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So, we will start by saying that Nerium oleander is, in fact, poisonous to your dog. The also contain glycosides, which are harmful to dogs. Let's take a look at what this plant is about and its effects on your pets.
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What is Nerium oleander?
Nerium oleander is a tropical plant that gets worldwide distribution. You can mostly find it in tropical and subtropical regions. It is a shrub, evergreen and laded with beautiful flowers.
You can find this shrub in warm locations such as Hawaii and the Carribean. They are actually common along the highways.
The glycosides found in this plant (more than 30) have a negative effect on a dog's heart. More specifically, these poisons are known as cardenolides or bufadienolides. These substances interfere with the electrolyte balance in the cardiac muscle.
Effect of Nerium oleander in Dogs
There are different levels of poisoning and that will depend on the type of plant, the part of the plant, and the amount ingested. The toxins in this plant are very similar to a heart medication used for both humans and veterinary.
Dogs who were poisoned with this plant displayed the following common symptoms of poisoning:
When examined, the electrocardiogram of affected dogs also manifested different types of arrhythmias. Blood pressure will decrease within 24 hours.
Actually, a very small dose of this toxin will cause mild effects in dogs.
What Should You do in Case of Intoxication?
This shrub can be found mostly tropical regions along roads and in the wild. However, it is important to be aware of its presence. Poisoning by this plant has become more and more common. If you detect the presence of such toxin in your dog, call your veterinarian.
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Dog Images Here, There, and Everywhere - Because there are very few things that can make you either smile, cry, or go "aww" the way dog images do, let's take a look at some of them. The great thing about dog images is that they are all candid since dogs do not really have the tendency to pose.
So there you have a picture of a pooch in its natural state. Maybe they are jumping, running, making a funny face, or simply sitting pretty. Either way, there is always something entertaining about dog images.
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Funny Dog Images
Dogs have this thing in them that makes them look awfully funny. This is why when we capture them, they appear to be either smiling or pretty goofy.
Very few things are able to cheer up someone the way a funny dogpicture can do. This kind of reminds us that there are things in life that are worth smiling for.
As a matter of fact, not only the dogs themselves can be used to cheer up someone in depression or deeply sad. The image of our own dog on a funny pose, either smiling, playing, jumping all around, or with the foot-long tongue out, will probably also tear off at least a grin from a depression patient.
Cute Dog Images
We have explained before why pictures of dogs seem so cute to us. In nature, our pets are truly fur balls who are all innocence and cuteness. We just find their images pretty darn cute.
Dogs seem cuter when they are puppies. These fluffy animals make you just want to hug them!
Nostalgic Dog Images
But some pictures of dogs can also bring about nostalgia sentiments of sadness. But not the kind of sadness that brings about depression. Instead, it is a combination of sadness and joy.
If our dog is passed away, we will feel sadness at the loss of a faithful friend, but we will feel the joy to know that he is in a better place.
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Cat bleeding: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Cat bleeding - Cat bleeding can happen due to several reasons and in different ways. They can bleed from the ear, anus, wounds, urine, mouth, or nose. Knowing how to treat a cat bleeding is important to avoid a hemorrhage that can lead to shock.
Cat bleeding - Causes of Cat Bleeding
The cause for bleeding will depend on the area she is bleeding from. Anal bleeding, for instance, could be caused by a tumoror polyp in the anus or colon. This type of bleeding is usually serious and will need you to take your kittie to the vet.
Trauma to the ear can cause cat bleeding and some mite infestation as well. When a cat bleeds from the mouth, it could be due to gingivitis, gum disease or a strange body lodged in the patient's mouth. This could also be a result of an injury to the teeth, mouth, or tongue.
An injury from hitting something nose first may cause it to bleed. If the nose bleeding does not stop, it could be caused by something more serious.
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Cat bleeding: What to Do if Your Cat is Bleeding
One of the first reactions to seeing blood gushing out of our pets is to lose it a bit. The first thing then would be to stay calm and look where the bleeding originates. If it is a surface scratch, you can easily clean it with a gauze or a clean cloth.
