This is What you need to know about Rabies

Rabies is a highly infectious, deadly, non treatable viral disease caused by a Rhabdovirus called Rabies virus. Species affected
       ManDomestic dogs including the wild dog viz; wolves foxes, cayotes, e.t.cDomestic Cats includin wild cats  viz: lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, e.t.c

HOW RABIES IS TRANSMITTED image from TO YOUR PET: 1.bites from an infected dog or cat(during a fight or play) 2.from bitch to the puppy(mother to chid transmission) 3.uninfected pet licking broken skin of infected animal 4.contamination of exposed mucus membrane to saliva of infected animal TO HUMANS: Bites from an unvaccinated infected dog or cats. Following bite from an infected animal to human, it take 1 to few hours to weeks or months for the signs to manifest. The height of the signs being barking sounds from the human, and severe respiratory distress .  If prompt therapy is not given to the bitten human, its may reach the nervous system and in wh…

5 Most Effective Steps to Groom Your Dog

Grooming your dog is important in order to make it attractive and this are simple and easy to do steps that will help you achieve that.

1. Hair brushing
hair brushing sessions strengthen the bond with your dog, and most dogs enjoy having their coats brushed by their masters, this also help you discover and observe skin lesions and presence of ecto parasites like ticks and fleas so that effective flea control can be instituted.
to do this, the following should be done

Long haired dogs usually require daily brushing to prevent matting and tangling of hair. Medium-haired dogs may be prone to matting and tangles and should be brushed at least weekly. Short-haired dogs can typically go up to a month without brushing
2. Nail Trimming  Nail trimming is disliked by dogs and owners alike. Most dogs do not like even having their paws handled and their nails hurt if they are cut too short. Dog owners are also uncomfortable with the process for fear of hurting their dogs. The best thing to do lear…

What are dog worms, what can they do, how do I prevent them? Proper dog care

The first question is what are worms, then how do my dogs get infested, and then the next is how do I treat, control, or prevent these things called worms. image from
It is important to know that worms are very dangerous to the well-being of your pet; they can cause the following complications ·Make your dog lose weight ·Make your dog have a low amount of blood, especially red blood cells (Anemia) ·They can cause your dog have diarrhea ·Some can be easily transferred to you (zoonosis) ·You will not enjoy the company of your dog ·Death if infestation is not treated.
Often you will be able to tell if your dog has worms by the signs they are exhibiting. Most worm infestations cause any or all of these symptoms: ·Diarrhea, perhaps with blood ·Weight loss ·Dry hair ·General poor appearance ·Vomiting, perhaps with worms in the vomit

Easy Ways to Control Ticks in Our Dogs. Proper dog care

What are ticks?

Ticks are small, blood-sucking arthropods related to spiders, mites and scorpions. Ticks feed on the blood of other animals. If a larval tick picks up an infection from a small animal such as a vole, when it next feeds as a nymph it can pass the infection to the next animal or human it bites.
Why do I need to control ticks? • Cause irritation
• Lead to abscesses
• Transmit diseases e.g Lyme borreliosis, Babesiosis,Anaplasmosis, and Rickettsiosis. How is it possible to control ticks? A tick-control product can work in a number of ways: 1.It contains an ingredient that helps prevent ticks from being attracted to your pet – a repellent. 2.It contains an ingredient that kills the tick once it has made contact with your pet’s skin – an acaricide. 3.It contains an ingredient that reduces the risk of the tick attaching and taking a blood feed. On what part of the dog can I see parts?
Ideally, tick checks should be performed daily to reduce the risk of infection, but can be done on weekly…

What do you know about canine parvovirus enteritis? Proper dog care

First of all, please read carefully and make sure you follow the underlined advice; this advice is not meant to replace veterinary advice of your veterinarian.

What is canine parvovirus enteritis (CPVE)Canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV2) is a highly contagious and relatively common cause of acute, infectious GI illness in young dogs. Meaning it is causes by an infectious agent(Parvovirus), the disease has a short course and mainly affect the Stomach and the intestinal tract of infected animal, It affect puppies more than adults, and is resistant to many common detergents and disinfectants, as well as to changes in temperature and pH.
Why and how might my dog become infected?Canine parvovirus can be found in almost any environment, but not every dog who comes into contact with the virus becomes infected. Several factors come into play in infection, including the immune status of the dog and the number of viruses the dog is exposed to. If the combination of factors is just right and a dog doe…

See what fleas can do to your dogs. Proper dog care

Fleas can become a problem regardless of whether or not there are pets in the home. They can be brought in on the clothing of family members or visitors, or become  problems from urban wildlife lining in unused parts of the buildings, such as rats, feral cats, raccoons, opossums, chipmunks, squirrels, or birds. What are fleas and what can they doFleas are tiny, irritating insects. Their bites are itchy and sometimes painful, and getting rid of them is hard. Sometimes professional pest control treatment may be required. Fleas reproduce quickly(Under ideal conditions which can occur during the summer months, this life cycle can be completed in as little as 12 days.), especially if you have pets in the household. But even if you don’t have pets, your yard can potentially play host to fleas, and you may end up with a bunch of mysterious bites.
Fleas can be a source of both irritation and disease.Dogs and cats scratch constantly when heavily infested, resulting in soiled and roughened coats a…

Golden Retrievers: Best Dogs for Families and Children. Proper dog care

Should I Buy A Golden Retriever?

Beautiful Golden Retrievers have quickly become one of the most popular dogs in America.

Although the breed was originally bred for hunting, they show such versatility that they are often used in search and rescue and as Seeing-Eye dogs.

But, in recent years, they have come to be the forerunner in family pets. They seem to have all the attributes and few of the negatives when choosing a pet for your family. They are clean, well-mannered, friendly and easy to train!

Goldens make fantastic playmates for everyone in the family, but children especially can benefit from a loving, furry companion.

The Golden in your family is a "people dog." That means that he/she is not going to be happy locked in a kennel all day. They love to play and romp with people, and especially people who love them. This is something incredibly important when debating your adoption of a Golden Retriever; consider your space and lifestyle so that you and your new friend can …