Pets Care https://myfriendlypets.com Master of Pets Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:49:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://myfriendlypets.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-petlogo-32x32.png Pets Care https://myfriendlypets.com 32 32 Food Poisoning in Dogs: Know How to Act https://myfriendlypets.com/food-poisoning-in-dogs-know-how-to-act/ https://myfriendlypets.com/food-poisoning-in-dogs-know-how-to-act/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:49:39 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1503 No matter how balanced pet food is on a daily basis. Still, many have a habit of asking us for food and eating everything that lies ahead. While the reasons for this can vary widely, one thing is fact: mania can pose serious health risks to your four-legged child, including food poisoning in dogs. It […]

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No matter how balanced pet food is on a daily basis. Still, many have a habit of asking us for food and eating everything that lies ahead. While the reasons for this can vary widely, one thing is fact: mania can pose serious health risks to your four-legged child, including food poisoning in dogs.

Food Poisoning in Dogs: Know How to Act
Food Poisoning in Dogs: Know How to Act

It can be caused by both daily food and other unusual substances, poisoning is serious and can even lead to the death of the pet. For this reason, it is important to know how to recognize it, to know its causes and, when suspecting, what to do if the dog is intoxicated. Let’s learn?

 

Causes Of Food Poisoning In Dogs

As its name suggests, food poisoning occurs when the pet eats some toxic substance into its body. The problem is that, unlike many people think, these substances are not just poisons. Quite the opposite!

According to Dr. Bruna Veiga, a veterinarian at Petz Alphaville, the most common cases seen at the clinic are due to eating foods easily found at home. “Commonly, people end up offering these toxic foods to pets because they don’t know they are bad,” says the expert. “Or pets end up stealing this food,” he adds.

This is because certain foods that can be eaten by us are actually quite toxic to pets. This is the case, for example, of chocolate, grape, onion, garlic, macadamia, avocado, among others. When in doubt, give preference to dog-specific snacks even though some fruits are released, such as apples and bananas.

For the most curious dogs, it is also worth paying attention to the “inedible” items in the house, such as plants, cleaning products and even the tick poison used on the dog itself to combat ectoparasites.

 

How to Tell If Your Dog Has Food Poisoning

Knowing how to recognize as soon as possible is a measure that contributes greatly to improving the response to treatment and knowing the ideal dog food poisoning remedy.

However, this is not always easy for tutors, as several symptoms of intoxication are common to other illnesses as well. Know the main ones:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sialorrhea (excessive salivation)
  • Apathy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Seizure (in more severe cases)

Especially for dogs with a sensitive gastrointestinal system, it is important to note that not all indigestion is food poisoning. “The pet may have gastroenteritis or food hypersensitivity,” says Dr. Bruna.

Intoxication is usually related to more severe conditions, usually with more than one associated symptom.

 

Food Poisoning In Dogs: What To Do

If you notice that your pet has ingested a toxic substance, do not expect the first symptoms and take it to the vet immediately. The sooner you do this, the less your friend will suffer and the faster and more effective your treatment.

On the other hand, if your pet has symptoms of intoxication but you are unsure why it is important to try to investigate.

In addition, of course, to seek an emergency service urgently. “Each food poisoning by different substances, so the treatment will also be different, depending on the cause,” explains Dr. Bruna.

According to the expert, other information – such as quantity and how long the food has been ingested – are also of great help. “The more information you can give, the better and faster the service will be,” he says.

Although treatment varies by substance ingested, it is mainly based on fluid therapy (administration of serum), gastric lavage and injectable medications. Remembering that all procedures should be done only by a vet!

 

Intoxicated Dog: Can Give Milk and Other Myths

What is not lacking on the internet are home remedy tips to treat food poisoning in dogs. Among the most popular are, for example, the tutor’s administration of milk and the vomiting induction. Don’t fall for it!

In addition to being bad for the pet’s body, milk can further aggravate poisoning. As for vomiting induction, only a veterinarian can tell whether or not it is recommended since depending on the substance ingested, it can either improve or worsen the condition. Not to mention the fact that a poorly done induction can cause more suffering and several harms to the dog’s health.

