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  • Applying Eye Drops to Dogs

    Aunque su veterinario le habrá informado sobre la frecuencia y dosis de aplicación del fármaco prescrito, estas notas le pueden resultar útiles.

  • Applying Eye Drops to Cats

    Administrar las gotas oculares de forma correcta es muy importante en la recuperación de infecciones o lesiones en los ojos de su gato. Asegúrese de leer cuidadosamente la etiqueta y entender las intrucciones de la prescripción médica. Si surge cualquier duda, comuníquese con su veterinario.

  • Giving Liquid Medication to Cats

    La manera más fácil para administrar medicación líquida a su gato es mezclándola con comida húmeda. Para asegurarse de que su gato se traga toda la medicación, lo mejor es mezclarla en una cantidad pequeña de comida y ofrecérsela con la mano, mejor que mezclar en un bol entero de comida que puede que no termine.

  • Traditionally, the terms “food allergy” and “food intolerance” have been used to describe any and all adverse food reactions in cats. The term “food allergy” or “sensitivity” is really most accurately applied when the immune system is involved in creating the signs and symptoms that result. “Food intolerance” is a far more accurate term to describe adverse food reactions in cats that cover a large category of reactions that do not involve the immune system and are generally digestive issues.

  • The determination and wiry coat hark back to terrier breeds, with a sprinkle of flat-nosed breeds, giving them their distinct expression. The Affenpinscher originally called the Miniature Pinscher his litter-brother, with both often born in the same litter. These were often scrappy little farm dogs, helping to keep the farmsteads free of rodents.

  • The Afghan Hound has glamorous good looks that belie his grit and stamina. This ancient breed runs swiftly, is relatively independent and gives affection only to those who have earned it.

  • Our knowledge of bird nutrition is constantly evolving. This is due both to heightened awareness of the importance of nutrition and to increased research into the needs of different bird species. As with all other animals, birds need a proper balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. Different species of birds often require different foods.

  • The African grey parrot, originally from central Africa, is a highly intelligent bird, now commonly bred in captivity as a pet. This elegant medium-sized bird is entirely grey with a strikingly red, short blunt tail.

  • In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do — and then lick the other dog, if he has to.”

  • These large working dogs were originally bred to hunt ferocious prey animals such as bears and boars, and to defend their master's property. They are docile most of the time, good-natured, with courage, alertness and dignity. They are extremely loyal companions. However, Akitas are also stubborn, self-willed, and aloof when first introduced to strangers.



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