Giardia is a common problem in dogs According to a study, almost 20 percent of all four-legged friends in the United Kingdom are infected with them. Once a dog suffers from Giardia, it has difficulty getting rid of the unicellular parasites of the small intestine. Without the consistent implemen..
Digestive problems such as constipation and diarrhea are common in dogs. In most cases, the cause of the symptoms can be determined quickly and treated well. But at the latest when a dog has blood in its stool, many owners panic. Fortunately, bloody faeces does not necessarily indicate a seri..
The anal glands are on the left and right of the anus in dogs. They produce a secretion, which serves the four-legged friend to set scent marks. With healthy dogs this is delivered with the droppings. However, it can happen that the anal glands in the dog, or the anal bags in which the secret..
If your dog coughs and chokes, there may be several reasons. Often the cause is completely harmless. However, there may also be a serious reason behind the coughing and choking. If the symptoms occur regularly, you should therefore plan a visit to the vet with your dog to be on the safe side. ..
It can occur again and again that a dog licks itself at the anus. If this happens remarkably frequently with your four-legged friend, you should not take his behavior to the light shoulder. Excessive licking of the anus is a sign of discomfort, which may even require a visit to the vet. In ..
Just like humans, dogs can also suffer from pain. They can be acute or chronic and can have a variety of causes, from illness to injury. We will explain to you how to recognise pain in your four-legged friend, which painkillers are suitable for dogs and which side effects you must exp..
Skin problems, such as pyoderma, are common in dogs. They can have very different causes and manifest themselves through different symptoms. We will explain to you how you can recognise pyoderma in your dog and what the cause of the skin disease can be. You will also learn what is neces..
Just like humans, dogs can also suffer from heartburn. The associated complaints are extremely unpleasant for our four-legged friends and should therefore not go unnoticed. In the following we explain to you, which causes heartburn can have with the dog and with which symptoms i..
The technical term for laryngitis is laryngeal inflammation. A laryngitis in dogs can be both acute and chronic. In many cases it does not occur alone, but in combination with other complaints. In this article, you will learn what causes laryngitis in your dog can be, what s..
Proponents of raw food are convinced that this method of feeding is the only appropriate way to feed your dog, and that processed dog food, no matter its form, will harm your four-legged friend. In this article, we examine this hypothesis thoroughly and address the possibl..
Eye problems are a common problem in dogs. They can have different causes and manifest themselves in very different ways. In this article you can find out what causes itchy or watery eyes in dogs and which breeds are particularly susceptible to them. We will also give you tips on how to care for ..
If your dog trembles, this can have many different reasons. In many cases the causes are completely harmless. However, it is also possible that your dog's tremor is a sign of a serious health problem and that your pet needs urgent medical attention. It is the..
Skin fungus is triggered in dogs by so-called dermatophytes. These are fungal spores that attack the surface of the skin and hair of the four-legged friend. If your dog suffers from skin fungus, different types of dermatophytes are possible. These include Trichophyton gypseum, Microsporum can..
The number of different dog breeds is large. The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) currently recognizes almost 350 different breeds worldwide. Estimates that include breeds that are not recognized by the FCI even assume 800 and in some cases considerably more dog breeds. Dog breeds ac..
Prednisolone is a synthetically produced glucocorticoid that has an immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effect in addition to an immunosuppressive effect. Prednisolone is not only used in human medicine, but also in veterinary medicine and is prescribed to dogs with a wide variet..
The abbreviation IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It is a chronic intestinal inflammation. If your dog suffers from IBD, this can be felt in the form of digestive problems, abdominal pain and cramps. IBD occurs mainly in middle-aged dogs, but can also occur i..
Unfortunately, mite infestation is a common problem in dogs, which many owners are confronted with. Mites are arachnids and feed mainly on the dead skin cells of their host animals. If a dog suffers from an infestation with the annoying parasites, this is particularly evident in t..
The topic of gastric torsion should give any dog owner pause for thought, because it is far from a trivial condition: it can be a life-threatening situation for your pet. In this article, you will learn how to recognize gastric torsion – a bloated, twisted stomach – in your do..
It is not unusual for a dog to smack its lips. In many cases, this is nothing to worry about. However, the smacking could also be caused by a health problem. Therefore, if your dog smacks its lips a lot, it shouldn't be ignored. Below you will find out what causes the constant smacking noises and..
Incompatibilities and feed allergies are widespread in dogs. They lead to skin problems and digestive problems and should not be taken lightly by dog owners. Many manufacturers offer so-called hydrolyzed dog food for dogs with food allergies. This article will tell you exactly what this is, why i..