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The rapid development of diagnostics and medicine has shown that liver diseases in cats and dogs are much more common than previously thought. In many cases, they accompany diseases of other organs: the stomach, intestines, and kidneys, and are not always diagnosed in a timely manner. Knowing the main symptoms and causes of liver problems will help the owner quickly respond and protect the health of the pet.
The liver is a kind of “filter” of the body, which is involved in all metabolic processes and eliminates toxic substances. She is responsible for the exchange of hormones, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins, produces bile for the digestion of food, and provides a protective function. Any abnormalities in the functioning of the liver are reflected throughout the body. However, unlike other organs, the liver has the ability to regenerate and has a huge reserve. In the event of a lesion, to one degree or another, it continues to fulfill its functions, and the initial stages of the disease are easy to miss. Continue reading
How to care for a dog’s teeth? And whether it is necessary to look after them in general? These questions arise for each responsible pet owner. In the natural habitat, wolves, jackals and coyotes – wild relatives of dogs – do well without dental toys, treats, special toothbrushes and pastes. And what about pets?
Unlike wolves, coyotes and jackals, domestic dogs do not have to participate in natural selection and fight for survival. There are not only pros, but also cons. A striking example is the health of the dentition.
In nature, the jaws of the wolf will always find application. The beast hunts, butches prey and eats not only meat, but also tendons, cartilage, bones. Hunting trains the muscles of the jaw, and hard food naturally cleans plaque from fangs. With a weak dentition, the wolf would not have survived! Continue reading
Dogs do not scratch the wallpaper and furniture, like cats, and do not hunt the owner’s foot under the covers. Does this mean that they do not have to cut their claws? Let’s figure it out together!
Do dogs need to cut their nails?
Dog claws grow rapidly throughout their lives and need care no less than cat claws.
In the wild, the closest genetic relatives of the dogs take care of their paws themselves. Every day they travel great distances, and their claws come down on a hard surface in a natural way. But with pets, the situation is different. Continue reading