Raccoon-poloskun: cheerful clean
Rings on the tail We often hear, especially from hunters, that raccoons live in our forests. However, with the same success it can be said that lions or tigers live…

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Hedgehogs: eared, bald, prickly ...
Zoologists account for about two dozen species of hedgehogs, of which five are found in Russia. The most numerous are the common, or western, and Eastern European, or white-breasted, hedgehogs.…

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Raccoon-poloskun: cheerful clean
Rings on the tail We often hear, especially from hunters, that raccoons live in our forests. However, with the same success it can be said that lions or tigers live…

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From antiquity to today. The history of dogs.
“There are no comrades to the taste and color” reads a well-known statement, and in relation to the choice of a pet, it is also relevant. Someone will choose a…

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What if a dog is bitten by a snake?

The last summer month will come soon, and autumn will come after it – time to take your beloved four-legged friend with you and go into the forest for a “quiet hunt”. Going into the woods, a person may well protect himself from the bite of a poisonous snake, wearing tight pants and rubber boots, but how to protect his pet from meeting dangerous forest dwellers?
The most common type of poisonous snake in the central zone of Russia is the common viper. More common are individuals of silver or brown color with a darker diamond pattern along the entire back. Less common instances are completely black. The venom of the viper has hemorrhagic, hemocoagulating and necrotizing effects. Continue reading

The value of vitamins and minerals for pets

Autumn is coming, the days are getting shorter, it is raining and getting colder on the street, which means that now is the time to take care of your own immunity and that of your favorite pets. On such days, the body is rebuilt, it begins an active overrun of vitamins, as a result of which vitamin deficiency develops and the animal becomes susceptible to various diseases. Even if your four-legged friend eats a balanced feed, has an excellent appearance and is in good health, you should not refuse to feed it with vitamin-mineral complexes during the off-season. Continue reading

Why a cat breathes with an open mouth

Like any other mammal, a cat can sometimes use its mouth to get oxygen. This can occur for physiological reasons. For example, in a stuffy room, an open mouth in a cat is a natural way to lower body temperature. Breathing through the mouth will be the norm, if the animal has received a strong physical exertion. When the cat returns to a state of rest, her state will quickly recover. Continue reading

Physical examination of a cat
Finding out exactly what the problem with the health of the cat, can be a daunting task. To solve it, the veterinarian needs to conduct a general inspection of the…

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Arctic Wolf: habits of animals and where they live
Despite the fact that the wolf adapted itself to “excellent” to the extremely difficult living conditions in the Arctic, most of the time the pack remains hungry, and therefore even…

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