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Find out everything important about living with a pet in our Pet Magazine! Whether you have a cat, dog, bird, small pets or aquarium pets, our magazine offers you valuable advice on all aspects of living with your pets at home. You can learn about different breeds and their specific characteristics. Find out how specific types and breeds of pets need to be trained, fed and equipped. Read more

Dog Breeds

Black and Tan Coonhound

Originating in America, the Black and Tan Coonhound finds its vocation in hunting raccoons, since it detects and pursues their trace like nobody else. The Black and Tan Coonhound strongly resembles the Bloodhound, is even-tempered and gets on well with humans and fellow dogs.

Dog

Dog Training

Fighting Dog Breeds

The expression “fighting dog” is a generic term for all dog breeds classed as dangerous. Some experts are of the opinion that the term “fighting dog” is discriminatory per se. No dog was born a fighting dog, but is made into one by humans. In principle, you could therefore “train” a Dachshund to be a fighting dog. However, the consequences of being bitten by a Dachshund would of course be less severe than being bitten by a fighting dog with a very strong jaw. Like the Staffordshire, the Rottweiler is by nature considered to be fundamentally friendly and peaceful. In the hands of an experienced dog owner, a Rottweiler is generally relaxed rather than deliberately aggressive. However, the Rottweiler has fallen into disrepute due to attacks on humans and sometimes on children. The Rottweiler was very popular amongst the 19th century nobility. Its role originally consisted of herding and guarding cattle. The Rottweiler now doesn't occupy this role, but has been well-known and recognised as a police and military dog since 1910.

Cat

Cat Adoption and Ownership

Understanding and Learning Cat Language

If you spend plenty of time with a cat you love, you will automatically develop the need to be able to interpret its language, which can be differentiated between verbal and non-verbal. The latter refers to the cat's body language and primarily the different positions of the tail. Sometimes the assumption is that cats wish to express with almost every verbal and non-verbal statement that they would now like to be fed. Fun aside, we will outline a few typical features of feline language in the following article.
Small Pet Health and Care

How Can We Help Wild Hedgehogs in our Gardens? Read our 10 Tips

Hedgehogs are adorable and shy animals which awakens our compassionate instinct. However, interfering more than necessary can be harmful. In autumn, these creatures go on the hunt for food and slowly start to build their nests. You shouldn’t be surprised if you come across several hedgehogs during the autumn months. However, their numbers have declined by 50% since the year 2000. This is why it is crucial to help hedgehogs when necessary. There are several signs you can spot to know whether a hedgehog is in need of help. If you find a hedgehog that looks injured, emaciated or ill, you should act straight away. The same goes for baby hedgehogs that have been left behind.  Watch the nest for a while - if the mother hedgehog doesn’t come back after two hours, you should bring the hoglets to safety as soon as possible. Hoglets that are found outside of the nest also need your help. If you find a hedgehog active in winter, it is a sign that it hasn’t started hibernating and it needs your help. You can make their lives a little easier by following these 10 tips:
Aquarium Care and Water

Blue-Green Algae – Identification and Prevention

Blue algae looks like a green-blue carpet which can cover plants, decorations, and the bottom layer of the aquarium. Not only are they an eyesore, but blue-green algae can pose a significant risk to all forms of life in the aquarium. But what actually are they, and how do they grow? Read on to find out how to effectively combat and prevent the build-up.
Horse Health and Care

Hoof Care

There is absolutely some truth in the old saying “no hoof, no horse.” Horses’ hooves are always under stress, whether the horse is standing in the stables, out in the pasture, being ridden or in the school. The smallest deformity can have a disastrous impact on the whole of the horse’s skeleton. The correct hoof care isn’t as time consuming as most horse handlers think. One thing is especially important and that is continuity.

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Cat Cat Breeds

Bengal Cat

The Bengal is a truly unique cat breed. A 'house tiger' in the truest sense, Bengal breeders go for a bit of wild cat blood, with wildcat hybrids like Bengals or Savannahs proving the latest craze in the world of breeding! Just what is a hybrid cat, and what needs to be taken into account when giving a home to a wild cat cross? Our breed description provides answers. Big cat hybrids could be found in the zoos of Europe at the beginning of the 19th century. This ultimately didn't prove practical for zoos, but transferred well to the world of small cats, with ever greater enthusiasm shown for so-called wild cat hybrids being developed from the pairing of wild cat breeds with domesticated indoor cats. The most well-known example is the Bengal, which resulted from crossing a tame black domestic cat with a wild Asian leopard cat. The result was a cat breed that proves a real hit thanks to its elongated body and extraordinary fur colouring. However, its proximity to its wild relatives sometimes requires an experienced hand.
Dog Dog Health and Care

Contraception for Dogs

Dog owners should give thought to contraception for their beloved pets at the very latest when females enter heat for the first time and males suddenly prey on females in the neighbourhood. But what methods actually prevent females from getting pregnant and what forms of contraception are there for males?

