When the visit to the vet is an ordeal… Let’s talk about frightened patients and pleasant visits to the vet's office.
A dog that is already stressed in the waiting room or on the way to the practice and that barks or shows extremely agitated behavior is not uncommon in the veterinary practice. Medical Training conducted by specialists in behavior therapy can help prevent such anxieties. How does it work? We spoke to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Astrid Schubert about what owners can do to prevent their four-legged friends from becoming anxiety-prone.
Like a conductor in a symphony orchestra, cortisone regulates energy metabolism by accelerating protein breakdown and thus mobilizing energy reserves for the demanding tasks of the animal day. It also balances water and electrolyte balance and controls cell division and immune responses. Nevertheless, cortisone is often attributed with bad factors. What this is based on and what alternatives there are to cortisone, you will learn here.
Stone Age? Not quite! But whether it's struvite, calcium oxalate, urate or cystine stones, all of these urinary stones are a common complaint in animal patients with urinary tract disorders. Did you know that cats and dogs can be equally affected? We give you an insight into the formation, symptoms and treatment options of struvite stones.
Watery stool is a common problem in horses that can have many causes. A thorough examination by a veterinarian and close cooperation with the horse's owner are essential to find the cause and initiate appropriate treatment. Adjusting feeding, administering prebiotics and probiotics, and reviewing husbandry management and training can help reduce or eliminate fecal water. It is important to emphasize that early diagnosis and treatment are critical to prevent secondary damage and ensure the horse's well-being.
If your patients suffer from defecation disorders, the use of psyllium husks can have a protective effect on the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines. A variety of application possibilities, as well as practical use, ensure that psyllium husks can unerringly unfold their effect in the gastrointestinal tract. Indian psyllium (Plantago ovata) is an annual herbaceous plant belonging to the plantain family. It is imported mainly from India and Pakistan. The plant has a lidded capsule that contains the seeds, which are about two millimeters in size. The ripe seeds, and especially their shells, are used for their valuable ingredients. To obtain the desired effect of the seeds, they are crushed by grinding and purified from unwanted components.
A situation that is familiar to almost all veterinarians: we regularly receive calls from patient owners: "My dog has diarrhea. Do I need to come to the practice or can I wait?" A good question, but more information about the dog's general condition and the nature of the feces would be helpful. Owners are often unaware of how difficult such an assessment can be for us veterinarians without further information over the phone. It is important to be sensitive, because you do not want to send a dog to the emergency service because of an acute diarrhea due to a sudden change of food. On the other hand, it could also be a hemorrhagic diarrhea, with the extremely contagious differential diagnosis of parvovirosis.
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.
What constitutes successful communication - and why does it deserve special attention in veterinary medicine? Ellen Preußing addresses this question in VetLounge - the podcast for veterinary practices from Inuvet. (From the podcast "VetLounge 1" with Ellen Preußing as a guest)
"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.
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.