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Five interesting facts about dogs and cats

There are some things that all of us who love dogs and cats we take for granted because, in the life of every day, we see so often not seem to mind even more. We want to present, thanks to the website Paw Nation, five curiosity which, to most people, may never come to mind, and that if we just “canary” or “Gattari” help us to understand the other half of the sky (done obviously many other half how many pets!)

1 The cat’s tongue. We, who have always had dogs, the first time we licked a cat (which does not happen very often), we were surprised at how “strange” it was their language. Unlike that of dogs is rough and porous and has a very specific purpose: cleaning. Resemble a brush allows the language, when passed, raise the dead hairs of the coat of the cat, and together with saliva, eliminate any bacteria.

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2 The dog and the grass. Many of us think that if the dog eats the grass is a need for “colon cleansing.” It is not always the case. The dog eats grass for a real sense of taste, as a man can be to eat the salad. If you do not see the difficulty in evacuating (such as yelps in pain) then do not worry.

The Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a small breed very attractive and ideal as a pet because of its features and characteristics. It is still a bit unknown, although it is not understood why. And it meets all the requirements that anyone would wish for our pet. It is easy to care for, lovely and friendly, small and suitable for all homes and magnificent with the treatment of others.

Small and stylish

Race Chin is a small breed of complexion square between 2 and 7 kg of weight. Their ears are small and triangular and covered with a long, silky coat. The eyes are dark as a rule and quite large. The nose is tiny, his face flattened and his tail is set high. These physical characteristics make it a very approaches dog before and distinguished.

japanese chin

It can be color or black and white black and brown, and usually brown or reddish certain spots. Their hair is straight, long and smooth.

The eight characters of the dogs

Dogs have eight characters: that of a priest, a warrior, a farmer, a servant, a thief, a predator, a courtesan, a child. The characters are then explained all but one, that of the servant. Perhaps because it is not true: The dog is a friend, not a servant! Below is the passage in question: we who live with dogs know that their characters are many more. Discover and appreciate them all is one of the good intentions for this 2013.

characters of the dogs

The eight dog characters

• The dog has eight characters, that of a priest, a warrior, a farmer, a servant, a thief, a predator, a courtesan, a child.
• It eats like a priest, as happy as a priest, is patient as a priest, just the little food as a priest, and this is his character as a priest.

Jealousy in dogs

Before bringing home a pet have to be very sure that we will have all the resources necessary for its development, food, and health care. Having analyzed all our possibilities, and whenever we see capable and ready, we can enjoy the company of this great friend, the dog.

Our faithful companion need to feel loved because an animal is very social and communicative. The can express their moods through their actions. Living with your dog may be complicated by jealousy. It is then that we will follow the advice of the experts to correct this behavior and thus show our affection.

Is there really jealousy in animals?
Although it is difficult to know for sure if a dog is jealous, generally, there are certain aspects or behaviors that lead us to affirm. We should note that the dog does not experience this attitude in the same way that a person, but have in common the selfishness that defines these actions.

Jealousy in dogs

As the dog and the cat, myth or reality?

This is an old saying that is how evil are the dogs and cats…The dog always barks and chases the cat, the cat always flees and snorts the dog…There are many children’s stories on this topic, and urban legends, and all kinds of rumors about the relationship of enmity.

If you think that input it is possible that your dog be wrong with cats in the neighborhood, because you see the cat and you get nervous, and the dog notices and is cautious and aggressive. Even if it isn’t that, if to the other are not accustomed problems may occur.

myth or reality between cat and dog

It should bear in mind that their natures are completely opposite: where the dog is a sociable animal that needs a herd and that it considers the gaze fixed an act of trust, cat is solitary, independent, and same staring is a sign of threat.

Can my dog be stressed?

To better understand

Stress is a natural response of the body to some external elements that attack us, both physiological and psychological. It is a kind of “state of alert” which is necessary because it can react and adapt quickly to a new situation. But when the stress settled permanently, that means we are on constant alert and most manage to find rest and tranquility needed. So is it also for dogs.

