Thursday, June 30, 2011

Borzoi Dog

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Borzoi or Russian Wolfhound is often called hybrid Greyhound dog breeds and dog Arabic Russian long-haired shepherd. Borzoi dog is a dogs have a way a bit like a cat that has freedom of thought and independence of the natural. Borzoi keep themselves clean, they are difficult to control by their employers do not like most other dogs that make merka be difficult to train, but they have the loyalty and very friendly to people they already know well.
  • Appearance
Borzoi dogs have fur is warm, soft, and dense to adapt in cold temperature environments. Formerly Borzoi dogs are kept for hunting wolves, foxes, and rabbits, but is now usually used as pet dogs to accompany humans. Borzoi dog has the physical appearance of the skull is small, light hair color (usually white with shades of brown-yellowish), and dark eyes. Height: Dogs at least 28 inches (71cm) Bitches at least 26 inches (66cm)
Weight: Dogs 75-105 pounds (34-48kg) Bitches 60-90 pounds (27-41kg)
  • Temperament
Borzoi dog nature tend to be more docile and loyal to their owners than hundreds of years ago. Borzoi dog is also calm and discipline that fits into a pet at home. Borzoi can be friends with kids.
  • Grooming
The long silky coat is easy to groom. Brush regularly with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo when necessary. Bathing presents a problem with such a tall dog but shouldn't be required very often. Clip the hair between the toes to keep the feet comfortable and to stop them from spreading. This breed is a seasonally heavy shedder.
  • Health
Life expectancy is 7 to 10 years. Exceptional individuals have lived more than 14 years of age. Dogs that are physically fit and strong in their youth through middle age are more vigorous and healthier than older dogs, all other factors being equal. Cancer in the UK variety, followed by heart problems, appear to be the most common causes of premature death.
As with its native relative Hortaya Borzaya, the Borzoi is basically a very healthy breed. OCD, hip and elbow dysplasia have remained almost unknown, as were congenital eye and heart disease before 1970. However, in some countries today have raised some problems.
As with other very deep-chested breeds, gastric torsion most common serious health problems in the Borzoi. Also known as bloat, this life-threatening condition is believed to anatomical rather than strictly genetic in origin. Many Borzoi owners recommend feeding the dog instead of a podium place the food in container country, and to ensure that the dog rests quietly for several hours after eating, because the most reliable way to prevent bloat.
Less common are cardiac problems including cardiomyopathy and cardiac arrhythmia disorders. There is a dispute, the presence of progressive retinal atrophy in the breed. Condition retinopathy identified Borzoi is seen in some individuals, usually active dogs, which differs from progressive retinal atrophy in several ways. First, it is unilateral, and rare animals under 3 years of age, according to a clear pattern of inheritance has not been demonstrated, and, finally, most people do not become blind.
Borzoi puppies grow rapidly in the strong and elegant sprinters. Good nutrition during puppyhood is also debatable for Borzoi. These dogs naturally grow huge waves of the first year or two of their lives. It is now widely accepted that forcing even faster growth by feeding a highly concentrated, high-energy diet is dangerous for skeletal development, causing inconsistency and increased tendency to common problems and injuries. Being built primarily for speed, Borzoi do not carry large amounts of body fat or muscle, and thus have a rather different physiology to other dogs of similar size (such as Newfoundland, St. Bernard and Alaskan Malamute ). Laboratory formulated diets designed for a generic "large" or "giants" of the breed are unlikely to take the needs of large greyhounds into account.
Raw food issues may be particularly relevant to tall, slender breeds like the Borzoi. And 'interesting to note that Hortaya Borzaya, without a doubt a very close relative, is traditionally grown in the poor diet of oats and table scraps. Hortaya is also said to be intolerant of highly concentrated kibble feeds. In essence, the lean body weight in itself reason to be concerned, and the force-feeding of healthy young Borzoi is definitely not recommended.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Electric eel / Electrophorus electricus

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Electric eel (Electrophorus electricus)
Is a type of fish that can generate a strong electric current (up to 650 volts) to hunt and defend themselves. Although called the eel or eel, it includes members of the order Gymnotiformes, which does not include both. Electric eels are common in the river Amazon and Orinoco river and surrounding areas.

Body Size
He could grow to 2.5 m long (8.2 feet) and weighing 20 kg (44 pounds), although usually average size is 1 m.
Electric eels unique body shape. Nearly 7 / 8 body parts of the tail. At the tail of the batteries there is little in the form of small plates are horizontal and vertical.

