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Dogs Guide

Underweight in dogs: causes and tips

Overweight is widespread in dogs. However, there are also many dogs with underweight. Just like obesity, too low a body weight is not something you as a dog owner should take lightly.Because underweight is with dogs not only a sign for already existing health problems. It can also have further consequences for the health and well-being of your four-legged friend.How to recognize underweight in your dog, which causes are possible and how to ensure a healthy and lasting normalization of his body w..

11/05/2019 Views: 26452

Epilepsy in dogs: Forms, symptoms and treatment

Like humans, dogs can develop epilepsy and suffer from the typical seizures associated with the disease. If there are frequent seizures, epilepsy is often a major burden for dogs and their owners. Depending on how severe the seizures are and how frequently they occur, the necessary treatment may vary. In the following, we will explain the causes of epilepsy in dogs, the symptoms of a disease and the treatment options available. What is epilepsy in dogs? Epilepsy is a chr..

18/01/2019 Views: 26291

Aggressive dog: causes and tips for affected owners

Most dogs are extremely peaceful and friendly contemporaries. Even if some four-legged strangers are rather reserved due to breed-specific peculiarities, they usually do not pose a threat to their environment. But what if a dog behaves aggressively and in the worst case maybe even bites? What causes such behaviour and what you as the owner can do about it are explained below. Why do dogs become aggressive? No dog is naturally aggressive or malicious. If a four-legged friend tends nevertheless..

04/02/2019 Views: 25406

Wolf's claw in dogs: everything important at a glance

Dog's dewclaws is an additional toe on the hind legs of dogs. It is also called dewclaw and has no contact with the ground when running.  A dewclaw has no practical use for dogs. Instead, its presence even brings disadvantages, as dogs can easily get caught and injured with it. In the following we will explain how dewclaw is constructed in dogs, when it should be surgically removed and how best to avoid injuries. Function and structure of dog's dewclaw While ..

26/02/2020 Views: 24903

Gastritis in dogs: causes, treatment and prevention

Gastritis is relatively common in dogs. It can be either acute or chronic and can be caused by a variety of causes.  In the following you will learn how to recognise gastritis in your dog, which treatment measures are promising and what you can do to prevent it.  Gastritis in dogs: what is it? Gastritis is an inflammation of the dog's gastric mucosa. It occurs when the normally existing protective layer is damaged and stomach acid can attack the stomach walls.&..

28/10/2019 Views: 24855

Detect, treat and prevent intestinal obstruction in dogs

A functioning digestive tract is essential for your dog's health. However, various problems can cause digestive disorders. One of these is intestinal obstruction, which is unfortunately quite common in dogs and causes massive discomfort.Below you can read about the causes of intestinal obstruction in dogs, the symptoms it causes, and why it is so dangerous for your dog. We will also explain when a dog with intestinal obstruction is a case for the vet and what is required for successful treatment..

22/01/2020 Views: 24693

Large dogs

Besides the division of the different breeds into one of the 10 groups defined by the FCI, it is especially common to divide dogs into small, medium and large breeds according to their shoulder height. To qualify as a large dog, a breed must typically have a shoulder height of more than 60 centimetres. The weight does not play a role in this context, which is why there can be very clear differences. For example, the Golden Retriever with a weight of 25 kilograms or more is one of the big dogs, ..

23/08/2019 Views: 24681

Jack Russell Terrier life expectancy

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small hunting dog from the UK. It owes its name to the English pastor and hunter John (Jack) Russell, who began in the 19th century with the breed of this breed. The Jack Russell Terrier is led by the FCI in Section 2 of Group 3 under the low-flying Terriers and should, according to breed standard, reach a weight of five to six kilos and a shoulder height of 25 to 30 centimeters. In Britain and Australia, the Jack Russell Terrier is still a popular hunting dog tod..

09/10/2019 Views: 24444

Callosity in the dog

Lying calluses, often also referred to as lying bumps, are a widespread problem in dogs. Especially large breeds with a high body weight are affected. They are also more common in dogs suffering from obesity.Lying bumps in dogs - causes and symptomsLying bumps occur in dogs especially in places where the bone presses directly on the skin when lying down. Accordingly, they develop particularly often at the elbows, breastbone and hocks.There it comes to a strong pressure load when lying down, wher..

11/02/2019 Views: 24116

Castrate the dog: Procedure, advantages and risks

Many owners ask themselves whether they should castrate their dog. A general answer to this question is hardly possible. Because the intervention has both advantages and disadvantages for the four-legged friend. In order to help you with your decision, we will go into more detail on the subject of neutering in dogs in this article. We will explain the differences in neutering between females and males, the health benefits of neutering and what you should pay attention to when feeding your neute..

