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Hydrolysed dog food and possible alternatives for allergic dogs

Incompatibilities and feed allergies are widespread in dogs. They lead to skin problems and digestive problems and should not be taken lightly by dog owners.Many manufacturers offer so-called hydrolyzed dog food for dogs with food allergies. This article will tell you exactly what this is, why it is not always a good choice and what we recommend instead.Causes of feed allergy in dogsThe only way to get rid of the symptoms of an allergy is to consistently avoid contact with the respective allerge..

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The Beagle is a medium-sized dog breed of British origin. The FCI guides the Beagle in group 6 (running dogs, sweat dogs and related breeds). Thanks to its friendly and playful nature, it is generally regarded as a popular family dog. Dog owners should not forget, however, that the Beagle was originally bred as a hunting dog and can therefore sometimes be somewhat stubborn and wild.Characteristics of the BeagleThe life expectancy of the Beagle is between 12 and 15 years. Males reach a size of 36..

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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..

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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 dogsA distinction is made..

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First aid with the dog - so you can help your four-legged friend

Dogs are not machines. When romping and playing, something can happen over and over again that you do not even think about as a dog owner. And diseases like the dreaded stomach twist can put you and your dog in dangerous situations. By the time you are at the vet or on-site, precious time passes - the time when first aid can help your dog not only relieve the situation, but even save his life. With a course "First aid for the dog" you defuse dangerous situations.This does not happen to my dog!Th..

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German Shepherd

The German Shepherd Dog is a big dog breed from Germany and is classified in group 1 by the FCI. The German Shepherd was born at the end of the 19th century and is a classic protection, guard and herding dog. He is appreciated in many countries as a police dog and is also used by rescue services and as a guide dog.Characteristics of the German Shepherd DogWith a height at withers of 55 to 60 centimetres for females and 60 to 65 centimetres for males, the German Shepherd Dog is one of the big bre..

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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 LabradorLabradors have a quite powerful physique as well as a short and dense fur. The fur-dress is monochrome and either chocolate..

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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 DaneAs 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. The breed stan..

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The Leonberger is a large dog breed from Germany, for whose breeding Newfoundland, Bernard and Pyrenean mountain dogs were used. The FCI leads the Leonberger in group 2. Thanks to his stately size and his loud Gebells the Leonberger was a popular watchdog for a long time.Characteristics of the LeonbergerThe average life expectancy of the Leonberger is unfortunately only 8 to 9 years. Males reach a size of 72 to 80 centimetres, while bitches reach 65 to 75 centimetres. A male Leonberger weighs be..

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Detecting and treating mite infestations in dogs

Unfortunately, mite infestation is a common problem in dogs, which many owners are confronted with. Mites are arachnids and feed mainly on the dead skin cells of their host animals.If a dog suffers from an infestation with the annoying parasites, this is particularly evident in the form of skin and coat problems. We will explain below how you can recognise and treat a mite infestation in your dog.Types of mites that occur in dogsThere are different types of mites. If your dog suffers from a mite..

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Holidays with the dog: this is how the fur nose stays healthy on the way

The holiday is the most beautiful time of the year. If you want your dog to travel with you, it can be very stressful at the same time. This is not only true for mistress and master, but especially for the dog itself. Because while you are looking forward to exciting experiences and new impressions, long journeys and an unusual environment mean pure stress for the fur nose. This can be seen, among other things, when the dog gets nervous, eats less and suddenly needs a lot of attention. ..

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Dandruff in dogs: possible causes and treatment

Just like in humans, the skin is also a large and important organ in dogs. A healthy skin and a shiny coat are a sign that the four-legged friend is doing well. However, if a dog suffers from skin problems, such as dandruff, this often indicates health problems.The causes of dandruff in dogs and what you as the owner can do about it are explained below.To a certain extent, dandruff is normal in dogs.If you discover a few scales in your dog's coat, this is perfectly normal and initially no cause ..

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Chondroitin for dogs

Chondroitin, or chondroitin sulphate, is an important component of cartilage. In combination with collagen, chondroitin gives the cartilage tissue its structure and contributes to its resistance to stress.Use of chondroitin sulphate in dogsChondroitin sulphate is used as a dietary supplement in dogs. A preparation containing chondroitin is said to help maintain or improve the health of the joint cartilage (and thus the joints as a whole).There are preparations available which consist exclusively..

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Elbow dysplasia in dogs

Elbow dysplasia is a growth-related disease affecting the elbow joints of dogs. Depending on how severe the elbow dysplasia is in the dog, it leads to more or less severe lameness and osteoarthritis.As a rule, affected dogs have a genetic predisposition to elbow dysplasia. Although a correct cure is not possible, there are various ways of significantly delaying the onset and progression of the disease.What is elbow dysplasia?The elbow joint is formed by the three bones spoke, ulna and humerus. I..

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Perfectly protected dog paws (even on ice and snow)

The cold season comes and with it often wetness, ice and snow. Of course, it's still time to go for a walk every day. After all, your dog needs exercise and exercise.However, many dog owners know the problem that the paws of their fur nose are exposed to special stresses in winter.This article explains what you should look out for during walks through ice and snow and how to protect your dog's paws properly in winter.Pay attention to the behavior of the animalTo a certain degree most quadrupeds ..

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Akita Inu

The Akita Inu comes from Japan and was originally bred there mainly as a hunting dog. The FCI classifies the Akita Inu in group 5. This large dog breed has a pronounced hunting instinct, but usually proves to be extremely faithful and loyal to its owner.Characteristics of the Akita InuThe weight of the Akita Inu is usually between 35 and 40 kilograms. The height at the withers should be approximately 67 centimetres in males and 61 centimetres in females, with a tolerance of three centimetres in ..

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The Hovawart is a large dog breed of German origin. The Hovawart is first and foremost a working dog, but is also well suited as a sport and family dog. The FCI leads the Hovawart in group 2. Characteristics of the Hovawart The life expectancy of the Hovawart is usually 12 to 14 years. In some cases, however, the animals can live up to 17 years. Males weigh about 40 kilograms and reach a height at the withers between 63 and 70 centimetres, while female Hovawarts with 30 kilograms and a size o..

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The Havanese belongs to the small dog breeds and originates from the Mediterranean area along the Italian and Spanish coast. Today, the Havanese, which is led by the FCI in group 9, is a popular dog worldwide, who also gets along with children very well.Characteristics of the HavaneseThe Havanese's weight ranges from four to eight kilos, while its size is 23 to 27 centimetres. Like most smaller dogs, the Havanese becomes comparatively old, with an average life expectancy of approximately 13 to 1..

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Detecting, treating and preventing grass mites in dogs

Grass mites are particularly common in dogs and can be a real plague during the warm months of the year. Among other things, they cause severe itching and, in the worst case, can even lead to skin inflammation. In the following we will explain how you can recognise grass mites in your dog, what you can do against an infestation with the annoying parasites and what possibilities there are for prevention.What are grass mites?Grass mites (Neotrombicula autumnalis) are also known as autumn gras..

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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed from Great Britain. The FCI classifies him in group 3. Originally the Yorkshire Terrier was bred for rat and mouse hunting. Today, however, it is simply a popular social dog.Characteristics of the Yorkshire TerrierWith a life expectancy of 13 to 16 years, the Yorkshire Terrier becomes relatively old. His height is around 20 centimetres, while his weight should not exceed 3.5 kilograms.The fine coat of the Yorkshire Terrier is long and smooth and is char..

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