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Anatomy of the Electric eel (Electrophorus electricus)
can generate electricity

Biomimetic systems to produce power will be modeled after specialized cells within the electric organ of Electrophorus electricus, shown above. These animals have stacks of specialized electrocytes (electroplax) each heavily laden with ion transporters capable of providing an intermittent discharge of ~150mV and a ~1 pA, resulting in a total power for the organ of ~600W (~600V and ~1A). The electrocyte membrane contains (at a minimum) Na/K pumps, Na channels, K channels, Cl channels, and Ca channels. Dissection of electric eels led AlessandroVolta to experiments with isolated galvanic cells of copper and zinc to form voltaic piles (Volta 1800) – he is credited with inventing the DC battery based on this work. Current understanding of the electrocyte has shown they are specialized cells derived from muscle cells and consist of a membrane packed with ion channels and ion pumps – they have little other function than to generate charge.

There are huge numbers, more than 5,000 pieces. Small electrical voltage of each battery is not great, but if all the batteries are connected in a row (series), will be obtained voltage about 600 volts (compared with batteries that are only 1.5 volts).
Tip of the tail acts as a positive pole of the battery and the head end acts as a negative pole. Electric eels can regulate the relationship between the small battery in the body to get a small electric voltage and large electric voltages.

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Electric Eel Face

electric eel infomation Electrophorus electricus animal photoFor navigation, electric eels requires only a small electrical voltage. But when it met the enemy or prey, electric eel will provide a voltage to the maximum extent possible through the head and tail attached to the body of the enemy or prey. About 1 ampere of electrical current generated by high voltage electricity will flow and kill them. Other animals are not disturbed because they are not in direct contact with the tail and head of the eel.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

The Abyssinian cats

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Abyssinian cats
Are one of the oldest race has ever known. Abyssinian resembles the appearance of paintings and sculptures dating back to ancient Egypt. Today the Abyssinian cat still has a shape similar to Felis lybica, African wild cat which is the ancestor of all domestic cats. Abyssinian cat muscular body, a neck and shoulders arch is beautiful, with a shape resembling almond eyes and big ears. Legs long and slender, triangular-shaped head and no corners are slightly rounded. Characteristic of the most visible Abyssinian is ticked Agouti coat color patterns are spotted.
  • Temperament
Abyssinian cats usually have a high intelligence. In addition Abyssinian cats are very submissive to humans. He seemed to want to know what is done by humans. Abyssinian easily trained, because Ras Abyssinian cats have a high intelligence. Abyssinian even more docile than other types such as the Turkish Van cat or a ragdoll. Abyssinia able to jump up to 6 feet in the air and move like Olympic sprinters. This is a breed, loyal affection, but demands that need to keep busy to avoid becoming bored and destructive. Make sure that all the glassware you safe if you have an Abyssinian because they like to climb. Abyssinian cats are ideal for families with children, singles with other pets and experienced cat owners.

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Abyssinian unique color the coat showed the "ticking"

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Beagle Dogs

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The Beagle Puppy Pet

Origin of name Beagle was taken from an ancient French word that berate the open throat in reference to the breed's melodious bay (open throat that shows that dogs are barking like a melodious voice) or perhaps also of Celtic, old English or French ancient small berate. Beagle word is not used up in 1475 but later found his writing again in the 16th century.

In the late 19th century popular Beagle is regarded as a competitor in various exhibitions. Beagle later became one of the favorite breed of dog in America all the time. Beagle is actually intended to hunt and he can do well. Powered by olfactory as well as hound, Beagle tend to follow what is indicated by the smell and ignore everything else. This leads to obedience training early in life is a must. Origin Beagle is a cross between Herrier with other types of England Hound.
  • Appearance
Beagle is a dog that looks like a Miniature Foxhound. The size is medium. Beagle coarse fur, berdekatang so they can protect him from the bush. Beagle very friendly dog ​​that gets along well with humans or other dogs when joining the group of hunters.
Beagles including descent groups (breed group) Hound (police), with the high reaching 13 inches and in color from the color tricolor hound dog really is. This kind of dog has long hair with a medium, so the maintenance is relatively easy.
  • Temperament
Beagle hound type dogs including the most friendly. Beagle is a hunting dog who needs to establish friendly relations with both people and other dogs. These dogs like to roam outdoors. Beagle is an independent dog, gentle and wonderful. Baegle dog is a dog who is very energetic and active. Beagle is very vigilant to not show shyness or signs of attack. Beagle can be very mischievous and bold, so precaution is needed when exercise and socialize as well.
Beagle dog is a very nice dog in the family, because they are a cheerful dog and can adapt. But Beagle dog likes to bark and howl.
  • Grooming
Grooming Beagle dog is very easy because the body does not have body odor. Beagles is usually enough bathed once a week or when visibly soiled wipe enough alone. The main concern at the ears, because the ear is closed making it easy to dirty and ear infection.
  • Health
The typical lifetime of Beagles are 10-13 years old, which is a joint life expectancy for dogs their size. Beagles can be prone to epilepsy, but this can be controlled with medication. Hypothyroidism and a number of types of dwarfism occur in Beagles. Two conditions are particularly suitable for the breed: Funny Puppy, in which the puppy develops slowly and eventually develop weakness in the legs, arched back and although normally healthy, is prone to a variety of diseases, joint dysplasia the Harrier and some large breeds hip is rarely considered a problem in Beagles. Beagles are considered a race chondrodystrophy, which means they are subject to the types of disc disease.

