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Dog Marathon in Bangkok Thailand

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. From tiny chihuahuas to 60 kg (130 lb) mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners jogged through a Bangkok park on Sunday to raise money for charity. Nobody was racing against the clock at the “Maa-Rathon” – maa is Thai for dog – and there was no prize for the fastest dog and owner around the 1.7 km (1.1 mile) course. Entrants paid $30 per dog to raise funds for a new building at the Siriraj Hospital. “This way dogs can also contribute to help humans”, said organizer Pimpicha Utsahajit. The event started early to avoid temperatures above 36 degrees Celsius (98 Fahrenheit) later in the day. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. From tiny chihuahuas to 60 kg (130 lb) mastiffs, hundreds of dogs and their owners jogged through a Bangkok park on Sunday to raise money for charity. Nobody was racing against the clock at the “Maa-Rathon” – maa is Thai for dog – and there was no prize for the fastest dog and owner around the 1.7 km (1.1 mile) course. Entrants paid $30 per dog to raise funds for a new building at the Siriraj Hospital. “This way dogs can also contribute to help humans”, said organizer Pimpicha Utsahajit. The event started early to avoid temperatures above 36 degrees Celsius (98 Fahrenheit) later in the day. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A pet runs during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A pet runs during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

People run with their pets during a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Pets get ready before running a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Pets get ready before running a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A pet gets ready to run a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

A pet gets ready to run a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Pets sit after running a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Pets sit after running a mini-marathon for dogs in Bangkok, Thailand May 7, 2017. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

Top 20 of the World’s Rarest Dog Breeds

1. Telomian
The Telomian is the only known Malaysian breed to live elsewhere, but originally it was bred by the Orang Asli indigenous people to catch vermin. Because the Orang Asli built homes on stilts to stay safe from dangerous animals, Telomians developed an unusual climbing ability.

2. Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro is believed to have origins in a number of breeds like the Mastiff and Bloodhound, which could explain its large bones, loose skin and smooth coat. The working breed is known for its tracking ability, but also for its sometimes aggressive temper.

3. Catalburun

Possibly because of severe inbreeding due to their rarity, the Catalburun is one of the only dogs in the world featuring a split nose and suspended ears. They were originally bred for hunting in Turkey.

4. New Guinea Singing Dog

The New Guinea Singing Dog gets its name from its unique vocalization, but the once-wild breed gets its reputation as an excellent companion from its intelligence and physical ability.

5. Carolina Dog

Also known as the American Dingo, the Carolina Dog actually started out as a wild and free roaming dog. It was discovered in the cypress swamps of the Southeastern United States around the 1970s, and is now bred in captivity.

6. Karelian Bear Dog

The Finnish Karelian Bear Dog is one of the top 10 most common breeds in its home country. Originally used for hunting and as a watchdog, it has quick reflexes and a fearless nature, and is still popular with big-game hunters.

7. Stabyhoun

The Stabyhoun comes from Friesland, a province in the Netherlands, and today there may be fewer than 4,000 in existence. Stabyhouns make excellent hunting and guard dogs, and they’re also great at catching vermin like moles and rats

8. Mudi

This Hungarian herding dog is as active as it is versatile. It makes a talented hunter, rodent exterminator, herding dog and flock guardian, but as a pet the Mudi is happiest when given long walks or jogs and a large area in which to run free

9. Lagotto Romagnolo

Hailing from the Romagna sub-region of Italy, the Lagotto Romagnolo was named as a lake dog and traditionally used as a gun dog. Its most interesting occupation, though, is truffle hunting.

10. Azawakh

This West African sighthound makes a fiercely protective companion and guardian, and an extremely intelligent lure courser. The breed is elegantly built and features a short coat in a wide variety of colors and markings.

11. Thai Ridgeback

The Thai Ridgeback was previously unknown outside of its country of origin, but it is now gaining popularity elsewhere. What makes it most unique? A ridge of hair, growing in the opposite direction of its coat, running along its back. Only two other breeds have the same feature.

