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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has asked Merck to do further investigation to adverse reactions of the chewable flea treatment product Bravecto. EMA insists on a so called “Targeted PSUR” investigation to test the safety of the product.