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Insect bite in dog

The warm season inevitably brings with it a multitude of biting insects, which can sting not only humans but also dogs. In most cases an insect bite is harmless in dogs. However, there are also situations in which it can become a serious danger.In this article, we will explain what to look out for in the case of an insect bite on your dog, when it is dangerous and which first aid measures make sense.Detecting an insect bite in your dogEspecially if your four-legged friend was stung not only by a..

12/07/2019 Views: 17048

Chihuahua

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: 16915

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 ..

31/10/2018 Views: 16789

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..

15/08/2019 Views: 16717

Bolonka Tsvetna

The Bolonka Tsvetna is a small breed of dog from Russia. The Bichon breed is not recognized by the FCI, but by the RKF, which represents Russia in this organization, it is assigned to FCI Group 9. Characteristics of the Bolonka Tsvetna The average life expectancy of Bolonka Tsvetna is 9 to 15 years. The height at the withers is 24 to 26 centimetres and the weight three to four kilograms. The Bolonka Tsvetna has a long and dense coat with a striking sheen and a pronou..

16/08/2018 Views: 16687

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..

15/05/2019 Views: 16388

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: 16242

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: 15980

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: 15795

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: 15772

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: 15730

Labrador

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: 15474

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..

08/08/2019 Views: 15379

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: 15271

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: 15250

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: 15236

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a British dog breed which is listed by the FCI in group 8. The Golden Retriever, originally bred as a retriever for hunting, is considered gentle and balanced and is therefore a popular family dog. Characteristics of the Golden Retriever With a height at withers of 51 to 61 centimetres and a weight of between 25 and 34 kilograms, the Golden Retriever, whose life expectancy varies between 10 and 12 years, is one of the large dog breeds. They have an excellently devel..

17/08/2018 Views: 15080

Therapy dogs: training, advantages and possible applications

Animal-assisted therapy methods, in which human therapists are supported, for example, by a dog, are becoming increasingly important in practice. In many cases, the use of a therapy dog can lead to great treatment results, which might not have been possible without the four-legged helper. What tasks a therapy dog has, in which areas it can be used and what the training as a therapy helper looks like, you will learn in the following. In addition, we will explain to you why an appropriate die..

18/11/2019 Views: 14929

Dog food from Bellfor: regionally and sustainably produced

We live in the era of globalisation. Day in, and day out, endless streams of goods are moved all over the globe. Foodstuffs for humans and dogs are no exception. Long transportation routes are generally the norm. In this article, we explain why we have consciously rejected this trend at Bellfor, as well as setting out the benefits that this has for your dog. Long transportation routes pay off Whether it involves New Zealand lamb, ducks from Canada or tomatoes from Spain, which a..

24/01/2018 Views: 14873

Milk teeth in dogs

Just like humans, dogs are born without teeth and then get milk teeth, which later have to give way to permanent teeth. The milk teeth of the dog The breakthrough of the milk teeth begins already in the third life-week of the dog. In total, the milk teeth consist of 28 teeth, which are significantly more pointed than the permanent teeth. On the lower and upper jaw, six incisors and molars each as well as two canines gradually break through. The change of teeth in dogs From th..

12/02/2019 Views: 14798