How to care for a pug
When a person decides to have a pug, he should know that such a breed requires a lot of attention and complicated care. In order for the pet to be…

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Why do I need dog clothes
Clothing for dogs is divided into practical and decorative, with each subgroup specific to the destination, styles and materials. Practical clothing is functional, has a minimum of decorative details and…

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Puppy primary education
First of all, give your baby a name. Often, puppies born in the kennel are called breeders, and it is customary that the names of the littermates begin with the…

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Leptospirosis in dogs

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease in animals. They can be sick with birds, cats, mice, rats, minks, foxes, arctic foxes and even humans. Dogs are most susceptible to this disease.
Most often, leptospirosis in dogs occurs at a young age, when the puppy’s immunity has not formed completely. The carriers of the disease can be both domestic and wild animals. In the city, your pet can become infected by mice, rats, stray dogs and cats. In diseased animals, the causative agents of leptospirosis (leptospira) can be found in the lungs, urine, feces, milk, semen, and saliva. Standing out from the body of sick animals, leptospira enter the water, soil, feed, on the litter, leash or collar. The infection enters the dog’s body by entering the mucous membrane of the eyes, through the nasal and oral cavities, after consuming milk from a sick mother.

Leptospira, once in the body of an animal, is carried through the blood vessels to the liver through blood vessels. There they multiply and spread to all organs. The first symptom of leptospirosis is an increase in temperature of 40-41.5C. The animal also has a depressed state, fatigue, lack of appetite, and intense thirst. The mucous membranes acquire a yellowish tint, and blood appears in the urine, which stains it in a brown color. A few days after the onset of the disease, bleeding sores appear on the skin of the infected dog and in the oral cavity, and conjunctivitis is visible in the corners of the eyes.
As soon as there is a suspicion that your pet has contracted leptospirosis, you should immediately consult a specialist. Leptospirosis should be treated only by a veterinarian. An attempt to cure an animal at home leads to his death. In addition, a sick dog poses a danger to its owner and the environment. To protect your pet from this disease, it is necessary to carry out preventive measures in the form of an annual vaccination.

Dog calcium deficiency
Hypocalcemia is characterized by a lack of calcium in the body in dogs, more often in small breeds, puppies and puppy bitches. Particular attention needs to be paid to puppy bitches, especially after childbirth, since while the puppies are developing in utero, with the help of calcium and phosphorus, a pregnant dog …

Worms in dogs
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Ticks and fungi in cats
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First aid kit for dogs
What do you need to have in the house? Be sure to hydrogen peroxide, brilliant green, bandages. All this is necessary in case of an unforeseen fight or cut of a paw. If you have certain skills, keep suture material and needles in the medicine cabinet. Be sure to have ampoules of analgin and diphenhydramine. Having mixed these …

Dog epileptic seizures
Epileptic seizures. Not one, even the most intelligent veterinarian, has yet managed to rid a single dog of this. As a maximum, you will be prescribed sodium benzoate. Unfortunately, taking the drug will not give a result. Not the fact that this is, indeed, epilepsy. It’s possible that it’s a chorea …

Helminths (worms) in dogs
Invasion means invasion. No matter how unpleasant it is to talk about it, but it is necessary. Helminths (worms) often prevent our dogs from growing and developing normally. To prevent this from happening, prevention is needed. Practically, from a month old, a dog needs to be given anthelmintic drugs. You need to do this …

Deprive dogs
Lichen is what scared us from childhood. The phrase “Do not touch this cat – it is lichen!” probably every child heard. However, this disease is treated very quickly. If you find a completely “bald” spot of gray on your dog’s skin …

Ixodid Mite
The real “scourge” of all dogs is the ixodid skin-mite. Dogs especially suffer from it, the exterior of which involves hanging ears. Many poodles, spaniels, dachshunds, basset hounds are just chronicles for this disease. Difficult ventilation of the ear canal contributes to the development of the disease. The dog shakes his ears, scratches …

Pyroplasmosis in a dog (bloody urine)
There are also diseases that are not dependent on vaccinations. The most serious of these is pyroplasmosis (bloody urine). Pyroplasmosis is caused by ticks that live in large numbers in the grass

Feeding newborn puppies
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Overcoming obstacles. Team Barrier
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Sun and heat stroke in dogs
Four-legged can also overheat in the sun or receive heat stroke. And this is regardless of breed, age category, gender or color. If you do not provide timely assistance, the…

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Friend from the shelter
Do not believe myths. If you want to get a cat or a dog, do not rush to ring up nurseries, pay money for an elite pet. At a homeless…

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