Has your dog been experiencing any symptoms or behavioral changes? Be sure to take him to the vet as soon as possible! Find your nearest Petz clinic and find in our online Pet Shop treatment tips for your dog’s food poisoning.

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Cat Takes a Shower? Find out More About Cat Hygiene! https://myfriendlypets.com/cat-takes-a-shower-find-out-more-about-cat-hygiene/ https://myfriendlypets.com/cat-takes-a-shower-find-out-more-about-cat-hygiene/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:35:13 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1494 Cats are known for their independence. Because of this, many tutors are not so concerned if the cat takes a bath, as the pussies spend long moments cleaning themselves by gentle licking. But is “cat bathing” really enough to clean the pet or cat needs to bathe? Let’s find out more about it, bringing 5 myths […]

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Cats are known for their independence. Because of this, many tutors are not so concerned if the cat takes a bath, as the pussies spend long moments cleaning themselves by gentle licking.

Cat Takes a Shower? Find out More About Cat Hygiene!
Cat Takes a Shower? Find out More About Cat Hygiene!

But is “cat bathing” really enough to clean the pet or cat needs to bathe? Let’s find out more about it, bringing 5 myths and truths about pussy hygiene!

 

1 – Cat takes a bath alone

Truth! Cats are very independent and take care of each other even at bath time. Pussy licking is well known among tutors. This is called self-cleaning, a bath-like process.

Anyone who has taken a cat lick knows they have very rough tongues. This helps at the time of your hygiene by removing the impurities and the dead. But if your pet is licking too much, look for a vet. Some diseases cause discomfort that leads pets to excessive lickings such as fleas and ticks.

2 – Can I bathe the cat every week

Myth! As you all know, cats can clean themselves with their famous licks. Experts recommend that the pussy occasionally goes through a deeper bath to remove impurities that may accumulate.

“The dirtiness of the environment adheres to the skin and hair, which can lead to itching and, consequently, dermatological problems,” says Petz veterinarian Dr. Tuany Fialho. So try to give your furry friend occasional showers to ensure better health.

3 – Bath stresses the cat

Not quite. “In fact, it all depends on adaptation,” explains Dr. Tuany. “Because they are animals that have a low frequency of bathing, this makes them more stressed during the procedure” complete.

Since pussies are not used to the water, bathing can be very tiring for them. Therefore some precautions should be observed:

  • The water should always be warm: this not only facilitates contact for pets, who prefer a warmer bath but also prevents disease and infection,
  • Products should be chosen carefully: as cats are very sensitive to smells. Therefore, it is always recommended to take your four-legged child to a reliable pet shop, such as Petz beauty centers.

In addition, bathing is an important feature to make cat coat always beautiful when combined with other care, such as feeding and brushing.

4 – A Cat doesn’t like water

Not quite either. Cats actually have less sympathy for water and are unlikely to play in the pool or in the rain, as dogs do. This version is believed to come from the origin of felines.

“Cats probably came from the Middle East, where there are many deserts. This makes them not very familiar with water, ”says Dr. Tuany. Despite this behavior, cats can get into the water in necessary cases to hunt or cross a river.

5 – Bathing in a kitten cat is bad

Myth! In fact, studies indicate that the best way to get cats used to water is to introduce them to it as soon as possible. This will make bathing easier in the future. “The ideal is to get used to the pet from a puppy,” explains Dr. Tuany.

For those who ask how many months they can bathe a cat, don’t worry: the process can start very early. “From two months is already indicated to begin the process of adaptation to the baths,” he adds.

Using warm water and performing the procedure in a quiet, noiseless environment also helps the cat gradually get used to the water.

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What Do I Need to House a Water Turtle at Home? https://myfriendlypets.com/what-do-i-need-to-house-a-water-turtle-at-home/ https://myfriendlypets.com/what-do-i-need-to-house-a-water-turtle-at-home/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:23:45 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1490 Water turtles are very popular pets, among other reasons, because they are really very easy to care for. If you would like to know more about the habitat, feeding, and care of water turtles, we recommend that you read this post carefully.   Turtle enclosures and aquariums This type of turtle needs a space with […]

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Water turtles are very popular pets, among other reasons, because they are really very easy to care for. If you would like to know more about the habitat, feeding, and care of water turtles, we recommend that you read this post carefully.

