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Detecting, treating and preventing ear mites in dogs

Dogs can be attacked by different types of mites. One of them are so-called ear mites. Compared to other species, these are quite rare in dogs, but can have serious consequences for affected animals.In the following we will explain how you can recognize an infestation with ear mites in your dog, what causes it and how the parasites can be treated.What are ear mites?Ear mites are mite species that almost exclusively affect the ears of their host animals. There they feed on blood, skin cells and t..

20/06/2019 Views: 2806

Good Oils for dogs

There's no dog food that can't live without some form of oil. And there is a good reason for that. After all, fats are an indispensable nutrient that your dog's body also needs.As with other ingredients in your dog's food, oil can vary greatly in terms of quality and possible effects on your dog's health.For this reason, we would like to go into the subject in more detail in the following article. You will learn what makes good oils for dogs and which common vegetable oils you should better avoi..

28/05/2018 Views: 2775


The Rottweiler is a reliable working dog, which is often used as a police dog due to its robustness and its attentive nature. The dog breed with German origin is managed by the FCI in group 2.Characteristics of the RottweilerRottweilers belong to the big dog breeds. Their life expectancy is between 8 and 10 years. Female Rottweilers reach a height at withers of 56 to 63 centimeters and a weight of about 42 kilograms, while male Rottweilers reach 61 to 69 centimeters and about 50 kilograms.Rottwe..

23/10/2018 Views: 2750

Constipation in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

If your dog suffers from constipation, you should not take it lightly. Digestive problems can quickly have serious consequences and, in the worst case, can even cause permanent damage to the four-legged friend's intestines.Fortunately, blockages in dogs are in many cases only temporary and can be treated quite easily. What causes the constipation in your dog can have, how you recognize it and what is necessary for the treatment, we explain to you in the following.Constipation in your dog - what ..

13/05/2019 Views: 2727

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 Dog With 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..

02/11/2018 Views: 2689

More endurance for sports dogs? You can do that

Whether Canicross, sled dog races or simply regular extended jogging tours with the dog. Dog sport is trendy and brings dog and owner much joy. However, in order for the joy to be permanent, it is essential to invest in the health of the sporting fur nose. Especially nutrition plays a particularly important role here. And this poses quite a few challenges for sports dog owners. What you need to look for and how you can naturally support the performance of your four-legged friend is expla..

17/10/2017 Views: 2604

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: 2572

Detecting and treating hot spots in dogs

Hot spots are common in dogs. They can occur in any breed, but are particularly common in animals with long and dense coats.We will explain to you what a hot spot is in a dog, what its causes are and how you can recognise it. You will also learn what is necessary for the treatment and what prevention options are available.What is a Hot Spot?A hot spot is a superficial skin inflammation. Hot spots are usually circular, strongly reddened and also have a bad smelling secretion. Due to the woun..

19/06/2019 Views: 2554

Why creams often have no effect on scaly skin in dogs

Your dog suffers from scaly skin and itching? Then you should read this article carefully. The following will tell you why you need to take these symptoms seriously. We'll explain why they often have deeper causes and what you can do about them. An often overlooked causeIn the case of scaly skin, it is reasonable to assume that these are simply problems with the skin. Accordingly, dog owners often resort to creams and ointments to get the symptoms under control. However, in many cases ..

18/10/2017 Views: 2502

Itching in dogs: possible causes and treatment methods

Itching is extremely unpleasant for dogs and leads to excessive scratching in affected animals. As a result, the itching becomes stronger over time and the skin health of the four-legged friend suffers increasingly.In this article we explain the causes of itching in dogs and what you can do about it.Consequences of itching in dogsA strong itching is naturally extremely annoying for dogs and usually leads to excessive scratching. In the long run the skin and the fur of the quadruped will be affec..

19/06/2019 Views: 2448


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..

16/08/2018 Views: 2435

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..

24/10/2017 Views: 2427

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..

10/12/2018 Views: 2391

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 ..

31/05/2019 Views: 2384

The most frequent feeding errors in dogs

Only if you feed your dog the right way is his body supplied with all the necessary nutrients. And only then can your four-legged friend lead a healthy and happy dog life.Unfortunately, we have made the experience in the context of our free consultation service however that with the topic species-appropriate nutrition of dogs large ignorance prevails and certain feeding mistakes are made very frequently.We have taken this as an opportunity to write a detailed article on the subject. Read below t..

30/05/2018 Views: 2379

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..

28/12/2018 Views: 2360


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: 2356

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 ..

15/07/2019 Views: 2299


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..

14/12/2018 Views: 2270

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..

13/10/2017 Views: 2268