12. Peruvian Inca Orchid

The Peruvian Inca Orchid has been around since before AD 750, and today it remains an uncommon but treasured pet. The “agile, smart and swift” breed is good at hunting and lure coursing as well. But its most notable quality is that it is sometimes hairless, with skin that appears in a variety of colors.

13. Catahoula Leopard Dog

The often multi-colored or spotted Catahoula Leopard Dog is believed to be the first dog bred in the United States. It was named after Catahoula Parish in Louisiana and was traditionally used to hunt wild boar

14. Chinook

The name Chinook means “warm winter winds” in Inuit, and its double coat keeps it comfortable in the cold. The Chinook originated in New Hampshire as a drafting and sled-dog racing breed, combining the power of a freighting dog and the speed of lighter racing sled dogs

15. Norwegian Lundehund

With six toes on each foot, prick ears that it can control at will, and the ability to tip its head backward to touch the backbone, the Norwegian Lundehund is unlike any other breed. Its unique build helped it excel at Puffin hunting, but it also makes an “easy-to-live-with” pet.

16. Otterhound

As its name implies, the massive Otterhound is very capable in the water. The scent hound has webbed feet and a rough, double coat, which also makes it a great hunter on land. Otterhounds excel as pets too, being inquisitive, boisterous, and amiable.

17. Finnish Spitz

This agile and hardworking breed resembles a fox in many ways. The Finnish Spitz features erect ears, a dense coat, and a bushy tail, appearing in a range of colors from pale honey to deep auburn. The breed is known for its intelligent expression and brisk movement.

18. Bedlington Terrier

Known for its curly and pale-colored wool coat, the Bedlington Terrier bears some similarity to a lamb. But this breed is much more athletic than it appears, traditionally used for racing and to catch vermin. Its graceful build aids in speed and endurance.

19. Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhunds are athletic dogs, excelling in obedience, agility, tracking, herding, and flyball, in addition to traditionally being a farm dog used for herding. The “small, powerful, fearless” breed comes in a variety of colors and with a variety of tail lengths, from bobtail (no tail) to a full curl tail.

20. Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is huge in size and noble in bearing, known for a “solemn but kind expression” and an impressive double coat. Its aloof, watchful, and independent nature makes the Tibetan Mastiff an excellent guardian breed but a reluctant participant in organized activities like obedience

Serious Diseases you can catch from Cats and Dogs

cat scratchCat-scratch Disease

Cat Scratch is a bacterial disease that you may get if you are bitten or scratched by a cat. People who are bitten or scratched by an bacterial infected cat may develop a mild infection 3 to 14 days later at the site of the wound. About 40% of cats carry the bacteria at some time in their lives.  Most cats with infection almost show no sign of illness. If you suffer from any such infection seek medical attention. The infection may worsen and cause fever, headache, poor appetite and exhaustion, Lymph node swelling (lymphadenopathy) near the site of the scratch or bite.

 

 

prevention_of_leptospirosisLeptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is transmitted through contaminated urine and water or other body fluids from an infected animal. It is not detected in early stages but this disease can lead to kidney and liver failure if left untreated. Some people with leptospirosis may not have any signs but others will have nonspecific flu-like signs within 2 to 7 days after exposure.

 

MRSAMethicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus – MRSA

Dogs, cats and other animals often can carry MRSA without being sick, but MRSA can cause a variety of infections, including of the skin, respiratory tract, and urinary tract.

Staphylococcus aureus  is a common type of bacteria that is normally found on the skin of people and animals. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is the same bacterium that has become resistant to some antibiotics.

Staphylococcus aureus infection most often causes skin infections that can range from mild to severe. MRSA can be transmitted back and forth between people and animals through direct contact. In people, If left untreated, MRSA can spread to the bloodstream or lungs and cause life-threatening infections.

 

toxoplasmosisToxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that can spread to people or animals through contaminated water, soil or meat, and from contact with stool from an infected cat. Cats are the main source of Toxoplasmosis infection to other animals but rarely appear sick.

Pregnant women and people who have weakened immune systems may be at higher risk of serious health complications.

