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Dogs Guide

Bad breath in dogs: causes and tips for elimination

Of course you love your dog. However, foot odor can put this love to a hard test. Finally, the bad breath of the four-legged friend can easily pollute the whole apartment or the car.Bad breath can have different causes in dogs. From simple impurities of the teeth up to serious diseases almost everything is possible. In the following, we will explain which triggers are possible and what you can do about them.Possible causes of mouth odour in dogsThere are several possible causes for your dog's ba..

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The teeth of the dog

Just like humans, dogs are completely toothless at birth. After a few weeks, the puppies grow their milk teeth, which are later replaced by permanent teeth.In this article we will explain how many teeth dogs have, how their teeth differ from those of humans and how you can prevent dental problems with your four-legged friend.The milk teeth of the dogThe milk teeth break through in dogs between the third and sixth week of life. It consists of 28 teeth. Compared to the permanent teeth, the milk te..

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If ticks bite: first aid measures for your dog

During the warm months of the year there is a risk that your dog will be bitten by ticks. The small parasites sit in bushes or grass and often attack your dog unnoticed while walking.As a rule, the tick season in Germany extends from about February to October. At mild temperatures above seven degrees, ticks can also be active in winter.In the following we will explain why tick infestation is a danger for dogs and how you react correctly in case of tick bites.Why tick bites are dangerous for dogs..

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Brushing the dog's teeth: keeping the dog's teeth healthy

Healthy teeth are indispensable for dogs. Dental problems can be very painful and have serious consequences. We humans know that daily tooth brushing is important. But your dog doesn't know that.The responsibility for the dental health of your four-legged friend therefore lies entirely with you. In the following we will show you what you have to pay attention to when brushing your dog's teeth.Why you should brush your dog's teethNot all dog owners are aware that they have to brush their dog's te..

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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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Hypoallergenic dog food

Hypoallergenic dog food is a digestible alternative for all dogs suffering from food allergies. It is free of allergenic ingredients and is therefore well tolerated by affected animals.Feed allergies are widespread in dogsAs many veterinarians have probably confirmed, food allergies are widespread in dogs. In terms of frequency, they are now the third most common allergy dogs can suffer from.It should therefore come as no surprise that more and more dog owners are buying hypoallergenic dog food ..

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Why dogs eat excrements

Many dog owners probably know it from their own experience. Your own dog suddenly eats excrement with great enthusiasm. The technical term for this behavior is coprophagy.In this article we explain why dogs eat excrement and why it is not only disgusting but also dangerous. You'll also learn what you can do about eating your dog's excrement.Possible causes of dog faeces eating in dogsDespite all the enthusiasm, which some quadrupeds show, eating excrement is not a normal behaviour and also nothi..

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Dog has fleas: recognize and treat flea infestation

Fleas with dogs are a real nightmare for owners. Once the four-legged friend is infested by them, the small parasites can only be got rid of with great effort. In addition, a flea infestation can also cause serious health problems.In this article we therefore explain how you can recognize and treat fleas in your dog. You will also find out what preventive measures are available to you.What are fleas?Fleas are tiny insects that (depending on the species) reach a size of about one to four millimet..

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Detecting and treating digestive problems in dogs

Digestive problems are not uncommon in dogs. They can have numerous causes and can have a massive impact not only on the well-being but also on the health of the affected animals. After all, a functioning digestion is indispensable for the nutrient supply of the four-legged friend.As the owner, you should therefore take digestive problems in your dog seriously in any case. We will explain below how you can recognise possible problems and how you can support your dog's digestion.Signs of digestiv..

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Risk areas: where ticks occur in the UK

Tick bites pose a danger to humans and animals alike, with ticks biting dogs almost more often because they romp about in meadows and forests. However, the incidence of ticks and the diseases they transmit can vary considerably within Europe, which is why not all regions are considered to be equally at risk.  Where the risk of infection is particularly high and how you can protect your dog from tick bites is explained below. Ticks occur all over Europe Although the occurrence of ticks i..

