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Guinea pigs

Flanks inflated, stomach hard to the touch. The animal becomes depressed. Leads to a decrease or lack of appetite, weight loss.

In some critical situations may be accompanied by salivation, gnashing of teeth.

Heavy breathing, shortness of breath, bulging eyes.

Heart palpitations, breathing.

In the worst case of gas pockets reach the diaphragm and compress vital organs: a Guinea pig can die from suffocation or cardiac arrest.

Bloating can cause sharp changes in the diet, some foods – cabbage, beans, onion plants, sweet fruits, fresh grass in untrained animals. The lack of hay, feeding dry food. Rotten, frozen food.

Excess moisture on an already-washed vegetables and greens, if a Guinea pig is not used to wet food.

It can also be due to diseases of the teeth, occlusion, bowel obstruction and other digestive problems.

Lack of physical activity or overweight. Guinea pigs need a constant walking to keep the intestines in good shape. Movement – the best prevention of blisters.

Yeast fungus in the gut (athlete’s foot). Continue reading

Reptiles – Pets

Reptiles have become popular as Pets recently. The pursuit of these species of wild fauna have become popular. Fashion or really the desire to buy this kind, it is difficult to say. But the exotic, of course, they don’t take away some.

However, people very often when buying a reptile, don’t bother to study the rules on its care and maintenance. This gap must be filled, as there are a number of all kinds of nuances that everyone should know the owner of the reptiles.

Before purchasing a reptile, you need to know the fact that its content will cost you dearly. It requires additional knowledge and experience.

Reptiles include lizards, geanny, turtles, snakes, crocodiles. For all species necessarily need a cage, if an animal requires a large amount of water, it should be Aqua terrarium. The terrarium should be equipped with heaters, incandescent lamps, termocamini and much more. To feed reptiles need high-quality forage. Before purchasing a reptile in the pet store, you need to consult a veterinarian how to properly take care of it. Before buying please check the documents certifying the health of this species given to you. Help should contain information about the animal today. However, it is best to make sure of that and when unexposure reptiles. What to pay attention? Eyes – they should be free of swelling and scabs, mucous membrane should not contain red spots and visible sores. Normal color is shell – pink. Skin healthy reptiles clean, bright without damage. Continue reading

Parenting and dog training

Not so long ago in training adhere to an authoritarian parenting style by using punishment as a measure to “fix” the dog. I want to believe that such an approach in the past. Today more and more supporters among the so-called motivational training. But do not forget that although training methods have changed over time, the structure and principles of functioning of a dog’s psyche is always the same.

To train a dog – all the same what to learn to talk with a man from another country. Both need to learn to understand the language of each other. We have three ways in which we can communicate, body language, voice and touch.

Body language in the animal world the most important way of communication. The dog is very closely watching the movements of the master therefore, when you give a voice command, watch what visual signals you send your dog. For example, the command “wait”, do not look her in the eye, try to freeze as much as possible that the dog has no reason to be, close to you. Conversely, when you want to call the dog, complete the command excitatory gestures, take a few extra steps back and you like pull the dog up to him more.

OKD – domestic system of dog training developed by the father of Russian service dog, Vsevolod Vasilyevich Yazykov of nearly 100 years ago. After the civil war it was decided to mass recruitment of dogs for the army, created a group of dogs, sappers and saboteurs (destruction of enemy military equipment). Languages have developed educational and disciplinary cycle (specialists) for training service dogs, which subsequently became the BAS system. It is remarkable that for so many decades, the curriculum has not changed. Continue reading

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