Moulting in dogs
Most dogs moult twice a year. During this process, you should provide your dog with the best possible support.
Allergies in dogs
Dogs, like humans, can also get allergies. It is often difficult to determine the cause of an allergic reaction in dogs.
If you spot a tick on your dog, you should remove it as soon as possible. This will reduce the risk of disease transmission. Here we will explain step by step how you should proceed.
Exclusion diet for your dog
Itchiness can be a sign that your pet is suffering from a food allergy. An exclusion can help.
Healthy eyes are important for a dog. If any changes or problems arise, consult a vet as soon as possible as many eye disorders can only be treated effectively if treated early enough.
Blood pressure in dogs
Measuring a dog’s blood pressure from time to time provides information on how efficient the heart is and how elastic the vessel walls are.
Lyme disease in dogs
Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is an infectious disease transferred by ticks. In addition to game and rodents, it also affects dogs and humans.
One of the most common hormonal imbalances is the over-functioning of the adrenal cortex, known as Cushing’s syndrome.
Diabetes in dogs
Dogs can also suffer from elevated levels of glucose in the blood i.e. diabetes mellitus. If the early indications are recognised, however, the dog can receive treatment at an early stage, it can still reach old age despite having this disease
Epilepsy in dogs
Dogs can also develop epilepsy. Although such seizures are generally not as serious as they look, the potential cause should be determined.
Fever in dogs
Fever is a common sign of illness in dogs. By using a thermometer you can measure your dog’s current state quickly and easily.
Fleas in dogs
There is always a risk that dogs will catch fleas when the weather is warm. An owner wishing to spare their pet from these bloodsuckers, should take precautionary measures. Read our best tips about fleas in dogs.
When a dog is scratching itself
If a dog scratches itself frequently and its skin or fur have changed, or if it has open wounds, you should determine the cause.
If your dog is limping
If your dog shows signs of pain in joints or muscles, limps, or is not using any of its legs, this is known as lameness. In order to avoid permanent damage you should get the problem checked out by your vet at an early stage.
Vaccinations for dogs
Prevention is better than cure - this is also true for infectious diseases. There are effective vaccinations against the most dangerous agents to protect dogs even when they are still puppies.
Signs of illness in dogs
As the owner, you are generally the first to notice when your dog shows signs of illness. These can manifest, for example, as unusual behaviour, a reduction in food consumption or a change in appearance.
Gastric torsion in dogs
As hunters and pack animals, dogs have a highly adaptable stomach: Wolves, which are closely related to dogs, often have to fast for a considerable length of time after a successful hunt.
Renal insufficiency in dogs
If a dog has problems urinating, it can be a sign of chronic renal insufficiency.
Excess weight in dogs
If a dog is carrying excess weight, this not only affects its general vitality - it can also cause serious health problems.
Dental problems in dogs
From the change of teeth to tartar and tooth fractures, dogs can experience a wide range of dental problems.
What things should a dog never eat?
Some dogs are not particularly fussy about what they eat. We should therefore make sure that they do not get hold of food that is bad for them.
When a dog has a dry nose
If a dog has a dry nose for a while, this does not necessarily mean that it is ill. Here you can find out how a dog’s nose works and what the reasons are for a dry nose in dogs.
Back problems in dogs
Back problems are relatively common in dogs. They can be very painful, so they should be identified and treated in good time.
The nose of a dog
A dog’s nose is a real high performance instrument. With its help, dogs are not only able to track down missing people, but can even detect illnesses such as cancer, a sugar shock or corona. However, in order to work optimally, a dog’s nose must not be too dry.
When a dog is not drinking enough
There are a number of reasons for dogs not drinking enough. Here, we list the most common causes and provide a guideline on how much dogs should drink. We also provide several tips on how you can get your dog to drink more.
Poisoning in dogs
If your dog has been poisoned, it is important to act fast. Find out how to quickly recognise the symptoms of poisoning in dogs.
Diarrhoea in dogs
Diarrhoea is relatively common in dogs. Mild diarrhoea often goes away by itself. However, if the diarrhoea lasts longer than a day, you should take your dog to a vet.
A dog’s ears
The ears are a dog’s second most important sensory organ. Like its nose, they are highly sensitive multi-tasking organs. If they become dirty or infected, it is important to clean and treat them in an appropriate way.