If the injury looks severe and the bleeding is abundant, take your cat to the veterinarian immediately.
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Cat loves you
Feline affection is not necessarily something that we are accustomed to. When we think of cats, we think of introverts that have no intention of loving anyone, even if they are served like gods. But there are signs your cat loves you that you should be able to read and interpret. A cat might not be able to put his life in the line for you, but in their own way, they do love you and not only because you are the one with the food and treats.
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This is a classic within the signs your cat loves you. A cat's tail displays an array of emotions. It puffs when the cat is angry, scared, or agitated. Sometimes they twitch their tail at the tip when they see you. This means that you are a special one.
Headbutts and cheek rubs
A loving cat will usually approach the one he loves with a headbutt. That is his equivalent of a hug and it represents a strengthening of the bond between you and him. Very close to a headbutt is a cheek rub. Your cat does this to establish that you belong to him.
Rolling on the floor and going belly up is something a cat will do when he trusts those around him and perceives no threat at all. If your cat rolls down belly up for you, this means that he feels loved and protected.
Licking your hair
Cats will lick the hair of the members of the pack as part of their appreciation and love. So, if you feel that furball licking on your hair, early in the morning, consider yourself honored.
Yes, this includes a dead mouse neatly placed next to your pillow. Despite being a domesticated cat, their instinct still compels them to hunt. When they have had success they want to share the spoils with those he loves. So even if you do not necessarily appreciate the gift, praise him and thank him for his friendship.
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Cats are fluffy, mysterious, huggy (they probably don't like it), and pretty fun! Well, they might not jump up and down at the sight of you or go and fetch that stick. But that does not mean we cannot bring up some classic cat jokes.
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Cat Jokes: A Cat's Personality
A cat does not really seem one to be making jokes. Cat personality is usually an aloof one and not-so-playful. They do love to play with cat toys and scratch your furniture. But then this is actually what makes cat jokes even funnier in most cases. So let's take a read at some cat jokes.
Cat Jokes: Some Really Fun Cat Jokes
What is it called when a cat wins a dog show? A CAT-HAS-TROPHY!
What do you call a cat in a station wagon? A car-pet.
Q: What do you call a pile of kittens? A: a meowntain
What's the unluckiest kind of cat to have? A catastrophe! (Yeah, we can't get over that.)
A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a cat sitting next to him.
“Are you a cat?” asked the man, surprised.
“Yes,” the cat replied.
“What are you doing at the movies??” the man asked.
“Well,” said the cat. “I liked the book.”
Did you hear about the cat who swallowed a ball of yarn? She had a litter of mittens.
There were 10 cats in a boat and one jumped out. How many were left? None, because they were copycats!
Cat Jokes for Kids!
Why do cats make terrible storytellers? They only have one tail!
Why is it so hard for a leopard to hide? Because he’s always spotted.
What side of a cat has the most fur? The outside!
What is a cat’s way of keeping law and order? Claw enforcement!
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Castor Bean Poisoning - These plants actually look beautiful and will decorate any nice backyard. However, if you own a dog or a cat, castor bean (Ricinus) should not be in your decorating line. This plant is poisonous to pets and cause a set of symptoms. If your dog is naughty and ruccus, chances are he will be chewing on the leaves of the plants.
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Castor Bean Poisoning: Toxicity of Ricinus in Pets
The level of toxicity for dogs and cats of the beans of the castor bean goes from mild to moderate. In very severe cases, it can cause death.
According to the ASPCA, this castor bean plant is poisonous to dogs, cats, and horses. It is precisely the ricin protein that is particularly dangerous. These exist all over the plant so it is important to keep your pup and kittie anywhere away from it.
Castor Bean Poisoning: Dangerous effects of Ricinus to You Pet
Make sure that your pet does not go anywhere near a Castor beans plant, and especially that he does not eat any part of it.
The most common signs of poisoning by Ricinus are:
These symptoms will not appear within a day or two after taking the plant. Some of them take between 12 and 36 hours.
