Pet Care After Vaccination
Perhaps no other medical invention has saved more lives than vaccinations. Modern vaccines are extremely effective and safe. However, animals usually experience mild side effects after vaccination. Sometimes an animal…

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Do I need to wear a dog for walking?
On the street, a dressed dog has long been no surprise to anyone. Today it is quite normal. But, nevertheless, there are people, and there are many of them who…

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What do you need to travel abroad with dogs?
A lot of people want to spend trips and vacations in the company of pets. Some simply have no one to leave a friend with, and someone simply cannot part…

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Botulism

Botulism is an acute feed toxicosis of animals and humans, manifested in the form of paralysis of the pharynx, tongue, lower jaw, a sharp weakening of the skeletal muscle tone and an upset gastrointestinal tract.

The causative agent of the disease is the spore-forming anaerobic microbe Clostridium botulinum. Of the seven available types of pathogen, the most virulent are Type A and C. Spores are located subterminally and give the microbe the appearance of a tennis racket. Spores are highly stable in the external environment. Continue reading

US dogs and cats in numbers
The number of pet owners in the United States more than tripled between 1970 (67 million) and 2012 (164 million). In other words, in 2012, 62% of American families have…

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Popular breeds of huge dogs
Like other breeds, giant dogs have their pros and cons. As a rule, giant dogs are very gentle, affectionate, loyal and easily trained. However, caring for such a dog will…

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Fascioliasis
Fascioliasis is a helminthiasis, from the group of trematodoses, a disease of many species of mammals caused by the trematode Fasciola hepatica (Fasciola vulgaris). The causative agent is F. hepatica,…

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10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Dog
Before acquiring a new puppy or dog as a pet in your home, it is important to consider the following: 1. Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment. Animals develop…

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