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The reasons for excluding a dog in your home are diverse health problems owners or animals, querulous neighbors by pets, moving house, divorce or because the animals were a gift that is not wanted, although in Mexico the main reason is the lack of resources to maintain it.
“Those looking to get rid of their dogs is because that is not what they thought life would be with them. Comes a time when they can no longer keep them or do not fit in the house,” according to the director of the animal protection organization Health and Environmental Law Call Claudia Lindsey.
Some people seek their dogs away because they have no patience to care for them, clean them, educate them or take them out for walks. “At first shoe bitten are getting rid of the dog,” says psychologist Claudia Flame.
Having a terminal illness is also an important factor that the dogs are in the street. “Women are dying of cancer and gets rid of the family pet that belonged to the sick or known inherited”.
But the main factor in Mexico is the lack of funds to keep the animal and provide necessary medical services. “The meat and cereals, ie the basis of the development of the croquettes are more expensive. The price of a kilo of hash is increasing, but not the salaries of the owners,” says Call.
Where do I send my dog?
The first step in recognizing that it is no longer willing or able to have a dog is to contact an animal welfare organization nonprofit to seek a home he says Martha Medrano, director of the Association for Animal Rights and Protection AC Environmental (APRODA).
In these places the first thing is to recommend to the owners of the dog sterilization, apply a rabies vaccine, a general clinical check croquettes leave in place while a new home is found. “If people do not have financial resources for medical care, humane house covers the costs, as we do in APRODA” said Medrano.
The protective housing, with support from the media and social networks, we seek a family according to the personality of the animal. “We look for a house that is appropriate, because if a dog has lived with children, play ball and walk not as easy to adapt to adult life,” recounts Medrano.
The small animals adjust more quickly in their new homes, but the big take longer. On average ranging from three months to one year in a dog suit, says the directive.
We must ask if the shelter has legal registration, to avoid falling into protective homes only profit from the animals, indicating Amezcua Mario Lopez, who runs the small animal veterinary clinic of the University Center for Biological and Agricultural Sciences (CUCBA).
“They must be registered with the municipal or state law and the vast majority of those homes protective serious work in coordination with rabies centers, veterinary medical colleges or universities,” says science teacher.
Call Claudia says that unfortunately the animals crowded shelters to generate pity on people and make donations.
Shelters serious work with transparency, ie, keep records of dogs and the new families that will house the animals. “When the dog finds a family, the former owner can know the address and return to see his animal.”
Owners should be basic questions before leaving their animals, says Abigail Carrillo, a veterinarian who works in California, in the Lake Elsinore Animal Hospital.
Among them: Why do you want to get rid of your pet? If the answer is because he has a bad temper, the owner could seek help from a specialist to improve the attitude of your animal. If it’s because you can not afford to keep it, we should ask if there are free medical services near your neighborhood, as they do some universities. If no solution should be found to a humane house, says the specialist.
To give a dog for adoption must be honest, says psychologist Claudia Flame, Director of Health and Environmental Law is recommended that a list of dog attitudes. “If urine inside the house, if he bites the furniture or shoes, so that the new owner takes no surprises and then leave it in the street.”
We must find a new home with at least two or three months in advance, says Claudia Flame, but ensures that adoption is not a panacea.
“Thousands of animals are put up for adoption each year, but does not mean that they will have a good life, because we have seen that abuse them, leave it in the street, stopping at markets, dog fighting or breeding.”
In an extreme case euthanasia is better, especially if you will be helpless and medical needs, says Claudia Flame.
Before adopting an animal is important to consider the size, the cost of food and medical services, the health of the dog and the owner, the home space, the time devoted to your pet and make a consensus that whole family agrees with the arrival of the animal, notes psychologist LLama Lindsey.
“Bringing a dog into a home without these considerations brings a public health problem,” Mario Lopez tells Amezcua, Master of Science from the University of Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara).
The owners, by not making an assessment of what it takes possession of a pet, take to the streets and conducive to increase the dog population. “In the campaign we UdeG rabies, and on average we know that there are four dogs owner for every 10 inhabitants. But there is a floating population that is playing indiscriminately, because twice a year dogs are from 6-8 puppies, “says Lopez Amezcua.
Owning a dog entails responsibilities, Claudia recalls. “It is cultural in Mexican families has a pet dog, the problem begins when people do not analyze the costs of maintenance or home space.”
In this post, I’ll talk about the toads and their characteristics, whether external or internal. An animal disgusting to some, but for others they are fascinating.
