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Janeiro de 2019

Como funciona o Bravecto?

 por ben em 30 jan 2019 |
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Available in a tasty chew, Bravecto provides long-lastingrelief from fleas and ticks. The secret lies in its active ingredient Fluralaner, which provides almost immediate and safe protection from biting pests. The first flea and tick treatment of its kind, Bravecto packs a powerful punch into each tiny tablet. The secret to its long-lasting formula lies in the active ingredient Fluralaner, which protects your dog or cat from biting parasites for up to three months with each chewable treat. An insecticide and acaricide that attacks the nervous system of fleas and ticks, Fluralaner is the FDA-approved ingredient that gives Bravecto its almost immediate efficacy in the fight against biting pests. It starts to work almost immediately after ingestion by entering the fluids under your pet’s skin, where Fluralanerattacks fleas and ticks as they bite. This disrupts particular pathways in the invertebrates’ nervous systems, resulting in seizures that are fatal to fleas and ticks, but, because Fluralaner is more effective on invertebrates than mammals, it is safe for your companion. Fluralaner’s effectiveness comes from its ability to disrupt two major system in fleas’ and ticks’ bodies. The first are gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA-gated, channels, which play a role in dampening nerve transmissions and cause an overall relaxing effect in the body. Fluralaner disrupts this process, creating massive waves of nerve transmissions that cause uncontrollable seizures and ultimately fatal effects in fleas and ticks. This works in concert with Fluralaner’s effect on glutamate-gated channels, which help nerves send signals to other cells. Fluralaner opens these channels to increase nerve impulse transmissions, intensifying seizure activity and Bravecto’s effectiveness in the fight against fleas and ticks. Fluralaner has been proven to start killing fleas within two hours of ingestion. After entering the fluids under your dog or cat’s skin, its long-lasting formula continues to work for up to 12 weeks, preventing future outbreaks. Bravecto also kills and controls four species of ticks, protecting your pet from diseases including Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Fluralaner is more effective on invertebrates than mammals, making its powerful in the fight against biting parasites, but safe for pets to ingest. When undergoing field studies, the tablet was found free from life-threatening and other serious side-effects, though the most common side effects included diarrhea, flatulence, increased thirst and loss of appetite. The FDA approved Bravecto and dogs as young as six months or as small as 4.4 pounds are safe for treatment, which is available in five different strengths for pets of every size. However, it’s important to tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever been diagnosed with a seizure disorder or experienced seizures. Because it is available in an easy-to-administer chewable treat and requires only four doses per year, Bravecto is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect pets from biting pests.

Homemade Cat Food VS Store Bought

 por ben em 18 jan 2019 |
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It’s certainly rewarding to make food for your cat instead of buying it at the store, but is it safe? Is it really worth the extra hassle? Here we compare the differences between homemade cat food and store-bought food, so you are better informed if you are considering making the switch… Is it really cheaper to make your own cat food? Depending on what ingredients you use to make the food, it can certainly be cheaper to make it at home yourself. You can buy inexpensive ingredients and keep your costs low, but you may be tempted to buy high quality, pricey items to put in the cat food. How expensive this is would really be up to you, but many people do save money by going the homemade route. That’s because traditional dog and cat food often use a lot of preservatives and manmade chemical that can be kind of expensive to produce. They may also cost more simply for the branding and advertising that goes into them, so it’s entirely possible to save some money by doing it yourself. The Healthiness It’s pretty easy to make healthy food at home for your pet. If you buy wholesome ingredients, then you can make some very healthy pet food that you get to control the contents of. You can account for any allergies that your pet may have, and you can determine what goes into the food and what does not. This means you can make the food as healthy and as nutritious as you like. Compare that to traditional dry pet food, which can contain all sorts of chemicals and toxins that can have negative long-term effects on your pet. You may not even understand what all the ingredients are in the pet food you by off store shelves and how they will affect your pet. Many of the ingredients carry long names and have unexpected side effects, and they can be especially harmful to pets that have health problems already. The Hassle It can be a lot of work to make up food on your own for your pet. If you always have to make the food up fresh or have it made up in advance, then you may not feel like putting in so much effort sometimes, such as when you are tired. You might do a shoddy job of making the food, and your pet may suffer as a result. It can be tiresome to make the food for your pets every time, and there may be days that you regret having made the choice. Buying traditional food, on the other hand, is simple. There isn’t any work involved besides going to the site and picking it up. It stays fresher for longer too, in most cases, so you can keep it in storage for a long time without having to worry if it will go bad. The hassle of replacing the food you made yourself may be discouraging at times. On the other hand, it can be convenient to just make food from what you have at home rather than to have to go to the store to buy what you need. So, in some instances, it can be less hassle to make the food yourself, especially if the weather is inclement and you don’t feel like going to the store to buy pet food. Customized Diet It’s easier to make the food just the way you want it for your pet if you are creating the food at home from scratch. You can accommodate your pet’s dietary needs and make sure the food is palatable and to its liking. If you have a picky cat, then homemade cat food may be your best option, because many pets dislike store bought food. It’s tougher to make up a diet just the way you want it using food off of store shelves, but it is possible. There are more choices than ever with pre-made pet food these days. You can even order online and choose from an even wider selection. If you can’t find what you are looking for in your local store, then you can simply order what you need from one of the many online retailers. You don’t have to give up on giving your pet the exact diet you want it to have just because you are buying food that is already prepared and made up. Even so, it will be simpler to customize a diet for your cat with food you make yourself. That way, you can avoid all the questionable ingredients like preservatives, additives, and flavorings that can take a healthy pet food and turn it into a nightmare for sensitive pets. There are advantages and disadvantages to both feeding options you will have to decide what works best for you. Talk to your vet if you are not sure which method will be best for your pet, and make sure you choose the option that is right for your dog or cat. About the Author: For more information, you can visit – a site for happy, healthy, and adventurous cats who are fuelled by nature.

