When it comes to living with a pet, one of the things that most concern all animal lovers is their health. In addition to vaccinations and regular visits to the vet , there are other aspects that you have to be aware of, such as dental health and the shedding periods of your best friend. In this post we remind you how you can help him.
4 steps to take care of your dog and cat’s teeth
Brush your pet’s teeth
Since neither your dog nor your cat can brush their teeth or go to the dentist when a tooth hurts, you will have to do your part to keep your pet’s oral health at bay.
Maintaining your pet’s dental hygiene is essential. If you don’t know how to do it, in this post we tell you how to brush your dog’s teeth and how to clean your cat’s teeth Offer nutritional supplements against plaque Another thing you can do is give your dog or cat food supplements to help clean their teeth.
Reward your pet with dental snacks
When offering a treat or a snack to your pet, you can choose to give it a dental stick. They will fulfill a double function: to please your pet and to prevent tartar.
Get a dental cleaning
It is the fastest, easiest and most effective method to remove all the tartar and dirt from your pet’s teeth. Make an appointment with your veterinarian to have your dog or cat cleaned teeth.
How to deal with shedding in pets?
Now that you have learned how to take care of the health of your animal’s teeth, you have to know what to do when the molting season approaches.
If you have a cat, in this post we will tell you how to take care of your cat’s fur and fur and in this other, how to avoid hairballs . For example, offering malt paste and maintaining a daily brushing routine, since in your personal cleaning sessions your cat tends to swallow hair and this could form hairballs in its stomach.
Have you considered cutting your cat’s hair? Do this if it has a lot of knots, it will be the easiest way to fix it. If you don’t have them, think twice about the issue of the cut. You already know that cats get very stressed when they leave the house.
We have already given you some tips to control the shedding of your dog or cat that are summarized in that you have to be constant in brushing , bathe your pet and take maximum care of his diet .
Dog owners will be interested to know how long and when is the shedding of hair in dogs? And which dog breeds are the ones that lose the most hair. But do not spread panic! They are usually twice a year and although your dog’s hair falls out a lot, you can always control it with daily brushing.
FUN FACTS ABOUT CATS: ALLERGIE, IDENTICAL DISEASES
Think you know everything about cats? These invasive hairballs that only cuddle when they want to. Today we are going to discover or rediscover together 20 fun facts to know about our favorite felines, but before we take a look at a compilation of their silly things with Christmas trees.
Cats are among the favorite pets of humans. It’s even very likely that at the time of reading this article, your fur ball is purring close to you. But do you know its secrets? Here are 20 fun facts about cats.
HE MAY BE ALLERGIC TO YOU
According to a 2005 study, feline asthma affects one in 200 cats . This respiratory disease increasingly affects cats because they are in close proximity to humans. Since they stay indoors, their airways are more sensitive from cigarette smoke, house dust, human dandruff, pollen, and even some litter . It is even possible (in rare cases) for a human to transmit a disease like the flu to their animal.
THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS SENSITIVE TO CATNIP
In fact, half of the cats in the world are not sensitive to catnip. This sensitivity is hereditary. If one of his two parents has sensitivity then he will have a one in two chance of being sensitive. If both parents have sensitivity, then there will be a 3 in 4 chance that he is also sensitive.
CATS CAN LIVE WITH DOGS
According to a 2008 study by Tel Aviv University, if the cat is introduced while still young (less than 6 months) into a household with a dog, they will get along just fine. Same thing if the dog is integrated before the age of 1 year with felines, there will be no problem.
THE CAT LIKES IT WHEN YOU STROKE IT
It is often said that cats do not like petting because it makes them anxious, but that’s not true! They love to be petted, but they can get stressed out.
CATS KNOW HOW TO SHARE THE LAND
To avoid conflicts, cats know how to define “a field of action” so as not to come into contact with other cats who might feel attacked. In 2013, scientists set GPS terminals on around 50 cats and they were able to observe this phenomenon.
A CAT’S BRAIN IS MORE COMPLEX THAN A DOG’S
A cat’s brain is quite small, making up only 0.9% of its body mass. But that doesn’t mean he’s not smart. On the contrary ! According to Psychology Today , the brain of cats has a structure that is 90% similar to ours. The cerebral cortex which processes information is more complex in cats than in dogs .Namely, the most sophisticated supercomputer in 2010 was 83 times slower than a cat’s brain.
VERY GOOD SHORT-TERM MEMORY
A 2007 study shows that cats have good short-term memory under certain conditions. Scientists passed obstacles to a first wave of cats, they only passed the front paws over the obstacle before being stopped. They then distracted them for 10 minutes with food to see if the cats remembered that they had to finish crossing the obstacle. It was, and they were making the move, even though the obstacle had been removed . On the other hand, the second wave of cats, which was stopped before the obstacle, completely forgot the said obstacle after 10 minutes and did not cross it.
A study by researchers at the University of Illinois found that feral cats were more active than domestic cats . To achieve this result, they placed radio collars on 42 different cats. The most active feral cat roamed about 1,351 hectares, while house cats roamed an average of 4.9 hectares. This same study showed that domestic cats spent 97% of their time sleeping, while feral cats were active 14% of the time.
SOME OF THEIR ILLNESSES ARE SIMILAR TO OURS
Cats are susceptible to over 250 different inherited disorders, and these are similar to human diseases. A cat’s genetic defect can cause retinal pigmentation, a disease that affects 1 in 3,500 Americans . The feline immunodeficiency virus is genetically related to the AIDS virus. 55% of American cats are overweight, or obese. If cats don’t like sweet, it’s only genetic. A genetic defect that acts on the mammalian sweet taste receptor. This receptor contains two proteins, T1R2 and T1R3, encoded by a distinct gene. The anomaly is found in the T1R2 protein. This same discomfort is disturbed in cheetahs and tigers.
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