They have bright eyes that are similar to the cross pupil gems and fingers are webbed. They are a bit awkward that frogs can not jump as far as them. The toads are animals with the tongue attached to the front of the mouth. By throwing her forward and its end, which is sticky, trapping the prey and takes her back to his mouth. Some frogs have teeth, but given that amphibians can not chew, just use them to hold their prey. His tongue produces mucus that helps them swallow their victims. Its flash anurans swallowing, moving his eye back, what drives the weight to the inside of the mouth.
When the cold months arrive, burying hibernate in their burrows. In spring they mate and the females lay many eggs in ponds as gelatinous strings of up to 1.2 m in length. Tadpoles are smaller and darker than those of frogs and toads do not become land until the following autumn.
A toad genus includes more than 70 different species number are widely distributed in the world’s major landmasses except Groenlandoa, Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand, but are most abundant in the tropics. In our country is the common toad, brown with numerous warts and mainly terrestrial habits. And the green, Balearic common.
As the presence of plants in the desert is often unexplained by the total lack of water, some species of animals that have adapted to darkness and the wild. Such behavior of animals causes them to be regarded as nocturnal animals. It also happens to plants that open at night and close during the day.
Against diurnal animals that sleep at night, the rest of the night is caused by the day. With the dark come out to find food. However, contrary to common belief that all nocturnal animals see well in the dark, many of them have poor vision. No doubt some of the animals such as owls and lemurs have special eyes.
However, there are others that are based on smell, touch, sound and other senses to survive in the dark. Owls, with his peculiar vision of night predators can hunt very small, even in complete darkness. The bats hunt their prey with the help of the echo sounder or echolocation. Sound waves are generated which, after hitting an object, return as echoes.
From these echoes, bats have the ability to determine the size, shape and distance of the dam. Mink uses his nose to find prey and communicate with each other. In the desert, the nocturnal animals allows greater conservation of water in the body, avoiding the heat of the day.
The animals have conquered all habitats on the planet, even the hardest. This is the case of the beautiful arctic fox, an animal that lives in the cold desert regions of northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. To live in these conditions and not freeze to death, the Arctic fox has developed a series of adaptations to this environment as hostile.
Their ears are small and rounded to prevent heat loss by them. Their legs are short also for not too unprotected and his whole body is covered by a dense and thick coat that protects you from the cold. During the summer, when snow is scarce, its fur turns brown and white only belly.
With the advent of winter, however, and in order to blend perfectly in the snow, all their fur turns completely white, allowing you to escape attacks by polar bears and birds of prey, their main predators. Its tail is long and thick and, when grave, wrapped around the body to retain its heat.
Their main diet consists of lemmings, rodents, small birds and fish and small mammals. When not find food, they become scavengers, and not be unusual to see them follow polar bears to feed on the scraps they leave.
The female can have between two and twelve pups in each litter, and although usually only once a year, when food is abundant, can have two, one in May and August. Usually live in pairs, but can also do it in groups composed of couples with other adults.
Since ancient times, animals and domestic pets have lived with humans joining us in our daily activities of life and joy filling homes with its unique way of communicating.
The first time you have contact with your pet, it becomes an unforgettable moment! We discover the capacity of these small animals to become our best friend, our confidant, or even our best guard. We know that the most common pets are dogs or cats, but there is a world of species that are so diverse and are willing to receive all our love and our care.
Whether mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, waterfowl or micro mammals, they are all beautiful and they could become part of our lives becoming a unique and irreplaceable member.
With the wide variety of species of animals and pets are sometimes hard to know what that is best for us, but whether for small family or for older adults always find the ideal companion.
We must always take into account that having a pet at home means a great responsibility and we must be aware of their needs as well as requiring special care of us.
Always take into account their habitat and our family budget can help us to know what type of pet you want to be with us. Dogs and cats have proved the most popular and have captured the heart of society since small increases with the pleasant company of your pet identifying with it.
For children, is a great choice on having a pet at home. Studies say that coexistence of the children with their pet gives them emotional and physical benefits reflected in higher self-esteem, skills and empathy to get along with others, and seek the care of another living inculcándose a sense of responsibility from an early age . Read the rest of this entry »
Few animals are so surrounded by legends such as bats. Their nocturnal habits, his blindness and his taste for the dark have linked forever with the darkness and even evil, and the film has become the alter ego of Count Dracula, because one of its kind, the vampire bat is feeds on the blood of mammals.
However, bats are harmless animals that rarely attack humans and they only bite if we take to defend themselves against his captor. If we look closely, we find some fascinating animals that are really curious and interesting.
The bats feed, depending on the species, insects, pollen, fruit, nectar or small animals. Therefore it is essential for pollination and seed dispersal of plants such as bananas, breadfruit, mangoes, cashews, figs, etc..
