Gatto e Piante
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Dangerous plants


I have already talked about the danger of many flat plants for our furry friends (if you missed it, I invite you to read it at this link). Now let’s deal with those plants that our dog could meet during his walks in open air. A lot of dogs use to collect small woods: they take them to play, by themselves or with their owner, but they use them also to crunch them, as we would do with chips. They…

Post Partum Nel Cane
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Post Partum in Dogs


Our little dog gave birth, did you follow my suggestions in the text published in 2016? Well, now we will take care of her, the new mummy and her pets . At the birth they have been weighed and identified with different colored collars. First details have been recorded on a sheet, daily update to verify the right growth according to the race. First 24 hours are the most critical, we will have to pay the highest attention to some…

Cardiomiopatia ipertrofica nel gatto
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopaty in cats


Today I want to talk about a pathology that often occur in our friends cats. The “hypertrophic Cadriomyopathy” appears in fact in some specific races like the Maine Coon and the Ragdoll. It occurs because of genetic autosomic alterations, therefore pay attention to familiarity. If you are going to take a puppy of Main Coon or Ragdoll, ask the breeder if the pathology occurs in his cats and its frequency: this way you can verify the conditions to start a…

Quali farmaci occorre usare per le patologie degli animali domestici
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Pets illnesses: which medicines do you need to use


In our job of veterinary doctors we have to face anything. Sometimes during a visit, it happens that the owner of a patient of ours tells u s to have given some medicines at home or suggested by friends at their own venture. That  is very  wrong! Such arbitrary giving  of medicines ( above all created for humans) can provoke serious damages for different reasons. Some medicines aren’t tolerate by some species or races at all, a classic example is…

Cat sitting in stairs and cucumbers in a bowl
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Cats and Cucumbers: pets’ oddities


Cats are often considered as a little bit “odd” animals; they are very independent, they love quietness and have a mysterious shine. However I have to say that if we humans find it difficult to fully under stand some of their behavious, and this is due to 3 factors. Cats have been tamed by man in a relatively recent period comparing it with the one of the dog, a social animal with precise behaviors who recognizes a “ herd head”…

Russian Blue Cat in the blanket
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Pets and Freezy Winter: how to protects them properly


What can we do to help our fur friends to face winter? Our pets are lucky, they live in warm, therefore it is enough to give them a cover, a small coat to be used at least for the first and last exits of the day for the healthy and youngest pets, while you have to use it every time on ancient, ill or with short fur subjects. Cats, who particularly love warm in our homes, will limit their exits…