Spraying of cats

Spraying of cats

… has many advantages Avoid females’ heats and unwanted pregnancies Avoid males’ urine marking Limit the fighting and running away Prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (FIV) For Males: spaying means a surgical removal of the testicles. This procedure is usually performed from the age of 6 months old. The more we wait to […]

The danger of chocolate

The danger of chocolate

Chocolate is often given to dogs as a reward, however it can kill a dog! Indeed, chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which needs to be degraded by the liver to be digested. In humans, this degradation takes 2 hours, but in dogs, it takes nearly 18 hours, which increases the risk of accumulation in […]

Food and behaviour

Food and behaviour

Can certain types of behavior be influenced by diet and to what extent? Levels of influence: By the nutritional components that act on neurotransmitters, either as a lever in a social focus on access to food. Ethology and power modes: Eat or be eaten is a universal law that we tend to forget in house […]

Dogs overweights problems

Dogs overweights problems

From a physiological point of view: The easiest way is to compare with a boiler. If you are charging with too much fuel, it overheats, it’s obvious. The pressure increases, the machine can get excited, the gaskets and hoses get dirty, wear out faster and eventually leak out or blow up sometimes brutally. In mechanical […]

A dog’s diet

A dog’s diet

Nutritional requirements of dogs are not the same as those of humans. Even if, (and because) we tend to consider them as a family member, we forget that they do not have the same nutritional needs. The dog needs a specific, balanced diet adapted to their age, race , physical activity and health. The quality […]

Maladies vectorielle : Moustiques, tiques et puces en première ligne

Maladies vectorielle : Moustiques, tiques et puces en première ligne

Mosquitoes, ticks and fleas are important vectors for human and animal diseases. Human atrocities on the ecosystem generate an increase in the number and geographical distribution of parasites. Consequently, these diseases are becoming an increasing concern. Global warming, destruction of the rural ecosystem ( leveling of slopes, deforestation , pollution, urbanization ) cause a disruption […]

Cataract

Cataract

Cataract is a dog eye disease(occasionally found in cats). The crystalline lens, allowing to focus on images through the retina, undergoes changes. Indeed, the cataract is a clouding of the lens which would normally remain transparent. Symptoms that may make you suspect a cataract are: A change in the look of your pet. An eye […]

Emergencies

Emergencies

What are the most common home accidents in dogs? In cats? Do not remove the NAC, whose proportion is significant, and whose domestic life in terms of emergency conditions certain diseases. Definition of “domestic” = inside the property, enclosed garden, so we eliminate the AVP. The sense of urgency is very subjective. Often they are […]

Fleas

Fleas

Your pets are exposed to numerous internal and external parasites. Among these external parasites, fleas are the most frequently encountered. Fleas in dogs and cats are bloodsucking parasites biting to drink the blood of your pet. During the blood meal, the flea injects a small amount of saliva that can trigger important allergies on sensitive […]

Old animals: behavioral problems

Old animals: behavioral problems

Organic changes observed with age In the brain, there is a dilation of the ventricles, a thinning of the cortex: The neurons stock declines. A diffuse deposition of amyloid plaques causes neuronal death and the release of free radicals (toxic). Blood perfusion decreases, predisposing the brain to anoxia. The fluidity and membranal cell transport decrease, […]