Weight gain can be a problem in older or sedentary dogs, which in turn can lead to heart problems and joint. In rare cases Beagles may develop immune mediated polygenic arthritis (where the immune system attacks the joints) at an early age. The symptoms can sometimes relieve the steroid treatments.

His long ears may mean that the inner ear receives a large flow of air or moist air is trapped, and this can lead to ear infections. Beagles may also be affected by a number of eye problems, two common eye conditions in Beagles are glaucoma and corneal dystrophy [49] "Eye Cherry", a prolapsed gland of the third eyelid, and distichiasis, a condition in which eyelashes. grow in the eye, causing irritation, sometimes exist, these two conditions can be corrected with surgery. They may suffer from various types of atrophy of the retina. Lack of tear drainage system can cause dry eye or leakage with tears on his face.

Like dogs on the ground they are prone to minor injuries such as cuts and sprains, and, if inactive, obesity is a common problem because they eat when food is available and rely on their owners to regulate weight. When working or running free, they are also likely to pick up parasites such as fleas, ticks, chiggers and tapeworms, and irritants such as grass seeds can be trapped in their eyes, ears soft or legs. Beagles can occur in the behavior is called reverse sneezing, in which sound as if they are choking or gasping, but actually drawing air through the mouth and nose. The exact cause of this behavior is not known, but it does not hurt the dog.

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Only one to go

Furriends, the countdown is on - only one blue egg left to hatch.
The little ones are doing cute little chirps and Mrs. Blackbird is busy feeding them.
And look: Daddy Blackbird is helping feed the chicks too. Now that they have hatched starts the critical time concerning the Magpies. Maybe the chirping attracts them. Mom is determined to defend the featherless feathers.
She got some larvae at the pet shop today to offer to family Blackbird. With the wet weather there should be plenty of Earthworms around but she says she wants to offer some support. Gross! Thanks mom, now that I know what these birds feed on I don't even want to eat them any more.
What's in the bag on the left you ask? Water fleas as a treat for our Fischies. Extra gross!!!
Siena Snowfox

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday with feathers

we've got the first birdie-update already. It's happening: the first little one has hatched.

And it thinks our mom is its mom, hahahahaha! We are having dreadful weather so lets all purr it stays warm and safe.
Have a good weekend!
Siena and Chilli

P.S.: We think we have to correct something as our mom's English has led some of you to believe she did a doctoral thesis. It was "only" a diploma thesis, but we're none the less proud of her. So just you know, no cat has to call her doctor. ; )