É por isso que você ama tanto seu animal de estimação

 de alex em 07 jan 2019 |
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Caring for pets is a uniquely human behavior and researchers have struggled to explain why humans are so close to their companions.  According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 68 percent of U.S. households own at least one pet. It’s clear that we love our four-legged friends, but researchers have struggled to explain why humans are so close to their companions. Whatever the reason, however, we’re unlikely to give up our roles as pet parents anytime soon.   It’s unclear how far back into history humans began keeping pets. Thousands of year ago, our ancestors likely discovered wolves’ utility as hunting companions, leading them to domesticate young pups. Cats share a similar history with humans, which may have begun when our ancestors starting farming and storing grains. As felines took to hunting the rodents that frequented granaries, farmers were likely to reward the cats for their work with food scraps, reinforcing a mutually beneficial relationship. Gradually, these animals became tamer and wolves evolved into dogs, though cats retained more of their original nature. According to a 2015 study published in “Current Biology,” ancestors to our modern-day dogs may have evolved from wolves as early as 27,000 years ago, pointing to a long history alongside humans.   At some point, humans began actively keep pets as companions. It’s a tradition in many cultures, and a strange practice when one considers the costs of caring for animals compared to the relative lack of benefits. Though our four-legged friends provide companionship, they also require time-consuming care, costly food, and regular veterinary visits. Several theories have attempted to explain why this seemingly impractical partnership is a mainstay in many societies. Some propose that pets increase our longevity and quality of life, though these theories have been largely debunked by scientific research. Others theorize that in the past, sharing our lives with animals was beneficial and we evolved together in a partnership that remains today. Culture plays a large role in our penchant for keeping pets, so other theories suggest pet ownership is a learned behavior. Not all societies raise pets and some that do keep them strictly for utilitarian purposes or treat them in ways that others view as inhumane. There is some evidence to backs theory, as an analysis of American Kennel Club registrations published in “Animal Behavior and Cognition” showed. Researchers found fluctuations in popularity of different breeds of dogs that implied pet owners’ choices follow those of their peers. Whatever the reason, however, data back what every pet owner already knows: We love our four-legged friends, regardless of the time and resources it takes to care for them.

