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Castrate the dog: Procedure, advantages and risks

Many owners ask themselves whether they should castrate their dog. A general answer to this question is hardly possible. Because the intervention has both advantages and disadvantages for the four-legged friend. In order to help you with your decision, we will go into more detail on the subject of neutering in dogs in this article.We will explain the differences in neutering between females and males, the health benefits of neutering and what you should pay attention to when feeding your neutere..

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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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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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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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Big dogs

Besides the division of the different breeds into one of the 10 groups defined by the FCI, it is especially common to divide dogs into small, medium and large breeds according to their shoulder height. To qualify as a large dog, a breed must typically have a shoulder height of more than 60 centimetres.The weight does not play a role in this context, which is why there can be very clear differences. For example, the Golden Retriever with a weight of 25 kilograms or more is one of the big dogs, as..

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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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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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Czechoslovak Wolfhound

The Czechoslovak Wolfhound is a large dog breed from the former Czechoslovakia. The aim of this crossing of German Shepherd Dog and Wolf was originally to breed a robust working dog. The Czechoslovak Wolfhound has been recognized by the FCI since 1999 and is classified in group 1.Characteristics of the Czechoslovak WolfhoundThe life expectancy of the Czechoslovak Wolfhound is about 12 years. With a height at withers of at least 60 centimetres for females and at least 65 centimetres for males, th..

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The Newfoundland is a large Canadian dog breed that originated on the island of Newfoundland. There the Newfoundland, which is classified by the FCI as group 2, was formerly used as a working dog.Characteristics of the NewfoundlanderWith a life expectancy of 8 to 10 years, the Newfoundlander is not too old. Males reach an average size of 71 centimeters and a weight of about 68 kilograms. Female animals are with 54 kilograms and 66 centimeters somewhat smaller and lighter.The Newfoundlander is ch..

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Bladder infection in dogs

Dogs can also suffer from cystitis. Although in principle every four-legged friend can be affected by it, there is an increased risk especially with older animals as well as castrated bitches. As with humans, bladder infections in dogs require treatment by a veterinarian because they are painful and can spread further.What is cystitis?Bladder infection is usually a very painful inflammation in the lower urinary tract. In many cases only the bladder is affected. However, it is also possible that ..

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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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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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Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier has its origin in Great Britain and is classified by the FCI in group 3. The medium sized breed is also suitable as a guard dog, but despite its bad reputation it is also a loving and playful family dog.Characteristics of the Bull TerrierThe life expectancy of the Bull Terrier lies with 10 to 12 years. With a height at withers of 45 to 55 centimetres, its weight usually ranges from 24 to 30 kilograms.The most conspicuous optical characteristic with the Bull Terrier surely is the..

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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 is about ..

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Preventing and removing tartar in dogs

Tartar is a common problem in dogs and can occur in principle in all breeds. However, small breeds with narrow teeth or a narrow jaw often suffer from tartar. We will explain to you how tartar occurs in dogs, what consequences it can have and how it can be removed. You will also learn which preventive measures have proven successful.How does tartar develop in dogs?After eating, food remains stick to the dog's teeth. These mix with bacteria and saliva and form plaque. If the plaque is not removed..

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Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large breed of dog that originated in Switzerland. The FCI has the Bernese Mountain Dog in Group 2. The breed was originally bred as a draught animal and guard dog and is characterized by a balanced and self-confident nature.Characteristics of the Bernese Mountain DogThe height at withers of the Bernese Mountain Dog is 64 to 70 centimetres for males, while females are slightly smaller at 58 to 66 centimetres.There is no standard for weight, although it is usually be..

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St Bernard

The Bernhardiner is a large breed of dog from Switzerland. There the Saint Bernard was originally bred by monks of the hospice on the Great St. Bernard as a guard, protection and rescue dog. Today, however, the St Bernard, which is classified by the FCI as Group 2, is also a popular family and companion dog. Characteristics of the Saint Bernard The life expectancy of the Saint Bernard is about 10 years. The animals reach a withers-height of 65 to 80 cm (bitches), respectively 70 to 9..

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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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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..

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Green lipped mussel for dogs

The green-lipped mussel is one of the mussels. Its habitat is in the sea around New Zealand, where it is now also bred in large aquacultures. Green lipped mussels are not only used as food, but also as dietary supplements in dried and powdered form.The green-lipped mussel as a food supplement for dogsGreen lipped mussels are now increasingly used as ingredients in dietary supplements for dogs. The reason for this use is the glycosaminoglycans contained in them.Glycosaminoglycans are amino sugar ..

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