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Dogs Guide

Kidney insufficiency in dogs

If kidney failure occurs in dogs, this has serious consequences for the animal. After all, kidneys are a vital organ. Their task is to filter toxins out of the body. If they are no longer able to do this, these pollutants are deposited in the dog's organism within a very short time. In the following, you will learn everything you need to know about the various forms of kidney insufficiency in dogs, their causes, symptoms and treatment options. Acute renal insufficiency in dogs A dis..

18/02/2019 Views: 21248

How dogs’ joints are put together

The same goes for both people and for dogs: healthy joints are essential for mobility. If their function is limited, there are far-reaching consequences that can cause lasting damage. You will learn in this article how joints are put together, as well as the individual components that they consist of. In addition, you will also learn how to prevent joint conditions and how existing complaints can be helped to heal much more effectively. Construction of the j..

25/10/2017 Views: 21220

Coat change in the dog: you have to know that

Dog owners know that they must prepare themselves with their four-legged friend twice in the year for an intensified hair loss. With a few exceptions, most dogs have to change their coat regularly.You may find the loss of hair in your home annoying. For your dog, however, the change of coat is an absolute necessity that cannot be avoided.But the change of coat is not only for you connected with work. The procedure is also a great effort for your dog. For this reason you should do your utmost to ..

19/10/2017 Views: 21115

Can fats in dog food lead to allergies?

One argument that we always advance to support our dog food with insect proteins is the extremely low potential of this protein source to cause allergies. While traditional meats, such as beef and chicken, always entail a certain risk of food allergies, there is virtually no risk of this with our insect protein. This means that, if your dog has had problems digesting its previous food, our Farm and Natural Feasts are the perfect alternative. Poultry fat in dog food Recently, we were ap..

16/11/2017 Views: 21088

Liver diseases in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

The liver is an important part of the metabolism and is involved in numerous processes in the dog's body from nutrient utilization to detoxification. However, various liver diseases can impair the functioning of the organ and, in the worst case, even be life-threatening. In the following, you will learn how liver disease develops in dogs, what symptoms you should be aware of in your four-legged friend and what is necessary for successful treatment of the symptoms. Functions of the ..

18/12/2019 Views: 20938

The affair with ignorance (acaricides against parasite infestation in dogs)

It's not a question. Parasites like ticks, fleas or mites are an annoying affair and no dog owner wants to know them in the coat and on the skin of his four-legged friend. Accordingly, there is a wide range of remedies available to help with parasite infestation. In the following you will find out why such preparations are in reality a bad choice and what you should do against fleas or ticks instead. Ticks transmit diseases If you have read our article about ticks in dogs, you know that..

14/05/2018 Views: 20712

Small dogs

Apart from the division into the 10 different FCI groups, which in practice is of little importance for most laymen, dog breeds can also be distinguished by their size.For the division into small, medium and large animals, the shoulder height is taken as a standard, whereby small dogs reach a maximum shoulder height of 39 centimetres.In terms of external appearance and weight, however, clear differences are possible. For example, Chihuahuas with a weight of 1.5 kilograms or more are among the sm..

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The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog from Mexico. To be more precise, the Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog in the world and is listed by the FCI in Group 9. Despite their small body size, Chihuahuas are very courageous and do not shy away from larger dogs. Characteristics of the Chihuahua The life expectancy of Chihuahua is 12 to 20 years. The size of an adult animal is between 15 and 23 cm. The ideal weight of the small quadrupeds should be between 1.5 and 2.5 kg, whereby also ligh..

19/09/2018 Views: 20277

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is a medium-sized dog breed from Japan (FCI Group 5). The Shiba Inu was originally bred as a hunting dog and is therefore characterized by an extremely attentive and watchful character. It is important to provide him with sufficient exercise and exercise. Characteristics of the Shiba Inu The Shiba Inu has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years. Female specimens should have an ideal size of 37 centimetres. In males the ideal size is 40 centimetres. The weight of the Shiba Inu should ..

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Great Dane

The Great Dane is a big dog breed from Germany, which is classified in group 2 by the FCI. Due to its friendly nature the Great Dane is a popular family dog today. Characteristics of the Great Dane As with many large dog breeds the life expectancy is relatively low with 8 to 10 years also with the Great Dane. Males reach a shoulder height of at least 80 centimeters, while bitches with at least 72 centimeters are somewhat smaller. The coat of the Great Dane is smooth, dense and short. Th..