 

Turtle enclosures and aquariums

This type of turtle needs a space with water and a dry space to live, not much depth in the water, but enough to allow the turtle to swim, spin and dive comfortably. If it is still small, about 15 or 20 cm deep will suffice. Remember that water turtles can easily grow up to 20 cm in diameter if they are well cared for, so they will need more space. Turtles prefer to feed directly on the water, which often gives rise to a lot of dirt.

What Do I Need to House a Water Turtle at Home?
What Do I Need to House a Water Turtle at Home?

To maintain good water quality with no rotting organic material, you will need a powerful filter that you should clean frequently. We recommend external filters with a thick sponge that holds large materials and a capacity slightly larger than the size of the turtle enclosure. This type of filter creates a water stream that is also very pleasant for turtles, as well as facilitating cleaning tasks. If your turtle is very young or has a small tank, you can use an internal filter and clean it every time you see the flow slow. Another option to keep the water clean is to feed your pet in a separate tank and then put it back in your aquarium. Always remember to keep the water well oxygenated with a fan with diffuser stone. This accessory helps maintain a healthy population of bacteria in the biological filter.

The dry part or “island” should be easily accessible so that your water turtle can climb whenever you want and large enough to dry completely on the surface. Ideally, it has a very dry cover of sand or gravel and some decoration that gives it shade and a place to hide. It is also very nice to put gravel or coarse sand at the bottom of the water. This is necessary for turtles that bury themselves in the bottom.

 

Lighting and heating of enclosures

As with all reptiles, the care of water turtles requires special attention to two key factors: lighting and temperature. On the island, you should install a lamp that provides heat and UVB radiation during the day. This radiation is critical for your aquatic turtle to metabolize calcium and to avoid serious illness in the future. The temperature gradient within the tank should range from approximately 24 to 30 ° C. You also have to control the water temperature, which should be a little lower. At room temperature, you may need an additional heat source, such as a heating cable or blanket. Frequently measure the temperature of your water turtle’s habitat and see if it feeds properly and is active.

 

What do water turtles eat?

Most water turtles are carnivorous, but also eat some vegetables sporadically. There are formulated feeds for water turtles, but it is always convenient to accompany them with fresh foods such as shrimps, worms, insects, pieces of meat, etc. You should always have a calcium supplement for reptiles to spray food every day for growing turtles and twice a week for adults. Do not overcharge the turtle and remove any food left over at each meal to take care of the water quality.

Remember that in Tiendanimal you will find everything necessary for your aquatic turtle to live healthy and happy for many years. From the most suitable enclosures and aquariums to the best food for reptiles.

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Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know https://myfriendlypets.com/cat-breeds-all-you-need-to-know/ https://myfriendlypets.com/cat-breeds-all-you-need-to-know/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:16:44 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1472 How many cat breeds do you know? If you like these lovely pets, you surely know that there are many breeds. How many cat breeds do you know? If you like these lovely pets, you surely know that there are many breeds. Taking a look at the characteristics of some of the most common breeds will help you decide […]

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How many cat breeds do you know? If you like these lovely pets, you surely know that there are many breeds.

How many cat breeds do you know? If you like these lovely pets, you surely know that there are many breeds. Taking a look at the characteristics of some of the most common breeds will help you decide if you are considering adopting a cat as a pet.

    • Persian cat: Your long, silky fur is your identity trait. They have a broad flat face and their ears are rounded. They are very kind and lazy, they don’t like to go hunting!
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Siamese cat: undoubtedly the most elegant. With blue eyes and a jealous character, they have a very refined bearing. However, they like to be in the family, as they are usually very spoiled.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Angora Cat: These felines are known for their loyalty and semi-long, very soft fur. With big ears and eyes, it is a very playful and intelligent cat. Did you know you can recognize up to 10 different words?
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • European Shorthair: This is a very common domestic cat. They are very intelligent and have the ideal character to live with people. However, they are able to be very well alone. They have a short coat and exist in almost every shade.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Cane Cat: It is medium in size and wilder. They are characteristic for their yellow eyes and the spots on their hair that remind us of the wildest felines. Although very independent, they are also very effective.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Blue cat: If you have ever seen him, surely his beautiful gray-blue fur has caught your attention. They have a medium size and green eyes. They are calm, reserved and elegant.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Abyssinian cat: They are also medium in size and wild looking. They are affectionate and very sociable, you should also know that they are quite independent and active.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know

