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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
Due to the fact that dogs cannot speak, misunderstandings often arise between them and the owners. But, nevertheless, animals are not dumb creatures, they are able to make a lot of sounds or various gestures, by which you can determine the mood of the pet or predict its intentions. How to understand the language of dogs?
If the dog runs, jumps around the owner, runs close, and then runs away and all this is accompanied by a loud barking – this means that all of its anatomy says that it wants to play. Wanting to play, the dog lands on its hind legs when jumping, freezes, bending its front legs, the back of the body remains raised, while the tail wags from side to side. Continue reading