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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Dog amoebiasis
Amoebiasis is an infection caused by a unicellular organism known as amoeba. Amoebiasis can affect humans as well as dogs and cats. It is most often found in tropical areas.…

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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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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, rabies virus is most often transmitted through animal bites – although there have been cases of infection of people in caves and attics from bats after inhalation of air (inhalation of infection). Infection with rabies is almost always fatal unless treatment is started before symptoms of rabies appear.

Infected people who do not receive prophylactic treatment after exposure to the virus will experience fever, muscle aches, and a headache that eventually leads to inflammation of the brain, cramps, confusion, paralysis, coma, and death. The incubation period of rabies (the time period from the moment of infection to the onset of symptoms) is usually 4 to 8 weeks, in some cases only one week.

More than 55,000 people die from rabies annually worldwide, 95% of them in Asia and Africa. Usually, rabies infection occurs through the bite of infected animals, including dogs, cats, skunks, wolves, foxes, raccoons and bats. Most deaths occur after a dog bite, from 30% to 60% of them are children under the age of 15 years. In most cases, these bites are hidden from parents and health workers, resulting in a much higher risk of complications and mortality among children compared to adults. It is likely that the total number of deaths in many parts of the world is much higher than official figures.

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…

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Carnivore Plague
Carnivore plague (infectious catarrhal fever) is an acute viral disease characterized by fever, catarrh of the mucous membranes, pneumonia, skin exanthema and damage to the nervous system The causative agent…

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Japanese feline paradise
For many hundreds of years, humans have endowed cats with mystical qualities. Somewhere people loved them, somewhere they hated them, once they deified them, and once they were afraid, but…

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Favorite swan of Anna Pavlova
The name of the greatest ballerina Anna Pavlova is known not only among people interested in ballet, but also people far from this art. Her stunning miniature Dying Swan brought…

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