Myths and frequently asked questions Archives



Should I vaccinate my dog ​​or cat if they do not leave the house?



Should I vaccinate my dog ​​or cat if they do not leave the house? Should I vaccinate my dog ​​or cat if they do not leave the house? This question is very common in our day to day life, so I am going to try to briefly explain the importance of vaccination in our pets. In reference to dogs, we find some cases of sick animals that practically do not leave the house or go out simply to relieve themselves and return home. Even if you think…

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the saliva of dogs



IS THE SALIVA OF DOGS HEALING? Surely you have heard this question before, but how much truth is there in this? I don’t know if you have noticed, but when a wound occurs in the mouth, it heals five times faster than if it occurs in another part of the body, in addition to not producing any scars. This ability to heal has been associated with saliva, enhancing the belief in its healing power. We know that saliva contains…

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symptoms of rabies



What symptoms does a dog infected with Rabies have? Rabies is a viral zoonotic disease, that is, it is a disease that can be transmitted to humans through animals, and is caused by a virus of the Rhabdoviridae family. This virus attacks the central nervous system of dogs producing a very severe encephalitis that ends up being lethal in the animal. The virus is found in the saliva and secretions of infected animals, therefore…

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pregnancy in cats dogs



Pregnancy in dogs and cats. What is its duration? What should I do during childbirth? The gestation or pregnancy of a dog and a cat is approximately 62 days (a little more than two months), although as in humans, there are first-time females who are earlier, and others, a little later, reaching 70 or 72 days in the case of dogs. It is important to know the day to day of the female that is going to give birth to prepare ourselves in…

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Milk for dogs and puppies



Milk for dogs, special milk for puppies It may be that at some point you have asked yourself some of these questions, especially if your dog has had puppies and cannot breastfeed them all or if you have adopted or picked up a dog that is too small, which practically does not it has teeth and needs something soft to eat. Is there milk for dogs? Can I give my puppy skimmed cow’s milk? or what is better, milk for dogs or…

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cat grass



What is cat grass? What is cat grass used for? Cat grass (catnip) or catnip (Nepeta Cataria) is a plant very similar to mint that attracts the attention of our cats. In ancient Roman times, this plant was used to cure all manner of ailments, and more recently it has been used in herbal teas to aid digestion. In the case of cats, the…

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toxoplasmosis cats and pregnant women



If I have a cat and I am pregnant, is there a risk of contracting Toxoplasmosis? What symptoms do you have in pregnancy? When a woman becomes pregnant and goes to the gynecologist, they perform blood tests that include the detection of antibodies against Toxoplasmosis (they detect if she has been in contact with the disease). It is a serious zoonosis (a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans) that can affect the baby during pregnancy. Toxoplasmosis occurs…

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I should cut my dog's ears and tail



IMPORTANT At Clínica Veterinaria la Asunción WE DO NOT PERFORM this type of intervention. We have never done it and we will never do it, this article is written with the intention of informing, publicizing the situation and raising awareness. Should I cut my dog’s ears and tail for his health? I still can’t believe that years ago (and unfortunately, on certain occasions and clinics today) such a savagery was done simply because a guy thought of it…

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how cats see



Is it true that cats can see at night? How do cats see? It is commonly believed that cats see in the dark, but this is not correct since they are able to take advantage if there is little light in a room but in absolute darkness they do not see anything. Their vision develops much better in dim light, compared to humans seeing 6 to 8 times better in dim light. All this is due…

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my dog ​​has bad breath halitosis



MY DOG HAS BAD BREATH, CAN I BRUSH HIS TEETH? IS THERE TOOTHPASTE FOR DOGS? If your dog has bad breath (halitosis) you have to take a good look at his mouth, including the molars that are further down, because he probably has periodontal disease. In other more serious cases, it may be due to a disease in the rest of the body: gastroenteritis, liver problems, kidney problems, etc. But these cases are usually accompanied by specific symptoms of the named diseases. If your dog has…

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