Small and large cat breeds

If you like oversized pet animals, take a look at some of the largest cat breeds around:

    • Ragdoll cat : They weigh about 9 kg, and are as big as sweet. They are very sociable and easy to educate. It is a race very apt to live with humans.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Maine Coon Cat: It is one of the largest breeds, can weigh up to 11kg! However, you will love to know that they are very sweet, playful and affectionate.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Norwegian Forest Cat: This breed is known for being very sociable, and for its considerable size. It weighs close to 9 kg, has a lot of hair and a very resistant skin.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • Siberian cat: The fur of these felines is also very protective, as is their fur, and their own name indicates their origin. Its weight is around 9 kg.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
    • British cat: They are great hunters, so they are usually always on alert and watching. They weigh close to 8 kg and are very independent and reserved, despite having a lot of humor and being very playful. A curious fact: they get along well with dogs and children.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know

Do you like small cat breeds ? So don’t miss some of the best known:

    • Egyptian evil cat: This feline is sleek and muscular, and has a short, shiny fur. Did you know that in ancient Egypt they were considered sacred? For this reason, you must have seen them represented in Egyptian art.
    • Bombay Cat: Known for their energetic and intelligent character, they are very affectionate and love to play. His hair is very handsome, black, smooth, shiny and has a strong musculature.
    • Burmese cat: their personality is ideal for living with humans, they are very affectionate and kind, and are loyal and intelligent. They are also calm and love to play.
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
Cat Breeds: All You Need to Know
  • Singapore Cat: If you want a lovely cat, this is the best one. They are known for their cheerful, friendly and curious character, and are very playful and intelligent.

Domestic cat breeds

As you can see, with respect to domestic cat breeds, they come in all sizes and peculiarities. However, some races stand out for being especially suited to living with humans, either for their sociable or caring character or for the attention needs they require. Some of the most famous domestic cat breeds have seen in previous sections, such as Siamese cat, Persian, European, etc.

Find out in-depth about the specifics of each race before deciding on one, look for the one that best fits your personality. And take into account the characteristics of your family: Are there small children in your house? Do you have dogs? Do you spend a lot of time away from home? These and other questions will help you decide which breed of cat best fits your personal and family circumstances, without forgetting about our beloved breed cats!

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Why Your Dog Vomits Yellow Foam https://myfriendlypets.com/why-your-dog-vomits-yellow-foam/ https://myfriendlypets.com/why-your-dog-vomits-yellow-foam/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:11:44 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1468 In most dogs vomiting yellow foam is very common, but do you know why this happens? Usually, this liquid that comes out of your mouth is bile, a digestive fluid that is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. They usually vomit this substance when their stomach is without food.   Causes your dog vomits […]

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In most dogs vomiting yellow foam is very common, but do you know why this happens?

Why Your Dog Vomits Yellow Foam
Why Your Dog Vomits Yellow Foam

Usually, this liquid that comes out of your mouth is bile, a digestive fluid that is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. They usually vomit this substance when their stomach is without food.

 

Causes your dog vomits yellow foam for

The causes for your pet vomiting yellow foam can be several, most commonly due to the fact that your stomach is empty. In this case, bile and stomach acids accumulate and irritate the stomach, causing inflammation and abdominal pain.

But as you can see below, there may be other possible causes:

  • Eat inappropriate foods
  • Ingestion of anything other than food
  • Gastritis
  • Eat too fast
  • Overproduction of Bile Due to a Digestive Disorder
  • Indigestion Because of Anxiety and Stress
  • Excessive Bile Buildup Backs Long on an Empty Stomach

 

How to stop your dog from vomiting yellow foam

It is advisable to feed your pet more often throughout the day, ie to increase the number of meals, but with the same total daily amount. It is also important that the timing of food for your dog is relaxed and calm, as well as limiting its activity after food.

