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 […]

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, […]

Behavioral problems of the old cat

In order of frequency are identified various problems in older cats: Uncleanliness, aggression towards congeners or human vocalisations, hyperactivity, excessive grooming, disorientation, fears, hyperattachement … 30% of cats between 8 and 11 years and 50% of cats over 15 years have behavioral problems. Table lesion of cognitive dysfunction may be closer to that of senile […]

Turtles hibernation

Hibernation of turtles is caused by a decrease in temperature and photoperiod, and by an internal clock. Turtles hibernate in temperate and subtropical regions. It is a good idea to have the turtle checked by your vet from mid September to mid-October, to verify the absence of disease or treat any existing condition, check that […]