An aging dog, like older people, requires special care. So you can extend the life of the pet, ease its condition. Spaniels begin to age from the age of 8 and after that require special attention. Very often, signs of serious illness in older dogs are attributed to old age.
The reason for visiting a veterinarian at any age should be:
– thirst, lack of appetite and weight loss;
– involuntary urination;
– chronic diarrhea and vomiting;
– general exhaustion;
– limping; Continue reading
It is unfortunate, but our pets of the English Cocker Spaniel breed may show hereditary ailments. They need to be able to recognize and fight take off.
Hereditary nephritis is a disease that is quite rare. It affects the kidneys of puppies and young spaniels, and at the age of 1.5 to 2 years, it leads to death. Hereditary nephritis has a negative effect on the kidneys of the cocker spaniel, which become shriveled. It is a pity, but this disease is not subject to treatment.
Determine whether the dog is predisposed to hereditary nephritis and whether there is a likelihood of this disease manifesting by taking a urine test from a spaniel aged 9 months to 2 years. Unfortunately, this analysis cannot determine whether the spaniel is a carrier of the gene and whether it can transmit the gene to its future offspring. In order to determine this, the veterinarian must send a urine test to the Society for the Protection of Animal Health.
A geneticist who specializes in dogs suffering from this disease has concluded that hereditary nephritis is Continue reading
Many people know that dogs understand everything, just can’t say it. Anyone who has ever seen a dog’s eye will not deny this. But what does the dog really feel, and how does the surrounding world, in particular, people see it?
Let’s start with an important and very interesting question: do dogs distinguish colors. Many believe, based on old data, that dogs see our world in black and white. This is not true. According to recent studies by scientists from the United States, dogs have colored vision, but different from human. Why? There are fewer cones in the dog’s retina than in the human eye, and it is cones that are responsible for color perception. The human retina contains 3 types of cones, each of which responds to a different color range. Some are sensitive to long-wave Continue reading