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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

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:

Dog

Dog Agility and Games

Dog Dancing

Sit, stay and paw – most dogs can master these commands with minimal problems! But dancing?! Alongside agility and obedience, dog dancing is another popular pastime in the canine community.

Cat

Cat Agility and Games

Laser Pointer for Cats

Opinions differ greatly with regard to whether laser pointers make suitable cat toys. In the following article, we will outline a few aspects that allow you to weigh up the pros and cons and to make your own decision concerning your beloved cat.
Small Pet Health and Care

Caring for Dwarf Rabbits

Rabbits regularly groom their own fur themselves by using their tongue. During the moulting season which lasts several weeks, your rabbit will need some occasional help. One the one hand, bushing has the effect of a soothing massage, on the other hand, it helps to get rid of the old, dead hair. For normal length hair you should use a brush with natural bristles or a glove with rubber bobbles.
Aquarium Guide

Tapping on the Aquarium

Two researchers carried out an investigation into the noise exposure of one of the aquariums due to the visitors in the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, and found some surprising results. They hid an underwater microphone in a one cubic metre aquarium to register the effects of visitors tapping on the glass. Helmut Kractochvil and Harald Schwammer investigated this activity for four weeks, counting the taps per 100 visitors between midday on Monday to midday on Friday, and then from midday to Friday to midday on Monday. They then introduced three different signs with the inscriptions: “Tapping on the glass kills the fish”, “Only idiots tap the glass”, and “Please do not tap the glass”.
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?

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Cat Cat Breeds

Persian

The fluffy Persian is one of the most popular cat breeds in existence. It is surprising that these cats called “Gorbe-ye irāni” (Iranian cat) in Persian are one of the oldest cat breeds, although the Persian as we know it today doesn't even come from the Orient.
Small Pet 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:
Dog Dog Breeds

Miniature Poodle

A ball of poodle power weighing in at around 13lbs, the Miniature Poodle packs all the benefits of the noble breed and enjoys great popularity. It's hardly surprising, since these smart dogs aren't just intelligent, but real all-rounders that love accompanying their family everywhere.

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.