Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rabbit Housing

When owning a rabbit, you should have the correct housing for them. There should be saw dust at the bottom of the crate for the rabbit to do their business on. The crate should be changed at least once a week and add fresh saw dust. You can also use granulated paper, hay, or straw. The rabbit must have enough space to move and have a bowl where the food is and a water bottle. The bowl must be heavy enough for the rabbit not to be able to pick the dish up and throw it. The crate must have a roof and be rabbit-escape proof.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rabbit: Chinrex

Coat: Short

Color: Grey, black, white, and brown; Velvety feel

Weight: 6 - 8 pounds (2.72 - 2.62 Kilograms)

Size: Medium

Temperament: acts nervous around people. Must be handled regularly. Friendly breed.

Extra Information: The Chinrex was originally bred for their fur.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Swedish Vallhund

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Original Usage: Farm dog, cattle and sheep herder.

Group: Herding(Both AKC and UKC)

Life Span: About 12 to 15 years

Fur color selection: Sable pattern in colors ranging from grey to red, with darker shades on the back, neck, and sides and has light harness markings.

Grooming: Swedish Vallhund's need to be brushed twice a week. Clip their their nails monthly. Brush their teeth daily to prevent plaque. Clean ears and eyes weekly.

Weight: Female: 30 to 32 pounds
               Male: 33 to 35 pounds

Personality: Swedish Vallhund's are alert to any sound or activity and are eager to please.

Trainabilty: Hard. To make the training process a little easier, use clicker training and treat as their reward to listening to you.

Activity Level: Swedish Vallhund's are very energetic. They need plenty of exercise.

Known Health Problems: Retinopathy and hip dysplasia.

Are Swedish Vallhund's good with children? Yes especially with older children when they are trained.

Are Swedish Vallhund's good with other pet? Yes. If trained and socialized with them.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shuntz Disease

Shuntz disease is a type of liver disease that is cause by a poor diet. It allows blood to bypass the liver, which is not cleaned by the bodily filters. The blood moves around the liver instead of inside the liver. Sometimes, dental disease can cause increased liver enzymes activities. They have to be put on specific diets unlike other liver diseases. The dog has to be on a low protein diet, preferably vegetarian diets. You must avoid foods that contain soy, cauliflower, spinach, asparagus, peas, mushrooms, and beans. Supplements such as SAM-e (S-denosyl-L-Methionine). SAM-e is best to be taken on an empty stomach, along with vitamin B.

This disease is serious. There is a chance that may have to have surgery

Symptoms: body swaying, poor growth, seizures, pushing their head up against something for no reason whatsoever, strange behavior mostly after eating. This disease does affect the blood flow to the brain.

other names for this disease: Portosystemic Shunts

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