Cushing’s syndrome in dogs

February 17th, 2015

dog cushing diseaseThe Cushing’s syndrome in dogs is a sustained increased levels of glucocorticosteroids in the body. As prichichini may be mentioned cancers of the adrenal gland or their hyperplasia, tumors of the pituitary and the adoption of the glucocorticosteroids as drugs. It occurs rarely, as infected are mainly breeds Poodle, German Shepherd, terriers in general, beagle, golden retriever, Dachshund, Labrador Retriever and Boxer.
Signs of Cushing’s syndrome can be confused with signs of aging. The clinical picture of the disease is characterized by increased appetite, often taking in water and urine, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, muscle weakness, stomach sag due to the weakened muscle tone and redistribution of fat in the stomach, nervous system disorders, infertility females and testicular atrophy in males. The skin becomes dry and turn brown. At the base of the ears and hind legs appear symmetrical pattern baldness. The body becomes susceptible to infections and blood clots. In the absence of treatment can lead to diabetes, congestive heart failure, renal and hepatic insufficiency, as well as chronic conditions such as hypothyroidism, infectious diseases of the skin, ear, gums, eyes and bladder.
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Patterdale terrier

February 5th, 2015

Patterdale terrierPatterdale terrier is good helpers in hunting rabbits, foxes and rats. The dog has a small, compact body covered with short, shiny coat. Coloration occurs naturally in black. Other available colors are red, gray, Liver, bronze or a combination of black and tan. The height of representatives of Patterdale terrier is about 30 cm and weight – 5-6 kg. The head has an elongated snout, black, expressive eyes and ears dropping. The neck is wide, and the tail is carried high, without curled.
Patterdale terrier is an intelligent, energetic, curious and loyal dog that has developed hunting instincts. Of course good with children and other dogs. Not suitable company for small pets such as hamsters, because they were seen as a possible prey. Representatives of the breed will feel better if grown in a house with a large garden, as they are full of energy and they need space in which to spend. Their life expectancy is about 13 years, and their health condition – excellent. Maintenance of hair is simple.

Dental health for the dog

February 2nd, 2015

Dental health dogDespite the fact that proper dental care for your dog is essential for good health, statistics show that two-thirds of all pet owners do not care for the teeth of their pets as veterinarians recommend. Unfortunately, the result of lack of dental care is evident in 80 percent of all dogs with symptoms of diseases of the oral cavity after their third birthday. Since dental problems can affect other organs of your dog, including the lungs, kidneys and heart, it is essential to care for them from the beginning of his life. Instructions provided by AAHA (American Association of veterinary clinics) will help you do just that.
Parodontosis can become a serious problem for your dog if you do not find time. The first sign of a problem is often bad dog breath. When something like this starts to make you the impression you should contact your veterinarian for dental review. Dental care for your dog should begin when he was a puppy. Your veterinarian must examine the dog for several problems, including missing teeth or abnormal swellings or changes during the development of the oral cavity. Once your dog pass phase “pinky”. Your veterinarian will recommend regular checkups and cleanings with special dog toothpaste. In the later years of life of your dog, your doctor will start reviews for plaque and tartar in need of professional cleaning for developmental problems, tumors in the oral cavity and the first signs of gum disease.
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Pyometra dog disease

January 21st, 2015

small dog diseasePyometra in dogs is an accumulation of pus in the uterus of the female. This is due to the bacteria fall into the uterus through the vagina, as during the estrus it is partially open, and the systemic effects of sex hormones on it. As a result, in pregnancy, this does not result.
The clinical picture of the disease is characterized by leakage of blood or purulent secretions from the place where the dog urinates. Like other symptoms may indicate drowsiness, loss of appetite, weight loss, frequent urination, thirst, swelling of the abdomen. Increase in body temperature does not occur at all, diseased bitches. In case of complications of the disease the animal fell into shock and intoxicated, began vomiting and uterine ruptures. Pyometra is a medical emergency that requires prompt veterinary care, because it is dangerous for the life of the dog.
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Alapaha Bulldog

January 20th, 2015

Alapaha BulldogAlapaha Bulldog is rare breed, common in the US state of South Georgia. More breeders and lovers of this breed there and in Europe. Alapaha Bulldog is derived from England, but developed in America in the 1800s. received its name in America. Alapaha Bulldog history can be traced to the 1800s. At the origin of the breed is coach Buck Lane (Papa Buck Lane) of Rebecca of South Georgia, which deals with the revival of endangered dogs and use them to protect crops and livestock. In this regard, although British roots rock owes Americans. Pedigree shows its name. The dog is attentive, obedient, loyal, well-trained, flexible and agile. The character is very friendly, ferocity manifests only as necessary to protect the property. Used for small jobs and protect plantations. Excellent companion, excellent keeper. Requires minimal care for short hair. clean brush to get rid of dead hair. Wash Bulldog only if necessary. As the dog is very flexible, regular long walks with the games will bring you great pleasure. American Alapaha Bulldog breed was registered in 1986 in the category of working dogs.
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McNab dog

January 10th, 2015

McNab dogThe history of McNab dog began in California, USA in the second half of the 19th century, when the farmer Alexander McNab crossing Scottish Border collie with local shepherds. Today, it is a rare breed, whose representatives are good guard dogs and hunting.
McNab dog has a small or medium in size, athletic body covered with soft and short hair. Coloration occurs in black with white spots or red with white spots. The height of representatives from 38 to 63 cm and their weight – from 11 to 23 pounds. The head is elongated snout, small eyes and triangular, erect ears. The tail may be short or long.
McNab dog is loyal and intelligent dog, which has a pleasant character. Build a strong relationship with a person of the family. Of course very well with children and other pets, with which he grew up. With strangers behave suspiciously. Representatives of the breed need a lot of movement and exercise, and are therefore not suitable for growing in the apartment. The average lifespan is about 15 years. General health condition is very good. Maintenance coat is simple.

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