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December 31, 2009

Do you know as eliminating the fleas?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , — Cynara @ 11:01 am

It is important to evaluate the vital cycle of the fleas to be effective in the control of their populations. 
 
The most important characteristic of the vital cycle of those insects is that most of the intermediate apprenticeships can be found in the atmosphere of the host. 
 
For instance, the larvas, although susceptible to drying, they stand back of the light and they crawl down of rugs and other safe areas, as below of pieces of furniture. The pupas weave a cocoon and they settle, in depth, in the nap of cloth of rugs and in areas of protected beds of products topical ectoparasites. The adult fleas can stay resting in the apprenticeship of cocoon of weeks to months, depending on the environmental conditions. 
 
The control program will trust the application of a parasiticide product in the animal, and one in the atmosphere. 
 
In the animals it is preferable to use a product in spray or spot-on. It is important to avoid that the fleas reach the skin to prick and such products tend to have fast beginning and long duration. 
 
For environmental control it is important the complete aspiration of the atmosphere with vacuum cleaner before the administration of an environmental spray. The product should contain a growth inhibitor or development of insects with an adultcide of fleas. 
 
Do you know some method of elimination of fleas? Leave your message. 
 
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December 30, 2009

Strengthening of the members in animals

Filed under: You knew that... — Tags: , , , — Cynara @ 12:08 pm

Some animals can introduce weakness as much of previous members as subsequent due to a series of factors. The invigoration of those members is made necessary for a good recovery. 
 
The strengthening of the members can be reached through walks in the earth, dry treadmill, underwater treadmill and hydrotherapy. 
 
Additional strengthening exercises include walking down inclines with variable pitch, wheelbarrowing and increase in the weight-bearing. 
 
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December 29, 2009

Hypersensitivity the bite of fleas

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 11:57 am

The flea is a very common ectoparasite. The term “hypersensitivity the bite of fleas” it is used to describe the clinical affection observed in animals that were touched to antigen components of the saliva of those insects. 
 
In many cases, that reaction shows clinically as itch and secondary autotraumatism, taking to the symmetrical alopecia of the ventral abdomen, of the back and of the area of the base of the tail. 
 
Other clinical syndromes, associated with hypersensitivity to pricked of fleas, are dermatitis and complex of the eosinophilic granuloma. 
 
The hematofagous activities of the fleas (in peculiar of the females) can take the anemia with death risk for nestlings with strong infestations. 
 
A treatment well happened of hypersensitivity bases on correct care of the infestation of fleas. The answer can take at least from 4 to 6 weeks. 
 
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December 28, 2009

Common conditions of the coxofemoral joint

Filed under: Animal news,You knew that... — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 10:58 am

Common conditions of the coxofemoral joint: hip dysplasia, fracture of the acetabulum, fracture of the femoral head or neck, luxation, osteoarthritis.

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December 24, 2009

The paralysis for ticks

Filed under: You knew that... — Tags: , , — Cynara @ 10:42 am

The paralysis for ticks is caused by a neurotoxin secreted by female tick when she is feeding.

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December 23, 2009

Aggression of the cats

Filed under: Cats care — Tags: , , — Cynara @ 11:47 am

Although the aggression problems associate more commonly with the canine behavior, the danger related to the aggression in cats should not be underestimated. Cats sometimes wrap up in aggressive exhibitions against their proprietors or others of his species.

The aggression is frequently subdivided in categories, in agreement with the noticed cause. It is important to consider the aggression has motivation offensive or defensive.

1 – Aggression as defense form: in general it is used in disputes by alimentary sources and territorial limits.

2 – Aggression against human beings: it is related to the fear, to the frustration, manual feeding, and in some cases, to the predatory behavior badly addressed.

3 – Aggression related to the fear: it happens when this it is threatened by somebody or something in his atmosphere.

4 – Aggression related to the frustration: nestlings treated with manual feeding.

5 – Predatory behavior badly addressed: the motivation for hunt and the hunger sensation is controlled separately in cats, and, therefore, even if very well fed, they will still have the desire to hunt. That predação badly addressed is provoked invariably by the movement.

6 – Aggression among cats: it is usually motivated by territorial answers and problems of social integration.

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December 22, 2009

Column lesions in animals

Filed under: You knew that... — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 11:14 am

The cervical lesions affect thoracic and pelvic members, thoracolumbar lesions just affect pelvic members.

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December 21, 2009

How to treat the fear of the felines – II

Filed under: Cats care — Tags: , , , — Cynara @ 12:00 pm

The techniques of behavior modification in felines include: 
 
1 – Systematic desensitization: reduction of the answer to noxious incentive through relaxation, instead of the introduction of a second incentive no conditioned. 
 
2 – Contraconditioning: process for which the behavior answer is altered through incentive association previously conditioned with a new one no conditioned to produce answer that is behavior and physiologically incompatible with the undesirable behavior. 
 
3 – Acclimatation: learning form no associative for the which is reduced behavior answer through repeated exhibition to the incentive. 
 
4 – Flood: exhibition to noxious incentive without opportunity of fleeing. It is not recommended in the feline medicine. 
 
5 – Controlled exhibition: presentation of incentive fear inductor, in controlled way, while it is limited the opportunities of escape of the animal. Unlike the flood, the aversive effects of the exhibition are limited for the warranty that the incentive is diluted when it is presented. 
 
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December 18, 2009

How to treat the fear of the felines – I

Filed under: Cats care — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 12:54 pm

The techniques of behavior modification used in the treatment of fears in felines are the same maids in the canine field, but the way as they are applied is modified, to consider differences between dogs and cats in terms of natural behavior and reward perception. 
 
One of the most important factors in the success of any behavior treatment  of feline fears is the correct application of reinforcement and, therefore, he becomes essential the understanding of the relative value of the resources for cats. 
 
The selection of rewards, with enough value to ignore the fear answer, it can be difficult, and with high priority for escape as defense strategy for cats, it can be difficult to maintain them in the adjacencies of the incentive fear inductor, while techniques of behavior modification are applied. 
 
When it is participated in with cats that exhibit behavior problems related to the fear, becomes essential that the proprietors notice that the animal needs to feel in the control of the situation. Therefore, it is unlikely that to force him to confront his fear it is effective. However, the fact that the escape is highly motivated means that, in some cases, it can be necessary to block his route, while it is undertaken the descensitization and the contraconditioning. 
 
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December 17, 2009

How to treat the support calluses

Filed under: You knew that... — Tags: , , — Cynara @ 3:00 pm

Calluses are thickened plates, rough, hyperkeratosis, alopecic, frequently liquefactive, that grow on the skin. 
 
They happen more commonly on bone prominences and they result of pressure and friction. 
 
The callus is the initial answer to the trauma that unchains a productive reaction of the skin in a continuous way, which follows producing fissures that result in a dermatitis of the fold. Additional trauma causes epidermic breaking, ulceration of the pressure points and fistulae. The lesions are more common about the articulations of the hock and of the elbow of big and gigantic breeds. 
 
Ulcerated or fistulaed lesions can become deeply infected. Therefore, primary attention should be checked to relieve the trauma so that the tissue can get well. This can be made through the use of mattresses, cushions for several parts of the body in order to minimize the attritions and deep hydration of those areas. 
 
The moisturizers umectantes are the most suitable because they possess the capacity to keep water of the atmosphere or of the own derme promoting a deep hydration.  
  
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