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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.”
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.
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.
Most of us already know the benefits that essential oils have on our body, helping to revitalize or relax as needed. But not just us who can enjoy them as our pets, especially dogs, can also benefit from the effects oils have on your body.
One of the most common applications is given in cases of irritated and nervous dogs, that will not stop barking or feel stressed, either by changes in the family, at home, by the arrival of a baby or other animal … if we fail to calm the animal, we can use essential oils. They have also proved effective when it comes to animals who feel fear in any situation, and who have felt more at ease with this therapy.
You can also treat other ailments such as dizziness, rashes and skin infections, bad odor, bad breath or to prevent fleas and ticks are installed on your partner.
Before you opt for this therapy, we take our pet to the vet to rule out physical illness as the cause of the condition of the animal. Read the rest of this entry »
If we have opportunity, the best is always a vacation in our pets. However, this is not always possible, so we have to find a friend or family member to care for them. If neither is available, we must find a residence where a pet is our care until we return.
This is something I do not like to pet owners, especially if it’s the first time. The possibility that your dog or cat to pass bad or not well maintained is a concern. However, all these fears disappear if we choose the best home for our partner.
The first thing we do is ask family and friends if they know any residence, as having a direct reference is always a guarantee. If you do not know any, it is best to visit various sites to find one that will convince us.
Once we get there is important to observe closely the look and attitude of animals and plants in your dog or cat will spend their holidays. Read the rest of this entry »
The owners of animals that we know the difficulties that can sometimes ask to travel with your pet, especially when looking for hotels that support animals. This is a situation that probably has given you several times, so in this article we will help you a bit by offering some alternative hotels that allow animals in which we can safely spend the night together with our pet.
Luckily, perhaps far from what may seem, in Spain we can find a lot of hotels that allow animals, perhaps the most difficult is to find, since this circumstance is not informed, even in many cases, owners establishments. In this sense, the Internet becomes, once again, an excellent tool to find hotels that allow pets, there inlcuso seekers hotels for dogs who provide us with the task.
Below you will find a list of links that will provide useful information about hotels pets, in some cases find cheap hotels where you can stay with your pet and other prices will be slightly higher for this very reason. In any case it would be a small financial effort well worth it.
Pets are loved learning from an early age and need to start your training, just as in humans learning begins in the family, in this case within the litter and the mother is responsible for supplying the first knowledge to survive.
In such lessons must be added the effort of the puppy owners to learn habits and good habits, such as: where is the bathroom, what times are meals, playtime, how to behave when removed to walk or how to deal with a stranger, among other things.
Are very common now reports that a dog attacks a person, this type of behavior are generated because of an early separation from the mother, since she is the first to teach the concepts of bite inhibition, so it is important that the puppy remains in the litter at least 8 weeks after birth.
All dogs have the need to bite, usually for a position in the pack, is a normal behavior that is present from birth, at which time is viewed as games between brothers and the mother who is responsible for intervening when these games Tone up, sometimes by a grunt or a small flash of teeth, an action that should not be interpreted as aggressive. It’s like when you scold a child in a high pitch for making mischief.
If the puppy has been with his mother the time we, as owners, we must not neglect the training must continue. For example, some measures we take are:
Do not allow the dog to bite us or fingers of it, in case you do have to stop play and nagging. You have to understand that if we let the puppy bite us we’ll be saying that he is a level above us in the pack and lose their respect.
Do not we go so far as to punish him because he can interpret it as a game, in this case must be on the lookout for children who do not understand dog behavior and continue the game despite the attitudes of dog bite. In these situations it is preferable to stop play and give a toy dog.
Another point is to let our dog interact with other dogs.
Also need to advise on the breed and its characteristics, remember that just as people do not all dogs are alike, each race has distinct personality traits.
And has been the heat and the beaches are a temptation, but a family member who is not so easy to enjoy the sun and water. First you have to go find out what beaches allow pets, to schedule and all existing. Some beaches do not permit.
In other beaches you can take your pets if they are tied at all times. When you have found a beach that can compete with the dogs, think that just as the sun affects people, it also affects them.
The first is to visit the vet, to advise that special care should be taken with that dog. We must protect them from sun, sunscreen, and sunglasses for dogs. Also umbrella, a mat, that is not directly on the hot sand, often with unpleasant things.
For the dogs they should put anti- flea collar to go to the beach, as many times in the arena there are many fleas. This collar can not get wet, because wet has no effect. The dog should have fresh water available to them, stay well hydrated, do not drink salt water.
A pet must be cared for as a child care because they can hurt a can, a glass or a hook that can be hidden in the sand. On the beach, the hijackers never missing pets, both for ransom, or to sell them later.
Animals, like humans, suffer a lot with some particular aspects of nature. Sunlight can be extremely harmful to any pet if you get excessively. For this reason it is recommended to take certain precautions to keep the animals safe and sound.
Skin cancer is one of many health problems who may have dogs, cats and other animals. This disease is present in pets that have a white coat (especially in the area of the nose and ears) and is caused by extreme exposure to UV rays.
Experts recommend taking the necessary steps to maintain the health status of pets. If you have dogs, cats or other animals in white and want to protect from the sun must be placed sunscreen and not leave them outdoors from noon to 4 pm.
Our pets are an important part of the family that we often forget that they are not human and that there are actions that can bother you or cause discomfort, such as the use of dog clothing.
Depending on the breed, size and behavior, which varies the possibility of dressing up our pets and it is important to remember that:
- If it is cold there is no problem with putting on clothes, especially when a puppy because it is more sensitive to viral diseases. Similarly if an adult dog.
- If the dog has a tendency to stress the use of clothing can boost you feel stressed.
- It is not advisable to dress if you have fleas because the heat will give the clothing will help the development of parasites.
Do not be adding clothing to the pet if you have a wound because if we cover this will cause delay in healing and infection.