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Prednisolone for dogs

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 variety of complaints.Areas of application of Prednisolone in dogsDue to its effect, the treatment of dogs with the glucocorticoid prednisolone is suitable for a number of different diseases.Because of its an..

18/07/2019 Views: 9210

Low purine dog food - when does it make sense

There are several reasons why a dog should be fed purine poor. But what exactly are purines, what do they contain and when should you take a purine-poor dog food? We will answer these questions below. What is purine? Purine is an organic compound that is important for building new cells and genetic material in both humans and dogs. Purines are found in many foods. Their proportion is very high, especially in offal. In addition, however, many types of meat, such as beef, and legumes also conta..

29/03/2019 Views: 8703

Worms on the dog? 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 immediate action..

17/10/2017 Views: 8368

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: 7976

Dog cough: causes and treatment options

Coughing can occur frequently in dogs and can be caused by many causes. In most cases, coughing is not a cause for concern. However, you should not take it lightly and do something about your dog's symptoms if necessary. In this article we will explain the reasons for the cough in your four-legged friend, when you should go to the vet and what you can do against the dog's cough. Possible reasons for coughing in dogs Coughing can have very different reasons in dogs. These can be harmless, ..

04/12/2018 Views: 7856

Tonsillitis in the dog

Like humans, dogs also have two tonsils which are located in the right and left throat. As part of the lymphatic system, they play an important role in the defence against diseases. Due to their anatomical position, they are often involved when pathogens enter the animal's body.Especially in the cold season, your dog's tonsils can become inflamed. A distinction is made between primary tonsillitis and secondary tonsillitis, in which the inflammation occurs in conjunction with other diseases such ..

06/12/2018 Views: 7842

Four good reasons for insects in dog food

Insects as protein source for dog food? That sounds, at least for us Europeans, rather unusual. Many of our customers are therefore, to put it mildly, at first sceptical when they hear about it for the first time.   Perhaps you are still unsure whether insect proteins are really a good choice for your dog. You may be worried that the food may damage your coat nose or not provide it with enough nutrients.  We would like to take these concerns ..

19/10/2017 Views: 7837

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: 7764

Detecting and treating skin fungus in dogs

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 canis and Trichophyton mentagrophytes.In the following, you will learn how an infection with a skin fungus occurs, how you can recognize the fungal infestation in your dog and how it can be treated.How dogs get ..

04/06/2019 Views: 6878

Ovopet: the natural alternative for healthy joints in dogs

In the meantime, countless nutritional supplements are available which are intended to bring about a rapid improvement in dogs with joint problems such as osteoarthritis. Unfortunately, not all of these products deliver what they promise. This is due on the one hand to the ingredients themselves, but on the other hand also to the raw materials used, the manufacturing processes and the product quality achieved with them.  In this article we would like to explain to you what disting..

24/10/2017 Views: 6469

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: 6409

Flatulence in dogs: symptoms, causes and treatments

Just like people, dogs can suffer from flatulence. This can have multiple causes and should be examined by a doctor if it occurs frequently. This article describes the triggers that cause flatulence, and shows how you can get it under control. Symptoms When dogs suffer from bloating, too much gas forms in their gastrointestinal tracts. It can be difficult for the gas to escape, which is associated with colicky pain for the animal. This is also associated with..

11/01/2018 Views: 5996

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: 5988

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: 5949

Apoquel for dogs with allergic itching

Apoquel is a veterinary drug containing the active ingredient oclacitinib and is available in different strengths for dogs of different weights. The drug is used in the treatment of dogs suffering from severe itching due to allergies.Allergies are common in dogsAllergies are widespread in dogs and manifest themselves in affected animals mainly through massive skin problems. The associated itching leads to the fact that the allergic four-legged friends constantly scratch and bite.This leads to ba..

29/08/2019 Views: 5784

For performance dogs: promote muscle growth and regeneration

Performance dogs have special needs in terms of nutrition. The right combination of nutrients, among other things, improves the performance of the quadruped. In addition, it accelerates regeneration, promotes muscle growth and minimizes the risk of injury.Incidentally, this does not only apply to sports dogs that operate, for example, canicross or agility. Even with hunting and service dogs, proper nutrition should be given sufficient attention. In the following, we explain what is important and..

17/10/2017 Views: 5687

Cereal-free dog food: does it make sense?

Dog food that does not contain cereals: for some people, it is the only correct decision, while for others, it is no more than a distraction by manufacturers to enable them to sell their dog food to humans for higher prices.In this article, we would like to address the question of whether cereals such as wheat should form part of a breed-appropriate diet for your dog. In this article, you will learn why many forms of dog food contain cereals and what the consequences can be for your pet as a res..

14/11/2017 Views: 5671

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 to ag..

04/02/2019 Views: 5412

Pneumonia in dogs: symptoms and treatment

If your dog suffers from lung inflammation, the tissue of his lung is inflamed. The technical term for this disease is pneumonia. Pathogens such as bacteria, fungi or viruses are often responsible for pneumonia in dogs.Even if an inflammation of the lung can normally be treated well, you should not take a possible disease lightly. If not treated, pneumonia can be life-threatening for your dog.This article explains the symptoms you need to watch out for, how pneumonia is treated and what you can ..

07/12/2018 Views: 5165

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 jointsThe construction of the joints vari..

25/10/2017 Views: 5165