Only vampires feed on blood of mammals such as cattle or horses, and very rarely attack humans.
Baby bats are grouped into the caves for warmth and protection from predators, in groups of up to 4000 individuals. A mother bat is easily able to locate her young within the group, tracing his scent and sounds.
When the bats leave the cave, always turn left.
There is an African bat species can hear the footsteps of a beetle walking on sand from a distance of nearly 2 meters.
The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat of Thailand.
Bats hibernate in winter. When they do, can reduce the frequency of its beats up twenty beats per minute and even stop breathing for forty-eight minutes straight.
Parrots are from countries where the temperature is warm all year round or at least does not change abruptly. Therefore, with the onset of winter and low temperatures, we must take some precautions so that your health is optimal but, surprisingly, the prevailing cold affects them less than they might think.
It is important that we take him to the veterinarian for a thorough examination and determine if you are in good health, a prerequisite for the animal is not affected by winter. It is also a good time to deworm.
If we have the cage or aviary at home, the heating will allow the animal to feel comfortable, although we take great care not to place it in a place where your pet is exposed to air currents.
If the heating or cooling the air too dry, this can generate some respiratory diseases in the parrot, so it is best to use a humidifier or spray water on the feathers a few times a week.
If our animals are accustomed to living abroad, unless the temperatures are really low, we can have it on the terrace or garden, but always in a place where the animal is protected from the cold and are not affected by the wind, rain or other inclement weather. Read the rest of this entry »
More and more frequent surgical procedures in pets for the healing of various ailments and, as is the case of humans, you must have a pool of blood for transfusions required for them. Blood also is not only necessary for those interventions, but also to help severely injured animals that need a transfusion, suffer bleeding problems, bone marrow disease or suffer from anemia.
These reserves are not always met, but pet owners can prevent this from happening, and that pets, like us, can also be blood donors. Blood donors can all dogs and cats that are in good health and have not suffered serious illnesses.
The only requirement to be met is that if it is a dog must weigh over 25 kilos, and if a cat over 4 kilos, as this ensures that the animal can donate without any problems.
However, to ensure that the animal is fit to be a donor before the donation is performed analytically, to check their health status. Thus, the donation is also a benefit to the animal, since this analytic will help us to detect any pathology.
The blood collection process takes about thirty minutes and not painful for the animal. As in the case of humans, only a small part is extracted from the blood, which is recovered as soon as the animal eat some food. If we return to donate blood for our pet, we have to wait two months since the last extraction.
A pet needs a name. All family members will focus on finding a nice name for the new inhabitant of the house. Often, names are very funny but we think that as a person if the name of your pet should be pretty more than anything else. Do not you deserve a nice name without having to be ridiculed?
This sounds understandable when we think of different animals with a little strange names such as Clown or Turbine. At first such a name can be sympathetic but ultimately, such a name can be a source of laughter when you least expect it. Statistically, the animals for which more names are being sought are dogs and cats. It is very common naming a fish aquarium.
There are some names that arouse the sympathy of those named, as it has been found that are smart as dogs and cats, they perceive the sweet sound of some names which makes them feel more cheerful. Do not want to see your pet happy just say his name? Male pet are very common and well accepted: Rocky, Bobby Titan, Tintin, Tigre, Charlie, Nico, Lucas, Astro, King, Buddy.
For females are more common names like Lucy, Star, Candy, Mini, Princess, Maggie, Baby, Honey, Pink. He thinks that the name you choose for your pet will eventually be repeated for years and years. You should not modify it as you listen names you like best.
Canaries like humans and other species, have very clear what is their territory and if you find that they can react in different ways to lose among which includes violence. Do not think that the canaries are hermits or enjoy the solitude, on the contrary, well-adjusted in their environment they love to live in colonies, they are friendly, co-workers and have a good character.
Ideally who decides on the canaries as pets, must have time or allocate a percentage of their time caring for them. This not only means keeping the environment clean but also look after their health at all levels including the psychological. Although you can get used to solitude for some time, if you choose a pet canary should be thinking about how healthy they will always have two.
A pair of canaries is a good choice because it can be fitted perfectly to live in harmony and if you are male and female family ‘ll increase fairly soon. Loneliness can make these animals end up sick and saddened. Either you go to the extreme, keeping many canaries in the same cage together can make these with very little space and can not move at ease, implying again that insane sadness.
If your cage allows, it is best to keep an average of 5 per cage canaries and that it has everything required for that amount of animals, the canary otherwise affected by the crowd.