Do not know why but we humans love to do all in reference to ourselves. If we think of any other species we connect immediately with us. The species with which most friendly and long relationship we have is no doubt the dogs. Our habit of comparing us to calculate the equivalence of the age-old human canine. Let’s say our hobby brings us to see how years worth dog.
And always repeat a year and equal to 7 dog years male, without knowing much if it’s true or not. In fact it seems that not the case and the issue is more complex, at least that’s what I learned in a course of veterinary assistant. Not the same sized dog smaller than a large dog. A Great Dane has a lifespan of about 8 years, while a very small dog can live 15 years or more. The differences are enormous. By that criterion, a Great Dane in 6 years is an older man and a very small dog of 6 years is still young. The point is that we are comparable or between them.
But like humans, if we continue with the comparisons, the dogs live much longer now than before. A human in 1901 had a life expectancy of 49 years and today has more than 80 in the first world countries. Of course, at the same time there are marked differences between rich and poor countries. With dogs it is exactly the same, with a life expectancy has grown from a very significant way in recent years.
Coprophagia is simply to eat excrement. There are dogs that have this behavior and is a major reason for consultation with your veterinarian. Coprophagia has many variations: the dog can only eat their droppings, droppings can eat only dog ??or any kind of excrement is of the kind it is. We must look to recount to the vet.
It is often a medical cause, but in those cases coprophagy is a symptom in a wide constellation of problems. However, only a veterinarian can determine if a disease or disorder of behavior.
In those cases the reasons are several. There are so submissive dogs who eat feces the dominant dog of the group, as a simple expression of submission. In other cases the dog simply noted that its joint owner the dog excrement and its interpretation leads him to do the same, but the only way he can do that is eating.
In some cases the problem of interpreting the behavior of a female with young. In such cases the female usually eats the stool of puppies and it does for several reasons. First to keep the nest clean or place where the whole litter and secondly to avoid odors that may attract predators. There are puppies who confuse these behaviors and remain the same throughout adulthood.
The important thing is to look as if it is a medical reason must be, if a diet adjustment must be made or if a change of behavior must be corrected.
I usually have a rather critical products for dogs that are imitation products for humans. A dog is a dog and dogs need things. Of course there are always exceptions to every rule and it is the case today. If I think of a sofa do not think it for a dog, but today is a special bed that can be very good idea for some dogs.
Consider a location and proper condition for the rest of our pet is something we must consider when we bring elemental pet home. It is not just a health issue is quality of life. According to what I learned in veterinary courses, an average dog lies between 70% and 80% of the day, so think of a good break from thinking about the place where you spend the vast majority of his life.
This sofa is ergonomic and reduces muscle and joint problems. It is ideal for pets with this problem as the viscoelastic material with which it is actually adapts to the ways and needs of the dog.
It has a very easy to remove cover and wash in the machine at home, essential.
The design is modern and there is evil in any home. Comes in gray with a fun and psychedelic color bone black. The measurements are 118 cm long, 40 cm high and 78 cm wide. With these dimensions it is clear that is ideal for large dog, but you can use any dog.
The winter is long and tiring us all, including the pet. When that cold or rain do not make the trips made in summer or spring, at least that’s what happens in most cases. In winter it is very important to take precautions, dog care, to avoid problems.
If rain has wet or go for a walk is wet feet, dry towel is important. If we used a hair dryer every time it gets wet, it is likely that provoke skin problems. Simply we must ensure that it is towel dry.
It is important if you live outside the house, having good shelter from the cold and rain. Ideally, your house is under roof, with some distance from the floor to prevent moisture and avoid materials like wood and cardboard to retain moisture. May be of wood if it is off the floor and low ceiling.
Avoid bathing in winter. If this is necessary, must be dried very well. Ideally, avoid the bathrooms through good brushing can remove dust and hair fall. If we do three times a week, surely also avoid forming knots. There are powders that are sold for dogs, which are used for brushing. The good thing is better in part the bad smell that can have the dog, especially when it is wet.
Dogs who are sailors, sailors are fans. Personally I have had more than one who never tired of swimming and swimming and the truth is that we did spend many scares with his hobby swim. We always had the feeling that was going to get tired and could not return, which never happened. Swimming parallel to the coast for long periods, which has undoubtedly been the most enjoyable in their long and happy life.
I have also had very phobic of those dogs that enter the water or crazy. There has been no way, manner or way to get to play either in the bank, which otherwise must be respected. We encourage them to play but never force them.
But there are dogs that exceed it. In a video circulating on the Internet, you see two dogs that swim very quietly in Australia. Among the dogs and the coast can be clearly distinguished several sharks, raising fears of a tragic end. The amazing thing is that when you reach the area where the sharks, one dog dives, shark attacks to be quickly and keep swimming so quiet. Reaches the shore and shakes as if nothing had happened. The other dog that nothing next to it, does not intervene at all, does not change and nothing happens appears to play with, but look closely.