Any or partially any of the symptoms require you to call the veterinarian as soon as possible. Most of the time, it will need a prescription from the doctor. It is imperative that you follow advice as your pooch might be suffering. Take it in your hands to keep him as away from pain as possoble.
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Aggressive dog - When a dog shows aggressive he will bear his teeth, growl, lunge, and bark. If your dog shows this behavior, trying to control it can be frustrating as it is an episode where your dog seems to lose control. Check out five reasons why dogs are aggressive and what to do in every case.
One way to figure out how to stop a dog aggressive behavior is by knowing what is actually causing this aggressiveness. Hence, the importance of reasons why dogs are aggressive. The following are some of these causes.
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Aggressive dog: Fear
A dog will display aggressive behavior when he is in a helpless situation of danger, or cannot escape. In other words, your dog is expressing fear. If this aggression is temporary, it might simply mean that your dog perceived it was in danger. If your dog reacted different to a situation, you might want to check the possible reason for that.
Aggressive dog: Sickness
Pain is a very common cause of aggression in dogs. Usually, when a dog is ill, he is in pain and will become aggressive. There are many health conditions that will bring pain to your dog and it is more common in senior dogs.
In the case of senile dogs, aggression can be caused by canine cognitive dysfunction or dog dementia.
Aggressive dog: Dominance establishment
It is more common for dogs to establish dominance aggressively towards other dogs. However, it can be towards humans as well. A dog will usually display this behavior when he senses that his dominance is being challenged.
In this case, just let your dog be after you have ruled out sickness or fear as the cause of aggression.
Aggressive dog: Frustration
This type of aggression is actually transferred. For example, whenever a dog is unable to do something, he will transform his frustration into aggression. This is his way of dealing. This type of aggression is often seen in dogs that are restrained or leashed for long periods of time.
Aggressive dog: Possession aggression
This type of aggression happens when a dog becomes too possessive about food, a toy, bed, or some other object. Dogs might growl when someone comes to close to their food, toy or territory.
There you have the top 5 reasons why dogs are aggressive. Always avoid punishment and harsh response when you see your dog acting aggressively.
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Biotin for dogs - Biotin has long been known to help human skin. However, very little is known about the positive effects it has on dogs. This is a shame considering that this is actually a necessary vitamin for your pet. In fact, its defficiency might bring health issues to your dog.
What is Biotin?
Biotin is vitamin B7, a member of the B complex. You have probably heard about riboflavin, thiamine, and niacine. Those are other members of the vitamin B complex.
What Biotin does it that it improves the quality of hair of dogs, nails of dogs, and skin of dogs as well. So, it is important to include it in your dog's diet.
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Benefits of Biotin for Dogs
Studies have revealed that Biotin is actually essential to your dog's important functions. In a clinical study involving 119 dogs, it was found that 91% improved their skin condition after taking Biotin regularly.
Some other benefits that this vitamin has in your dogs:
Promotes and maintains normal growth
Helps to the functioning of the digestive tract
Maintains thyroid and adrenal gland function
Healthy skin and coat
It metabolizes fatty acids and proteins
Of course, the vitamin is also used to treat skin conditions on dogs. Keeping a steady amount of it on his diet, will help keep the fur and skin in optimal conditions. Some conditions treated with Biotin include:
Sixty percent of dogs treated for these conditions improved their condition.
What happens if there is Deficiency of Biotin?
Knowing the correct amount needed to function properly is hard to determine. But when there is a deficiency, the signs are visible. Some symptoms of a deficiency include:
Take care of your best friend and provide him with the vitamins he needs. This vitamin is usually found in premium dog food. If you want to supply enough, feed him as suggested.
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Cat Daddy Dance - Imagine if cats could dance. Well, probably some of them can. But we want to believe that if we play this particular song to them, they would do the cat daddy dance. Maybe they would need some assistance with it, though.
What is the Cat Daddy Dance?
It all goes back to 2010 and a mixtape called TheFUNKtion vs theKICKback. The dance was created by American hip hop group The Rej3cts.
