As Autumn arrives and the nights draw in, we approach a difficult time of year for some pet owners – firework season.
Around 40% of cats and dogs are thought to be anxious or frightened of fireworks. While that means 60% of cats and dogs are unaffected by the sight and sound of fireworks it still leaves around 8 million of our pets who display signs of fear when they see or hear fireworks. The loud noises and bright lights in the sky can be overwhelming for pets the first time they experience them, and older dogs are likely to remember the stress from the same events in previous years.
Firework displays used to be limited to November 5th, the night when people around the country would gather to remember the Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. Nowadays, while fireworks can be a year-round event, the darker nights from October through into the New Year are the most common time to see large firework displays.
As the warm weather continues, so does flea activity.
During summer and into autumn, helped by humid and warm weather, flea eggs are hatching constantly and faster than ever. More eggs hatching means more fleas, and more fleas means more eggs to hatch!
Did you know you can protect your dog from fleas, ticks and worms – all in one combined treatment?
Protecting your dog from internal and external parasites is a priority for all dog owners, and now it is more convenient and simpler than ever. There are a growing number of combined flea, tick and worm control treatments available.
These treatments avoid the need to treat your dog separately for fleas and ticks and then again for worms.
Most people know that dogs need a balanced and nutritious diet. Most people also know that dogs can be fed treats as part of that diet. As well as being a useful training aid, feeding your dog treats is a great way to bond with them! But how do you know the foods you are giving to your canine companion are safe for them to eat?
Brushing your pet's teeth is a good habit routine. It is the best thing to look after your pets' mouth and teeth that is good for their overall health.
Considered yourself what happened and what you feel if you were never brushed your teeth. The same things happened with your pets.
If you look after your pets' mouths, teeth and gums, then your pet can get long-term benefits.
Beef cattle normally have the same diseases as dairy cattle. Many pest and disease-causing agents affect the cattle industry in the world. These cattle found many respiratory and neurological disorders that are common in both develop and under-develop countries, but developed countries have many precautions to avoid these diseases and almost they eliminate these diseases. Like foot and mouth disease is a prevalent disease and now it is eliminated from developed countries like North America, Central America, Australia and New Zealand. The rest of the world still faces these diseases.
The Joint is a strong and mobile area of the skeleton in which two bones are attached. Equine Joint is the care supplements that keep the joints healthy, strong and provide the relief to all the horses of all ages, sizes, and shape. All the ingredients that present in the joint supplements are present in the different forms like powder, gel, liquid, pastes and pellets.
Feeding time is dependent on the dogs age, size and daily routine walk. Dogs should eat at least two meals each day, about 12 hours apart.
From 6-12 weeks dog, they take food three times in one day. Morning (7:00 to 11:30 am), afternoon (03:00 pm) and evening time (From 06:30 to 07:00 pm) this time is better for 6 to 12 weeks old dog.
For 3 to 6 months old dogs, they need three times food in one-day timing is 07:00 am is morning time, 12:00 pm is after noon time and 06:00 pm is the evening time. If the dog follows these schedules, then they remain healthy, energetic, and fresh.
Fasciola hepatica, or Liver Fluke, is a leaf-shaped, trematode parasite that lives in the bile ducts of the infected host, such as sheep, cattle or, under unusual circumstances, people.
The Harvest Mite (Trombicula Autumnails) is, as you might think, a species of mite that frequently infect hosts during the fall, hence the name “Harvest”.
Fleas are tiny little critters that live in the home environment. They’re dark brown, measure about 1 – 2mm, leap great distances and suck blood directly from their host as adults. You may notice the textbook signs of infestation your dog displays through itching or biting the infected area.
There are many different species of flea, for cats, rabbits and even humans, but dog fleas (Ctenocephalides canis)are the most common. It is thought that up to 95% of fleas live in the environment, meaning re-infection is likely to occur if the home is not treated in addition to treating your pet.
Ticks are tiny arachnids which form part of a superorder of parasites, along with Mites, they form the sub-class of Acari.
Ticks, typically 3 to 5mm long, are external parasites. They grow and survive by feeding on mammals like birds, dogs or humans. In the UK, Tick distribution is thought to have expanded by 17% in the last decade alone, and researchers believe that up to one third of UK dogs are carrying ticks.
Once they’ve found the appropriate host, Ticks will attach themselves the victim using a pair of claws on each of their appendages. Depending on the stage in their lifecycle, Ticks will spend different lengths of time sucking blood from their host.
Intestinal worms are creepy, gross and dangerous but, thankfully, preventable.
It is the duty of all responsible pet owners to make sure they recognise the warning signs and promptly treat their pet for worms to reduce serious health risks. Dogs of all ages can pick up worms from contaminated soil, faeces or by ingesting infected fleas. As an owner, if you find your dog is a host for any of the five most common intestinal worms, you can reasonably suspect that they may also be carrying fleas.
Osteoarthritis is not exclusive to dogs, its textbook signs and symptoms can be seen in people too. The cartilage in the affected joints become worn down, or damaged, and the synovial fluid loses its lubrication, movement becomes less smooth which leads to friction between bone surfaces. In time, new bone forms around the joint, making it stiffer and further limiting the movement
About 1 in 5 dogs are affected by Osteoarthritis, certain breeds are more disposed than others, Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds, for example. Certain lifestyles too can negatively affect the likelihood of old age arthritis, obesity being the prime example. That is why it is so important for owners the exercise their dogs, ensure they are at a suitable weight and always be on lookout for changes in their dogs mobility and posture
All responsible pet owners know the nuisance flea infestations can have on even the cleanliest of homes, but fewer know the danger these parasites can have on our pet’s health.
As well as acting as conduits for diseases such as Lyme disease, Tularemia and Ehrlichiosis, flea infestations can cause serious irritation and scratching fits in dogs and cats. Furthermore, if a pet is hyper-sensitive to flea bites they may suffer an allergic reaction.
If you suspect your cat or dog to have fleas, it is important to act fast. Female fleas can lay up to 50 eggs in one day and thousands over the span of their short life cycle.
Every dog owner knows that ticks and fleas are bad news for their canine friend. Without regular care, your canine can immediately become infested with these bugs, which can bite and transmit the sickness to your pooch and your family.
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