The COVID-19 virus is seriously affecting the world of cynology

Castrated bitches have a three times higher chance of becoming incontinent than intact bitches. This appears from research published in England earlier this year.

The Saint Bernard, like every breed, has a number of problems. One of those problems is epilepsy.

By Caroline Coile

As from now the NVWA, Dutch Authorities for Animal Welfare (amongst others)  can use the criteria drawn up by the University of Utrecht at a much more targeted level. And, the NVWA says, they will!

The US Food and Commodities Authority, FDA, states in a message that pet owners should be alert to anti-fleas and tick-based pesticides based on isoxazoline. This active substance is mainly used in the chewable tablets that protects the dog for months against fleas, ticks and lice.

Yulin is by far the better known, but South Korea has its own dog festival: BokNal. To be precise Sambok / Boknal, and it is back to "three-day dog-eat feast."

Leptospirosis is known as a core vaccine for many dogs all over the world. They receive their annual jab to protect them against a few serovars of leptospirosis for the next months.

The heavy rains of the past weeks has everywhere created a real snail infestation. Snails with house as without house are in large numbers  present in gardens, fields and so on. The voracity of these snails also focuses on dog poo, and thus the snails are very dangerous.

It is the time of the year: grass spikes! Nasty spikes that come from a wild grass species that grows about everywhere and can cause a lot of misery very quickly in dogs. A spike is a serious problem and should be seen as an emergency.

No longer do family dogs have to stay at home whilst you enjoy your holiday in the sun. Instead your four-legged friend can reserve an oceanfront lounger at the exclusive dog-friendly beach in Crikvenica, Croatia.

"Mr. Santiago, do your duty and protect the Great Dane. " That's in brief the message in the petition byMaria Gkinala (judge and breeder of Great Danes in Ireland kennel Fainomenon .

Eric van Eck from Moore, Oklahoma, has a very special dog.
This is his story.

The Chodsky Pes or Bohemian shepherd dog is a small shepherd from the Czech Republic.

Neophilia. Chances are you dog that suffers from it. Its in the genes. But no, you do not have to change your breeding actions, because mutts  suffer also from it. Better yet, it's not a disease, but quite ordinary behavior.

In the Netherlands, the undersecretary of economy mr Van Dam has no intentions whatsoever to get the anti-flee pills from Bravecto out of the vet’s shops. That was his statement in response to questions mrs Esther Ouwehand of the Party for the Animals asked. 

Anxious, stressed dogs. For many owners, and the dog self, a big problem. Barking, jumping, restless behavior, even aggressive behavior.  No pleasure for both dogs and owners. Medications are often semi-narcotic, and behavioral training does not always do the job.

The Belgian Kennel Club Saint Hubert has started an investigation into possible falsification of pedigrees with the  Malinois. The KMSH has received a notification that there may be tampered with pedigrees, and will perform some thorough investigation, as the KMSH told Dogzine..

Hundreds of dogs will soon be visiting the vet. Why? Because they are in the dark days before Christmas and have found somewhere  a bowl of chocolate and eaten the whole. In England thousands of cases like this happen each year.

How can owners of dachshunds lower chances for IVDD, the typical type of paralysis in the breed, as much as possible? This question was the main issue in research done after the incidence and risks of this problem, also known as intervertebral disc disease.

The walk with your dog in beautiful, cold and frosty weather will usually cost a lot of extra time. Where your dog normally sniffs for only a few seconds, now it takes a multiple of that time. Each clump of grass seems an inexhaustible source of delicious smells, for your dog anyway.

In the Netherlands the cloning of a pet dog created quite a rumour, in Russia they take things a step further. Police and army will on a much  larger scale use cloned dogs from the South Korean company Sooam Biotech for sniffing dog use.. 

The United Kingdom is currently being rocked by the outbreak of the mysterious disease: Alabama Rot. This disease is named after the US state where it was first diagnosed. Some Greyhounds in Alabama developed a rapid skin irritation and inflammation of the paws and muzzle.

Pure breeds are looked upon very critically these days. Sometimes for good reasons, but at the moment is seems to be standard procedure for the anti pure bred lobby to grab every subject regardless the health of the dogs.

Soon it will be Valentine's Day agian. So why not surprise your best furry friend with these delicious home-made Dog Biscuits.  Click the link for the English version

Flying with your power breed?  Prepare well.  Anyone in possession of a "fighting dog", a dangerous breed, will have to orientate quite well how to transport his dog by plane. Several companies use a variety of different rules, that may differ from breed to breed or look-alike.

Just forty kilometers across the border at Nijmegen you find the German town of Sonsbeck, and there Jos de Bruin from Wolves Unlimited has wolf sanctuary.