But as always, the best thing to do is to go to your vet, as medical causes can be varied. He will explain to you the reason for the vomiting and will give you the proper treatment to solve the problem.

Does your dog usually vomit yellow foam? How many times a day do you feed him? Have you ever been to the vet for spewing yellow foam? What did the vet tell you and what was your treatment? Share your experience with us, surely our readers will thank you.

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How to Tell If My Cat Is Sick: Adult Cat Evidence List https://myfriendlypets.com/how-to-tell-if-my-cat-is-sick-adult-cat-evidence-list/ https://myfriendlypets.com/how-to-tell-if-my-cat-is-sick-adult-cat-evidence-list/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:09:20 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1464 Cats are usually animals that spend the day sleeping, eating and playing, with a calm and relaxed attitude. It is important to know your usual conduct and behavior in order to distinguish if he is wrong. An alarm signal that your cat is not doing well is his apathetic and inactive attitude. Several signs will give […]

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Cats are usually animals that spend the day sleeping, eating and playing, with a calm and relaxed attitude. It is important to know your usual conduct and behavior in order to distinguish if he is wrong.

How to Tell If My Cat Is Sick: Adult Cat Evidence List
How to Tell If My Cat Is Sick: Adult Cat Evidence List

An alarm signal that your cat is not doing well is his apathetic and inactive attitude. Several signs will give you the key to knowing when you are sick. You should look for these signs in your behavior and appearance:

  • Moment of rest. It is important to know how long your cat sleeps. If it is excessive, more than normal, a disease may be incubating.
  • Temperature control. Check your pet’s body temperature to see if it has a fever. This lack is usually accompanied by poor appetite, a lot of sleep and a lackluster coat.
  • Watch your sandbox. Frequency of use of the litter box and remains of excrement and urine may indicate signs of illness. See if you have difficulty or if you see blood or mucus in your urine if you have diarrhea or are constipated; These are causes that indicate that you have a disease.
  • Feeding moment. The fact that not eating as usual, with the same appetite, or even not tasting enough, is a clear sign that something is not right. kidney problems.
  • Pay attention to its hydration. The amount of water you drink is also indicative that something is happening. Some kidney diseases, types of infections, thyroid problems or diabetes cause thirst. You can tell if your cat is dehydrated by grasping the skin between his shoulder blades and moving it gently and then releasing it. If the skin does not return quickly, it is likely to be dehydrated.
  • Controls your body weight. Weight changes are significant, usually due to some illness, so we advise you to seek expert help.
  • Examine your coat. Dull, dull, and knotted fur is a symptom that the cat is sick. If you do not clean yourself, as usual, you may be arthritic or stressed.
  • Look for clear symptoms. If your pet vomits continuously, has diarrhea for more than 24 hours, is more listless and tired than usual, lacking in energy, breathing problems…
  • Attentive to brushing. At these times of hygiene, there may be large or foul smells which indicate that there may be a serious problem.
  • Examine the eyes and nose. In the case of excessive secretion, it is advisable to take it to the specialist, also if you have very dilated pupils.
  • Check your jaw. The gums are another sign that tells us if something can be wrong, if we see a discoloration of the gums if they become paler, and also bad breath.
  • Controls possible diseases. Watch your pet and if you have fleas or other parasites that may cause you some illness. In Tiendanimal we have a variety of antiparasitic products so that your cat is always healthy, comfortable and clean.

Before any of these symptoms, don’t wait and take it to the vet. He, better than anyone, can diagnose what happens to your cat and give him the best medicine to look good again.

 

How to tell if my cat is sick with older cat review

As we have already seen there are several tests you can do with your cat to know if it is sick, many can be seen at first sight, but you should not forget to take it to the vet regularly. He is the specialist and who will put in the relevant vaccines and will perform the medical examinations you need.

Briefly, you should keep in mind the following parts of your pet to examine its health and see if it is sick: jaw, nose, eyes, coat, joints, digestive system and overweight. Depending on your cat’s behavior and needs, it is certainly easier for you to realize when he is in bad shape.