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Keeshond Dog Info

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Keeshond is a medium-sized dog breeds and one of those who have long and thick fur, especially on the neck. Keeshond has a coat color ranging from light silver to dark black and colors in between. Keeshond fur is dark gray and black grew up extending from the body and gives a great impression. Keeshond has two layers of fur, fur inside is soft and light colored hair and a more rugged exterior that is used not only to protect themselves from extreme weather, but also repel dust and prevent fur glue to each other.
  • Temperament
If the face of things that tend to bark loudly Keeshond suspicious to awaken to bite humans than the direct object of suspicion. Keeshond combines many fine qualities of the house dog; quite energetic and playful, very attentive and loving owners, also sensitive and always willing to learn. Keeshond most happy to live to be around people. Keeshond easiest to make friends and would welcome anyone who was greeted by the owner but will treat the intruder roughly. Keeshond have the instinct to travel and follow all the trips or adventures with a vibrant and enthusiastic as long as there are people attached to them.
  • Keeshond dog body size
Keeshond males having 43-47 cm height, while female Keeshond has a height from 41 to 44.5 cm with a weight range between 16 to 18.5 kg.
  • Health
Keeshond breed are usually very healthy. Although congenital health problems are not common, conditions that have been known to happen sometimes Keeshond are hip dysplasia, knee Luxating (trick knee), epilepsy, Cushing's disease, primary hyperparathyroidism, and hypothyroidism. Von Willebrand disease is known as Keeshond but it is very rare. The exact test for the genetic cause of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT or) was recently developed at Cornell University. As with every race is important when buying a puppy, make sure that parents have been tested and certified with no problems inherited. Healthy, well-educated Keeshond can expect to live 12-15 years on average.average.
  • Grooming
Thanks to their double coat, Keeshond need regular brushing, one hour a week to keep the dog comfortable and beautiful. Keeshond coat sheds dirt dry and breed of dog is not exposed to the scent, [edit] so often, bathing is not necessary. Jacket works as an insulator and protects your dog from sunburn and insects, so shaving or trimming is not desirable. Turkey also lose their hair a different color than blacks on the landfill has been stripped away. If frequent brushing is too much trouble, you should choose another breed rather than Keeshond short clip.

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Thursday in the garden

Furriends, thursday is our favourite day - especially if we get to go outside in the garden! Mom is impawsible with helping us blog or visit these days, we don't even know the current password for Jonesie's Society of Feline Gardeners. Today we had lots of general maintenance and inspection to do. It's been raining and raining so everything is green and growing.
Chilli on very close inspection with a bush.
Peeping into the other world behind our garden wall.
Pausing just long enough to have her...
...Gardening Cat portrait taken. Thank you, Chillimus!
I was extra busy with all these grass halms the janitor misses when mowing.
Admitted, they are yummy and fun too.

So is rolling!
Look what mom kept secret from us until today:
Mrs. Blackbird is having a new go at it on our terrace. She has five blue eggs in her nest. In 2009 she tried it too but the Magpies took all of her chicks. Can you believe it - the Magpies and not us! Mom wants these little Blackbirds to live this time. We'll keep you updated!
Many purrs,
Siena & Chilli

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Border Collie Pet Dogs

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Border Collie Dogs
Border Collie is a breed of dog originating from Scotland, and touted as the world's smartest dog. Border Collie can solve complex problems that he encountered while herding cattle. Herding cattle is a difficult thing for people who are not used, but the Border Collie can be studied with cepat.Intelegensi are the hallmarks Border Collie. He knows how to behave, friendly, and open to the employer, but keep a distance with strangers. This nature makes it a good choice shepherd dog. Border Collie is intelligent, alert, responsive, keep a distance with strangers. Border Collie is also often used in tracking and assistance to the SAR on the natural disasters that are difficult to track with technology. Of smell and remarkable intuition is what makes this dog to be useful for humans. Border Collie is a dog with supple character, active and obedient, a wide chest shows strength, shoulder solid showing speed, and his face shows high intelligence. Border Collie general appearance suggests an impressive overview, each section / posture of the body is in balanced proportions.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Turkish Angora Cats

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Turkish Angora

Turkish Angora cat, including agility, like moving and very friendly towards other cats. Turkish Angora also like to ask the attention of employers and manja.Kucing Turkish Angora is known as a very intelligent cat, curiosity about something pretty big. Turkish angora cat is too funny, very adaptable and easy to get along with the occupants of the house. Angora cat race has a body size of medium, with a gracefulness and elegance. Body long, slender, with long legs and tail. Thick furry tail and fluffy like a fox tail. Most white Turkish Angora, lilac, and dark brown. Turkish Angora cat, do not have two layers of fur, like Persian cats. So that kind of cat is easier to comb. Turkish Angora small bodied long but muscular and thick. Turkish Angora has a wide shoulder and buttocks as much. But his butt is higher than his shoulder, because the hind legs longer than front legs. Turkish Angora aquiline nose, the whole head is shaped like a triangle, with the width and pointed ears, big eyes almond shaped. This cat colors vary, some are white, black, brown, Tricolour / blangtelon (white, black, brownish yellow), yellow, reddish, etc.. Turkish Angora cats are hunters and have a nature hunt like to be invited, and love to play water, must also have a lot of free time to move.
  • Health considerations
In the Turkish Angora, a disease commonly That Is Referred to as ataxia, is found. Ataxia is thought to be inherited as autosomal recessive. The kittens affected by ataxia have Parkinson's like movements, and require intensive nursing care to help Them survive. These kittens are usually euthanized, but there are reports of a small handful of kittens That may have survived to Adulthood. The genetic cause of this ataxia is not yet known. Another genetic illness known to the breed is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, the which is a cardiac condition usually found the between the ages of 2-6, with males being affected more commonly and more severely than females.
In the Maine Coon cat, HCM is thought to be an autosomal dominant gene, and Researchers are working to identify markers for this disease. However, in the Turkish Angora, the disease has not yet been studied at length, and is Likely to result from a different mutation of genes, with a different gene location than That of the Maine Coon cat. HCM also affects many other breeds (from Ragdolls to Persians, to the Bengals).
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Savannah cats

