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Ringworm fungus: Dermatophytosis in dogs and humans

Ringworm does not mean a worm keeper, but an infection with a skin fungus (dermatophytosis). The term ring worm refers to the typical ring-shaped skin changes caused by the fungus. How an infection with a skin fungus occurs and what is necessary for a successful treatment of your dog is explained in the following. Development of dermatophytosis and endangerment of humans Dermatophytoses can be caused by different types of fungi. These include Trichophyton verrucosum, Trichophyton mentagroph..

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The pug has long since made it into the hearts of countless dog owners. The popular social dog probably originates from China, where its ancestors were bred about 2,000 years ago, before they finally found their way to Europe in the 16th century. The pug is listed in group 9 by the FCI. Thanks to its balanced and child-friendly character, the pug is now widely used as a family dog. Characteristics of the pug The pug is a small breed of dog. The height at withers of bitches..

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Malinois: dog food and breed portrait

The Malinois is one of the four recognised varieties of the Belgian Shepherd Dog. The breed, which is managed by the FCI in Group 1, Section 1 (Shepherds), is known for its great eagerness to work and learn. These characteristics make the Malinois an excellent service dog. A keeping as a family dog is also possible. However, beginners might be overtaxed with the demanding education of the Malinois. History of the Malinois The ancestors of the Malinois were used in Belgium as herding and..

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Cruciate ligament rupture in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

Torn cruciate ligaments are among the injuries that occur very frequently in dogs. Especially the anterior cruciate ligament is considered to be particularly susceptible. In the following, we will explain the causes of a torn cruciate ligament in dogs, how it becomes noticeable and which measures are necessary for treatment. What is the cruciate ligament? Just like in humans, the knee joints in dogs are so-called hinge ..

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Water dogs

Water dogs are breeds that were once bred specifically for working in the water during hunting and fishing. Apart from their original use, some of these breeds have become popular family dogs.Water Dogs SpecialitiesWaterdogs are usually medium sized, whereby the different races show quite clear differences optically partially. A characteristic, that all water-dogs have in common, is the dense, wavy until curled fur, that usually shows a dark coloring and offers a good heat-protection to the quad..

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The Welsh Corgi Pembroke, as the Corgi is completely called, is a small breed of dog from Great Britain. The FCI leads the Corgi in group 1, because it was originally a herding dog (despite its short legs). Characteristics of the Corgi The life expectancy of Corgis is usually between 12 and 14 years. With appropriate care and nutrition, however, an age of up to 16 years is also possible. The Welsh Corgi grows between 25 and 30 centimetres. The weight is 9 to 11 kilos for female Corgis a..

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Afghan Hound (Afghan): dog food and breed portrait

The Afghan Hound is a British breed of dog whose origins are in Afghanistan. The FCI lists the Afghans in Group 10, Section 1 (long-haired or feathered greyhounds). Afghan greyhounds are considered stubborn and have a strong hunting instinct. The breed is therefore especially suitable for experienced dog owners. Origin of the Afghan The Afghani Greyhound is originally from Afghanistan. There he was already used several thousand years ago for hunting mountain goats. Because of their inestima..

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Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small breed of dog, originally from Great Britain. The Jack Russell Terrier was bred for hunting foxes. The FCI leads him in group 3.Characteristics of the Jack Russell TerrierWith a little luck, owners of a Jack Russell Terrier can enjoy a life expectancy of up to 16 years. The animals weigh between five and six kilograms. The height at the withers ranges from 25 to 30 centimetres.The figure of the Jack Russell Terrier can be described as wiry. It has a straight ba..

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Bellfor Pure: can cheap dog food still be good quality?

At Bellfor, we are convinced that all dogs deserve a breed-appropriate diet that is tailored to their needs. Alongside our cereal-free Country Feast range, we aim to fulfil this need with our Bellfor Premium Pure range. In this article, you’ll learn what makes our Premium Pure dry dog food so special, and why we are confident that your pet will love it too. What’s inside is what matters In many cases, dry dog food appears at first glance to fulfill the needs of our four-legged frien..

08/12/2017 Views: 14202

Why dogs eat excrements

Many dog owners probably know it from their own experience. Your own dog suddenly eats excrement with great enthusiasm. The technical term for this behavior is coprophagy. In this article we explain why dogs eat excrement and why it is not only disgusting but also dangerous. You'll also learn what you can do about eating your dog's excrement. Possible causes of dog faeces eating in dogs Despite all the enthusiasm, which some quadrupeds show, eating excrement is not a normal behaviour and also..