Do you know how your cat behaves? what level of daily activity? Knowing your way of being and your customs will help to identify that something does not go normally. Once you know it, play with your pet, take care of it, and pay close attention.

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How to Educate a Labrador Dog? https://myfriendlypets.com/how-to-educate-a-labrador-dog/ https://myfriendlypets.com/how-to-educate-a-labrador-dog/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:06:42 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1460 To learn how to educate a labrador dog, the first is to start with the most basic steps of educating a dog. Keep in mind that when a new dog comes home, various behaviors common to all dogs begin. The labrador dog will bite both you and everything it finds on the floor; when you leave, there is a possibility that […]

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To learn how to educate a labrador dog, the first is to start with the most basic steps of educating a dog. Keep in mind that when a new dog comes home, various behaviors common to all dogs begin. The labrador dog will bite both you and everything it finds on the floor; when you leave, there is a possibility that upon your return you will find some destruction; will do your needs anywhere in the house, and you may also cry in the evenings.

How to Educate a Labrador Dog?
How to Educate a Labrador Dog?

It is important that you be very patient when raising a labrador dog. Both patience and constancy must always be present. But most of all, don’t forget to do everything with love.

 

How to educate a labrador dog from day one at home?

Labrador dog education should begin from the first day you arrive home; This should be around 2 months when it is separated from the mother. The first steps in labrador dog education are:

Name

To educate a labrador dog the first thing we teach is his name; it will be the word you will answer and answer for the rest of your life. Repeat the name whenever you interact with your new friend. Before starting any training you must have learned the name chosen for it perfectly.

Basic Orders

The word “no”, “come” and “let’s go” are the first that the dog must learn and understand. “No” when you do something you should not do; “Come” to address you whenever you call him, both at home and on the street; “Let’s go” to accompany you on the street and go to your side without having to pull the leash.

You can also teach your dog other very useful daily labrador orders. The order “sit” or “lie down” is very advantageous for all dogs, but especially for large dogs. With them, you can calm your dog when nervous or prevent him from climbing or jumping on people.

Make your needs on the street

In the early days, the labrador dog will pee and poop anywhere in the house, including carpets, beds, furniture… Since at first, it will be difficult to teach him to do only on the street, you can teach him to always do the same. place of the house: in a newspaper or soggy. Put several newspapers and gradually reduce the amount until your dog goes directly there.

You can wet the newspaper or soggy with your urine to urge you to do so. Obviously, the more times they go out and the better you set up a sightseeing routine, the sooner he will stop doing his homework.

Socialization

One of the most important things in dog life is socializing with people and animals. Make every effort from day one to get in touch with other dogs and cats, as well as any animal you live with: like a rabbit or a bird. It is important for the dog to socialize indoors and out so that in the future it will not develop fears that trigger conduct problems. Let your labrador have fun with other dogs in the park!

The Labrador dog’s education should be like any other dog’s: with patience, respect and affection; never with punishments.

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What Is the Best Anti Flea for My Cat? https://myfriendlypets.com/what-is-the-best-anti-flea-for-my-cat/ https://myfriendlypets.com/what-is-the-best-anti-flea-for-my-cat/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:03:10 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1456 If you think your cat has or may have fleas, count on many products that can repel or prevent the appearance of these parasites. Also, it’s important to know what fleas look like and what damage they can do to our little ones. Here you’ll learn the best anti-flea products for your cat and the recommendations our vets […]

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If you think your cat has or may have fleas, count on many products that can repel or prevent the appearance of these parasites.

Also, it’s important to know what fleas look like and what damage they can do to our little ones. Here you’ll learn the best anti-flea products for your cat and the recommendations our vets will give you to keep your health up to date.

What Is the Best Anti Flea for My Cat?
What Is the Best Anti Flea for My Cat?

When we see our cats scratching more than usual, one of the first things that come to mind is the dreaded fleas. Even if our cat just strolls around the garden or lives in an apartment and doesn’t go outside, fleas can come to him with relative ease. For example, through our shoes when we come back from the street (it is not uncommon for fleas, whether egg-shaped, larvae or adult, to stick to shoe soles or the bottom of pants) or especially if we have a dog, it can act as an intermediate host and pass them on to the cat.

