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The British Shorthair

One of the most popular breeds of cats today is the British Shorthair. Its origin is, as the name implies, from Great Britain. However, the Romans brought the cat to Britain around 2,000 years ago.The animal spread over the centuries and at the end of the 19th century, the breed was presented for the first time at a cat exhibition...

10 Questions Before Buying a Cat

The cat is one of the most popular pets but many people underestimate the time and care a cat can take this is one of the reasons why there are so many cats waiting for a home in animal shelters. To make an informed decision, it is important to review comprehensive checklist before purchasing a cat.   Keeping a cat in...

Dog Worm Species

In dogs, there are two different types of worms: roundworms and tapeworms and there are three types of nematodes: roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.   Roundworms Roundworms in dogs look like spaghetti strands and they can about 9 to 17 cm long. Young dogs are more susceptible and symptoms are more noticeable, but in adults, the infection is barely noticeable. Infection occurs because your...

14 Signs your dog might be sick

It can be difficult to detect when your dog is feeling sick or is in pain. They are often camouflage it as it is part of their natural instinct not to appear weak and vulnerable to the herd, or other predators. Therefore, you as the owner to be extra vigilant. Here are some signs that may indicate that your...

Keeping healthy with your dog

By far the most common new year’s resolution would be to "get in shape" or "exercise more." A walk with your dog can provide excellent exercise, and it will be more fun with the company. Below are some tips to get active with your pet   Powerwalk: Keep a faster pace than a usual walk. Feel free to go off-road, so you...

External Dog Parasites

External parasites External parasites are defined as harmful animals on or in the skin such as fleas, lice, mites, ticks, and maggots. These animals usually create a terrible itch, but also bald spots, skin infections and even anemia. Fleas Fleas are the most common parasites in dogs. This 3.5 mm insect feeds on the blood of their host. The two most common...

Dog Vaccinations

No matter how much care you give to your dog, there is always the possibility for them to become sick. Fortunately, for most infectious diseases there is a vaccine. After a series of inoculations, resistance is built up to ensure that your puppy is protected from these dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases.   Vaccinations work with pathogens that are dead or...

Dogs Annual Health Checklist

Annual Checkup Once a year it is good to review the health of your dog as well as bring him to the vet for his annual vaccinations. The first thing your veterinarian should look at is the general characteristics of your dog, is he alert? Is he behaving normally? What is the weight of the dog, is he too fat or...

German Shepherd Basics

German Shepherd History Hardly any breed has gotten such worldwide popularity as the German Shepherd. The success story of the German Shepherd begins, as the name suggests, on German soil. The dogs were used for the herding and driving of herds, but they also guarded life and the possessions of their owners. The breed is now rarely used as a shepherd,...

Puppy Training Basics

Training Basics Just like vaccinating and walking your dog, training is also an essential aspect of overall puppy behavior; Training ensures that the dog is sufficiently socialized with other dogs, people, and follows commands quickly during emergencies. Training a puppy should start early when its learning ability is the best. The more time you put in the first year of...