Overweight in dogs, obesity
Did you know that over 30 percent of pets are obese? If your dog is overweight, he is at risk for diseases such as painful arthritis, heart disease, shortness of…

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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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Animal life span
The average life span of animals varies, depending not only on the type of animal, but also on other factors, such as whether they live indoors or outdoors and the…

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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 deep ties with you and your family. Any change in ownership can be extremely traumatic, so you must be prepared for the responsibility involved in the ownership of dogs. Dog owners should be able to provide shelter, food, water, medical care, love and attention.

2. Dog owners also have a significant financial obligation. Continue reading

Myths and misconceptions about dogs

There are many conflicting statements regarding dog behavior and health. Learn more about the most common myths and misconceptions about dogs.

Dogs need to be washed often.
If your dog is dirty or smells bad, then she really needs a bath. But you should not bathe the dog just like that, frequent bathing will deprive the skin of natural oils, which can lead to irritation and dandruff. Regular haircuts help keep your coat clean. Continue reading

Dental anatomy of dogs
The mouth of animals performs several important functions of life. This is not only a meal and water. She plays an important role in grooming, thermoregulation and communication. Dentistry is…

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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…

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What is rabies?
Rabies is a deadly virus that infects the central nervous system (CNS) and causes acute encephalitis. Rabies can affect all types of warm-blooded animals, including humans. From animals to humans,…

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Royal Canin feed for active and domestic cats
All animals are different, of different temperament and level of activity, and when choosing a diet, these features must be taken into account so that the food supports the pet…

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