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Leihmaniosis in dogs


Comes the good weather and rising temperatures, two factors bring with them, among other things, the increase in the incidence of a disease with high impact health in our pets, that it is a Zoonoses It can be transmitted to man. We are talking of the Leihmaniosis.

The Leihmaniosis is very present in the South of Europe, especially in the Mediterranean basin, a highly endemic area, although there is also a lot of casuistry in South America. In all it is estimated that you there are around 2,5 millions of dogs infected in the endemic area of Europe, Although there are also cases of dogs infected in areas not frequent, that they have been able to be infected in trips to such areas.

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How to shower a dog

Tips to keep your pet clean and healthy


Hygiene is so important to people for dogs. It is not just a question of appearance, but also a matter of health.
It is important to shower a dog at least once a week or every fortnight. To wash them is important to perform a series of steps in an orderly manner. First it is recommended that you brush the animal, and that if not removed those tangles not only prevents optimal lavage, but also important knots that are difficult to disentangle.

Then it is good to use a suitable shampoo. When rub them you have to do it differently, Depending on whether the animal has long or short hair. And wash once, It is advisable to dry very well to prevent diseases and then use conditioner to moisturize the hair of the dog. A small brushing, our mascot will be perfect.

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Filariasis or heart worm

What is filariasis?

The heartworm (also known as filariasis or heart worm disease) is one parasitic disease of wide distribution in Spain and that mainly affects the canids and more specifically our dog.

The disease is caused by adult worms of the family of the Nematodes and gender Dirofilaria.

Is transmitted by mosquito bite and it consists of the presence of worms that lodge in the heart and lungs of the dog, being able to get to cause heart failure and death.

How is filariasis transmitted?

The mosquito transmits the parasite (called filaria or heart worm) of one sick dog to another healthy. The adult of filaria released larvae in an infected dog (microfilariae) straight into your bloodstream.

Mosquito ingests these microfilariae alongside blood and inside they develop into infective forms, It will stay in your oral cavity until it returns to feed.

The mosquito transmits the parasite larvae When bites a healthy animal. They begin their journey to your location

definitive where they will reach the adult form and begin to reproduce thus beginning a new life cycle.

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More than one 85% Spaniards prefer the car to travel with your pet

But, not all owners carry yours with the correct restraint systems

The Andalusian, Madrid and Valencia, the most traveling with your pet

On the occasion of Easter are many travelers who carry with your pet for her also enjoy the holidays. In this situation the comparator Acierto.com He wanted to analyze. Yes, because, what is the preferred means of transport? Do we carry them correctly in the car? The latest report of the entity answers these and other questions.

Like this, analysis reveals that more than one 85% Spaniards prefer the car to travel with your pet against other means of transport such as train or plane, whose followers are reduced to 11,4% and to the 3% . A point in which the ignorance of the users and the restrictions of the transport companies themselves take on special relevance. In fact, Renfe own limited service pets less than 10 kg. In the case of long distance trains, In addition, you need to buy a ticket for them.

The limitations established by the airlines are similar, although they vary enormously according to the entity. However, Obtaining documents and permits in accordance with the legislation of the country of destination can condition the trip. For buses, most limit their transfer to the trunk.

Andalusians, Basques and Madrileños, the most traveling with your pet

Regarding those who travel the most with their pet, analysis shows differences between geographical areas. In particular, Andalusians are those who do more often, in a 74% occasions. They are followed by the Basques and Madrileños, with a 73%. On the opposite side we find the pet owners of Galicia and Castilla y León, that only they carry with them the 51% of the times. The Catalans do in the 55% travel.

The 32% of pets, loose

Unfortunately, The report also reveals that Hit 1 of each 4 drivers have been distracted by their pet behind the wheel. Specifically are males aged 18 and 24 years who suffer most from these distractions. The blame, of course, it is not our animals: to 32% of those who have a pet let it loose inside the passenger compartment.

Something that poses a serious danger to the safety of the members of the vehicle and the animal itself. Now well, only 4% supports always do, while the 28% remaining point to it only acting this way occasionally. As for sex, Men wear loose their pets more often; in particular, a 23% more than women.