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Maltese dog

The Maltese is a small breed of dog which has its origin in the Mediterranean area. The FCI guides the Maltese dog in group 9. Characteristics of the Maltese Dog The life expectancy of the Maltese is about 12 to 16 years, so the breed can become relatively old for a dog. With a height at withers of 20 to 23 centimetres in females and 21 to 25 centimetres in males, the Maltese is quite small. He has a slim body and should weigh between three and four kilograms. The head of the Maltese is quite..

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Bichon Frisé: dog food and breed portrait

The Bichon Frisé is a small dog breed, originally from the Canary Islands, whose breed standard today is the responsibility of Belgium and France. The FCI leads the Bichon Frisé among the companion and companion dogs in group 9, section 1.1 (Bichons). Owners appreciate the child-loving Bichon Frisé because of his friendly nature as well as his small body size, which makes him an ideal dog for keeping indoors.  History of the Bichon Frisé The Bichon Frisé originally comes from the Canary..

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Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a small dog breed, which has its origin in Tibet, where it was already bred more than 1,000 years ago by monks. The FCI classifies the Shih Tzu in group 9. Today the Shih Tzu is a popular social and family dog, for which apart from his small size also his friendly nature might be responsible.Characteristics of the Shih TzuThe life expectancy of the Shih Tzu is usually between 10 and 16 years. The animals reach a maximum size of 27 centimeters and a weight of 4.5 to 8 kilograms.Sh..

06/11/2018 Views: 14066

Belgian Shepherd

The Belgian Shepherd is a large breed of dog which has been bred in Belgium in four different varieties since the 19th century. The FCI manages the Chien de Berger Belge in group 1. Originally, the Belgian Shepherd Dog was used as a working dog, especially by shepherds for herding their herds.Characteristics of the Belgian Shepherd DogThe life expectancy of the Belgian Shepherd is between 10 and 14 years. According to breed standards, bitches should reach a height at withers of 58 cm and males s..

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The Samoyed, partly also called Samoiedskaia Sabaka, is a medium-sized dog breed, which has its origin in Northern Siberia. From there the Samoyed was imported to England, where it was bred at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The FCI leads the Samoyed in group 5.Characteristics of the SamoyedThe life expectancy of Samoyed is around 13 years. Male specimens reach a height of about 57 centimetres, while females are slightly smaller at about 53 centimetres. The breed standard ..

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Addison's disease in dogs

Addison's disease is a potentially life-threatening disease that can also affect dogs. If the disease is recognised and treated in good time, however, a largely normal life is normally possible for affected four-legged friends.In the following, you will learn what causes Addison's disease in dogs and which symptoms can indicate that they are ill. In addition, we explain which treatment options are available for your four-legged friend.Development of Addison's disease in dogsAddison's disease is ..

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Premium dry food for dogs: Landgut and Naturgut feast (Farm and Natural Feast)

The question of whether wet or dry food is the better choice occupies many dog owners. Both variants have their advantages and disadvantages.For example, wet food is particularly tasty and is also very suitable if you have to give your dog medication. Especially older animals often cope better with the soft food.At the same time, however, feeding your dog with wet food is considerably more expensive, as you will need larger quantities due to the high water content.Dry food can therefore be a che..

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Doping in dogs: prohibited substances and alternatives

It is nothing new that people have always used performance-enhancing methods in sporting competitions. But doping is not uncommon in dog sports either. In order to counteract this and to ensure fair conditions for all participants, the Verband für das Deutsche Hundewesen (VDH) has been carrying out regular doping tests on dogs since 2012. Doping in dogs: substances prohibited by VDH The VDH lists a whole range of substances whose use in dogs is considered doping and is therefore not permitted ..

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Rescue dogs: training, main areas of application and nutrition

The dog is man's best friend and can even prove to be a real lifesaver in certain situations. After all, rescue dogs are often an indispensable part of rescue teams that search for missing persons in the mountains, in the forest or even under rubble. What the tasks of a rescue dog consist of, which breeds are particularly suitable for it and how the training as a search dog proceeds, you will learn in the following. We will also explain to you what is important when feeding rescue dog..

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Ovopet for sporty and active dogs

Bellfor Joints & Bones is ideal for sporty dogs to support and maintain their mobility Bellfor Joints & Bones has been specially developed to regulate the metabolism of the joints and to maintain the flexibility and health of hardworking dogs. The joints of dogs who take part in agility or canicross events, as well as those of service or hunting dogs, experience particularly heavy strain. How does Ovopet work in Bellfor Joints & Bones? Bellfor Joints & Bones contains typ..

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