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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

Cat Training

Cats marking: why and what to do?

Marking with urine is a natural means of communication between cats. However, it can be very unpleasant for their owner if they mark in your home and leave their scent on the walls, furniture or windows. Why do some cats mark within the four walls of your home and how can this behaviour be avoided? Whilst we are still amused outside watching how our cat sprays the garden fence with its urine with a stretched-out, trembling tail and signals to the neighbour's cat that this is its territory, we don't find this behaviour funny at all inside our own home. Understandably, because cat urine smells awful indoors and won't just become a serious problem for humans and their sense of smell in the long term. But why do some cats mark in the home? What do they want to say to us? Indeed, cats should no longer need to mark at home. After all, no other cat (apart from households with multiple cats) will challenge them for this territory, right?

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Cat Nutrition

Change of diet for cats

The cat food market offers cat owners a wide range of options: there is both wet and dry food for cats from numerous brands in several quality categories, flavours and varieties. This large selection of cat food presents cat owners with a big challenge. Which food is suitable for cats and in what quantity? There is also the possibility to follow the BARF diet and to provide home-cooked food. As well, the cat food market is constantly growing, so it's not surprising that cat owners sometimes like to change the type of food or to try out a new one. If the cat develops a food intolerance or has to eat a special food due to medical reasons, changing its diet is unavoidable. However, cats are often very fussy and tend to opt for one type of food and reject all other varieties. Hence, getting them used to a new type of food is anything but easy. As a result, you should proceed cautiously with changing the diet. This allows the cat to get used to the new flavour without irritating the stomach and bowels through a quick change. Also, you will avoid your cat completely rejecting the food.
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.

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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.
Cat Cat Health and Care

Coronavirus in Cats

Coronaviruses don't just affect us pet owners, but our furry friends too. In contrast to the new type of coronavirus affecting humans, feline coronavirus (FcoV) has already been known for several years. These include feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) and the much better-known feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV). The latter causes fatal feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which leads to peritonitis and abdominal dropsy. On the other hand, people suffer from flu-like symptoms, especially those with weakened immune systems like elderly or sick people.

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Cat Cat Training

Cats marking: why and what to do?

Marking with urine is a natural means of communication between cats. However, it can be very unpleasant for their owner if they mark in your home and leave their scent on the walls, furniture or windows. Why do some cats mark within the four walls of your home and how can this behaviour be avoided? Whilst we are still amused outside watching how our cat sprays the garden fence with its urine with a stretched-out, trembling tail and signals to the neighbour's cat that this is its territory, we don't find this behaviour funny at all inside our own home. Understandably, because cat urine smells awful indoors and won't just become a serious problem for humans and their sense of smell in the long term. But why do some cats mark in the home? What do they want to say to us? Indeed, cats should no longer need to mark at home. After all, no other cat (apart from households with multiple cats) will challenge them for this territory, right?
Dog Dog Health and Care

Itching in dogs

All dog owners are familiar with their dog scratching once in a while. Increased scratching can often occur during the moulting phase in particular. However, if you observe that this itching goes beyond a normal level and your dog is also licking and cleaning itself more often, you should urgently follow up on it. Itching can hugely limit a dog's wellbeing and reduce its quality of life. Sometimes itching is so bad that neither the dog nor the owner can sleep any more. Itching can manifest in very different ways. The owner usually notices the dog scratching different parts of its body with its front or rear paws. This can affect all parts of the dog's body. For instance, shaking its head means that the ears are itching. Dogs lick and also fiddle with the paws or legs, or even the back and croup. If dogs have limited or no access at all to certain areas of their body, they rub them against the wall or carpet to reduce their itching. In many cases, however, it doesn't just stop at itching. Cats can suffer from inflammations through constant scratching and bacteria, yeast fungi and other pathogens can pave the way for infections. Skin infections increase itching on top of everything, so the dog becomes trapped in a vicious circle of itching.

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.