Obesity is one of the most common disease in dogs whose owners live in apartments. A sedentary lifestyle and excess food can bring your pet to get fat.
If you live in an apartment is essential before buying a dog as a pet, know what is a race that can more easily adapt to this environment, and requires less space. This breed is usually rather small. Hot dogs, Miniature Schnauzer, French Poodle, Doberman Pincher, Lhasa Apso, Pekingese, Maltese, Pug, Chihuahua, are some possible breeds of dogs that do not require too much space to do their exercises.
Some breeds, like retriever, Labrador retriever, beagle, cocker spaniel and they need lots of exercise, obesity tends to be easily expressed.
Anyway, the dogs must go for a walk every day. In addition to leading them to their needs, walk through the park, running and jumping is very important for dog health care and are in contact with other animals or vegetation.
But if you live in a small apartment with a small space, and to assess the need for training for the dog must take into account other factors. For example, poodles, toy or dwarf, who barked and has a high pitched skin. This, in a reduced environment can cause poor life with animals (though, of course, always depends on each person).
The dog has always been known throughout history for its extraordinary smell. One of the main characteristics of all dog breeds is the fact that they are endowed with a special sense of smell that allows them to feel sensations that are impossible to us. Not surprisingly, therefore, which have become the mainstay of many rescue teams and drug screening.
Olfactory acuity is where are the major differences between humans and dogs. In fact, for people smell is almost nonexistent, whereas for dogs, this sense is more important than others.
Because of anatomical differences between the two species, humans are defined as microsmáticos and canine and macrosmáticos. These differences are located at the level of the nasal cavity and in parts of the brain responsible for processing olfactory information, which are much smaller in humans than in dogs.
His nose is unrivaled
As an example we can say that man has about five million olfactory cells in the nasal cavity, which occupy an area of ??500 square millimeters, while dogs have about 220 million smell-sensitive cells in an area of ??7000 square millimeters. However, the olfactory ability of the dog is much sharper compared to that of humans than these numbers indicate. Some scientists have found by different studies, the capacity in dogs could exceed by about a million times that of humans.
One of the most interesting tests is called ‘test the slide’. In this test, a glass slide is touched by a human being. Then stored along with other similar over a period of six weeks. After that time, the slides are removed and allowed the dog sniff that. It has been shown that the dog is not only able to identify who has been touched, but also the person responsible for doing so.
Finally, it is also important to note that dogs are able to identify different people, related or not, have only shown some problems in differentiating twins. This large olfactory ability is used by dogs as a means of communication because it can be identified by its own territory, individually recognized each other, to detect a female in heat, and so on. Due to the large refining this sense, many dogs are used to detect drugs and rescue victims in the snow or in the rubble of an earthquake, a task that has not been surpassed by any man-made element.
A very fine ear
With regard to hearing acuity, the differences between dogs and humans depends on the frequency of sounds. If they are low frequency, the ability of both species is similar, since in the dog the lower limit is about 15 cycles per second, whereas in humans is approximately 18 cycles per second. In contrast to higher frequencies are much higher than dogs because they are able to hear sounds that are ultrasonic us.
The maximum limit for dogs is 60,000 cycles per second, whereas in humans is 20,000 cycles per second. If we refer back to the ancestors of the dog, find an explanation to why this superiority. While wolves do not produce ultrasonic sounds, rodents, which are common prey of these predators do. The ability to perceive wolves sound this enables them to detect and locate this kind of prey.
On the distant sound perception differences between canines and humans are also notable. Dogs can detect a faint sound at a distance of four to five times greater than a human being. Because of this ability dogs should get used to ignore many of the sounds that occur in the habitat of humans to reduce their stress. Sometimes this process of learning to ‘not hear’ is slow, especially in excitable dogs. A typical example is the barking ‘no reason’, for the owner, or the awareness that occurs before the thunder, that often cause great fear in animals.
When buying a dog must follow some basic guidelines such as information on the nature of the race, the animal’s needs and ensure the breeder meets all requirements to ensure that your pet will be a balanced and healthy specimen.
In Spain, the sale of animals is not well controlled and the legislation is a mixture of the Trade Act and the Animal Protection Law. According to Marta Esteban, responsible breeder and kennel ‘snow nose’, “for owners to be sure your dog’s pedigree would be very important to regulate the responsibilities of the breeder.”
What is the pedigree?
The pedigree is the pedigree of your dog that is recorded in a certificate issued by the Canine Society of the animal’s country of origin. In Spain, for a dog get the L.O.E. (Spanish Stud Book) should have known three generations, ie, to the great-grandparents. Eva León, breeder, informs us that we must also attach a card with the hair color, size, race, sex, name of breeder, owner and date of birth.
According to the expert points “to process the registration of our puppy in the LOE need to complete the litter registration form within 30 days after birth. This procedure shall be signed by the owners of the female and male. ” In addition, all documents must be submitted prior year.
