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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How cats fall
Most members of the feline family tend to view the area from a height. Large forest cat lynxes spend most of their time in trees, in ambush or in pursuit…

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weighings

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 breath, diabetes, and even bladder cancer. In addition, obese dogs are terribly lazy and prone to depression.

How can you determine if your dog is overweight? Run a hand across the back and chest of the dog, if you do not feel its bones – your dog is obese. 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…

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The smallest dog breeds
Small dog breeds are a very popular type of pet. They do not require much space and can be taken with you anywhere. These cute, cuddly, miniature dogs bring tons…

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In order not to get sick - vaccination?
We often compare animals and children: we need to worry about those and others, love, feed, but sometimes we forget that animals, like small children, need to be vaccinated on…

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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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