows a lot and will learn even more in the near future. What teams are recommended to master at this age? Let’s talk about this in our article.
6-8 months is a great and very important period in the puppy’s life. Your pet has great potential, he is eager to learn and explores the world every minute. We are sure that you are very proud of him!
What should be the upbringing during this period? What is so special about it? Which teams should the puppy know, and which ones will it learn in the near future? We will analyze in order. Continue reading