The R.R.C, a step
If your animal is purebred but has no pedigree, the first step should be to obtain the certificate of registration issued by the Canine Breeds RSCE (Royal Canine Society of Spain). To qualify for this recognition, reports Eduardo de la Parra, a member of that association, “the dog must have a year, microchip, morphological appearance typical of a purebred, good sanitation and adequate level of sociability, ie Copy No aggressive behavior can occur. ”
If the dog meets all these requirements, the owner must enroll in any exhibition organized by the RSCE, for a judge to assess the organization’s animal. In case of certifying the race, will be automatically enrolled in the Register of breeds. As he explains Eduardo de la Parra, “this in no way equivalent to the pedigree: the certificate of the LOE will come with the third generation of the animal.”
The moment of crossing
Anyone can cross two dogs with pedigrees and trade with them. The first thing to note is that the litter has pedigree, both parents must possess. That is, if one has only R.C.C. race or not, your puppy in no case be registered in the Spanish Stud Book.
The breeder Marta Esteban warns us “that when crossing the dogs we take into account the RSCE code”, since the same is stated that the male must be greater than ten months and the female have more than one year. Also, the age limit is ten years for females and twelve for the male. Although dogs are the same race we must ensure that no breeding incompatibilities by color or by size.
In short, the best weapon when buying a dog is the information about the procedures and legislation in force in our region. Unfortunately, animal trafficking is on the agenda, we must be responsible and ensure that our puppies come from the hands of a true professional.
Food so prevalent in our diet such as milk or chocolate can pose a serious risk to the health of our pets.
After reviewing a few months ago some of the dangers surrounding the dogs, we share a list of seven common foods that do not usually sit well with our pets. If you avoid inclusion in your diet will improve the quality of life for your four-legged friends.
1. Chocolate. The dogs, like many humans, they love the sweet and, therefore, can often be tempted to reward your pet with an ounce of this delicious food. Big mistake, because chocolate contains theobromine, a substance similar to caffeine which is very toxic to dogs. Its use can cause vomiting, diarrhea, panting, restlessness and hyperactivity, and in severe cases a possible cardiac arrest and therefore death.
2. Ajo. Garlic contains a substance called thiosulphate, whose excessive consumption can cause anemia, as it destroys red blood cells and prevents their vital organs receive all the oxygen they need. Moreover, the appearance of the symptoms of this poisoning (diarrhea and vomiting, loss of appetite, shortness of breath or blood in the urine) is not immediate.
3. Onion. Like garlic, onion is also rich in thiosulfate. In fact, the concentration of this substance is higher, so we keep our dogs and cats, which are even more sensitive, far from this plant.
4. Palta. This fruit, besides having a high fat content, contains a substance called Persin which is extremely toxic to animals. The Persin not only found in the flesh of the fruit, but also in the seed, bark and leaves of the plant.
5. Bones. The traditional diet of dogs has always been associated with the bones, which are a real treat for our pets. However, it is convenient to abuse them because they can cause serious digestive system problems, ranging from breakage or wear of the teeth or mouth sores to choking or bleeding in the stomach or intestines.
6. Cerveza. As happens to humans, dogs are unable to metabolize alcohol. However, having a much lower weight, its effects are more pronounced, making them look nervous and can attack anyone or hurt themselves. Brewer’s yeast powder, however, has high amounts of vitamin B, which enhances hair shine and is beneficial for the brain.
7. Leche. As happens to some people, most dogs are lactose intolerant. Lacking the enzymes necessary to digest dairy products, these will cause vomiting, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complaints.
Losperrostienen the bad habit of chewing and biting anything that intrigues. When your pet enters the constant habit of chewing on objects, their first impulse would be the cry in the poor that is not even aware of the reason behind his anger. Relax, there are several things you can do to avoid this bad habit.
Puppies are very similar to young children. They explore the world around them, trying to feel the objects, they, like humans, are subject to the teeth for 6 months, which is bound to be restless and uncomfortable.
Boredom can cause it, imagine that your dog is locked inside his house for hours while you’re away, with nothing to do around the four walls, so they tend to explore things around for biting and chewing everything called attention.
Search Note: If you give your dog the attention it requires, it shall try to do things malhumory to capture their attention.
There is a spray with a little taste is not toxic liquid, which is undoubtedly an effective method to prevent your dog chew.
Let hand toys and squeaky, stuffed or rubber rings. Take a walk frequently. You can too participate in the game where losperrosperro shows different activities compete with each other physically attractive.
They may bite through teething pain with change; they can experience pain, anxiety and discomfort. To make your puppy feel better, put a cold cloth and apply it gently on the gums. The pain will be alleviated with confidence.
Dog training is a necessity when the puppy is still in its growth phase. Apparently, the domestication of a puppy is easier to tame an adult dog. Clarify the meaning of the word – ‘NO’ clear to your dog. A “NO” must immediately refrain from activity that his master commands him not to do.