The dog is not only a loyal companion, but also man's best friend. But how did this intimate friendship between dog and human come about? We can hardly resist the dog's gaze in particular - it could be an evolutionary advantage for the dog.
Studying veterinary medicine is notorious for its extensive subject matter and the opportunities and challenges that come with it. In this conversation, which can also be heard on our podcast, Feline talks about her experiences as a veterinary student, sources of motivation and lack of appreciation.
"Stress visiting the Vet" is always a topic - mostly it means the stress that the patients' animals have. But the practice is often a stressful place not only for the four-legged friends, but also for the vets and the veterinary nurses.
Proper grazing has to be learned. Every horse owner knows that horses should not go directly to pasture without a period of acclimatisation. But what dangers and diseases actually lurk in the fresh green?
In the case of gastric ulcers or other damage to the mucous membrane in the stomach, drugs such as sucralfate are often used to protect the stomach. An herbal preparation can also be useful as a supplement. What are the advantages of phytotherapeutic companions for the health of the gastric mucosa?
As we already know from the Omega-3 fatty acids blog article, omega-3 fatty acids are essential for many important functions of the entire organism - this applies to us humans just as it does to our pets. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that have direct positive effects on the respective living creature. Since the dog's body cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own, it is important to ensure a sufficient supply through the diet and to add these important additives to the dog food.
Most dog owners feed their four-legged friends commercially available wet or dry food. This contrasts with barf feeding, which is as close to nature as possible, with raw meat, bones and vegetables. So what is the "right" dog food? Let's compare the advantages, disadvantages and risks of both feeding methods.
A current estimate is that 12 million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the sea every year. This has to change. With new Inuvet packaging, you as a veterinarian get an ecological alternative for your patient owners.
Unknown situations such as New Year's Eve, travelling, separation from owners or visits to the vet can quickly lead to restlessness and stress or even anxiety in our pets. CBD oils are very trendy and can provide support. Three oils from different manufacturers are presented here.
Mucousy airways, difficult breathing and coughing are unpleasant symptoms that can restrict and slow down everyday life. Anyone who has ever had a cold that penetrates deep into the bronchial tubes knows this only too well. As with us humans, free breathing also contributes significantly to the well-being of our pets. Romping, sleeping, doing everyday things and simply being an animal - all this goes much better with clear airways than with constricted or irritated airways that make breathing difficult.
Are patient owners grumbling about the measures getting on your nerves right now? Then we advise you to take a generous dose of "humour" in combination with the preparation "wink" - without any side effects! Simply download, print out in DIN A4 size.
Dr Daniela Krause-Erl has been a veterinarian for reptiles and small animals in Bavaria for several years. In our interview, she reveals what the corn snake is all about, why reptiles can be complicated patients and why she admires veterinary assistants.
Climate change brings rising temperatures and humidity – the very environmental changes that improve the living conditions of most disease carriers. Ticks, for example, are the winners from climate change. Ticks are spreading more and more all over Germany, and we can find them very much active all year around now.
…you will find all of that out in this blog post. Important vitamins, enzymes and fatty acids are formed in the intestinal microbiome. But even an otherwise relaxed microbiome can become unbalanced because of antibiotic therapy, deworming or the infestation of pathogens. In these cases, the immune system needs support.
You can find microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses and archaea everywhere. They are in nature, on trees, in water, in the earth and both on and in the bodies of humans and animals. These microorganisms colonise the human and animal intestines and form a so-called microbiome. In this article, we will clarify exactly what this is and how you can support the microbiome with pre- and probiotics.
Plants play an important role for us: as foods, spices, delicacies, or remedies. Modern phytotherapy uses the natural healing powers of plants (phyton, Gr. = plant) in medicinal preparations based on scientific principles.
Veronika is studying to be a veterinarian. She’s in her 6th year at the veterinary faculty of the LMU München, and there are only a few tests left before she can call herself a veterinarian. Veronika says that above all else, she is creative. This creativity comes out in the form of one or other crazy idea, often one that others end up speaking about… But one idea caught on: the veterinary nude calendar at LMU.
Omeprazol is a well-known medicine for stomach ulcers that protects the stomach. VomiSan is a complementary feed for cats and dogs that naturally supports the gastric mucosa and the stomach and throat areas. Both support animals’ digestive tract. But what is the difference between the two?
Chances are this New Year’s Eve will be a bigger and louder one than ever. Parties, Fireworks and General Mayhem – We all know the drill. So, let’s get to preparing your pets for the ‘Crash Bangs’ over the festivities. Use these 5 tips for sensitive dogs and cats:
It only takes a minute to realise that Nicole Lenhardt and Milo are inseparable, even if she calls him “bastard” – a term of endearment in Swabia. Nicole, the 27-year-old from Stuttgart, had been a successful travel blogger for a long time now. But then the Eurasier “Milo” came along, and with him everything went differently than planned. In this interview, Nicole explains why she is no longer a travel blogger and how Milo is not the dog she was expecting.
When you think of rescue dogs, the glorified image of the faithful St. Bernard strolling towards the incident scene with his wooden keg may come to mind. Or maybe of Lassie, who is able to tell with three loud barks who had an accident, when, where and how. But what does the workplace of a rescue dog really look like? Who will teach him all of his knowledge? And above all how? And do you actually have to carry a small wooden barrel with schnapps around your dog’s neck for all walks of life.
Relocating to a new home, separating the puppies or kittens from some family members and introducing new surrounds can be quite stressful. In sensitive puppies and kittens, this type of separation and familiarisation stress can lead to digestive problems with flatulence or diarrhoea.