The figures take on even more importance if we take into account that more than half of these drivers -specifically, 59.4%– have children. Unfortunately, the combination of a child and a loose animal in the rear seats could increase the risk of being neglected while driving and, Therefore, of being immersed in an accident.

“The most recommended way to transport your pet by car is doing in the backseat, combining the carrier with the dividing grid”, remember Carlos Brueggeman, cofounder of Acierto.com. “However, the current General Circulation Regulations do not explicitly include how pets should travel, but it indicates that both objects transported animals should be positioned appropriately to avoid interfering with the driver”, impacts.

It also, we can not forget that, If a frontal collision occurs, deceleration causes the weight of this (in this case, our mascot), multiply sign 20 or 30. “I.e., in a crash of this type 50 kilometres per hour, a dog of 10 kilos would mean a collision mass of about 200 or 300 kg. Something that could cause more serious damage than we might think a priori”, explica Bruggeman.

The expert also points to possible injuries of animals as, as a rule, insurers do not consider them “vehicle occupants”. But, There are specific policies to cover the expenses of the veterinarian and that even contemplate compensation for accident or death.

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The processionary moth and dogs.

The well-known pine Caterpillar procesionaria cone lives in pine forests. The butterfly leaves its eggs there in the upper part of the tree and after a month the larvae begin to feed and make their nests.. When the temperature exceeds the 10 degrees down to the ground by the trunk of the tree, always in a row one after another (in procession).

When dogs see this row that moves draws them attention, When the dog plays or sucks the Caterpillar occurs the infection.

The caterpillars are surrounded by a stinging hair, When the dog the plays nail you these hairs in the skin acting as a Harpoon, These hairs contain a toxic in contact with skin causes the release of histamine and consequently the allergic reaction.

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Ranking of dogs affected by hip dysplasia

The Hip Dysplasia It consists of a defective development of the articulation between the hip and femur, usually due to genetic causes, common in medium and large size dogs.

No one can predict when or even if a dysplastic dog will start showing clinical signs of lameness due to pain.. There are multiple environmental factors such as calorie intake, level of exercise, and age that may affect the severity of clinical symptoms and phenotypic expression (radiographic changes). There is a significant number of dysplastic dogs with severe arthritis You can run, jumping and playing as if nothing were the matter and some dogs with little radiographic arthritic change who are very sore and lame.

  • The most affected dog breeds database by the Hip Dysplasia was getting at least 100 assessments in every race since January 1974 until December of 2010 (some breeds of cats appear in the list).