Faça um kit de primeiros socorros para o seu cão com estes 10 grandes itens

 por ben em 02 jan 2019 |
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You’ve probably bought tons of fun toys for your dog, and have quite a collection of dog accessories too. But how about a first aid kit? It is without a doubt one of the most important items to have on hand, but it is all too often forgotten about. No one wants to think their pup will get sick or injured, but it pays to err on the side of caution by having the right first aid items on the go when you need them. Below, we’ve listed 10 items your first aid kit should definitely have. See how many you currently have, and make sure to prioritize buying the ones you’re currently missing. Then, get straight to assembling your kit. You’ll be thankful you did should you encounter a doggie emergency! 1. Dog First Aid Book The first item on this list is a dog first aid book. We know it’s a rather unexpected one, but when an emergency hits, you’ll be thankful you have it to guide you step by step through what to do. While there are many books out there, if you’re looking for one which pretty much covers anything under the sun when it comes to doggie first aid, you can’t go past the Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook. It’s a tried and tested guide for countless dog owners. 2. Emergency Contact List & Medical Records An emergency contact list and a copy of your dog’s medical records are essential first aid kit items, recommends Pup Life Today. The reason they give is that when an emergency happens - whether with an accident or an illness - tensions are inevitably high. Consequently, this can cause you to no longer think straight, and even simple actions like ringing the vet can prove impossible. Suddenly, with all that’s going on, the number slips your mind, or you can’t find it anywhere in your home. The same goes for your dog’s medical records. Having both handy in your kit will be incredibly helpful in the case that your dog faces an emergency. 3.Tweezers Tweezers are a small but mighty item that has a firm place in a first aid kit. The primary reason tweezers are mandatory is because they’ll help you extract any ticks you find on your pooch. Many dog owners think you can just use your hands to extract ticks, the consensus is that tweezers are the safest way. Just be sure not to squeeze the tick as you’re removing it, as this may lead to more toxin being released. 4. Antiseptic Antiseptic is another item you’ll be glad you went to the effort to pop in. It’s ideal to find one that is non-stinging. Your dog, after all, will be in enough pain already, so trying to ease the pain as much as possible is always best. What’s more, Angela String fellow from Cat Life Today points out that this is a nice two-in-one item, as cat owners will be able to use it for their first aid emergencies as well. How’s that for cost-efficiency? 5. Thermometer A thermometer will help you determine whether your dog’s temperature is above or below average, making diagnosis far easier. The good news is if you’re having trouble finding one designed for dogs, it’s fine to buy one for human use. Just make sure it is a rectal one. This point is vital, as dogs can only have their temperature taken this way. 6. Bandages You’ll want to have all varieties of bandages packed so you can effectively treat any type of wound on your dog. It may be tempting just to get just one kind, but each has a particular purpose, and thus boasts different features. For example, conforming bandages are ideal for applying pressure and easily clinging to a given body part, whereas adhesive bandages hold everything together so nothing comes apart. Don’t get caught out by trying to use one type of bandage for the wrong purpose - it’s easier just to have the right ones there and ready. 7. Ointments Just like bandages, you will want to have a range of ointments in your kit to handle any emergency situation. Of course, you won’t want to have too many different types of ointments, lest your kit become unmanageable! One ointment, however, which any expert would strongly recommend is antibiotic ointment. An antibiotic ointment will help you attend to any minor cuts or scratches while helping prevent infection. 8. Splints A fracture or dislocation are two of the most challenging emergencies you could face with your dog, so why not make the process as manageable as possible by having the right tools? A plastic or wooden splint can help you keep a fracture or dislocation as steady as possible. This will make the trip to the vet far easier, and make your vet’s job in attending to your dog go considerably more smoothly. 9. Scissors The last thing you want to worry about when you’re trying to attend to a wound is trying to cut through a strip or packet that won’t easily tear or open. Scissors are therefore a very useful addition to your first aid kit. Be sure to have a dedicated pair just for your kit, as trust us, you’ll be scrambling to find the general household pair when there’s an emergency! 10. Ice Pack While this item technically isn’t housed in your first aid kit, it is undeniably one that can play a vital role in a first aid situation. Ice packs work like no other item to help reduce swelling to any body parts. We hate to state the obvious, but you should make sure to put the ice pack in your freezer straight away after buying it. We stress this as it’s all too easy to forget to do so, and then to accidentally pack it away with other items. An ice pack is only as useful as it is frozen and accessible, so have it positioned in your freezer within view so you can grab it as quickly as possible should you need to. About the Author Kristin Hitchcock is a frequent contributor at Pet Life Today. She was born and raised in Tennessee and currently lives there with her husband and toddler. Kristin is passionate about helping pet parents weave a fulfilling and enriching life for their pets by educating them about lesser-known topics and helping them make the best decisions possible for their pets. She owns three dogs, three cats, two fish, and a lizard. Cover picture from
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