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Vomiting in dogs: causes, treatment and prevention

Digestive problems such as vomiting are not uncommon in dogs. They can have many causes and should not be taken lightly. Below you can find out the possible causes of vomiting in dogs and what you can do to treat them.Possible causes of vomiting in dogsJust like diarrhea, vomiting in dogs can have countless causes. It is therefore not always easy to determine the exact trigger.In addition to harmless causes, such as the consumption of spoiled food, nausea can also indicate life-threatening probl..

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Overweight dogs: causes, consequences and tips

Overweight is unfortunately very widespread in dogs. For affected quadrupeds the excess kilos can have serious consequences in the long run and cause massive health problems.In this article we will explain how dogs become overweight, the consequences of obesity and what you can do about it.Causes of obesity in dogsIn most cases we humans are responsible for the overweight of our dogs. Of course, we want our beloved four-legged friends to have nothing missing. Accordingly, there are often treats,..

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Small dogs

Apart from the division into the 10 different FCI groups, which in practice is of little importance for most laymen, dog breeds can also be distinguished by their size.For the division into small, medium and large animals, the shoulder height is taken as a standard, whereby small dogs reach a maximum shoulder height of 39 centimetres.In terms of external appearance and weight, however, clear differences are possible. For example, Chihuahuas with a weight of 1.5 kilograms or more are among the sm..

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Intestinal rehabilitation in dogs

Whether pulpy faeces, diarrhea or flatulence - the possible complaints associated with digestive problems in dogs are numerous. They are not only unpleasant for affected animals. In the long run, they can also have serious health consequences, such as increased susceptibility to disease. After all, the intestine is an important part of your dog's immune system. In certain situations it may therefore be advisable to carry out an intestinal rehabilitation in the dog. When this is the case and ho..

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Appenzeller Mountain Dog - Dog Food

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-sized Swiss dog breed which is managed by the FCI in Group 2. The Appenzell Mountain Dog is one of the Swiss Mountain Dogs and is a classic herding dog, but due to its uncomplicated character it is also suitable as a family dog.Characteristics of the Appenzell Mountain DogMales reach a shoulder-height of 52 to 56 centimeters while female Appenzeller Sennenhunde are somewhat smaller with 50 to 54 cm. The weight of this breed usually ranges between 22 and 32 ..

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Medium sized dog breeds

The FCI divides dog breeds into 10 different groups. For laymen, however, the size of the dog is more likely to play a role in the purchase of a dog. For this reason, dogs are often distinguished between small, large and medium-sized breeds on the basis of shoulder height.Among the medium-sized dog breeds are those whose shoulder height ranges from 40 to 59 centimetres. Weight and appearance can vary greatly. For example, the Beagle with a weight of nine kilos or more is a medium-sized dog, as i..

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Oak processionary moth and dogs: you need to know that

The oak processionary moth is particularly active in May and June. In some areas the caterpillars of the butterfly cause considerable impairments up to traffic obstructions due to the implementation of control measures.Why oak processionary mothes pose a danger not only to humans but also to dogs is explained below. We will also explain how you can tell whether your dog has come into contact with the oak processionary moth caterpillars and what you need to do in this case.Oak procession moth - w..

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The right amount of food for your dog

The right amount of food is very important for the well-being of dogs. If the quadruped receives too little food, sooner or later it will be underweighted. If he eats too much, the dog becomes overweight. Both can have fatal consequences for the health of the animal and must therefore be avoided at all costs. How to determine the right amount of food for your dog and what factors play a role, we explain below. Overall recommendations on the amount of food for dogs In general, the manufact..

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Greyhounds

Sighthounds are different breeds, which are characterized by their slim physique and an extremely low body fat percentage.  The sighthounds originally used for hunting are excellent sprinters. Thanks to their loving nature, they are also excellent as family dogs. History of the greyhounds Sighthounds are among the oldest dog breeds in the world. They were already known several thousand years ago in Egypt, as drawings of them prove. In the Middle Ages, the possession of ..

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Jogging and cycling: this is how sport with dogs works

More and more people don't just want to go for a walk with their four-legged friend and romp around a little, but want to try their hand at joint sporting activities.Beside train dog sport, as for example Canicross, also the leisure activities in the form of jogging or bicycle riding with dog arouses the interest of owners.Ideally, this will provide both people and animals with fun and a welcome change in everyday life. In order not to damage the health of the four-legged friend, it is necessary..

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