Growth – About Boxers

Growth – About Boxers Everyone agrees that the growth period is the most critical period for a dog, because it has such a great effect on the optimal course of the dog’s life, includes successive phases with hifh pathological risk_particularly the growth phase following weaning, which is the most intense. This is in fact a particularly delicate phase, because during

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Nursing in dogs

Nursing in dogs The end of diestrus (the period corresponding to pregnancy or false pregnancy) is indicated hormonally by a decrease in the level of progesterone in the blood, a temporary increase in estrogen that allows dilatation of the cervix, and an increase in prolactin, the hormone responsible for colostrum and milk production. These hormone changes are the same whether

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Birth in dogs

Birth in dogs Perinatal supervision begins with the prenatal veterinary visit, which is essential for first-time or at-risk mothers. The visit should take place in the eighth week of gestation. – A gynecological examination of the bitch will reveal any possible obstacles to whelping. The presence of fibrous bands in the vagina in primiparas (bitches carrying their first litter) can

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Instinct and intelligence in dogs

Instinct and intelligence in dogs The concept of instinct has greatly evolved. Behavioral development requires a complex interaction of genetic predisposition and experience. To say that an animal behaves instinctively may be erroneous because this implies that behavior was not influenced by experience. It is difficult to conclude that a form of behavior was mainly determined by genetics and that

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The dog’s behavioral problems

The dog’s behavioral problems Behavioral problems are frequently observed in dogs. Some of these problems can be prevented from the time when the puppy is purchased and owners can avoid others through proper training. Some problems appear as early as infancy or adolescence such as phobias, i.e. noise, car, people phobias. These dogs will not be able to adapt to

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