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December 15, 2011

Cares with poisonous animals!

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 2:51 pm

scorpionSome cares are necessary to avoid accidents with poisonous animals, in some areas in certain time of the year the occurrences arrive to 80% of the assisted cases.

It is important that the people know as proceeding in case of accidents with those encourage.

1 – don’t tie the place of the wound, that action can produce necrosis and it doesn’t avoid the spread of the poison.

2 – in case of accidents with snakes, the affected place should only washed with water and soap and not to pass any other product or medicine.

3 – as for the scorpion sting, the first measure that should be adopted it is to put compresses of lukewarm water on the wound. That will help to relieve the pain.

4 – in case of spider bites and caterpillar burns it is important not to mess in the wound and go to medical service immediately.

What not to do: to cut or to hole the place of the bite to try to extract the poison, to do tourniquets (to tie the place to avoid the sanguine circulation), to try to remove the animal without a qualified professional’s help, not to pass products as butter, creams or other greasy substances in the wound.

It is fundamental that the people follow those recommendations in cases of accidents with poisonous animals and look for, as soon as possible, the medical service. That will guarantee the precocious diagnosis and an effective treatment.

Source: www.butantan.gov.br

Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati

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July 30, 2011

What is rehabilitation and how it can help your animal

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 1:29 pm

physiotherapyRehabilitation is the restoration to the normality, or to the closest possible of her, in way and of function altered by some lesion type. That rehabilitation is made through techniques used as the acupuncture, physiotherapy and chiropractic (art of adjusting with the hands the sub-luxation of the articulations of the body).   

The rehabilitation includes the patients’ evaluation with functional limitations, incapacity and/or locomotion difficulties, pain, posture alterations, etc. After that evaluation accomplished by the specialist of the area, the treatment protocol is drawn.   

The animal rehabilitation is used since the decade of 80 in the United States and in Europe and it is usually used as main treatment before the conventional medicines and of the surgery. The animal is only directed for surgery if he doesn’t answer to the rehabilitation, and when submitted to the surgical procedure his recovery is faster, because the rehabilitation improved his physical condition.

The Acupuncture is a technique of stimulation of defined areas in the skin, for needles and/or for transfer of heat for therapeutic ends. It fills out a gap between the medicine and the surgery.  

It is known that the acupuncture affects all of the physiologic systems (normal function of the body), acting from way to take the organism to find his energy balance, doing with that the energy blockades (pain points) they are undone and the energy flows correctly for the body. It is gotten to restore the normal activities of the organs, visceras, members, since, there be not irreversible structural alterations (for instance, paralysis of members for rupture of the marrow espinal).   

It treats problems as paralyses, pain, locomotion difficulties, posture alteration, disk disease or bone alterations, skin problems, behavior problems, etc.    

The Physiotherapy is the treatment of a disease through exercises and apparels. It evaluates, prevents and  treats the movement disturbances. It acts in the most different areas with procedures, techniques, methodologies and specific approaches with the objective of treating, to minimize and to prevent the most varied dysfunctions.     

Many resources exist, as, for instance: the therapeutic ultrassom, laser, stimulation neuromuscular, pulse magnetic field, etc.   

Many problems can be treated as: articulate problems, muscle problems, bone problems, pain, locomotion difficulty, paralyses, muscle atrophies, arthrosis, etc.     

Chiropractic is the art of adjusting with the hands the sub-luxations of the articulations of the body. An exam of palpation of the articulations is accomplished and the articulations that come untidy they are adjusted.  She stimulates the force of the recuperation of the body to cure without the use of medicines or surgery.   

A sub-luxation doesn’t allow the nervous information to flow correctly, therefore when adjusting the body of the animal we are helping the nervous system so that he can recover his functionality, improving the movement of the articulations of the spine and of the extremities of the animal. This improvement of the movement results in muscles, tendons and ligaments more resistant, strong and developed.  

A disadjusted vertebra can cause pain, posture alteration and in the walk, paralyses, aggressiveness, low performance in animals athletes, lameness, etc.   

As it is a specialized treatment, only the specialist of the area can specify the number of sections, treatment type and duration of the treatment.    

The animal seemingly can be recovered, but if it is not totally rehabilitated can happen a relapse or to appear other problems.     

Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati

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March 5, 2011

Ant, more than a curse

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 1:30 pm

antThe red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), very common in Brazil, it is one of the main invaders curses in the world. 
 
An article published in the magazine Science shows that the ant moves among countries and promotes a true world invasion. 
 
She is native of South America, but there is one century moved for the continent and it arrived to the south of the United States, where she settled down. 
 
The small ant cause a grandiose economical impact in the United States. There the curse gives a damage of US$ 6 billion a year. 
 
The ant affect local communities of insects, promoting ecological unbalance and favoring the development of noxious organisms to the agriculture. 
 
They also can, to cause damages to electronic equipments, because the nests can be housed inside of them. In those cases, they can gnaw the electric threads and to cause short circuits. 
 
They can still cause allergies and anaphylactic shock in people and animals sensitive to her poison. 
 