10/12/2018 Views: 20170

Traumeel for dogs

More and more dog owners are critical of conventional medicines and are therefore looking for herbal alternatives that they can administer to their dog in pain and other complaints.One of these alternatives is Traumeel for dogs. In the following you will find out exactly what this preparation is about and what effect it should have.What is Traumeel?Traumeel is a homeopathic medicine that is available for both humans and pets. If you want to treat your dog with Traumeel, you should of course choo..

18/07/2019 Views: 19896

Digestion in the dog

With a species-appropriate nutrition you make sure that the digestion functions correctly with your dog and your four-legged friend remains permanently healthy and vital. Because inferior food and mistakes in the feeding cause digestion problems and lead to the fact that your dog lacks important nutrients and he may even become seriously ill. How the digestion of dogs works and how you ensure a species-appropriate nutrition of your four-legged friend, we explain to you in the following. The i..

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American Akita

Despite its name, the American Akita actually has its origin in Japan. Because in the 50's the Akita was introduced into the USA and bred there further. Since the year 2.000 the American Akita is recognized by the FCI as an own breed to distinguish it from the Japanese Akita Inu and is listed in group 5.Characteristics of the American AkitaThe average life expectancy of the American Akita is about 12 to 15 years. With a size of 66 - 71 centimeters (males), respectively 61 to 66 centimeters (fema..

22/11/2018 Views: 19115

Vomiting in dogs: causes, treatment and prevention

Digestive problems such as vomiting are not uncommon in dogs. They can have many causes and should not be taken lightly. Below you can find out the possible causes of vomiting in dogs and what you can do to treat them.Possible causes of vomiting in dogsJust like diarrhea, vomiting in dogs can have countless causes. It is therefore not always easy to determine the exact trigger.In addition to harmless causes, such as the consumption of spoiled food, nausea can also indicate life-threatening probl..

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is one of the big dog breeds. It originates from South Africa and Zimbabwe and is today not only there a popular hunting dog. In addition, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is also suitable as a guard and family dog. The breed is classified in group 6 by the FCI. Characteristics of the Rhodesian Ridgeback The life expectancy of the Rhodesian Ridgeback is between 10 and 12 years. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a large dog with a size of 61 to 69 centimetres. Femal..

05/10/2018 Views: 18643


The Labrador Retriever belongs to the 350 dog breeds recognized by the FCI, which are assigned to group 8 (retrieving dogs). The Labrador originates from Newfoundland and is one of the medium-sized dog breeds. It is regarded as a patient and balanced family dog. At the same time the Labrador Retriever is very active and needs a lot of exercise. Characteristics of the Labrador Labradors have a quite powerful physique as well as a short and dense fur. The fur-dress is monochrome and either cho..

04/10/2018 Views: 18560


The Doberman is a German dog breed, which is led by the FCI in group 2. The large dog breed was originally bred as a utility, working and guard dog and is characterized by vigilance and intelligence. Dobermans are still common today as service dogs for customs, the German Armed Forces and the police. Characteristics of the Dobermans The Doberman is a large breed of dog in which the males should have a height at the withers of 68 to 72 centimetres and a weight of 40 to 45 kilograms. For bit..

21/09/2018 Views: 18465

Healthy dog food for a natural diet

A natural diet for dogs. This is what we have been striving for for years at Bellfor. Our goal is therefore to offer you a natural and healthy dog ​​food. Why this is so important to us and what benefits this has for your dog is explained in this article below. Healthy and natural dog food: that's what matters To understand what a healthy and natural dog food is, it is necessary to know what a natural diet for dogs looks like. Dogs are semi-carnivores. This means that their food must consi..

23/03/2018 Views: 18451

Dog eats grass: possible causes and risks

There's probably no dog that doesn't eat some grass from time to time. In most cases this is not a bad thing. Nevertheless, the supposedly unnatural behaviour unsettles many dog owners.  Why dogs eat grass and whether you should worry about it is explained below. Is it bad when a dog eats grass? If your dog eats grass, that's no reason to worry. Even though many dog owners do not know this, it is a completely natural behaviour that can also be observed in wolves.  Y..

28/10/2019 Views: 18266

If ticks bite: first aid measures for your dog

During the warm months of the year there is a risk that your dog will be bitten by ticks. The small parasites sit in bushes or grass and often attack your dog unnoticed while walking. As a rule, the tick season in Germany extends from about February to October. At mild temperatures above seven degrees, ticks can also be active in winter. In the following we will explain why tick infestation is a danger for dogs and how you react correctly in case of tick bites. Why tick bites are dangerous ..

27/05/2019 Views: 18005