Winter was raided recently, but suddenly and with abundant snow and frost. How to properly care for a pet and what you need to know, not to hurt the pet — say the experts of the American society of domestic animals ASPCA .
1. Extreme changes in temperature dry the skin and can cause cracking. In addition, upon returning home, be sure to look at the skin between the toes on the paws of the animal — there can form ice . After walking paws it is advisable to wipe.
2. To cut an animal in winter is impossible — because you are depriving him of the opportunity to bask. If the hair is too long, it can be cut, but the majority should still remain. If the animal is actively shedding there is a sense in the bitter cold to take him for a walk in special clothing, which will help to keep warm.
3. If the walk is going to be long, it makes sense to grab a towel and from time to time to wipe paws and belly . removing snow, sand and what-they’re-there-even-with-sand-pour is that at -5 degrees under the feet of a sucking mess around and freezing puddles.
4. In a particularly cold time cannot be carried away by frequent washing of the animal — it dries the skin. If you think it necessary, talk to the veterinarian who will help to find the right”winter” shampoo. Continue reading
“D domashnie animals definitely bring joy to the home, teach children to be kind, but everything in it on one condition, explains a child psychologist. – If parents are properly treat animals. none of the animals does not automatically become “good” pet”.
The study, during which studied the effect of Pets on children from three to six years, provided a lot of evidence of how they are developing social sensitivity and communication skills. We have even highlighted the influence on the index of intellectual development — the doctors say. But animals are comrades really help to develop a sense of responsibility. In addition, they help children become less self-centered. Because for productive interaction feedback is required, and the animals can provide. If the cat does not like the way a child holds her, she will run away. So the animals themselves explain to the children how to handle them. This allows the child to understand the point of view of another.
Pet ownership is a huge additional responsibility. And the child, especially if he’s only three or four years, can only partially take care of. Younger children can feed the pet, spend time with him, to hold him in her arms and try to play with him. But you hardly want to your trehletnyaya scrubbed out of the cage litter. Continue reading
If you live Guinea pigs, chances are you occasionally let them walk around the house or on the lawn. And if near the house there is a pond, whether the pond or the pool, your Pets may inadvertently fall into the water. Maybe you will want to see how your pigs are swimming.
And here will naturally arise the question: “Can Guinea pigs swim?”
Guinea pigs can swim from birth, they are natural born swimmers. But some of them love the water and wallow in it, and some can’t stand her. In this they are similar to people.
Guinea pigs can swim, but given it to them hard enough. Yes you briefly like to swim, as swimming is tiring.
If you throw a Guinea pig into the water, it will float. But this is more from the hopelessness of the situation, than from his desire. In this case, Guinea pigs are different from dogs and other animals who like to swim.
The ability to swim Guinea pigs inherited from their distant relatives kapibarov. who love the water, live on the banks of the river, eat aquatic vegetation and can stay under water for 5 minutes. Continue reading