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Diabetes in the dog? Unfortunately not uncommon

Diabetes is widely referred to as diabetes mellitus. It is a serious disease of the metabolism. The metabolic disorder does not occur only in humans. It is also common in dogs.Most of suffuring of diabets are older animals. In rare cases, even dogs at a young age are affected. In addition, some breeds are generally more susceptible to diabetes than others.What this disease is about and what you can do about it as a dog owner is explained in this article.What is diabetes?It is the job of the panc..

16/10/2017 Views: 3311

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: 3210

Painkillers for dogs

Just like humans, dogs can also suffer from pain. They can be acute or chronic and can have a variety of causes, from illness to injury.We will explain to you how to recognise pain in your four-legged friend, which painkillers are suitable for dogs and which side effects you must expect with these. You will also learn why it is taboo to reach into your own medicine chest.Recognising pain in dogsPain is often not easily recognizable in dogs. Because it is in their nature to hide them in order not..

22/07/2019 Views: 3194

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 offWhether it involves New Zealand lamb, ducks from Canada or tomatoes from Spain, which are sent unripened on..

24/01/2018 Views: 3181

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 mattersTo 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 consist of a la..

23/03/2018 Views: 3099

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 ChihuahuaThe 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 lighter anim..

19/09/2018 Views: 3060

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd is a medium sized North American dog breed which has been recognised by the FCI since 1996. The FCI leads the Australian Shepherd in group 1, i.e. among the herding dogs. Australian Shepherds are lively, persistent and agile. In addition, their protective instinct is quite strong.Characteristics of the Australian ShepherdThe life expectancy of the Australian Shepherd is between 13 and 15 years. It has a half-long, very dense fur, which makes it insensitive to cold and wet..

15/08/2018 Views: 2997

Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is a large dog breed from Germany. The Weimaraner is led by the FCI in group 7 and is still today a popular and reliable hunting dog, which builds up a close relationship with its owner with appropriate education.Characteristics of the WeimaranerWith a height at withers of 57 to 70 centimetres, the Weimaraner is one of the big dogs. Female copies become somewhat smaller with 57 to 65 cm, while males usually reach 59 to 70 cm. The weight of female Weimarans is in a range from 25 to..

02/11/2018 Views: 2983

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: 2974

Healthy dog snacks and treats for dogs

It goes without saying that all dogs enjoy a treat between meals every so often. Whether it is a reward for good behavior, or a way to calm the dog in a stressful situation, snacks are just a part of a dog’s everyday life.Unfortunately, however, many dog owners do not pay enough attention to the quality of dogs’ food between meals. Whereas a certain awareness of quality has taken hold in relation to normal feeding, this is often not the case for canine snacks.In the following article, you will l..

24/01/2018 Views: 2963

Hip dysplasia in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

Dogs very often suffer from diseases of the joints. Especially chronic complaints are often associated with great pain and progressive restriction of mobility.A common joint disease is hip dysplasia. It represents a burden for dog and owner.In hip dysplasia, the hip joint is deformed. Due to changes in the femoral head and acetabular cup, they no longer fit together properly. As a result, the joint and cartilage wear out more and more.Possible causesIn principle, hip dysplasia can occur in any d..

17/10/2017 Views: 2954

Insect fat: what makes it so valuable for dogs and why we use it

As well as insect protein, which our Country and Natural Feast products contain, we use insect fat as an ingredient in some of our products.In this article, you will learn why we have opted to include insect fat in our food supplements for dogs such as Bellfor Anti-Tick, as well as our Fitness Bar, and our Paw Protection products.Context: what insect fat containsLike other fats and oils, insect fat naturally contains almost exclusively fats. Saturated fats make up the bulk of its composition, at..

15/11/2017 Views: 2836

Insect protein? But my dog needs real meat

We want to support our customers as best as possible in the welfare of their dogs. For this reason, we generally refrain from any form of cereals in dog food, and instead attach great importance to a high meat content. Our latest varieties, country estate and natural food feast, basically meet these requirements. However, there is one crucial difference: They contain no meat! Instead, we chose insect protein as the source of protein. Of course, we made this decision consciously on the bas..

19/10/2017 Views: 2834

Favorite menu: the new healthy wet food for dogs from Bellfor

So far, Bellfor has focused primarily on the development of high-quality, grain-free dry food. In addition, there are for some time also various dietary supplement that can help, for example, with discomfort with the joints or problems with skin and coat.Wet food we had not yet on offer. But that changes immediately with the appearance of our favorite menu.High quality wet food for dogsWith our new favorite menu, you (and of course your dog) will no longer have to forego the usual high Bellfor q..

16/10/2017 Views: 2811

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..

06/02/2019 Views: 2749

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 VDHThe VDH lists a whole range of substances whose use in dogs is considered doping and is therefore not permitted in c..

22/01/2019 Views: 2748

How can you help fight ear infections in your dog?

Does your dog constantly scratch his ears, shake his head or often hold it crooked? Then there is a good chance that he has an ear infection.As with humans, this also causes pain in your dog. You will notice this, among other things, because he does not like to be touched by the head, appears restless and may even become aggressive. The inflammation can also cause loss of appetite, fatigue and fever. Then at the latest it is high time to do something about it.Because apart from the inflamma..

18/10/2017 Views: 2720

Cane Corso

The Cane Corso Italiano is a dog breed from Italy, which is led by the FCI in group 2 (Pinscher and Schnauzer). Also known as the Italian Great Dane, the Cane Corso was originally bred as a guard dog and is therefore perfectly suited as a reliable watchdog.Characteristics of the Cane CorsoThe Cane Corso Italiano is a large dog breed with a height at the withers of about 60 to 68 centimetres, with a minimum height for males and a maximum height for females of 64 cm. The weight of the Cane Corso i..

16/08/2018 Views: 2712

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 chronic nervous disease. If you..

18/01/2019 Views: 2672

Doberman

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 bitches..

21/09/2018 Views: 2665