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Savannah cats are considered one of the larger races of domesticated cats. Savannah cat's body size is higher, slender, and larger than other domestic cats. Savannah cats are the result of marriage between types of Serval cats (wild cats from Africa) with exotic domestic cats that are smaller than the Serval cats like the Bengal cat, Oriental Shorthair, Egyptian Mau, or Serengeti.
Savannah cats have a loyalty to its owner like a dog loyalty, Savannah Cat owners can follow and watch like a dog. Savannah cats can be trained like sitting, sleeping, jumping, walking on the rope, fetch the owner and others.
Interestingly Savannah cat leap very high, Savannah Cats are not afraid of water, there is even the owner who took a bath together like taking the dog a bath together. Savannah cats are reported as very social and friendly with new people and other cats and dogs, while others can run and hide or go back to hissing and growling when seeing a stranger. Savannah cats have no temperament problems that would be associated with basic cat more shy and / or aggressive hybrid. Savannah cats are very curious, and have been known to get into all sorts of things. Savannah cats often learn how to open doors and cabinets. Savannah cats belong to the ten races of the world's most expensive cat, prices ranging from U.S. $ 4 thousand (Rp36, 3 million) to U.S. $ 10 thousand (Rp90, 7 millions).

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Different individuals contain different amounts of Serval and of varied domestic cat breeds, and there are currently no established Savannah breed-specific health issues.
Some veterinarians have noted that Servals have smaller livers relative to their body size than domestic cats, and some Savannahs inherit this. For this reason, care is advised in prescribing some medications. Lower doses per weight of the cat may be necessary. In addition, the blood values of Savannahs may vary from the typical domestic cat, due to the serval genes.
There is anecdotal evidence, though no completed scientific studies, that Savannahs and other domestic hybrids (such as Bengals) do not respond well to anesthesia containing Ketamine. Many Savannah breeders request in their contracts that Ketamine not be used for surgeries.
Some (but not all) Savannah breeders believe strongly that modified live vaccines should not be used on Savannahs, that only killed virus vaccines should be used. Others are the complete opposite, having had poor reactions to killed vaccines, and no vaccine reaction (lethargy, illness, etc) to the modified live vaccines. This, also, has not been studied, and opinions vary widely from breeder to breeder.
Some breeders state that Savannah cats have no known special care or food requirements, while others recommend a very high quality diet with no grains or by-products. Some recommend a partial or complete raw feeding/raw food diet with at least 32% protein and no by-products. Some Savannah breeders recommend calcium and other supplements, especially for growing cats and earlier generations. Others consider it unnecessary, or even harmful. Most Savannah breeders agree that Savannahs have a need for more taurine than the average domestic cat, and therefore recommend taurine supplement which can be added to any food type. Issues of Savannah diet are not without controversy, and again, it is best to seek the advice of a veterinarian or exotic cat specialist before feeding a Savannah cat any non-standard diet.
Laws governing ownership of Savannah cats in the United States vary according to state. The majority of states follow the code set by the United States Department of Agriculture which defines wild/domesticated hybrid crosses as domesticated. Some states have set more restrictive laws on hybrid cat ownership, including, but not limited to: Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Georgia. See for specific state-by-state laws regarding ownership of Savannah cats. Some cities may invoke laws that differ from the state. For example, Savannahs more than five generations from the Serval are allowed to be owned in New York state, but not in the city of New York.
The Australian Federal government has banned the importation into Australia of the Savannah cat, as the larger cats could potentially threaten species of the country's native wildlife not threatened by smaller domestic cats. A government report into the proposed importation of the cats has warned the hybrid breed may introduce enhanced hunting skills and increased body size into feral cat populations, putting native species at risk. The report states that the Savannah cats are not worth the risk.