24/07/2019 Views: 23233

Dandruff in dogs: possible causes and treatment

Just like in humans, the skin is also a large and important organ in dogs. A healthy skin and a shiny coat are a sign that the four-legged friend is doing well. However, if a dog suffers from skin problems, such as dandruff, this often indicates health problems.The causes of dandruff in dogs and what you as the owner can do about it are explained below.To a certain extent, dandruff is normal in dogs.If you discover a few scales in your dog's coat, this is perfectly normal and initially no cause ..

15/07/2019 Views: 23097

Lyme disease in dogs: the underestimated danger

Lyme disease is an infectious disease. It is transmitted by ticks and is quite common in dogs. If it is not diagnosed in time, the disease can take a severe course with permanent damage. For this reason, it is important that you detect a possible infection in good time and have it treated. You should also try to minimise the risk of infection with the right measures. What is important and what you can do to protect your dog yourself is ex..

16/10/2017 Views: 22967

Worms in dogs? Recognition and prevention

Worm infestation is an annoying topic for many dog owners. There are different species that can occur in dogs. In Germany, hookworms, dog tapeworms, fox tapeworms and roundworms are the most common. Although they are not directly life-threatening, they extract important nutrients from the body of the four-legged friend. This leads to an undersupply in the long run, which can be especially dangerous for puppies and older dogs. For this reason, it is important that you take immediat..

17/10/2017 Views: 22840

Detecting, treating and preventing ear mites in dogs

Dogs can be attacked by different types of mites. One of them are so-called ear mites. Compared to other species, these are quite rare in dogs, but can have serious consequences for affected animals.In the following we will explain how you can recognize an infestation with ear mites in your dog, what causes it and how the parasites can be treated.What are ear mites?Ear mites are mite species that almost exclusively affect the ears of their host animals. There they feed on blood, skin cells and t..

20/06/2019 Views: 22669

Leishmaniasis in dogs: symptoms, treatment and prevention

Leishmaniasis is one of the typical Mediterranean diseases that dogs can become infected with. In contrast to Lyme disease, the risk of infection is still very high mainly in southern Europe. However, there are now also isolated cases of leishmaniasis in dogs in Germany.If the disease is not diagnosed and treated, it usually ends in death for affected dogs. You should therefore know which symptoms to look out for, how to prevent infection and how leishmaniasis can be treated in your dog.What is ..

06/02/2019 Views: 22219

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a small breed of dog which is managed by the FCI in group 9 as a company and companion dog. French bulldogs are very popular with dog owners of all kinds and are known for their friendly and cuddly nature. Characteristics of the French Bulldog French Bulldogs have a muscular and powerful physique, a short tail as well as an angular, wide head and a short catch. Characteristic are also its bat-ears with the French Bulldog. The weight of the French Bulldog is..

21/09/2018 Views: 21630

Common cold in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

The wet and cold winter weather does not only bother us humans, but also our dogs. Like you, your dog can catch a cold. What symptoms a cold causes in the dog and how this can be treated, you learn in the following. We will also explain how you can prevent a cold in your dog. Causes of a cold in dogs A cold can have different causes in dogs. The infection is usually caused by impairments of the immune system. Especially if it is cold and wet outside and you do not dry your dog properly after..

05/12/2018 Views: 21043

Why does Bellfor use beet pulp in dog food?

We always get questions about natural and healthy food for dogs. We are of course happy with that. That shows that it is increasingly important for dog owners that their dog is fed in a natural and healthy way. To support their health. One of the questions we often ask ourselves is: "Why do you use beet pulp in dog food?" In the next article we give you the answer. The subject of dog food is very difficult  We would like to briefly explain in advance how complex the issue of dog food re..

27/02/2018 Views: 20781

Feed allergy in dogs: recognizing symptoms and treating them effectively

If your dog suffers from a food allergy, this means that the four-legged friend does not tolerate certain components of his food and allergic reactions regularly occur as a result of eating it.The complaints that such a food allergy causes in your dog are numerous and in many cases are associated with a considerable reduction in quality of life. The most common symptoms include skin problems, itching and diarrhoea.As a pet owner, you should therefore know how to recognise a food allergy in your ..

16/10/2017 Views: 20380

Diarrhoea in dogs: causes and treatment options

It can happen again and again that a dog suffers from diarrhoea. If this happens only occasionally, it is normally not a major cause for concern. However, diarrhoea in dogs can also have serious causes. This is especially true if he appears regularly or if your dog has to vomit at the same time.  Regardless of this, you should always take your dog's diarrhoea seriously and also do something about supposedly harmless symptoms. After all, digestive problems are not only unpleasant for your..

15/10/2019 Views: 19983