Why this is important

As humans, stress causes many physical problems in dogs. It reflects a malaise more or less deep it should not be allowed to settle in the risk of your pet’s health deteriorate dangerously. Moreover, that you take for symptoms of stress may well reflect a deeper disease and more severe.

stressed dog

How to go 

• Decipher the reasons for stress

The Dogs are very attached to their routine. They do not like change and they toddlers or grandparents are likely to cause them stress. Relocation, car trips longer, loud parties, thunderstorms, house work or the arrival of another animal can totally disrupt your companion. In addition, dogs are often prone to separation anxiety.

Dogs with aggressive tendencies

Faced with frequent and numerous cases of dog attacks, including against their own masters, we must learn to be vigilant when an animal develops signs of aggression. Our reactions and actions are not without effect on our companions. It is in trying to understand our behavior and theirs that can prevent accidents.

Your dog threat

The threat is primarily a defensive gesture on the part of the animal. It occurs when the latter is in an uncomfortable or unpleasant. Bark, growl, show teeth … what are normal reactions to your dog, which seeks to distance the disruptive element to deterrence by showing.

dogs aggressiveness

If your dog threatens you, its purpose is not necessarily to challenge you, or submit your question authority and even less cause you to create a conflict. It may be trying to accomplish by this attitude is to alleviate the discomfort of his situation.

Pica in dogs

Your dog eats everything and anything? Whether paper, plastic, stones, grass, earth, etc …, this is probably what is called pica. But what caused this problem is, what are the risks for your dog and how to overcome them? Here’s all the advice of our veterinarians about pica.

Pica: what is it?

Pica is an abnormal eating behavior which involves the ingestion of nonnutritive substances that are logically and not to be eaten. We talk about when a dog ingests pica example: the earth, stones, fabric, plastic, paper, wood, etc. … When a dog ingests feces, this is also a particular form of pica is called coprophagia.

pica in dogs

The causes of pica

It is initially important to know that as they grow, all the puppies go, such as children, through a phase of development called the oral stage , during which they discover the world with their mouths. They then, during this period, the annoying habit of putting everything in their mouths and ingest inappropriate things: pieces of toys, wood, earth, pieces of paper/tissue, feces, etc. … Pica is therefore not formally abnormal in young dogs , and adequate education combined with patience can usually come to the end. Adult dogs, pica is not normal and should be taken with utmost seriousness, given the risks to your dog’s health that may be involved (see below).

Reporting relationships with the dog

A dog comes easily to crack its owners to get what he wants but it must set limits for your safety and well-being. Indeed, to be happy, a dog does not need to be the king at home. It will be even calmer to have a teacher on whom he can rely completely. Moreover, a clear hierarchy and respected within the family severely limits aggression (territorial and hierarchical).

A hierarchical fuzzy is synonymous with conflict and therefore attacks

To be happy and balanced, a dog must have at his place of dog that is a place dominated as it is you, the owner, the leader of the pack and the house. Indeed, note that the relationship between dogs are based on relations of dominance.

relationships with the dog

The dog is an animal hierarchy: he lives in a pack where the dominant animal has different prerogatives, including the one to eat first, slowly, in front of his pack, that monitor and control movements in the pack, and that of having priority to reproduction. For your dog to be out of place in your family (that is to say in his pack), it is obvious that you must be the dominant.

Living well with dog

To make your dog feel so much in his head and his place in the family, he must learn to respect some rules.

The place of rest and sleeping

Do not sleep with you in your room or on your bed for the bedroom and the bed must be booked at prevailing (i.e. you). It is true that it is sometimes difficult to hear the dog crying in the kitchen and know that if you take it with you, he’ll stop but do not yield. The fact of not giving in this case you will avoid two problems: problems and dominance issues hyperattachement.

It must therefore install a cart in a corner of a room (in the kitchen or living room) but not in the entrance or in the hallway because they are places of transition that monitor the whereabouts of everyone. To prevent abuse, do not bother, and do not scold your dog when he is in his cart, this is his refuge! Teach your children how to meet this condition on pain of seeing the growls or bites irritation.

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