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Turtles are pets that do not require much care, however, which can cause more work when you adopt one, is to build a terrarium safe and comfortable.
But if we want to preserve your health is necessary that this is clean, keep good light, and that food and water in the be fresh. If we do, this can bring a number of health problems in the reptile.
The eye infection is an example of these problems. If the animal does not eat foods with vitamin A or change the water regularly, at risk of having an eye infection that must be eliminated with a solution misses a 3% boric acid and the rest of distilled water. This liquid must pass through the animal’s eyes twice a day for the swelling to go or let your eyes be kept closed at all times. If you do not see any improvement within 5 days of applying the solution, we must urgently take the animal to a veterinary practice.
Poor nutrition can not only bring this problem, but also the mascot upset stomach, accompanied by diarrhea and constipation.
Like humans, if the turtles are near drafts, you can catch a cold. So we must locate your terrarium in an area away from drafts. The aquaterrariums can also compromise the respiratory system of the pet if the water and the environment have many degrees of difference, it is desirable to maintain this temperature difference to a minimum. If we do the pet may have symptoms such as mucus, loss of appetite and activity, open-mouth breathing and swim sideways. As with the eye infection, if we do not see improvement within 5 days, the animal should be taken to the vet, as this can develop into pneumonia.
According to data provided by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Conference on Rabies in the United States which was held last Saturday in the U.S. city of Atlanta, in Latin America decreased 93% of cases of dog rabies in the past 20 years, and 91% of cases of human rabies in the period the same in the Americas.
However, this disease causes at least 55,000 deaths per year worldwide, according to PAHO. Christina Schneider, representatives of regional organizations, said that Latin America still plague and pestilence, which means primarily through contact with wild animals.
Haiti, Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador and Peru are the countries with dog rabies cases, according to wire agency Efe quoted by news site RPP Peru.
Among the countries that have been free of dog rabies in the last decade is Panama, Costa Rica, Chile and Uruguay.
Argentina, which until this year have been in the same list, recorded in July 2008 the first cases of human illness after 24 years, Mexico is considered as the next country in the region to be declared “free” dog rabies according to UN agencies.
Although the elimination of dog rabies in the United States, the disease is still a threat to humans due to infection by wild animals carry rabies (eg, bats, foxes and raccoons) and about 45,000 people receiving preventive prophylaxis.
With the aim of reducing the import and export of dog rabies and wild in North America, authorities in Mexico, Canada and the United States signed the “American Rabies Management Plan.”
Dogs (like animals) have a very different disease, and many of them can be transmitted to humans, so special care is recommended to prevent infection.
This is a list of (or general) major diseases of dogs:
Gastric foreign body: a dog chew almost everything they encounter, and like a child is a very common intake of foreign matter if they are small. Depending on the nature of the material ingested, can cause serious disorders, but generally not a concern.
Hip dysplasia: the typical German Shepherd disease. A condition or hip dysplasia at the junction with the femur, the problem is really disqualify a genetic, hereditary and congenital, although this disease has no outward manifestation and detectable only by x-ray.
Anal sac disease: is an infection, impaction or anal sac abscess formation in dogs. Animals expressing the pain and discomfort when sitting. To overcome these problems have to squeeze the bag mentioned.
False pregnancy: signs of pregnancy (pregnancy) and lactation in the bitch, usually occurs 60 days after estrus. The mechanisms responsible for the syndrome is not entirely clear and light-affected dogs do not need to be addressed.
Glaucoma is an increase in intraocular pressure, which causes lesions on the retina and optic nerve. This problem is resolved in many cases surgery.
Infectious Canine Hepatitis: a viral disease that manifests with signs vary widely such as fever, conjunctivitis hemorrhage, or abdominal pain.
Mastitis: an inflammation of the mammary gland is a dog. This is usually caused by infection.
Distemper: a viral disease that can be realized with digestive problems, respiratory and nervous systems. You can pick up dead animals. This is very serious and therefore it is important that our dogs have full vaccine schedule (there is a vaccine against distemper dogs).
Otitis: Inflammation of the ear. Perhaps because of bacteria, fungi or parasites. The most often have animals that have the longest ears like a cocker or a basset.
External parasites: a common disease, perhaps the most common of all: we talk about fleas and ticks. External parasites (fleas and lice) feed on the blood of dog, weak, and they can transmit several diseases.
Gastrointestinal parasites, internal parasites, such as those caused by Toxocara canis or Dypilidium caninum, commonly cause diarrhea, anemia and emaciation. To avoid this problem animals should be wormed regularly.
Parvovirus: is a viral disease that causes severe diarrhea, often bloody. It mainly affects puppies and is very dangerous. Is prevented by vaccination of animals.
Pyometra, named for the accumulation of pus in the uterine cavity. In severe cases can cause death of animals as a result of toxins released into the blood.
Ocular prolapse: is the displacement of the eyeball out of orbit and is given as a result of trauma. You have to relocate if the requirements of animal eyes and allow. This is the “common disease” of Peking (although it can occur in any breed dog).
The rabies virus is very dangerous disease. Animals can hurt when you bite and infect other animals or humans. This condition has the result of a fatal despair, which is why it is important to prevent by vaccination of animals. World Health Organization estableción one day, September 28 as World Rabies Day.
Scabies: a parasitic disease caused by a “flea itch” called. Causes of itching and is very contagious (even for humans). This is often seen in the wild and abandoned dogs.
Ringworm: “. Dermatophyte” This is a benign skin lesions caused by a fungus called This is presented as the area alopésicas (hairy) circular called “courts”.
Mammary tumors, mammary gland tumors that sometimes spread to other organs of the bitch. Require surgical intervention.
Contagious venereal tumor: a tumor that spread from one animal to another through sexual contact, occurs in many cases the external genitalia of animals. In general, treatment has a good prognosis.
Urolithiasis: the emergence of stones (uroliths) in the urinary tract, usually associated with food. In more severe cases require surgery.
Vaginitis: inflammation of the vagina to cause infection. Treatment with antibiotics.
Given the slightest doubt, it is always advisable to consult a specialist (a veterinarian), which will tell us whether or not a serious disease hit our dog and what treatment is recommended.
According to various reports, one should be prevented due to the change of season looming, it can back the wave of the epidemic of influenza A or H1N1 Influenza (depending, of course, the country where you live, some heat will come …)
But you should know that this disease has not been fully combated and the return of the station and the coldest temperature downcomer, it could be new infections and infections of swine flu. In this case, it is advisable to follow the instructions that the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) immediately given.
But the specific question:? Can our dogs and cats (our pets) catch this virus, you should first answer is very unlikely, and there is no record of the pets that are infected with this virus (so far not been registered dog or cat is infected with influenza A). It is highly unlikely that the Influenza A virus is transmitted from human to dog or cat, although not completely ruled out so far has not happened.
At this time there is no evidence of risk of infection by dogs and cats in the influenza A virus, emphasizing the scientific and health organizations are different.
As always, if you suspect your dog is sick, either with symptoms similar to what might be the flu in people, or suspicion of disease (if any Cuel) as recommended in all cases is to contact your veterinarian for an exam and to complete every widower. El professionals will always be the best solution for our pet health problems present.