infections

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

Tortoises: how to maintain them and to feed

These reptiles love to move and can live up to 30 years.

Turtles as Pets are endowed with many positive qualities: they have virtually no smell and noise; they are not carriers of dangerous man diseases, care of land turtles (as well as many other reptiles) is simple and requires everyday worries. With proper care, animal will live in your house for decades.

Beginners most often contain steppe (also known as Central Asian) turtles. From his other land congeners they are distinguished by low rounded carapace yellowish-brown with indistinct dark spots. A regular sized turtles do not exceed 20 cm.

In the wild tortoises are active during the day, morning and evening, as day and night hiding in secluded places like under bushes and tree roots, in burrows that they dig themselves or “borrow” in rodents.

And in the annual cycle in these animals and provide a further two period of dormancy: summer and winter. Summer hibernating saves the animal from lack of feed and overheating. Because at this time his dwelling place mercilessly burning

by the sun. Well, in winter it’s still cold hide. In the comfortable conditions of home detention that rhythm can easily be disrupted.So don’t worry if the turtle shows good spirit and good appetite instead of subside. In General, the steppe tortoises tolerate slavery, quickly get used to the place and time of feeding.

CONTENT. One of the mistakes beginners — turtle allowed to live on the floor of the room. To do so is to expose the reptile to the risk of colds, infections, injuries. Remember — the tortoise should live in a terrarium! Continue reading

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