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September 30, 2011

6 tips for a fast and easy bath

Filed under: Dogs care — Tags: , , , , , — Cynara @ 11:29 am

dogMany proprietors of dogs like to take care of their animals and inside of the basic cares there are the bath and the care with the hair. 
 
Here they follow 6 tips for a bath fast, easy and without unexpected: 
 
If the animal has a short hair: 
 
1 – in the cold days, the dried bath is an option. Read the instructions of use of the product that you will use before beginning the procedure. Those products are applied in the animal with the help of a cloth, the animal should be dry using the towel or the hair dryer. That kind of bath helps to reduce the odors of the animal, but it doesn’t substitute the bath with water. 
 
2 – don´t forget to clean the internal part of the ears, use a cotton ball with products of cleaning of ear for animals. 
 
3 – before wetting the animal you put cotton in the ear to avoid the entrance of water and a possible otitis.   Use lukewarm water. Have the hand the products that you will use (always specific products for animals). Wet the hair of the animal, apply the shampoo and massage it for the to spread the product. Remove the shampoo with water, don’t leave residues. Dry the animal with a towel to remove the excess of water, later use a hair dryer in the lukewarm temperature, maintain the dryer at a distance of 20 cm of the animal to avoid burns. The hair should be dry. 
 
4 - use a soft brush to brush him every 3 days and to remove the dead hair. 
 
If the animal long hair: 
 
5 – before wetting the animal you put cotton in the ear to avoid the entrance of water and a possible otitis.   Use lukewarm water. Have the hand the products that it will use (always specific products for animals). Wet the hair of the animal, apply the shampoo and massage the hair to spread the product. Remove the shampoo with water, don’t leave residues. If it uses some type of conditioning cream or to disentangle.  Remove the cream with water. Dry the animal with a towel to remove the excess of water, use a hair dryer in the lukewarm temperature, maintain the dryer at a distance of 20 cm of the animal to avoid burns. The hair should be dry. 
 
6 – to disentangle the hair and to undo the knots you use a brush of pins without balls in the point, comb of steel and flowed to disentangle. Divide the hair and brush it. If the brush stop in the middle of the road, open the hair with the hand and try to undo the knot with the fingers. Then pass the metal comb, without pulling. Divide the hair in several parts. 
 
Never use products with medicine without before to consult a veterinary. 
 
Vet Therapy 

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December 14, 2010

Contamination in the hair: what to do?

Filed under: You knew that... — Tags: , , , , , , , — Cynara @ 9:57 am

dogDogs and cats frequently walk or they are leaned in places with wet paint or oil. Motor oil and wax are other pollutants common of the hair. 
 
Most of the derived products of the petroleum is absorbed by the skin, therefore, besides being horrible, the contamination can cause a dangerous intoxication. 
 
See as helping the animal: 
 
1 – with the use of rubber gloves put a small amount of solvent in a clean cloth and hold it on the paint so that her mollify and it can be removed. Avoid that the animal whips the area. 
 
2 – after the paint to be removed, wash the solvent immediately with soap and water. 
 
3 – other option is the use of flour and vegetable oil, for great polluted areas, but it takes time. Scrub great amount of vegetable oil and later remove with paper towel. Repeat several times until getting to remove the maximum of pollutant. Then the flour can be put to help in the absorption of the substance. 
 
4 – if the pollutant goes wax or paint latex, put ice, he will do with that the wax or the paint are brittle, could be peeled. 
 
Vet Therapy – Dr. Cynara Campanati 

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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.  
 
Vet Therapy – Cynara Campanati

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