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Everyone is very happy with the arrival of spring, but it is the time that must be very careful because it is also the time when it hatched fleas, ticks and other parasites. As more heat the eggs and larvae are favored. Fleas cause allergies, itching, irritation, discomfort, are invasive and aggressive nature.
Fleas suck blood many pets, both dogs and cats and can cause anemia, fever, weight loss, decay and other diseases.
In older pets or ill, can lead to death. It also affects the hair, skin; stings produce a crust that when they scratch or bite from itching injuries occur that lead to infections and other diseases.
The scabs left after flea bites, often confuses its own with other diseases such as scabies, ringworm or other. The cats also affected because the fleas transmit a bacteria that damages the membrane of red blood cells of cats, which can kill if treatment is delayed.
Ticks, attack in larger numbers of dogs and catch on where the dog cannot come to remove them, or they are harder to reach, as the neck, and ears.
Ticks transmit the bacterium Ehrlichia canis, which destroys platelets, and they have problems with clotting, bleeding, high fever, blindness, vomiting, and come to death.
Like people, dogs and cats have an immune system that is always tested against external threats. For this reason it is necessary to apply appropriate immunizations from a very small, so you do not have to deal with serious problems.
At this point there is again a very important similarity with what happens to people. Both dogs and cats have a special vaccination schedule to be followed to the letter. These animals have a very fragile health, especially when very young and we must do everything possible to help them live with dignity.
This is the vaccination schedule for dogs:
- Parvo – coronavirus: apply within 45 days.
- Sextuple – coronavirus: Applies to two, three and four months.
- Rabies – six times – coronavirus: Applies to six months and then once a year.
Here is the schedule of vaccination for cats:
Triple feline and feline leukemia, are applied at three and four months.
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP): Apply at 4 months and four months.
- Rabies: Applies to six months. Read the rest of this entry »