“Bichon Frize” is an unusual name for the Russian ear, however, this is the correct name for this breed of dog from the Bichon group. The name “French lap-dog” is also common in Russia, however, it is precisely “Bichon Frize” that is correct. According to one of the most common theories, the ancestors of the Bichon Frize were ship dogs, which sailors took with them to the deck to fight rodents. Their small size and dense white coat had a purely utilitarian purpose, adapting the dogs to the conditions of southern navigation. However, obeying the vagaries of fashion for small dogs, Bichons became a kind of fashion accessory among the nobility at court. At that time, of course, one did not have to talk about purebred Bichon Frieze; rather, it was the ancestors of all the lapdogs in general. Continue reading
Annual vaccination is an essential part of dog care. It allows you to protect the health of the pet from the most dangerous diseases that would lead to death, as well as the health of everyone around. Without a veterinary passport with current vaccination marks, the owner will not be able to take the pet out of the country. Therefore, in no case should you neglect the procedure. Read how to properly prepare your dog for vaccination in our article.
If you understand well what vaccination is, then the preparation for it will become clear. When vaccinated, a dead or weakened pathogen called an antigen is injected into the dog’s bloodstream. The immune system responds by producing antibodies that destroy the virus. If a real infection had occurred and the virus had not been attenuated, unprepared immunity would not have been able to cope with it. But vaccination “introduces” the body to the virus, and the antibodies produced are present in the blood for about a year. If during this period an infection occurs with the virus from which the vaccine was introduced, the body will meet it fully armed with ready-made antibodies. Immunity will be prepared.
Now it’s clear that great importance in vaccination is given to the immune response to vaccine administration. To “process” the virus and develop a sufficient amount of antibodies can only strong immunity, whose work does not interfere. Continue reading
“Vandal dog”, “sawmill dog”, “terminator dog” – faced with such concepts? This is the name of dogs that gnaw everything and in two ways destroy toys. They have not only a great passion for chewing, but also incredibly strong jaws, under the pressure of which everything shatters into pieces. How to wean a dog to nibble everything and are there indestructible toys?
Absolutely all dogs love to chew. Chewing for them is a natural need and the best way to deal with boredom and stress. If the pet does not have special toys that he can nibble on, personal belongings of the owners will go into the process.
The dog chews everything: what to do?
Some dogs are true chewing champions. They are ready to nibble everything in their path and simply cannot live without it. If your dog chews toys, as soon as you have time to offer them, congratulations, you are the owner of such a champion! Most likely, more than one pair of spoiled shoes reminds you of this. But do not rush to despair! Continue reading