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Maine Coon

This breed is a wonderful home of giants arrived to us from far-away America, is considered the birthplace of Maine. Literally the name of the breed translates as “Manx raccoon” due to the resemblance of the Maine Coon coons powerful physique, color and a luxurious tail. Sometimes the origin of the breed is associated with raccoons, allegedly it came from crossing domestic cats with these animals. In fact, this question is veiled in obscurity.

Appearance the Maine Coon

Cats of this breed are the largest purring Pets among other people. The body of an adult individual reaches more than 1 m in length, and the weight ranges from 5-7 kg (females) up to 10-12 kg (males). In addition, these cats:

well-developed muscles, making them sort of chaps, though not to the detriment of the usual cat’s grace;

legs of medium length, fairly wide apart;

between the fingers there are tufts of hair;

the wool of unequal length: the head, legs and shoulders – short; on back, belly, and tail long;

tail tapering towards the tip, and its length equal to the length of the cat;

snout moderately elongated; Continue reading

Can the bedbugs bite Pets (cats, dogs, chickens)?

Bed bugs in our homes parasitize on the person — their barb adapted only for piercing thin enough and soft human skin. Only the hardest bugs to the times when people are leaving the premises for a sufficiently long period of time — bed bugs can bite Pets.

However, in General it is unnatural for bed bug behavior — even adult parasites with their long proboscis barely pierce the skin of animals, and the tiny larvae in most cases and can not feed on cats and dogs.

However, certain trouble pet bugs to deliver fully capable.

“I could not understand why my rat appear on the body of the bleeding wound. Thought it was staph, but it usually just causes purulent abscesses. And then it bites that the animal itself and restorative. Only after a few weeks I found that me and someone started to bite. Was — a banal bed bugs. It was a surprise that they bite the rat, I thought they were only humans drink blood. Apparently, they are somewhere near the cage originally settled and it was closer than my bed”.

Probably the only Pets that suffer from bedbugs, no less than people, are birds (including chickens).

Their soft delicate skin available for piercing proboscis of the bedbug as a human, and the parasites that successfully used by. And the coops they can settle in as successfully as human housing.

Bedbugs in chicken: the dangerous they are and how to deal with them? Continue reading

What are the dangers of Pets?

Everyone knows that contact with animals has a positive effect on the emotional state of a pregnant woman. The owner of the four-legged and feathered Pets are easier to tolerate stress, are less likely to suffer from insomnia and cardiovascular diseases. But recent research has shown that expectant moms who keep the house a dog or cat reduces the risk of developing such serious diseases as preeclampsia, which can cause irreparable harm not only to the woman, but also a tiny “petitely”. However, four-legged and feathered family members often get sick and can infect his mistress.

If for adults and children, many of these ailments are relatively harmless, whereas for women in an interesting position pose a serious threat.

Cats: toxoplasmosis

If you spoil your cat raw meat or from time to time let her outside, she has all chances to be infected by toxoplasmosis, then you reward them. This is one of those infectious diseases that affects only time in my life and sometimes so easy that you don’t see it. Fever, weakness, and enlarged lymph nodes appear not at all, but if these symptoms arise, they are often blamed on a cold. Meanwhile, in cells infiltrating the illness is caused by protozoan organisms Toxoplasma.To get rid of them only in the first few days after infection, but if you miss this point, the parasites will remain in the body. Actually they are not much trouble and can easily get along. Besides after the invasion “of podsolenny” one develops immunity against them and re-infection possible not to be afraid. But everything changes when the insidious single-celled enter the body of a pregnant woman. In this case, a dangerous infection can be transmitted from mother to fetus. Fortunately, the probability of such contamination is small. While waiting for the baby Toxoplasma infected only 1% of pregnant women and only every Continue reading

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