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
Animal companions (aka Pets or Pets )  (eng. companion animals )    — the term used to refer to Pets. which man contains in his house to communicate and get positive emotions. Such Pets are contrasted, thus, farm animals. which contain to obtain meat and dairy products, wool, etc. and as work animals.
To a certain extent the animal companion can also be recognized and working cattle: horse. donkey. camel. elephant (in India ), and llama (in South America ). In many fairy tales and folk tales are horses — often magical — able to communicate with the rider in human language and endowed with no less intelligence, which is almost a full-fledged companions for riders, not just a living transport. Horses in recent years, many also began to contain as companion animals (in the modern sense of the term). The tradition of elephant husbandry in this capacity (for example as cult animals) in India is quite ancient.
The most popular Pets are distinguished by their tolerant attitude to humans and playful nature, have an attractive appearance or beautifully sung.
Animals-companionable part of human civilization for a long time. In particular, dogs are still in the stone age have become partners of people on the hunt. The cat (according to reports) was domesticated approximately 9,500 years ago. At the same time were domesticated horse and camel. Continue reading
In connection with the become frequent cases of attacks on humans by wild animals kept in captivity, member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Central Council of all-Russian society of nature protection Bogdan Novarock sent a letter to the government of the Russian Federation with the request to develop regulations for the maintenance of wild and circus animals. As told “Izvestiya” in the government, this issue will be discussed at the meeting of the relevant agencies in July.
Letter OP member (“News”) was addressed to the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin, who oversees the sphere of nature. The reason for the appeal was the tragedy that occurred at the recreation center in the Rostov region, where the bear is living in the living area, took five year old girl a hand. Novarock asked “to entrust to consider taking action on regulating the sanitary-veterinary and technical regulations for the safe keeping of wild and circus animals in captivity” to prevent such incidents.
According to the representative SNPS in Rossiiskie there are no rules, and the Federal law “On protection animals from brutal treatment” affects only a small part of the problem.
— Today anyone can buy a bear to put on the chain and fencing mesh netting, — explained Bogdan Novarock. — No this person will not be able to apply any measures of influence, because elementary there are no standards, no norms of sale and purchase of animals. I think we need to start from the beginning — with the adoption of the new Federal law, and already on its basis to develop the rules of keeping of wild and circus animals in captivity. It was made by us authorities last year in the public consultation, OP. Accordingly, we gave examples of high-profile events — the tragic cases that with some frequency again. Continue reading