Dog health

Dog health for fit four-legged friends

Everything you need to know about your dog‘s health: From allergies to diabetes – we explain the different symptoms of illnesses in dogs and also give you tips on what you can do to quickly get your four-legged friend fit and healthy again. 

Removing ticks from dogs
Dog health

Removing ticks from 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. It is best to use special tick removal tweezers to extract the tick. Here… 
Dog diarrhoea
Dog health

Dog diarrhoea

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. Causes of diarrhoea in dogs… 
What things should a dog never eat?
Dog health

What things should a dog never eat?

Most dogs show great interest when something is being cooked in the kitchen. They should never be given any food at the table to prevent them from begging. In the kitchen, however, things occasionally… 
Excess weight in dogs
Dog health

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. Excess weight (obesity) damages joints, the heart and circulation and can… 
Renal insufficiency in dogs
Dog health

Renal insufficiency in dogs

If a dog has problems urinating, it can be a sign of chronic renal insufficiency. Conditions affecting internal organs can also occur quite commonly in dogs, especially as they get older. The organs… 
If your dog is limping
Dog health

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… 
When a dog is scratching itself
Dog health

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. Itchiness can cause dogs a lot of discomfort. Animals often injure… 
Signs of illness in dogs
Dog health

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… 
Fleas in dogs
Dog health

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. Practically every dog will… 
Fever in dogs
Dog health

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. The normal body temperature in dogs is slightly higher than that of… 
Epilepsy in dogs
Dog health

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. A phase of restlessness or clinging attachment to the owner… 
Diabetes in dogs
Dog health

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… 
Cushing’s syndrome
Dog health

Cushing’s syndrome

One of the most common hormonal imbalances is the over-functioning of the adrenal cortex, known as Cushing’s syndrome. Cushing’s syndrome occurs particularly in smaller breeds of dog. The symptoms of… 
Lyme disease in dogs
Dog health

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. In Germany approximately every fourth tick is infected… 
Blood pressure in dogs
Dog health

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. In humans it is common practice to measure blood pressure… 
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Dog health

Dogs' eyes

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. Dogs use their… 
Allergies in dogs
Dog health

Allergies in dogs

Dogs, like humans, can also get allergies. It is often difficult to determine the cause of an allergic reaction in dogs. An allergy is defined as excessive activity of the immune system. The… 
Vaccinations for dogs
Dog health

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. These… 
Moulting in dogs
Dog health

Moulting in dogs

It is easy to imagine why dogs lose their thick winter coat in spring. After all, dogs hardly sweat at all, and therefore have to shed both their warm undercoat and thick outer coat. But why in…