Nierenerkrankungen bei Haustieren

Wenn ein Hund oder eine Katze im fortgeschrittenen Alter häufiger müde erscheint, seltener zum Fressnapf geht, an Gewicht verliert oder das Fell weniger glänzt, schließen manche Tierhalter:innen daraus, dass es sich um typische Alterserscheinungen handelt. Dies mag durchaus stimmen, doch oftmals kann auch lebensbedrohliche Nierenerkrankungen hinter den Symptomen stecken. Gerade ältere Tiere sind des Öfteren

Digestive problems in dogs and cats: constipation

In the last article we stressed that even supposedly short-term digestive problems should be seen as serious warning signs from the animal’s body. This also applies to constipation, which is something that worries many pet owners. Cats are even more susceptible to it than dogs. The following measures can help. Digestive problems in focus: Causes

Digestive problems in dogs and cats

Digestive problems, such as diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence or anal gland inflammation should not be dismissed by pet owners as temporary issues, but be seen as serious warning signs. As a rule, such symptoms indicate that something is wrong in the animal’s body. Even if the complaints mentioned are often only related to temporary imbalances, viral

Joint diseases in dogs and cats

Arthritis is the most common joint disease in dogs, affecting approximately 20% of adult animals. Obesity, ageing and breed contribute to a higher likelihood of joint diseases in pets. This article explains the possible causes, symptoms and treatments. Causes of joint diseases There are a number of possible causes for the development of arthritis in

Krebserkrankungen im Haustierbereich

Krebserkrankungen zählen mittlerweile zu den Zivilisationskrankheiten und nehmen auch bei Haustieren stetig zu. Umweltverschmutzung, Toxin-Belastungen, rassebedingte Vorerkrankungen, Übergewicht, Ernährung – die möglichen Ursachen sind vielfältig. Dennoch gibt es Möglichkeiten, wie Tierhalter:innen etwaige Erkrankungen möglichst früh erkennen oder ihnen gar vorbeugen können. Gerade die Ernährung spielt bei Krebserkrankungen eine wichtigere Rolle als noch ursprünglich angenommen. Denn

Gut Health in pets

Science and medicine now agree that the gut is decisive for health. That’s because of the billions of bacteria in the guts of both humans, as well as domestic and farm animals. What impact do diet and environmental influences have on animals’ gut health? It is important to know that bacteria generally make up the

Obesity in pets: What can we do about it?

Before beginning a diet, it is important to have your pet checked by a vet for any existing medical conditions that could be causing the weight gain. If existing illnesses have been ruled out, the owner should consider certain things in their overweight pet’s daily life. Adjusting a pet’s diet: Good carbs If you give

Obesity in pets: Nutrigenomics for weight control

The last issue aboutnutrigenomics in the pet sector explained that various diseases in pets result from inflammation at the deepest level of the animal: in the cells. In addition to digestive disorders, skin irritations or intolerances, this also applies to obesity. Obesity is one of the most common problems facing our pets and is reaching