 

giardiasis in humansGiardiasis

Giardia is a parasite that causes diarrhea in people and animals. Giardia is transmitted to animals and people through food or water contaminated with stool.

People can also have abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms can last 1-2 weeks. Symptoms for animals and people include diarrhea, greasy stools, and dehydration.

 

Veg diet to keep your dog healthy – Few Tips

dog with veg

Like humans dogs also suffer from problems like obesity and heart diseases and problems such as obesity, so they have to spend the day on the vegetarian diet only as non-vegetarian diet consists of raw meat, because of which the animals are bacterial infections and their health gets worse. It is very important to include protein in their diet so that Dog do not become sick easily. The things which you can add to a dog’s diet so they could get the protein are given below:

 

Veg-Diet necessary for dogs

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  • Protein has a very special place in dog’s nutritional requirements. This is to ensure that your dog get right amount of  protein, calcium, vitamins and other nutrients from the food  given to  them, give them a combination of  foods mentioned here  : Legumes such as beans, soy beans, tofu, peas, pulses sprouts. Boil them or grind them to feed dogs.

 

  • Well-cooked whole grains, such as brown rice, millet, corn, grits, polenta etc. Also include breads, oats etc. in the routine diet.

 

  • Boil sweet potatoes and potatoes, grind and feed them to the dog.

 

  • Cut or boil some fibrous vegetables so it is easily digested.

 

  • Apart from diet few more things can also be given to dogs such as fruits, which are fibrous, banana and apple. Feed them in small pieces. Along with this take the dog for a walk every morning to morning for vitamin D definitely.

Are you fed up with ticks and fleas in your dog? 6 ways get rid of them naturally

Flea and Tick in your Dog

Flea and Tick in your Dog

Dogs generally get ticks and fleas because they are out in the environment, while walking through the grass or woods.  As these ticks go hiding in the grass and when any pet walks on them these ticks crawl to their body.  When these fleas or ticks are feeding they  inject saliva in the animals body which is allergic and may cause allergy to the animal.

Most common allergic disease is called Flea allergic dermatitis, where they bite and scratch and lose their hair.

With ticks, there are a dozen to 15 or more tick-transmitted diseases that our pets get from ticks. There’s Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, and more. Many of these diseases can kill pets. Fleas also commonly transmit tapeworms to our pets.

 

Home Remedies for Ticks in your Dog

  1. Neema Oil

Neema has anti-bacterial as well as antiseptic properties which are useful in fighting against harmful ticks. Pour few drops of neem oil on your palm and gently rub it on the affected area.

Neem oil is the most common oil, preferred for removing ticks from pet. You can also prepare a spray with the help of organic Neem oil. You have to mix ½ ounce of organic Neem oil with ½ or ¼ ounce of mild detergent or soap. Stir it well and add this solution to two cups of water. If you want a stronger solution, mix 2 ml soap with two cups of water. Then, add 5 ml Neem oil to it. Fill it in a spray bottle and use it immediately.

Neem oil is also helpful in removing ticks from human. Just apply a few drops of Neem oil gently on the skin, especially covering the affected area.

Note- . Neem oil is not suitable for cats.

 

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar  can be a beneficial remedy for removing ticks. You just have to prepare a spray with the help of apple cider vinegar. Pour 8 ounce of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Add 4 ounce of warm water in it. Stir it well adding half teaspoon each of salt and baking soda. Fill the solution in a spray bottle and shake it well before use.

You can also use apple cider vinegar with lavender oil for removing ticks. Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water. Add 15 drops of lavender oil in it. Mix it well and apply it on your pet’s fur.

It can also be used with neem oil. Take 500 ml water and add 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it. Stir the mixture well adding two tablespoons of neem oil. Apply this solution on dogs to kill ticks. You can also spray this mixture on curtains, walls, and carpets.

  1. Rose Geranium Essential Oil

One of the most popular tick repellents is rose geranium essential oil. Add 20 drops of rose geranium essential oil in three tablespoons of almond oil. Mix it well and apply a few drops on your pet’s fur, especially around the collar.

Note- This remedy should be used only on dogs.

