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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.

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Dog Adoption and Ownership

Should I let my dog sleep in my bed?

As with so many dog-owning topics, there are many different ways of looking at the question of “should I let my dog sleep in my bed?”. The contra arguments may outweigh the pros when it comes to the mess on the bedding, but here are a few pros and cons to help you decide for yourself whether you want to let your dog sleep in your bed or not. Your dog will adapt to your demands, as you are the alpha animal.

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Cat Breeds

British Shorthair

Are you looking for a cat that perfectly complements your family with its calm, well-balanced nature, and that will happily live indoors? Chances are the “British Shorthair” will have been recommended to you as the ideal breed! No cat-lover will be able to resist the plush coat and big eyes of the British Shorthair, and its character is equally lovable. But what else do you need to know about this breed? Our breed portrait will introduce you in detail to these lovable felines, as well as offering tips on purchasing and keeping your cat, alongside good nutrition and health care. The British Shorthair is a simple breed, with a friendly, quiet temperament that will fit well into almost every household, even those with children or other animals.
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 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?

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 Nutrition

BARF or Conventional Dog Food?

Dry, wet or fresh and raw? The range of opinions on the right way to feed our four-legged friends are as diverse as the choice of foods commercially available. But is BARF really healthier? Does wet food taste better and is dry food cheaper? We'll show you the most important advantages and disadvantages of the different feeding methods. In a nutshell, there isn't any one feeding method that is the best for all dogs to the same extent. Be it raw dog food, dry or wet food, every dog food has its advantages and disadvantages. In principle, you can give your dog a healthy diet with ideal energy and nutrient provision with all three varieties.
Dog Dog Health and Care

Dog Digestive Problems

Digestive disorders are a regularly occurring problem – and a rather unpleasant one at that. There can be many different reasons for diarrhoea. Poor nutrition, organ illnesses and infections caused by intestinal parasites or allergies must be considered possible causes of digestion problems. Initially the vet will treat them by conventional means, which will generally make “normal” diarrhoea disappear quickly. Things get complicated when it comes to regularly reoccurring problems, in which case a closer look needs to be taken at the causes.
Cat Cat Adoption and Ownership

Indoor or Outdoor Cat?

When choosing to get a cat you have to decide what breed, age and temperament will suit you. But now there’s another important question: will your cat be an indoor or outdoor cat? What advantages will your cat have if it can explore the outdoors freely? Do indoor cats live longer? What are the pros and cons of each lifestyle? The choice of having an outdoor cat isn’t always up to the owners. Some cats simply adore the outdoors and are at their happiest when exploring the wild.

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.