Fleas can severely affect the health of our cats, among other things they can cause allergy (DAPP, flea allergy dermatitis), hemoplasmosis (feline infectious anemia) or dipylidiosis (a type of intestinal parasite).

 

The flea life cycle

Fleas are small insects that parasitize our pets and feed on their blood. They do not fly, but can jump up to 33 cm away. Its body measures between 1.5 and 3.3 mm, is brown in color and moves rapidly between the hairs of its host thanks to its laterally flattened body, which makes it very difficult to detect them by sight alone. , especially in dark-haired animals. The easiest thing is to detect your feces, we can see small black dots in the area of ​​our cat’s torso or belly.

During its development go through four phases:

  1. Eggs. The adult females place them on our pet’s body, then fall and deposit on rugs, beds, sofas…
  2. Larvae. They shelter under furniture and carpets or hidden in sand or gravel feeding on the feces of adult fleas and other organic waste.
  3. Pupas. The larva wraps around in a cocoon and remains inside until it detects outside conditions appropriate to emerge as an adult flea.
  4. Adult. They bite the host and feed on their blood, live about 50 days.

The total duration of the flea biological cycle varies from 2 weeks to 6 months, and even longer, as in cold seasons or when it does not detect the presence of possible hosts nearby they may remain in the pupa phase for several months waiting for the conditions to be met. develop. It is therefore important to combat the different stages of its development and to keep our cat always protected, otherwise we could meet a new infestation soon.

 

The most effective anti parasites against fleas

When it comes to preventing fleas from invading our cats some of the most recommended products are as follows:

With the oral suspension, one of the most commonly used is Program that is given mixed with cat food and has a one-month effect. This product prevents the fleas from multiplying as it causes egg infertility. It does not eliminate adult fleas, so it is necessary to supplement it with another adult deworming effect.

Frontline Combo Spot On is a pipette-shaped dewormer that applies behind the cat’s head where it cannot lick itself. Kills fleas in 24 hours and ticks and lice in 48 hours. It is a very complete product to fight fleas, as it eliminates the adults and prevents the development of eggs, pupae and larvae. It is effective for 4 weeks.

The Seresto collar protects our cat from fleas, ticks and lice for 8 months, making it the most widely available product on the market today. It also has an effect on flea larvae as it prevents their development for 10 weeks. It has no odor, is water resistant and fits very easily. The cat should use it permanently.

Also in pipette format, we find Flevox, composed of fipronil. It is absorbed in a couple of hours without leaving any residue on the skin and is effective for 4 weeks against fleas and for one week against ticks.

One of the most recommended products used by veterinarians on animals that have flea infestation is Frontline Spray. It is very effective and safe, can be used on kittens from 2 days of age and eliminates parasites within 24 hours. It is water-resistant and its protection against fleas lasts up to three months and one month against ticks.

Advantage are pipettes formulated specifically to combat fleas. Eliminates our cat’s adult fleas in just 12 hours. It is also effective against the larvae present in its surroundings. Its effect lasts one month and is water-resistant.

It is always important to consult with the vet the best choice for our cat. Some animals may have allergic reactions to certain chemical compounds, so be aware after applying deworming agents and any symptoms (skin irritation, behavioral changes…) contact your veterinarian and choose a product with a different aftercare composition. parasite treatments.

It is important to keep our cat protected from fleas and apply deworming agents even though we don’t see any pets. Parasites are sometimes not easy to observe and most of them (eggs, larvae, and pupae) do not see them because they are in the environment. It is always better to prevent and act before fleas completely invade our pet and our home, as once installed they reproduce very quickly and ending them may require, in extreme cases, the intervention of a professional in the field. pest control.

Using a good deworming product for our cat is a real investment for both him and the people he lives with. It will save you a lot of hassle, health problems and headaches.