 

  1. Lemon Juice

 Lemon is full of citrus acid which will help in removing ticks naturally from your pet’s body. Use a fresh lemon squeeze out some fresh lemon juice directly on ticks.

A spray can be prepared using lemon juice, citrus oil and peppermint oil. You can spray this mixture over the body of your pet.

Disinfectant solution can also be prepared with the help of lemon juice. Squeeze out the juice of lemon in a cup of water. You can add peels also, simmer for new minutes and pour this solution into the regular bath water.

  1. Eucalyptus Oil

It is very effective against ticks. You have to boil 15-20 leaves of eucalyptus in approximately 1 liter of water. Let it boil for 10 minutes. After boiling, let it cool down at room temperature your spray is ready. Strain the solution in a spray bottle. Use the solution to kill ticks.

  1. Clove

The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of clove help in killing ticks. It has been used for removing ticks and fleas from pets. Pour some clove oil on palm and rub it gently on pet’s fur or a spray can also be prepared with the help of some peppermint oil, clove extracts and water which is helpful in removing ticks from pets body.

 

Preventive Measures for Tick and Fleas

Ticks or Fleas are the type of insects which remain active in warm weather all the year. So it becomes really difficult to keep them of our homes or pets. There are different methods with the help of these we can get rid of them. But it is better to take some preventive measure to stop these tick coming into your home or pet’s body:

  • Always use hot water to wash blankets or cushion covers.
  • Shampoo your pet regularly better to shampoo with tick and flea shampoo
  • Avoid your pet contact with bushy or wooded areas
  • Mow your lawn regularly.
  • Vacuum clean your home regularly.
  • Always spray tick and flea repellent regularly on your pets and in your home.

Tick remover tool for you and your Pet

 

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Saving your pet with CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

What is CPR ?

(CPR) is a procedure to support and maintain breathing and circulation for an infant, child, or adolescent who has stopped breathing (respiratory arrest) and/or whose heart has stopped (cardiac arrest).

saving your pet with cvr

 

Pet First Aid Supplies Checklist

  • Gauze –  For wrapping wounds or muzzling
  • Nonstick bandages, towels, strips of clean cloth – To control bleeding or protect wounds
  • Adhesive tape for bandages (do NOT use human adhesive bandages i.e. band-aids on pets) –For securing the gauze or bandage
  •  Milk of Magnesia- To absorb poison. Always contact a doctor before inducing vomiting or treating an animal for poison.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide -To induce vomiting. Always contact a doctor before inducing vomiting or treating an animal for poison.
  •  Digital “Fever” Thermometer The scale on a regular thermometer does not gohigh enough for pets. –Do not insert a thermometer in your pets mouth–the temperature must be taken rectally.
  •  Oral Syringe -To give oral treatments or flush wounds
  •  Muzzle (in an emergency a rope, necktie, soft cloth, nylon stocking or small towel may be used.) –To prevent biting caused by pain for shock. If you pet is vomiting, do not muzzle.
  •  Stretcher (in an emergency a door, board, blanket or floor mat may be used) –To stabilize the injured animal and prevent further injury during transport.

What is a microchip? How is a microchip implanted into an animal (dog/cat)?

 

A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by a scanner that is passed over the area, and the radio waves put out by the scanner activate the chip. The chip transmits the identification number to the scanner, which displays the number on the screen.

microchipping dog

It is injected under the skin using a hypodermic needle. It is no more painful than a typical injection, although the needle is slightly larger than those used for injection. No surgery or anesthesia is required—a microchip can be implanted during a routine veterinary office visit. If your pet is already under anesthesia for a procedure, such as neutering or spaying, the microchip can often be implanted while they’re still under anesthesia.

 

Kind of information is contained in the microchip. Is there a tracking device in it? Will it store my pet’s medical information?

The microchips presently used in pets only contain identification numbers. No, the microchip cannot track your animal if it gets lost. Although the present technology microchip itself does not contain your pet’s medical information, some microchip registration databases will allow you to store that information in the database for quick reference. Some microchips used in research laboratories and for microchipping some livestock and horses also transmit information about the animal’s body temperature.