Dogs live side by side with humans for 10 thousand years. And may we can only guess, who were our very first Pets, so one and a half centuries ago, to look we. In a relatively short period of time some of the rocks under the influence of man has changed beyond recognition.
Bulldog became more dense and chunky: chest became wider, legs shorter and thicker, the muzzle more flattened. On the skin appeared folds. Unfortunately, most modern bulldogs health problems, and they live on average just 6 and a quarter years.
Basset hound became much lower: the rear legs are now shorter, while the ears much lengthened. Muzzle and legs, was shorter, and the skin had more wrinkles.
Boxers now shorter and turned up snout, slightly changed body proportions. Continue reading
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
Decided to make a list of 10 very rare dog breeds in the World. Some breeds of dogs it is impossible to meet on the street or at a dog show, and can only be seen in the Photo or in zoos, so they are rare.
Very old miniature dog breed, originally from Scotland. These little shaggy dogs barely reach the weight of 10 kg, and the height at the withers 20 cm But despite their mini size, this dog is brave and loyal. In the formation of the breed took part ancient Scottish Terriers, Bedlington and taxes. Unfortunately, this breed is on the verge of degeneration and even in their homeland these individuals not so much, so I made it to the list, as one of the very rare breeds of dogs.
A very ancient native breed of dogs, the first mention of it date back to 1267. Officially a water dog was registered in 1938 in Portugal, and quickly gained popularity. However, by the end of the 20th century, the breed almost ceased to exist as a species. Breed of dogs along with the owners emigrated to the countries: America, Europe, where at the moment the officially registered just over 600 individuals. All owners of Portuguese water dogs say that the dog is extremely friendly, playful, loves to swim, justifying its name, great bird hunters and swimmers. Very well saidanything about these dogs one of the breeders of this breed of Marilyn Rimmer. “These dogs are real clowns, they won’t be bored!” Continue reading