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How to Cut a Cat’s Nails https://myfriendlypets.com/how-to-cut-a-cats-nails/ https://myfriendlypets.com/how-to-cut-a-cats-nails/#respond Mon, 16 Sep 2019 02:55:53 +0000 https://myfriendlypets.com/?p=1452 Cats have eighteen nails, ten on their front paws and eight on their hind paws, and it is recommended to cut them every two to three weeks approximately depending on the activity and routines they have. It is a process that can be complicated at first and certainly your cat will be nervous. But don’t worry, follow the steps […]

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Cats have eighteen nails, ten on their front paws and eight on their hind paws, and it is recommended to cut them every two to three weeks approximately depending on the activity and routines they have. It is a process that can be complicated at first and certainly your cat will be nervous. But don’t worry, follow the steps we propose to follow and make your pet’s nail care a comfortable and enjoyable time for both of you. Keep in mind that the nail clip should not last more than 10 minutes, this way you will avoid impatience and nervousness.

How to Cut a Cat's Nails
How to Cut a Cat’s Nails

 

Steps to learn how to quickly and effectively cut cat nails :

  1. Choose the moment and reassure your cat. You should make your pet get used to touching his paws, so he gently caresses her while caressing other parts of his body that he likes best. It’s best to get used to your feline since he’s a kitten. Choose a moment when he is calm and relaxed, and if he is frightened or uncomfortable and wants to let go, do not stop him, look for another moment later to continue. Put it on your lap and make him comfortable, then put his paws between your hands and gently caress them every day, even if you do not want to cut his nails. Each time you stroke his paws, he rewards his good behavior with the treats or snacks he likes.
  2. It begins to cut gradually. And choose the right tools for your cat’s nail care and hygiene. At Tiendanimal we have different manicure accessories and who will facilitate this task according to your needs and those of your animal. Choose the most practical nail clipper for your furry friend. Once you have all the accessories at hand, it is time to start with the task. Put your cat on your lap with its back and back facing you. He holds the nail clipper in one hand and one of his paws on the other hand. He grabs one of his fingers and gives her a gentle massage so that he remains calm. At this point, he presses his paw so that the nail comes out. It starts by cutting the tip of the nail and continues little by little, but never reach a pink inner vein that runs through each of your nails, as you would hurt them and start bleeding.
  3. Use the nail clipper correctly. Cut the nails one by one and make sure the cut is from top to bottom to prevent the nail from breaking. Be careful not to cut too much! If you are unsure of where the vein begins, it is better to cut the nail less. In this process, you should always stay calm and go slowly, even if your cat meows. At first, you may only be able to cut two or three nails. Don’t worry, wait for another chance until you master the technique.
  4. Reward your cat. Choose a special treat for your pet and give it after cutting your nails. If you only use this treatment for this hygienic moment, your pet will associate it with the nail clipper and know that after such a delicate process you will get a delicious prize and do less resistance in the future.
  5. Check the condition of your nails. According to each feline the nails grow at a different rate. We recommend cutting them every two to three weeks to prevent them from becoming too long and breaking. Check your cat’s nails regularly and give it the care it deserves.

 

What are the benefits of cutting your cat’s nails?

Caring for cat nails is necessary so that they can explore the world and relate to others of their kind. Their scratches leave visual and olfactory marks that serve to communicate with others. What’s more, scratches release stress and when they live in a natural environment they need to have their claws sharp to hunt their prey.

Cats need to sharpen their nails alone, scratching is an innate behavior in cats. So that they do not do this in your furniture, curtains, armchairs and other household items, it is essential that they have a scratching board or scratching board, a toy that they love and which satisfy their instinct, and serve to lengthen your muscles, take care of your claws and communicate with other cats. Tiendanimal has a large catalog of scratchers of all shapes and sizes that are ideal for sharpening your nails and can be placed anywhere in the home.

Taking care of cat nails is very important for their physical and mental health and to avoid possible scratches while playing . In addition, you can cut them yourself by following the steps in the previous section, and thus prevent them from breaking. However, if you think you are not able to do it correctly, another option is to go to the vet, he can help you in this process with his advice and tricks. It is also practical to trim his sharp nails if he is prone to scratching, fluffing, etc.

When do you choose to cut your cat’s nails? Which accessory is most practical for you and your pet? How long do you cut your nails? What scratcher do you have at home?

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