BreedWOMENEvaluac..% affection
English Bulldog é s148572.6%
Pug or Carlino240664.3%
Dogo of Bordeaux336856.3 %
Neapolitan mastiff515448.1%
San Bernardo6207546.7%
Clumber Spaniel780645.3%
Black Russian Terrier837142.9%
Sussex Spaniel925041.6%
Dogo Argentino1018841.0%
Cane Corso1162840.1%
Basset Hound1219637.8%
Boykin Spaniel13272134.1%
Dogo Canario1417133.3%
Norfolk Terrier1525733.1%
Bulldog Americano16168433.0%
Bulldog Francés1780331.3%
Glen Of Imaal Terrier1813231.1%
Fila Brasileiro1959430.0%
American Staffordshire Terrier21278826.0%
Maine Coon (Cat)24104724.0%
American Pit Bull Terrier2568323.6%
English Shepherd2629422.4%
Catahoula Cur2750922.2%
Golden Retriever3012726819.8%
Elkhound Noruego31369419.7%
Gordon Setter32583919.5%
Shiloh Shepherd3363119.5%
Chow Chow34515319.5%
Shih Tzu3560919.4%
CORGI Cardigan Welsh38166319.2%
Shepherd German3910040719.2%
Great Swiss Boyero40237618.8%
Old English Pastor411038918.6%
Field Spaniel4290218.5%
Corgi Galés de Pembroke431031318.4%
Schnauzer Gigante46418318.0%
Welsh Terrier4810117.8%
Staffordshire Bull Terrier4952117.3%
Brittany Spaniel5010316.5%
Entlebucher boyero5127416.4%
english setter52986016.3%
Boyero Bern531569716.1%
Spinone 55103915.4%
Polish Lowland Sheepdog5644415.3%
Curly Coated Retriever57109915.2%
Boyero de Flandes58780815.1%
Black and Tan Coonhound6066514.7%
Pastor Islandés6117014.7%
Berger de Brie62224614.2%
Tibetan Mastiff6381814.1%
Harrier (dog)6630613.7%
Shar Pei68936413.3%
Springer Spaniel English é s691391013.1%
Perro de Agua é Portugu s71708312.9%
Akita Inu721575612.9%
Norwich Terrier7360212.8%
Boston Terrier7416912.4%
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel75552612.3%
West Highland White Terrier7720612.1%
Finnish Lapphund7812412.1%
Fox Terrier Smooth7930112.0%
Gran Danés801170412.0%
Setter Irlandés821090712.0%
Irish Water Spaniel83121911.9 %
Labrador Retriever8421533611.9%
Welsh Springer Spaniel85180711.8%
Alaskan Malamute861340911.5%
AIREDALE Terrier87561311.5%
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen8964911.1%
Border Collie91974910.9%
Pastor of Anatolia92163510.4%
Havana Silk Dog9314610.3%
Munsterlander Pequeno9412710.2%
Norwegian Buhund9616010.0%
Vallhund Swedish981669.6%
American Eskimo1009659.3%
Great Pyrenees10156609.2%
German Shorthaired Pointer10238519.0%
Tulear cotton1035988.9%
Australian Kelpie1041148.8%
Schnauzer Estándar10539488.6%
Waro of Weimar106114858.5%
Point Inglés10714258.1%
Miniature Australian Shepherd1089177.9%
Czech Fousek10918167.8%
Tibetan Spaniel1103077.8%
American Water Spaniel1117197.8%
Spaniel Franc é s1121587.6%
Pastor Holand é s1131707.1%
Bich ó n é Fris11532456.8%
Bull Terrier1161056.7%
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever11715656.6%
Cocker Spaniel Americano118122546.5%
Lhasa Apso1198106.4%
Spitz Finlandés1223136.1%
Bearded Collie12342516.0%
Australian Shepherd124293905.8%
Afghan Hound12564655.8%
Kerry Blue Terrier12614565.8%
English Cocker Spaniel é s12864905.7%
Tibetan Terrier12937265.7%
Shiba Inu13027715.7%
Belgian Shepherd Malinois13223455.4%
Rhodesian Ridgeback133103555.1%
Irish Wolfhound13416465.1%
Pastor Norteamericano1353355.1%
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier13657064.8%
Shetland Sheepdog137184014.7%
German Shorthaired Pointer139145904.3%
Flat-Coated Retriever14050584.2%
Parson Russell Terrier1411033.9%
Irish Red and White Setter1421793.9%
Border Terrier14323093.6%
Pastor Belga Tervuerense14454793.5%
Rat Terrier1463893.3%
Pastor Belga14737972.9%
Hound Ibizan1493022.6%
Pharaoh Hound1504212.6%
Australian Terrier1511682.4%
canaan dog1524092.2%
English Greyhound1533392.1%
Siberian Husky154165972.0%
Hound Italian1591890.0%



This table was adapted from three sources:

  • Canine Developmental Health Performance Registry
  • The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
  • AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF)
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    Ranking of dogs affected by congenital heart disease

    The Congenital heart disease in the dogs they are malformations of the heart or great vessels. Lesions that characterize congenital heart defects present at birth and may further develop during the perinatal period and growth.

    Many birth defects of the heart, It is believed, they are transmitted genetically from parents to children, However, the exact modes of inheritance has not been determined accurately for all cardiovascular malformations.

    This list was created taking into account the races, As minimum, obtained 50 evaluations since January 1974 until December of 2010.

