Dog Health and Care

Owning a dog is great fun and immensely rewarding. But, dogs have complex needs and each dog is unique. Knowing how to properly care for your dog and its health is a useful skill to have, whether it’s administering first aid or knowing when to take them to the vet! Read more

Dog Grooming in Winter

There's no such thing as bad weather for true fresh air fans. Be it mud, snow or salt on pavements, dog and owner go for walks lasting several hours and enjoy the winter period. However, you shouldn't forget that these weather conditions can put intensive demands on your dog's paws. Cracks in the paw pads or adhesions to the paws that make walking difficult and can trigger injuries are no rarity. You can provide relief with a few simple tricks:

The First Visit to the Vet

After a few days of letting your new dog settle in, it is advisable to introduce your newest little family member to the vet. This allows immediate detection of any possible infections or parasites, and allows you to instantly treat any issues.

Dogs and their Senses

The thing that fascinates us humans about dogs is their enormous sensory capacity. Their senses are far better developed than those of humans, to the extent that they can orientate themselves, recognise everything and everyone by smells, and hear sounds and noises we cannot even comprehend.

Bacterial Diseases in Dogs

They are extremely tiny and absolutely everywhere – bacteria! They lurk outside in nature, in forests, in meadows and in fields. Many of them are completely harmless to our four-legged friends, but some bacteria can lead to serious diseases in our dogs. Here are five known bacterial infections and their treatment options.

Dog First Aid

It usually happens without any warning. A misplaced step on some broken glass, a wasp sting or a collision with a car, and suddenly your dog is yapping and bleeding, leaving its shocked owner wondering helplessly how to help man’s best friend. Here you can find out the best ways to prepare for such an incident, with first-aid measures you should learn and the recommended contents of a canine first aid kit.

Leishmaniasis for Dogs

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease transmitted by sandflies and can often prove fatal for dogs. Find out how you can protect your dog and how to recognise and treat the disease should it emerge.

Birth and Breastfeeding for Dogs

The birth of new puppies is always a very special occasion even for experienced breeders. But how does the process of dogs giving birth actually work? What problems can emerge when breastfeeding the puppies and how can the owner support their female dog during this full-on phase?

Should I Get My Dog Neutered?

Neutering has long been a routine procedure in veterinary practice, but is it always advisable? What is the difference between neutering and sterilisation and what are the costs for the dog owner? Here you can find out all you need to know about the pros and cons of neutering.

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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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.

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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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British Longhair

Are you looking for an adaptable cat for domestic life, if possible with a long coat? Also commonly referred to as the Highlander, the British Longhair is the semi-longhaired alternative to the British Shorthair, sharing its friendly, even-tempered manner but with a lesser urge for activity.

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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.
Dog Dog Nutrition

The Right Food for Overweight Dogs

Who could resist those begging eyes? A few treats or leftover food from the table won't be too bad, right? Although many dog owners know that obesity harms their pets, they often only take action much too late. Perhaps because a few rolls of fat don't bother them or because they simply can't recognise the onset of obesity. However, obesity is a health problem affecting dogs that should be taken seriously. It can be countered with a sensible diet plan and a suitable exercise schedule. But what measures help to counteract excess fat and how does a change in food contribute to weight loss?

Pampering Your Pet!

Caring for your dog starts with the simplest task of grooming. Every dog’s coat should be combed and brushed regularly to keep it in top condition, but the way you should care for your dog’s fur varies according to breed, length and even time of year. Regular grooming is important as it can make your dog feel more comfortable. Having tangled hair and itchy skin is no fun, so giving your dog a proper brush can make it feel happy and loved! Tangled fur is also a haven for parasites, such as fleas, ticks and mites, so grooming your dog can help protect them against unwanted parasites.

Grooming isn’t all about brushing and fur though, it’s also about eyes, ears and claws! Making sure your dog’s eyes are healthy, its ears are clean and its claws are clipped will also make for a happy pup. Every person loves a spa day after all, so why wouldn’t your dog?

Time to go to the V-E-T

Just like people, your dog will get sick at some point and when it does it’s important to know what to do. Do you take your dog to the vet or is it something you can deal with at home?

If your dog has a physical injury, you may be able to treat it at home, depending on how serious it is. Having a Dog First Aid Kid at home is a great way to be prepared for life’s little mishaps. Treating a cut or bite can easily be cared for at home, but for more serious injuries, such as a broken bone it’s advisable to see your vet for proper care.

During its life your dog will have to go to the vet for various reasons. One of the most common is having your dog neutered and is a very common procedure, which is done in a veterinary practice. Some people prefer not to have their dogs neutered, especially if they are interested in breeding their dog.