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May 31, 2010

Accidents with animals

Filed under: You knew that... — Tags: , , , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

In the day by day of a veterinary clinic are common services of uneven animals. Running over, falls, ingestion of poisonous products, bitten… 
 
The animal is as a child, some amusement and they are where they should not be. 
 
It is common the dog or the cat to be run over by the own owner when leaving of house, children to leave animals locked in the car and them to die suffocated. They swallow harmful objects to the health to the they eat the shoes, plastic sacks, lines… 
 
Some basic cares can save the life of your animal, check some tips: 
 
1 - never leaves shoes or slippers for the house; 
 
2 – when leaving of car always look if they are not sleeping below of the vehicle; 
 
3 - don’t leave within his reach plastic sacks, mainly were been with food and line threads, string… 
 
4 – if you live in apartment, put screen in the windows or maintain them closed; 
 
5 – when leaving of house verified if the animals are at safe place so that they don’t leave running for street when opening the gate; 
 
6 – never transport a tied animal the truck bucket and out of the box of transports. 
 
Some simple cares can avoid many upset.  

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May 28, 2010

Is your animal happy?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

dogHow is to know our animal happy? 
 
A lot of times we thought that if we give love, food, affection, the animal is well and happy. Unhappily, that is not true. What does the one make then our happy animal? 
 
Besides all this, the animal needs to live in agreement with his nature and their instincts. If in the nature the animal lives in society, in group and home he is alone all the day, with certainty he will get sick and sad, the opposite is also true if you put an animal whose instinct is to live alone in a place with many animals, he won’t also feel well. 
 
Image a Border Collie, whose instinct is to work, closed in an apartment or a house with small back yard. He doesn’t have to do and begins to be frustrated. 
 
Many problems of behavior are the animals saying: ”look, I am not well, I am unhappy with my lifestyle”. We need to spend a little of our time and to study the race of the animal, like he would live free in the nature and what is offering to them. 
 
The fact of the animal to run to your encounter barking and wagging the tail not always it means that he is happy. 
 
Think about that!  
 
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May 26, 2010

10 tips to avoid breathing problems in cats

Filed under: Cats care — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

catIn cats, the infectious breathing disease stays a significant clinical problem, in spite of the disseminated use of vaccination for about 30 years. 
 
In general, the disease is observed more commonly where cats are contained, such as in gatis or reproduction establishment, particularly in nestlings, because they lose their antibodies of maternal origin. 
 
To avoid the spread of the breathing viruses in cats, see the clues to proceed: 
 
1 – to certify that the cats are vaccinated; 
 
2 – to shelter them individually, unless they come from the same domestic atmosphere; 
 
3 – to build shelter with solid partitions among the fences; 
 
4 – disposal the fence so that trought and the sanitary litter is easily accessible, without having to enter in the fence; 
 
5 – to wash the hands with disinfectant among each visits to the fences; 
 
6 – to use rubber boots and to step in the foot-bath with disinfectant when entering and to leave the fence; 
 
7 – to use disposable food trays or to have 2 to alternate, while they are disinfected; 
 
8 - prepares the food in a central area; 
 
9 – to put the cats that present signs of breathing disease, or they had breathing disease in a separate section in an extremity of the gatil and to feed them last. 
 
10 – to maintain the atmosphere with ventilation adapted, low relative humidity and ideal room temperature.  

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May 24, 2010

Domestic cat – a long history

Filed under: Cats care — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

catThe domestic cat is very popular as pet. Occupying the top of the alimentary chair is a natural predator of several animals as rodents, birds and geckos. 
 
The first association with the humans that news is had happened there are about 9500 years, but the domestication is much older. 
 
They are an evolutionary adaptation of the wild cats. Crossings among different specimens turned them smaller and less aggressive to the humans. The cats were domesticated firstly in Middle East. 
 
When the populations stopped being nomadic, the people’s life started to depend on the agriculture. The production and storage of cereals, however, it ended for attracting rodents. On that moment the cats started to be part of the daily of the human being. 
 
Registrations found in Egypt, as engravings and statures of cats, they indicate that the relationship of that animal with the Egyptians dates of at least 5000 years. Their love for the cats was so big that there were laws that prohibited that the cats were exported. 
 
Nowadays, the cats are animal quite popular, serving the man as a good company animal and they still continue being used by farmers. 
 
34 races of cats exist.  
 
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May 21, 2010

Are your animal lick in excess?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:01 am

catTo lick is a normal behavior of taking care of the coat in dogs and cats and a lot of times is used as behavior peacemaker in dogs. 
 
But when does that to “lick” become excessive? 
 
Licking excessively can be driven the own animal, in general resulting in skin lesions or loss of hair, or it can be addressed people and the other animals. 
 
The excessive lick can be a behavior of search of attention, a compulsive upset or related to itch. 
 
It can be due to disease dermatologic, pain, irritation, anxiety or compulsive upset. 
 
The action of licking can consume great part of the available time of the animal. It can be driven to objects in the atmosphere, to him same or the other animals or humans. 
 