The dance pretty much goes like this: you cross your arms in front of you and then move them behind you. Next, you move your hands like moving a wheelchair as you go low and low.
Its pretty fun actually. Go ahead and try it with your cat. She'll probably hate you for it.
Some people describe the dance as a combination of buckling your seatbelt and rolling a wheelchair.
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Cat Daddy Dance Performed by Artists
There are several celebrities out there that have come up with their videos of them doing the cat daddy dance.
In 2010, Chris Brown performed the dance during the 106 & Park 10th anniversary special. Brown is actually the featured artist of the official music video of the song "Cat Daddy".
Other artists that have recorded themselves doing the cat daddy dance include Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
In 2012, the song and dance became viral when Kate Upton uploaded her own rendition video while wearing a bikini. The video was considered inappropriate by YouTube and temporarily banned it. The video has over 27 million views as of March 2018.
Both the song and the dance have become very popular throughout the years. The official video of the song has more than 100 million views on YouTube.
To this day, you could still hear a group of youngsters performing the dance to the song, which might continue to grow in popularity. Any relationship with cats? Probably not, but this is pop culture.
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La cola de gato es una parte del cuerpo del felino que se encarga proporcionarle al animal equilibrio y sustento al caminar, correr y cazar. La cola del gato también puede servir como medio para expresar alguna información a sus dueños sobre su estado de ánimo o sobre la acción que tomará a continuación. Los gatos tienen una forma de comunicarse con suelos un tanto diferente a la de los perros pero igualmente poderosa, sobre todo si la conexión entre gato y dueño es muy fuerte o cercana.
Cola de gato: también una antena para transmitir sentimientos y ánimo
La cola de los gatos realiza movimientos que cuando se unen a otras actitudes del animal, es probable que se empiece a notar un patrón en la conducta del felino. Ya sea porque el gatito este alegre, cazando o temeroso, su cola brinda información que permite entender su comportamiento a ciertos estímulos. A diferencia de los perros, los gatos no menean la cola cuando ven a su amo. Los gatos actúan con felicidad, moviendo su cola con movimientos zigzagueantes, acompañados de toda una actitud corporal que le indican a su humano que el gato está feliz de verle. Igualmente sucede cuando el gato está temeroso o demasiado tranquilo.
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Cola de gato: diferentes movimientos, diferentes sensaciones
Cada movimiento que realiza la cola de gato, es un movimiento que surgió de una emoción. Ya sea de alegría, temor o posición de ataque. La cola de los gatos es un timón que les proporciona al animal un punto de equilibrio vital, durante las persecuciones a las presas. Si bien es cierto que los gatos domésticos no tienen que preocuparse por cazar su alimento, es del conocimiento común que los gatos poseen menos tiempo al lado del hombre que los perros, por lo que sus instintos felinos siguen intactos en su mayoría.
Cola de gato - A continuación mencionaremos algunos de los movimientos de cola de gato más comunes:
Alrededor del cuerpo: todos han visto como los gatos enroscan su cola alrededor de su cuerpo cuando están sentado. Esto da a entender el grado de comodidad que siente en su ambiente. El gato está tan cómodo, que esa es su manera de expresarlo.
Cola levantada y esponjada: El gato se encoje de patas, eleva su lomo y cola y eriza todo el pelo desde la nunca hasta la cola. Signos indebatible de temor. Al presentar estás características el gato está sumamente temeroso de algún a su alrededor.
Cola zigzagueante y al ras del piso: acompañado de un cuerpo compactado, patas traseras y delanteras muy pegadas al cuerpo, y cola dando pequeños movimientos de un lado al otro, pero solo en la punta, es señal inequívoca de que el gato va a realizar un ataque, ya sea a una presa, un juguete, incluso a una sombra que no alcanza a distinguir.
Cola de gato - Los gatos tienen incontables maneras de trasmitir su personalidad a través de sus maullidos, ronroneos y los movimientos de su cola y al conocer todo esto de la mascota, será más sencillo para los dueños, identificar que significa cada parte del comportamiento gatuno.
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