As everything, the ant also have her beneficial side. She promote the aeration of the soil, she incorporate nutritious to the soil, she pollinate plants, she is efficient predator of other insects, she manipulate seeds for her feeding promoting the germination of some species of plants. 
 
Source: Newspaper Gazeta  
 
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February 20, 2011

Cares with the ears of the dogs

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 9:26 am

otitis_externaOne of the most common problems in the dogs is the otitis externa. Different from the people, the dogs have very long ear canal and the shape in “L” hinders the visualization of the canal without the otoscope. 
 
The format in “L” of the canal also hinders the exit of the water as she enters in the ear of the animal, causing infection and irritation. The dogs with pendulous ears, it creates a warm atmosphere, favorable for the growth of bacteria. 
 
It is important to examine the ears of the animal to see if there are irritation or excessive formation if secretion. Secretion discharges are inflammation sign. 
 
When giving bath in the animal, always put cotton in the ears to avoid that the water enters in the ear canal. And after the bath, dry the ears well. 
 
Be more attentive to the dogs with pendulous ears, if the dog scratches the ears insistently or feels pain when being played in the area.    
 
Make the cleaning of the ears with cotton and products adapted weekly. 
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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February 6, 2011

Diarrhea: when it worries

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

dog_dairrheaIt is very common that dogs and cats have diarrhea (intestinal movements abnormally loosened or frequent). 
 
Most of the cases is caused when the animal eats some thing that didn’t owe, but it can also be a sign of something more serious as distemper include  fever. 
 
One of the most dangerous things in the diarrhea is the loss of water of the organism, what takes the dehydration. 
 
What to do in case of diarrhea: 
 
1 – it interrupts the feeding - stop giving eaten by a period from 12 to 24 hours so that his intestine rests and there be time for him to recover of the inflammation. If there is not anything in the intestines, there won’t be anything to evacuate. 
 
2 – it maintains the moisturized animal – it is certified that the animal always has free access to the water, for him not to dehydrate. 
 
3 – it consults the veterinarian before giving some medicine – not always it is recommended to cut the diarrhea with medicines, the veterinary orientation is important to supply the animal an appropriate treatment. 
 
When to go to the veterinarian: 
 
1 – black feces with pitch consistence 
 
2 – extremely badly scented feces 
 
3 – feces with great amount of red blood 
 
4 – following diarrhea for vomit 
 
5 – sharp pain during the evacuation 
 
6 – fever 
 
7 – appetite loss 
 
8 – lethargy 
 
Most of the simplest diarrheas, in that the animal still feel well and usually behaves, it is of pasty consistence or it just contains little of blood. It can, usually, to be cured home, with a first aid. In case the diarrhea persists for more than three days without improvement, it takes the animal to the veterinarian. 
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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January 18, 2011

When to take the animal to the dentist?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , , — Cynara @ 1:30 pm

Interview accomplished with Dr. Alexandre Venceslau of VetDent:  
 
dog teeth1 – why is the dental treatment necessary? 
 
 The dental treatment in animals is as necessary as in people. Several diseases have origin in the oral cavity, and also oral diseases are very common in pets. In fact, the main disease that affects dogs and adult cats is the periodontite, that attacks about 85% of the dogs and cats above the 3 years of age, being the main and more frequent veterinary disease in these species. 
 
2 – with that age should be begun? 
 
 So soon the deciduous teeth appear they are necessary cares with the oral health of the pet.  
 
3 – with that frequency is necessary to do a treatment? 
 
It depends a lot on patient for patient. In general, it is recommended that at least once a year the proprietor of the pet makes an evaluation with the specialized veterinary doctor, that will guide better as for possible necessary treatments. 
 
4 – which the oral diseases? 
 
The main, as already said, is the periodontite, that is characterized by the accumulation of bacterial plate, formation of dental calculation (tartar) and consequent evolution for gingivitis. But they are also quite common dental fractures, persistence of deciduous teething, jaw fractures, oral neoplasias.   
 
5 – which the consequences of not treating the teeth?  
  
The non treatment can in more serious cases to take the patient to the death. But, before that, a series of complications can happen, therefore a periodontite no controlled generates a bacteremia, with bacterial by-products going to the sanguine circulation and affecting organs as liver, kidneys, meninges, articulations and even the heart.  
 
Dental fractures no treated can cause a lot of pain to the patient, as well as also the bacteremia.  
 
6 – how to prevent the oral problems? 
 
 The best way is the daily, associated dental brush, a quality feeding and balanced. Besides, to avoid habits to provoke traumas and dental fractures or you pray, as for instance, games with tires, to pull rope, hard bones.  
 
Also frequency visits is recommended to a specialized veterinarian, that it will detect any abnormality that is happening in the oral cavity of the pet. 
 
 7 – how does to know the animal need a treatment? 
 
 Usually the animals manifest signs that something is wrong with the oral cavity. Patient that pass the paw frequently in the mouth, they scrub the snout in the ground, they chew with an alone side of the mouth, they can be being attacked in some way. But not always they demonstrate that something this wandered, therefore, it is important to look at the oral cavity of the animal frequently. 
 