In first place it is necessary to discover the cause, a clinical exam is done necessary for the diagnosis and then the treatment protocol. To obtain success in the treatment, the cause of the problem should be eliminated, be dermatologic problems, pain, behavior…  
 
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May 19, 2010

Pain management in the geriatric dog

Filed under: Dogs care — Tags: , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

Because aging dogs have a relatively fragile physiologic balance, pain management of geriatric dogs should rely as much as possible on therapeutic options with minimal physiologic impact.

Antiinflammatory drugs should therefore be used with caution in geriatric dogs.

The pain management options with minimal physiologic risks include, but are not limited to, low-impact, low-intensity exercises, massage, heat, and slow-acting disease modifying osteoarthritic agents. In patients with severe pain, such as may be present with neoplasia, opioid drugs may be prescribed, or transcutaneous fentanyl patches may be applied for sustained delivery of medication.

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May 17, 2010

Mycosis in dogs and cats

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 1:00 pm

It is the infection of the hair and horny stratum caused by mushrooms. Common in dogs and cats, with larger incidence in nestlings, animals with low immunity and cats with long hair. 
 
The cutaneous lesion can be located or widespread. It can have minimum itch the discreet and, occasionally intense. In general the lesions show as circular areas of alopecia, irregular or diffuse, with variable degrees of desquamation. The remaining hair can seem short or broken. 
 
Other symptoms in dogs and cats include erythema, pimples, crusts, seborrhea. 
 
The condition of bearer asymptomatic is common in cats, especially in those with long hair. 
 
The diagnosis is made through ultraviolet light, with potassium hydroxide, histology of the skin and culture and mushrooms. 
 
The duration of the treatment is around 4 to 6 weeks.  
 
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May 12, 2010

Rehabilitation in fractures

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

The several forms of stabilization of a fracture also pick in varied physiotherapy protocols on the same objective of bone cicatrization and precocious use of the affected member. 
 
Patient with preservative treatment they request weekly attendance so that they are observed adversities that frequently happen, above all for the lack of cooperation of the animal. Wounds, eschars, atrophies, contracture, adherences and no union is some of the expected sequels when they are used leaning for immobilization. 
 
The use of the therapeutic ultrasound promotes muscular relaxation and it facilitates the kinesiotherapy work with prolongation and mobilization to articulate. The initial exercises should be soft, since the bone is still in remodelment phase. 
 
The laser activates the circulation and it accelerates the formation of bone callus. For reasons varied, certain fractures they are of difficult consolidation, in that way, the use of the laser soon after the surgery, in other words, in the period of larger cellular work, it contributes significantly to accelerate the process of bone cicatrization.  
 
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May 10, 2010

Rehabilitation in the nervous lesions

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

Bearers of lesion of the outlying nerve can present symptoms differents clinical, in agreement with the degree of the compromising, and the prognostic is also differentiated, being been worth of the lesion type, of the location and of the time of the surgical repair. 
 
The functional activity of a member is formed by musculature agonist and antagonist, that oppose and promote a balance. In the lesion of an outlying nerve, there will be compromising of a certain muscle or muscular group, that should suffer a paralysis process or atrophies; while the muscle or muscular group, that it will be able to, or no, to take to the bone deformity. 
 
The rehabilitation has as objective recovers deficits and to prevent deformities. The recovery of the nerve can happen in agreement with the type of the lesion and with the success of the surgical procedure, however although there is nervous regeneration, the member many times can suffer irreparable damages if there is not physiotherapeutic attendance during that period. 
 
The kinesiotherapy consists of passive exercises, prolongation and mobilization of the committed members, seeking to the prevention of the deformities and the maintenance of the movement widths to articulate. 
 
The acupuncture reestablishes the flow of energy of the meridians, doing with that the organism enters in balance.  
 
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May 7, 2010

Do you know what cognitive dysfunction is in animals?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , , — Cynara @ 8:00 am

The cognitive dysfunction is a syndrome associated with cerebral aging. The cerebral changes take to alterations in the perception, smaller answer to incentives and deficits in the learning and in the memory. Subtle signs are observed in the initial apprenticeships, calls of cognitive decline. 
 
They were identified multiple neurological changes. It is not clear which specific changes are associated with the clinical signs of the cognitive decline. 
 
In the affected animals it happens decrease in the number of neurons and increase of toxins, implicating the nervous transmission. Nor all the animals are affected, it usually happens in older animals. Many dogs and cats age with success and they don’t demonstrate changes in the cognitive function during the life. 
 
The signs are: disorientation, just as losing in family atmospheres; confusion; alterations in the cycle of the period sleep/wake, including to wake up or to vocalize at night and sometimes an increase in the sleep during the day; alterations of behavior; altered activity or inactivity. 
 
In general those animals don’t present a risk to the safety. However, some can become more irritable and to begin to demonstrate aggressive answers. Some animals can present risk for itself own, when confused, in case they get lost. 
 
Some drugs exist for treatment. A medical evaluation is necessary so that the treatment is adapted. 
 
Do you know some animal that suffers of cognitive dysfunction?  

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