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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

The most intelligent breeds of cats

Having made the decision to have a pet, everyone chooses him according to their own criteria. In color, sex, fluffiness… Often want to see an intelligent cat. But how to choose?

Why cats are smart

The older the breed the more intelligent

Smart to doubt whether cats can only those who were not. The owners of furry beauties in one voice declare. And each individual in their own way.

All feline predators. It is important for them to lie in wait and catch the game, not to be left without food. So the brains are better developed compared to herbivores.

With the instinct of the hunter is associated with the fact that the ancient breed, the smarter its representatives.

Although purebred animals sometimes surprise with their ingenuity. This is due to two factors:

mongrels are harder to survive, therefore, need to show more gumption than sleek Pets; Continue reading

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