Sunday, March 31, 2013

How to become a vet?

I wrote to you a lot about veterinary medicine. But it’s worth to consider is it worth to be a veterinarian? The common opinion is that these studies are very heavy, like medicine.

In Poland, to be a vet, you need to graduate from 5.5 years studies. Until recently, you could only do it at 6 universities, but more and more colleges introduces a new field of study-veterinary medicine. Starting this year, you can even study veterinary medicine at the Jagiellonian University - the most famous Polish University.
The world situation is similar, veterinary studies are very difficult to study and the recruitment process  is very demanding. In the United States there are 28 accredited veterinary schools and quite possibly, it's harder to be accepted than the medicine. However, it also created new faculties of medicine which give opportunities to find college. I once dreamed to study veterinary medicine at Harvard, but unfortunately I didn’t succeed.

Each country offer opportunities to become a veterinarian. In England, students can learn veterinary for example: at the University of Cambridge or in the Liverpool, in Scotland at the University of Glasgow, in Ireland at the University of Dublin, in Germany, at the University of Berlin. These are of course examples - and if you want more information please contact me.

It’s correctly that veterinary medicine is growing. Animals (including dogs) are in highly developed countries members of family and they need doctors! It's important  not to overdo it and don’t  make the elite veterinary direction into further studies for the unemployed.

If someone loves animals and wants to tie his future is with the treatment of animals, must be prepared to study hard and demanding, but it’s worth it! The vet is a well paid job and you can earn a lot. Of course, it all depends on where you will work and which country, but at least as long as the lack of job offers are not going to complain. Market needs veterinary graduates.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dogs on board of the Titanic

Each of us have heard about the history of the ship'' Titanic'', even in one of the most successful movies in the world with the same title. Only few of us, however, know that the luxury ship sailed not only humans, but also dogs! At the time of the tragic collision with the iceberg, on board of Titanic was in addition to the more than 2,200 passengers and 12 dogs.

Dogs on the Titanic were among the passengers of the first class, because only they were allowed to enter them on board. Most of them were purebred dogs and some were even insured. With photos and reports of rescued passengers know that on the Titanic traveling: poodle, terrier, French bulldog, Airedale terrier, dog German, two King Charles spaniels and two Pomeranians and Pekingese. Small dogs remained with the owners of the cabins and the others were kept in pens.

Several times a day the members of the crew were putting animals on the promenade deck. The dog parade so appealed to passengers that specifically went out on deck to watch them. On Monday April 15 was planned dogs exhibition.

When the night of 14 to 15 April 1912, people in panic, leaving the ship, even if the dogs accompanied them, had no chance to survive in the frigid waters of the ocean. About the fate of the little known, but circulating on this topic many legends. One of the sailors of Titanic was supposed to release dogs from their cages when the ship sank. On the other hand, one of the passengers had refused to descend to a lifeboat without her Great Dane. Also told that someone saw the frozen body of one of the passengers, which included his beloved dog. Rumor also passed down the story of Newfoundland Rigel, who reportedly barking alerted mariners ship Carpathia, and thus saved the passengers of one of the lifeboats. All of these stories were not confirmed, but the fact is that two or three small dogs (probably were Pekingese and Pomeranians) managed to get the owners to the hands of the lifeboat and finally reach New York.

Fortunately, the sinking ship are not currently common, but keep in mind that every day every day all over the world are killed in accidents not only people, but also their pets. In addition, there are even instances where a dog saves the expense of his life - the owner. We should appreciate their courage and devotion to the man! Checks are saying that a dog is man's best friend.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Medicine for dogs - oncology!

For human cancer is usually associated with the worst. Of course, cancer doesn’t have to mean a death sentence and because of increasingly advancing science and technology; detected in an early stage in the patient allows for complete recovery.

Basically, tumors can be divided into so-called benign tumors and malignant tumors. Differences between the two processes consists, inter alia, on the fact that non-malignant tumors grow relatively slowly and are often clearly demarcated from the surrounding tissue so connective capsule. Don’t metastasize to other organs, and their effect on the body is relatively limited, primarily because of the location, deformation and oppression. Of course, even benign brain tumor may be a direct threat to human life because of the location such as in a hard box gland.

Today I would like to tell you about veterinary oncology. It's a huge field of medical knowledge and I'm not going to bore you the details of the various types of cancer. However, I will pay attention to the so-called racial predisposition to cancer incidence. All owners of Great Danes, St. Bernard and Irish greyhounds should be aware that their dogs may develop bone cancer. If the process is to apply early and limb bones is the only effective treatment is immediate amputation of diseased feet. Animals tolerate it well and do well on three legs. Sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, and sarcomas are found mainly in the Golden and Labrador retrievers and boxers. Belgian Sheepdogs quite often succumb to gastric cancer. Of course, all of these tumors may also occur in other breeds as well as hybrids.

