And let’s start with the most recognizable sign! It is generally accepted that if a dog wags its tail, it means that it has a great mood. But in practice there are nuances. Now, if along with the tail the whole body wags from the shoulder blades to the toes, then the dog is really happy! But if the tail is raised, strained and only its tip wags, and the dog’s body is frozen and the mouth is tightly closed – beware! This means that the dog is very tense, she does not like something, and throwing her arms around her is a bad decision. Here you can draw an analogy with cats. Remember, they wag their tail in displeasure? Contrary to stereotypes, so do dogs.
Slightly parted mouth, relaxed muzzle.
Smile! Yes, try a smile and pay attention to the position of your lower jaw. During a smile, she drops slightly, and the upper and lower teeth no longer touch each other. The same thing happens with dogs! If the pet is satisfied, relaxed and happy, its mouth is slightly ajar and completely relaxed. You can consider this an analogue of a human smile! Continue reading
Cardiovascular disease in dogs (heart failure, CVD) is a serious problem that leaves its mark on quality and life expectancy. What symptoms indicate an ailment, what causes the occurrence, what is the basis for treatment and prevention?
Conventionally, cardiovascular diseases are divided into three groups:
Congenital pathologies are extremely rare, hereditary ones are already more common, and, finally, acquired ones make up the widest group.
How does heart failure appear in dogs? Continue reading
They say that all diseases are from nerves, and it is difficult to disagree with this. Even when it’s not about people, but about pets. They are much more like us than we think. Just like us, our pets have the ability to worry, worry and be sad, and just like us, we are affected by stress. And our task with you, as responsible owners, is to help the pet survive the difficult period so that it passes without consequences for its health. We will talk about how to do this in our article.
What is stress?
Stress is changes in the body at the psychological or physiological level in response to environmental influences. Such a reaction can be short-term or long-lasting – and even go to the chronic stage.
And if short-term stress does not pose a significant danger to the body, then frequent and prolonged significantly reduces immunity and increases the risk of developing cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and other diseases. Therefore, stress should be avoided, and in which case be able to resist it. Continue reading