June 4, 2011

Canine obesity

Filed under: Dogs care — Tags: , , , , , , — Cynara @ 2:01 pm

obesity dogThe obesity is the more common nutritional disease in developed societies and it is considered that 25 to 35% of the dogs are with overweight.  
It is responsible for the decrease of the physical capacity of the animal, for associated diseases and, frequently, for painful locomotion. It is resulted of the excess of energy, obtained by the feeding, in relation to the energy expense of the animal. That unbalance can have origin in the own animal, behaviors problems, but also in factors associated to the established handling by the own proprietor. 
Some considerations: 
1 – the weight excess during the growth phase becomes worse progressively. 
2 – it is responsible for the fat infiltration in the organs and for larger effort mechanic of the body. 
3 – dogs with pains accomplish less exercise tends larger tendency to put on weight. 
4 – it affects the psychic well-being of the animal (the lack of movements reduces the social contacts). 
5 – it potentiates possibilities of complications in surgical interventions. 
 Weigh loss program: 
1 – to evaluate the way of interacting with the animal: to adopt other interaction types (to play, to caress, to brush) in substitution to foods in response to requests for attention. 
2 – all of the members of the family should respect the program. 
3 – the weight loss results of the association among the consumption of food with low energy tenor and the increase of the level of physical activity of the dog. 
4 – the division of the daily dose is recommended in 3 or 4 meals, being avoided the hunger sensation. 
5 – the physical exercise, adapted in a gradual way, it stimulates the energy expense and it favors the preservation of the muscular mass. 
6 – it verifies in the ration package the suitable daily amount to the weight and load of the animal. 
Source: CFMV Magazine  
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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April 13, 2010

Therapeutic exercises

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

Therapeutic exercise is perhaps one of the most valuable modalities used in canine physical rehabilitation. Some of the common goals of therapeutic exercise are to improve active pain-free range of motion, muscle mass and muscle strength, balance, performance with daily function, and aerobic capacity; to help prevent further injury; and to reduce weight and lameness.

Common activities include standing exercises, controlled leash activities, stair climbing, treadmill activity, wheelbarrowing (for forelimb activity) and dancing (for rear limb activity). Other activities include jogging, sit to stand exercises, pulling or carrying weights, walking and trotting across cavaletti rails, playing ball, taping a bottle or syringe cap to the bottom of an unaffected foot to encourage weight-bearing, slinging the contralateral good limb, and using balance balls or rolls.

Therapeutic exercise is an important method to assist an animal´s return to the best function possible. In addition, the equipament needes is relatively inexpensive, and similar principles apply to a variety of individuals and conditions.

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March 17, 2010

Warnings of animals aggression

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

Whenever the animal is about to attack somebody he sends some aggression signs. When we learned how to see those signs, we can avoid them and like this to avoid that an accident happens.

Warnings of canine aggression: tensioned body, to look in an intense way, extensive pupils, to snarl with the mouth closed or open, to move forward and to bite the air.

Warnings of feline aggression: tail agitated quickly, ears back agglutinated to the head, extensive pupils, to sibilate, to snarl, to hit with the paw.

If you observe his animal with some of those signs, stands back of him, don’t try play him or calm him or you will be attacked. 

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