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January 2018

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“Elderly” cats and Hyperthyroidism

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When cats led a mostly random life or stayed at home only few time, their average life was shorter and many pathologies, now frequent, seldom occurred because they didn’t arrive to appear.  Today our friends can easily reach ages not to be thought until a few time ago and reach or go over 20 years. Thus pathologies typical of the old age can occur, like the ones of the thyroid that appear at about 13 years. Symptoms appear  one at…

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How to protect our Pets from cold

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Weather alert! The cold of winter, above all if  you live in the north with very low temperatures, the rain that can freeze during the night and the snow, could disturb our pets. The animals gradually used to stay outside, not only the wild ones but dogs and cats as well, form by themselves proper protections to be able to survive under very rigid climates. I suggest to the owners of these subjects to adjust the diet already in the…

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Pets

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December, time of wishes, presents, parties and.. FIREWORKS! Every year all the owners of pets have to take care about the potential danger of these fireworks. Many towns have issued decrees for the abolition of fireworks and other objects that can provoke strong noises to protect pets, however they keep on being used. Problems for animals ( not only pets but the wild ones as well), can refer to the hearing.  Pets have a hearing system more complex than ours,…

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Christmas, Pets and Presents

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Many of our animals, more often cats who are curious by nature, will be attracted by ribbons, boxes, envelopes and colored packets. As always, take care! For example, our beautiful Christmas Tree: the real firs are not a danger for pets generally. Much more other plants we have at home in this period like the poinsettia ( see the article). The Christmas Tree can be a potential danger if our cat takes it like something to climb or a funny…

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Travelling with pets

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Travelling with a four legged friend must be a pleasure but safety both for him and for us is fundamental. On sale there have been objects suitable for this for years. For the ones who have medium and big sized dogs, I would opt for a separation with grids suitable for any car to be put at the back of the back seats. If you have not so quiet pets, I would suggest boxes to be put in the back…

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Haemolytic anemia

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There are some symptoms in the dog ( less in the cat) that can indicate the presence of a haemolytic  anemia. In a reduced percentage of cases, these are a strong weakness, apathy, hyperthermia.. the can be the alarm bell of this very serious syndrome in the dog. If you add then pale mucosa and dark urine until coffee color, the suspect of haemolytic  anemia becomes unfortunately certainty. What is the haemolytic anemia? And why is it so dangerous? Under…

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