Dog Dog Health and Care

Female Dogs in Heat

Although the heat period is an entirely natural process for female dogs, irritation at stains on the new carpet, fear of an unwanted pregnancy or their pet's strange behaviour can cause many dog owners to worry. Find out here everything you need to know about your female dog's heat period and how you can both overcome this without any stress.

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Dog Dog Training

Anti-Hunt Training for Dogs in Five Steps

Many dog breeds were originally bred for hunting, although this innate hunting instinct can soon become a problem in today's society. There can be dangerous consequences if your dog chases after every hare or bird and forgets all commands in the process. But can you stop a dog from hunting or get its hunting instinct be toned down? When is it the right moment to intervene and how does anti-hunt training actually work?
Cat Cat Health and Care

How to Correctly Deworm Kittens

Worm infestations affect young cats with relative frequency. If untreated, they can lead to severe ailments. Thankfully though, parasites are very easy to combat as soon as the problem has been recognised. Get your little “tiger to caress”, as Victor Hugo lovingly called cats, dewormed for the first time three weeks after it is born and then every three to four weeks recurrently. However, this is just a general guideline. Only a vet can make the final decision as to what deworming cycle is right for each individual cat. Vermifuges have to be administered very frequently in animal homes too, because unfortunately kittens are partly in a very bad condition when they are handed in there.
Cat Cat Adoption and Ownership

Is My Cat Happy?

If we love someone, we obviously want them to be happy and will gladly do what it takes to contribute to their happiness. Of course, this particularly applies when it comes to love for our four-legged feline friends with whom we share our lives. After all, they make us very happy too. For starters, you can be sure that if you allow your cat to live a species-appropriate life that fully suits its nature and needs, you're already doing a great deal to make it happy. On one hand, this involves appropriate activity with suitable toys that also fits with the intelligence of the breed or cat in question. A high-quality food is also very important. Your cat also needs a big enough scratching tree in order to be happy, which allows it to sharpen its claws and spread its own individual scent along with one or more draught-free places to retreat, such as a little cat house. The breed or nature of cats determines how much outdoor access they need. And you've already guessed what makes most cats really happy: stroking in abundance! If you can give your cat all of this, you can be pretty sure that it's happy. In order to be completely convinced that you're making your beloved cat happy, we have asked qualified cat experts for the unmistakeable signs of feline happiness. Here are their answers:

Say goodbye to pet-owning confusion with our great range of advice!

The tips you find in our magazine will help you answer all of your pet-related questions. This comprehensive information will enable you to better recognise if your pet is unwell and potentially prevent critical situations from occurring. You can also learn how to groom your pet and how often you should schedule veterinary check-ups. Our magazine will also help you learn which animals or breeds can become great friends, and which should be kept separate. As well as information on house pets such as dogs and cats, you can also find out how often a horse needs to visit a farrier – you can learn all sorts from our handy magazine articles!


Balanced pet nutrition starts in the food bowl

Just like humans, pets need plenty of vitamins and nutrients to keep them fit and healthy. As dogs are natural hunters and carnivores, it is important that their diet reflects this and is rich in premium meat. High-quality pet food can contain all the essential building blocks your pet needs to support an active lifestyle, although it is important to bear in mind that, as with our own needs, a pet’s needs will change depending on its age, breed and size. Nutrition will also need to be adapted to account for any illnesses or diseases your pet is suffering from. Here you can learn all about these vital changes that may need to be made to your pet’s diet.


Are you looking to adopt a pet from an animal shelter?

We have all had that experience of visiting an animal shelter and wanting to take every cuddly little creature home with us! However, before you choose a pet, you need to make sure your home is suitably prepared, with a place to sleep, eat and play. Your new furry family member will also need to be vaccinated and have all of the appropriate paperwork. Our pet magazine tells you everything to look out for, so there is no need to panic if you are new to pet owning – with our help and advice, the transition from shelter to home will not be too difficult for either you or your new pet.


Bring maximum joy to your life with our pet advice!

Thanks to our broad range of pet-owning tips, you will soon know how to react appropriately in every situation. If you frequently travel with your pet, you can find out all about the ideal transport options to suit every purpose. A travel kennel or crate can help keep your pet protected, as well as providing your pet with some privacy so that it is not disturbed. The more stress-free the journey, the better the experience when you arrive at your destination, whether that be a holiday, a day trip or a visit to the vets. In our magazine you can find advice from experts to help make living with your pet care-free and companionable. You can also find plenty of top tips on toys, exercise and food.