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What diseases you can catch from Pets

This disease is called “fever dog”, although she was exposed to all mammals, including humans. Although in natural conditions are more often ill with leptospirosis of agricultural animals and rodents, “bad name” dogs was due to its extremely high susceptibility to leptospirosis. Animals of all breeds become infected by bathing and drinking from natural water bodies, so if you take your dog for a picnic on the river, you are at risk.

People may get infected through contact with water in which were bathing the infected animal, as well as with secretions ( saliva, urine) of diseased dogs. But from person to person leptospirosis is not transmitted. The disease seriously, more than half of the cases, patients go to the intensive care unit. Leptospira after aging affect the capillaries, liver, kidney, muscle, and among the possible complications of the lesion of the membranes of the eyes, paralysis, infectious-toxic shock.

The treatment of such diseases is protivoleptospirozny gamma globulin. antibiotics ( penicillin, tetracycline, aminoglycosides). In addition, doctors have to support the liver and help the patient to other drugs, depending on which organs were affected. Continue reading

Pets and children

According to the BBC, Pets can improve the health of children. Studies confirm that children who have Pets have higher immunity.

Researchers at the University of Warwick (Coventry) found that the presence of dogs or cats were subjected in early life children, a large number of infections. However, this in turn has raised these kids have immunity, and they are less likely to miss school due to illness than children without Pets.

Dr. Mcnicholas and colleagues tested the 138 children saliva for the presence of immunoglobulin (IgA) – antibodies, which tests the strength of the immune system. Low indicates that the person is prone to diseases, high – the immune system normally works. The study showed that children with a pet . the level of antibodies was significantly more resistant than children without animals. Thus, the first attended school in year, on average, for 9 days more. Confirmed “dirty hypothesis”: the environment in which the child grows early in life, more “sterile”, the worse it is reflected later on his immune system. Continue reading

Getting a pet and who to choose?

Children dream, a huge pain for the parents and just craving for nature is a pet. Probably each of us with a sinking heart was waiting for a child to gift him one, with that wet leather nose and kind eyes… Someone got it, someone-no, but the topic is “let’s have… the kitty (dog, hamster, etc.)” is still relevant.

So, to go on this rather important step or not? And what you need to know before the animal crosses the threshold of the house? Let’s try to decide!

Firstly: why use a pet. Just to play or to make a friend? Maybe just want to start walking in the evenings? Or looking for a way to make money on breeding rare breeds? The answer to this question depends, who will come into Your life.

The second question: who. So, who will for many days waiting for warmth and affection, attention and Your free time. And the main thing is not to succumb to the temptation to take the first favourite mug. Of course, very humane to pick up kitten on the street. I just want to give you some tips, if You are still in search. Continue reading

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