Signs as bad breath, tartar presence, inflamed gum or bleeding, gum retraction, growth of “masses” (tumors) they are also indicative that something is not normal and it is hour of taking him to the veterinarian. 
 
8 – which accomplished treatments? 
 
 Practically everything that takes place in the human dentistry today is possible to do in animals. Treatment of periodontite, channel treatment, dental correction with installation of apparels, prostheses, implants, etc.  
 
Treatments that 10 years ago they were considered luxury or unviable, today it is reality.  
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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January 11, 2011

Hypoglycemia in animals

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , — Cynara @ 10:22 am

dogThe low tax of sugar in the blood (hypoglycemia)  can be happened if the animal has a badly operation of the pancreas. 
 
The pancreas produces insulin, that takes the sugar (glucose) until the cells of the body to give energy. When there is insulin excess, the animal has hypoglycemia. 
 
Diseases in the liver, or even great amount of intestinal parasites that interfere in the digestion can cause hypoglycemia. 
 
As the heart beat and the breathing are slower, the animals with low tax of sugar in the blood, become weak, sleepy, disoriented, staggering and with the stopped eye. They can have convulsions, to lose the conscience and to enter in coma. 
 
To know the animal has hypoglycemia is necessary to evaluate the symptoms and to accomplish laboratory exams. 
 
To maintain the glucose level in the blood in normal levels, the animal should be fed every 2 hours and it should be avoided to offer sweet to him. 
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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January 3, 2011

Do you take care of the nails of the animals?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 9:23 am

catActive animals don’t usually suffer damages in the nails, that because the friction spends the nails. 
 
The ones that are too long break usually or they come unfastened in the skin when they coil in bed linens, curtains or rugs. 
 
Several nerves and blood vessels exist in the fingers, what does with that the damages in the nails are painful and usually bleed a lot, but it is rarely serious thing and a ready simple service solves. 
 
A nail departure is painful, for that you will need somebody to hold the animal, while you make a ready service. 
 
To remove the damaged nail, use a cutter of nails for animals. 
 
If the intact portion of the nail be not opened, you can just cut the hung part. 
 
If there is an indented extremity or forked bleeding, it is necessary that the nail is cut above the damaged part, the one that can mean cut almost close to the finger. 
 
Dip the cutter firstly in the alcohol, later dry it well. 
 
Hold the paw of the animal with firmness, position the cutter soon above the damage and cut quickly with a gesture. 
 
Be prepared for a yelp, move back from the animal and more blood. If the bleeding doesn’t stop within 30 minutes it is necessary to cauterize the place. 
 
When cutting the nail, if it bleeds, use a hemostat powder. Use a sponge to apply the powder, maintain that procedure until that the bleeding stops. 
 
Damaged nails are infected easily because the bacteria of the soil enter for the fissures to the bed of the nail. Therefore make weekly inspections in the nails of the animals. 
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati  

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November 22, 2010

Understanding and teaching your dog

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 5:51 pm

Canine behaviorThe behavior problems are day by day a constant in the, many animals end abandoned, others get to come to death due to some disease, etc. 
 
Not always what calls her problem of behavior is really behavior, you will see that in some cases the deviation of behavior is actually symptom of some disease. 
 
Lives can be saved and improved relationships. The behavior problems typical that the proprietors face in the day by day with their animals they vary. Aggression, territory demarcation, vocalization, anxiety… it doesn’t import the cause, to solve the problem, in first place it is necessary to understand because he is happening. 
 
To have a healthy and happy life is simple, it is enough to show to the animal the right and the wrong, then he will be your best friend. 

Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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November 6, 2010

What to do in case of asphyxia?

Filed under: Animal news — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 1:42 pm

catThe asphyxia happens when the air doesn’t get to arrive to the lungs. The cats, particularly, like to play with plastic sacks and, they don’t get to tear them with the claws, they can suffocate quickly. They can also coil their collars or if it coils in strings of blinds to if they suffocate, while the dogs get mixed up with the guides. An animal can suffocate when being exposed to poisonous steams, as smoke or carbon monoxide, when having a strange body in the throat. 
 
During the asphyxia, the animal makes an effort to breathe, usually stretching out the neck. They will be unconscious quickly and will stop breathing, and their gums and language will be blue for the lack of oxygen. An immediate service is the only thing that can save the life of the animal: 
 
1 - take him for the fresh air: the best treatment for smoke is to take the animal for the fresh air. Unlike other asphyxia types, the gums and the language of the animal will be blush. 
 
2 - liberate him of the suffocating element: if the animal is suffocating with a plastic, tear or cut the material around his snout. 
 
3 - liberate the aerial way: the animals frequently are with objects arrested in the throat and they suffocate. Try to pull the object outside with the hands or with pliers. 
 
4 - stretche out the neck: if the animal doesn’t begin to breathe spontaneously, stretch out his neck so that the throat is not curved, hold his  language and daintily pull her outside so that it liberates the bottom of the throat. 
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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