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Fleas in cats and dogs

Many pet owners mistakenly believe that if their pet never goes outside, fleas are not afraid of him. Unfortunately, it is not so. Let’s first examine what are fleas and what are the ways of infection.

Fleas are of two types – “continuous”, that is, those that remain on the animal and those who attack, bite, drink blood and after go back to his habitat. The latter is known as “grass fleas”, thus they can live not only in grass but also in the animal litter, and even in a secluded corner under the baseboard. Their main feature is a temporary stay on the animal.

Grass fleas are attacking all indiscriminately – and to dogs and cats, and rabbits, and on human beings, while permanent fleas often (but not always!) are selective, being largely species-specific (cat fleas, dog fleas, fleas rabbits, etc.)

Persistent fleas, as a rule, greatly inferior in jumping ability as its “herbal” relatives, and their infection occurs mainly through contact with sick animals. At the same time, to herbal pick up fleas almost anywhere, and even if the animal is not facing the street, it is still at risk, as fleas can be brought into the home on shoes and clothing.

What are the dangers of fleas and what are the symptoms?

Fleas can become infected animal of any age and breed. While infecting the animal concerned, itches,bites. When combing hair, you can see the fleas and their excrement, as well as the so-called “flea house”. Continue reading

15 comely animals dangerous to humans

Outwardly they may look cute and innocent, but many, even the most touching creations of nature can prove deadly. As a reminder about this important point, we offer you to visit our gallery of the 15 most attractive and cute animals in the world, can cause serious and sometimes fatal harm.

There are few fish that look more attractive than a fun round Blowfish, but do not let that mislead you. This bloated fish is the second most poisonous vertebrate on the planet. Fishermen are recommended to use thick gloves to avoid poisoning and the risk of a bite during the removal of the hook. The puffer fish toxin that has no antidote, kills by paralysis of the diaphragm, causing suffocation.

This animal may resemble a harmless, big-eyed toy, but really thick Laurie is the world’s only poisonous mammals. The thin nature makes them a popular subject of animal trade on the black market, but you should know about the venom of these animals, which is secreted from glands located on the elbows. In the event of an emergency, Laurie gaining the poison in his mouth and smachiwausa saliva. In addition, the animal licking its fur to ward off predators. The venom can cause death due to anaphylactic shock.

Don’t let that cartoonish grin fool you, moose are among the most dangerous animals in the world that regularly face people. They prefer to leave humans alone, but we know that in a state of anxiety or danger, these animals respond with great aggression. Every year, they attack more people than bears, and in the case of the protection of young moose have a particular fury.

They may look like a developed version of your pet, but do not forget that in the menu of almost all the big and wild cats of the world is human flesh. For example, the Cougars can be a threat to lone travelers and small children. But all the big cats of the world, including tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards and cheetahs, can threaten human life in the event of incorrect handling. You should know that only a small percentage of big cats in captivity, are living in accredited zoos. Continue reading

5 banned dog breeds

Worldwide there are thousands of different breeds of dogs. One of the oldest breeds is the Afghan sheep dog, the breed, apparently, existed a couple thousand years ago. Over the millennia the neighbourhood of man and dogs have been bred for thousands of different breeds of dogs, which include dogs shepherds dogs dogs dogs and other guards. Now some of the breed are considered dangerous, and in most countries, these breeds banned. Let’s see who we have here among the forbidden.

This breed is not just so-called. She was bred in Argentina in 1928. To obtain a representative of this breed were crossed several breeds, including the Irish wolfhound (and this is truly a giant dog). The breed was not created for combat, and for hunting mountain lions. Can you imagine the power of the representatives of this breed, to be able to compete against the lion. But these dogs are quite aggressive, they were used as fighting. Now Dogo Argentino is banned in many countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Portugal.

The breed was developed in the Spanish Canary Islands, it was a side branch from mastiffs. These dogs are often used as fight, and in 2001 two dogs of this breed killed 33-lateholocene. They killed it not somewhere, but right in the lobby of a building in San Francisco. Since then the breed has been banned in many countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

Peaceful in appearance the dog has a high degree of relationship with the Mastiff, and it was called the “Brazilian Mastiff”. The Fila Brasiliero breed was created for hunting jaguars, so these dogs are very strong and aggressive, weak because the dog would not be able to hunt such a dangerous opponent. Aggressive Fila Brasiliero became a legend, these dogs are sometimes afraid of even their owners. Now the breed is banned in the UK and some other countries. Continue reading

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Who is smarter, dogs, primates or dolphins?
The study of intellectual abilities of four-legged clever British scientists have established "vocabulary" of the average dog - 165 human words. That is, according to its development normal dog thinks…

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