It’s quite important to early detection and diagnosis of the tumor, which gives your dog the chance of full recovery! I think the health and lives of our pets is important, which is why I encourage you to perform regular surveys and respond quickly if the dog doesn’t feel good . Maybe it’s good to worry about. All tips will give you the local veterinarians.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Veterinary medicine

Everyone at least once in his life had a disease. Most of them are easily treated eg measles, rubella, influenza, etc. There are also more serious diseases such as cancer, AIDS, etc. The dogs are very similar to us and they also get sick. Anatomy of animals is different than human, so human doctor can’t treat dogs. Today I would like to write about science, which treats our pets.

Science that deals with animal diseases, prevention and protection of the people against animal diseases is veterinary medicine. The first historical records about the treatment of animals come from Mesopotamia. In ancient Greece, philosophy studied animals. Aristotle described a number of animal diseases such as rabies dogs. Hippocrates also did a lot of good for the basics of veterinary medicine. In Greece, was the first autopsy of animals. The first animal hospital was in India!

In the Middle Ages veterinary developed. There are many books, descriptions, observations, etc. In the Middle Ages the treatment of the animals concerned mainly sheep, cattle, horses, etc. People described sheep pox and various diseases of cattle.

The eighteenth century was a turning point. In France, in Lyon, set up the first veterinary school. In 1962 C. Bourgelat founded College of Veterinary Medicine. Very soon came new schools in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

Currently Veterinary is a very important field of science. People are increasingly going to the vet with their best friends - dogs. Veterinary develops, our dogs have better health and live longer. More and more veterinary clinics and more and more young people want to study veterinary medicine.

I hope that this trend will continue to grow and dogs will be almost as good care as people!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Smart dogs!

Recently I wrote to you that learning and training dogs is like savoir vivre and it isn’t similar to human learning at universities. It isn’t 100% true. Dogs can understand a lot and they are very intelligent. For many years, scientists studying dogs and their intelligence capabilities. Professor Stanley Coren has created a ranking of dog breeds. Rank concerned intelligence. In the first place was the Border Collie breed.

Currently, probably the smartest dog in the world is female - Chaser. She remembers and understands more than 1,020 words! Researchers at Wofford College for many years trained this dog. They wanted to teach her the biggest number of words and names of things.
The training was simple. Scientists throwing her toy and learned the name of these toys. When Chaser understood and knew the word, they trying to teach her the next. Regularly checking whether the dog also remember all the words. Very often the Chaser had exams. The researchers chose 20 items, and spoke aloud their names. Chaser has passed about 900 such tests!

It’s an amazing achievement. Apparently, a man must have three years to know how to distinguish the 1000 words. Let us remember that! Our dogs very often understand what we say to them! I also want to have such a smart dog, so I also start to teach my dog according to these method.

Monday, March 4, 2013

School for dogs!

Education in human life is very important. Most people on the planet are taught in primary, secondary and then selects the more education at the University. A student who completes Harvard or Cambridge university has a good chance at a good job and respect in society.

Dogs are similar to humans. Of course, dogs are not as intelligent as humans, and can not learn what we do. The education of a dog it is important to learn certain principles, rules and standards. Education is more like a dog savoir vivre. This is the purpose built school for dogs. Around the world, these schools are becoming increasingly popular and more and more.

In these schools, dogs learn obedience, rules, tricks, etc. I think the most important is that in this school dogs learn not to attack humans! It is very important that we have a small child in the house and the dog. There is a situation that dogs are jealous and attack small children.

Training schools have various forms. Classes can be organized in groups (about 4-10 dogs) are also popular private lessons with a coach. Dog owners often participate in such training courses and classes that the effect was better. Learning time depends on our requirements. Sometimes only a few hours, the time required is a few weeks. The price depends on the country, school, time, and type of training.

Does every dog ​​needs school? I do not think. Large breed dogs as aggressive amstaff and pit-bull should be mandatory such training because they can be dangerous. If you have a small dog or mild as York, Chihuahua, we can train them ourselves. There are many different techniques that give good results and the dog learns quickly. A very effective method is to click & voice, but how I wrote home in the future.

 Small dogs may not be dangerous, but also like to dominate. Without learning, their behavior would be intolerable. Dogs bark when people eat dinner, like to sleep in a bed, etc. If we do not mind that there is no problem. If the dog is a nuisance and we can not change it, you might want to use the help of a professional trainer and send your pet to school.