    Norfolk Terrier13114.2%
    Bull Terrier41462.7%
    Bull Terrier miniature61372.2%
    English Toy Spaniel71892.1%
    Cavalier King Charles spaniel1079751.8%
    Small Vendée Griffon131251.6%
    American Staffordshire Terrier1412221.4%
    Shiloh Shepherd153711.1%
    Curly-Coated Retriever173911.0%
    Spinone 211210.8%
    Bichon Frise242960.7%
    Great Dane2828170.7%
    Rat Terrier295750.7%
    Field Spaniel321690.6%
    Boston Terrier341940.5%
    Irish Wolfhound351840.5%
    Labrador Retriever3749480.4%
    Bernese Mountain Dog3924640.4%
    Golden Retriever40196300.4%
    Australian Shepherd412680.4%
    American Water Spaniel422380.4%
    Border Terrier4311940.3%
    Bouvier des Flandres4425590.3%
    Rhodesian Ridgeback4647630.3%
    American Pit Bull Terrier497680.3%
    German Shepherd5218640.1%
    German Shorthaired Pointer537020.1%
    Miniature Schnauzer5413540.0%
    Norwich Terrier551270.0%
    Portuguese Water Dog61590.0%
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier62640.0%
    Old English Pastor63790.0%
    Shih Tzu 64870.0%
    Shih Tzu 651180.0%
    Greater Swiss Mountain Dog66730.0%
    Shetland Sheepdog672040.0%
    Sussex Spaniel691160.0%
    Silken Windhound70540.0%
    Tsang Apso711750.0%
    Cardigan Welsh Corgi732850.0%
    Pembroke Welsh Corgi74500.0%
    Yorkshire Terrier76920.0%
    Giant Schnauzer77770.0%
    Havana Silk Dog78830.0%
    English Greyhound79920.0%
    Great Pyrenees80550.0%
    Chino Crestado812760.0%
    Berger de Brie83850.0%
    French Bulldog841050.0%
    Flat-Coated Retriever859080.0%
    Boykin Spaniel875000.0%
    Chow Chow885380.0%
    Coton De Tulear89990.0%
    Nova Scotia Ducktolling Retriever906970.0%
    English Cocker Spaniel916130.0%
    Springer Spaniel92500.0%
    Cocker Spaniel932640.0%
    Cairn Terrier94960.0%
    Dogue de Bordeaux95610.0%
    Belgian Shepherd Malinois97560.0%
    Black Russian Terrier981820.0%
    Belgian Shepherd100900.0%
    Pastor Belga Tervurense101770.0%
    Border Collie103720.0%
    Australian Cattle Dog104960.0%
    Alaskan Klee Kai1051030.0%

    This table was adapted from three sources:

  • Canine Developmental Health Performance Registry
  • The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
  • AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF)
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    The Disadvantages of Painting Your Pets' Nails

    The Disadvantages of Painting Your Pets' Nails: A Questionable Practice

    Painting pet nails can seem like an adorable and fun trend, But behind the aesthetics there are a series of drawbacks that can negatively affect the health and well-being of the animals.. Next, Some of the main points to consider are highlighted:

    1. Enamel Toxicity: Most human nail polishes contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates. These substances can be harmful to the health of pets., as they can cause irritation to the paws and, in some cases, be ingested during grooming.

    2. Allergic Reactions and Dermatitis: Pets, having more sensitive skin than humans, They are prone to developing allergic reactions and dermatitis due to contact with the chemicals present in nail polishes.. This can result in itching, redness and discomfort for the animal.

    3. Ingestion of Harmful Substances: Pets tend to lick and bite their paws. If they have painted nails, there is a risk of ingesting the chemicals in the polish, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems and poisoning.

    4. Mobility Difficulties: Nails are an essential part of pets' mobility and balance.. Painting can make your nails more slippery., which could negatively affect your ability to walk, run and play properly.

    5. Stigmatization and Stress: Pets may feel uncomfortable or stressed having their nails painted.. They may experience anxiety due to the unusual sensation in their paws., what affects your emotional well-being.

    6. Cuticle and Paw Damage: Frequent application and removal of polish can damage the nail cuticle, causing nails to become brittle and brittle. It also, the enamel cleaning process can result in injury if not done carefully.

    In conclusion, although painting pet nails may seem like a fun trend, It is essential to consider the possible risks and adverse effects that it may have on the health and well-being of animals.. Instead of focusing on aesthetic aspects, It is advisable to prioritize responsible pet care, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for their development.