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Cats and hairball = there is never one without the other

Cats and hairball = there is never one without the other

You can get hypnotized by the almost maniac self-care of cats, who keep licking their coat or their friend’s coat. This attitude makes cat an ideal resident for apartments, especially in large cities. Unfortunately, coat liking has a hidden danger that every cat owner may have to face, while living with his feline companion: hairballs, technically defined trichobezoars.Cats are cleanliness and hygiene great lovers. They...

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Gheda Petfood a Zoomark International 2017

Gheda Petfood a Zoomark International 2017

Anche questa volta Gheda Petfood ha voluto essere presente a questa importante fiera dedicata ai pet. Una fiera internazionale con ubicazione a Bologna a cui partecipano espositori da tutto il mondo. La vetrina di Zoomark International 2017 è stata scelta per lanciare la nuova rivoluzionaria linea di alimenti Superpremium per cani: UNICA NATURA. Unica Natura si basa sul concetto che UNICA è l’alimentazione che la...

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When and how to reward the dog

When and how to reward the dog

Anyone wants that his own dog learns by listening and following the basic commands like “sit”, “stay”, “come”… But you are never sure which is the best way. First of all consider that puppies begin to learn while they are with their mother and by playing with their siblings, by struggling and exerting self-control. Therefore it is essential that puppies stay up to 60 days...

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Obesity in dogs and cats

Obesity in dogs and cats

Sometimes we need to lose weight put on because of feasting at the table and it might happen that also our pet is not “fit.” When we look at Fido or Pussy and think “it is a bit overweight, but he is always hungry … how can I refuse to feed it, when it asks me with those demanding eyes …”. So, without realizing it,...

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How to teach your kitten to use the litter box

How to teach your kitten to use the litter box

When a kitten arrives in his new home, there are some tricks to put into practice so that life together is quiet and pleasant. Find a corner where the kitten can stay on his own and feel safe in order to get used lightly to people, noises and smells. This will enable him to understand what are the areas dedicated to him. Usually each kitten...

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Teaching your new puppy to potty outside

Teaching your new puppy to potty outside

When you bring home a puppy, the joy is uncontainable: his look, his pranks are incredibly fascinating, as well as when he wants that you keep paying attention to him. Therefore you might be willing to grant him everything, convinced that with when he grows up he will learn how to behave. But it is not that way: since the early months it is necessary...

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Dog Shedding

Dog Shedding

A dog coat consists of two layers:  top coat (jar) and undercoat (wad). The jar hair is longer, stiff and scratchy and provide protection against environmental agents. The undercoat or wad consists of a fluffy and short layer which protects and isolate the dog from external air. However, the wad is not present in all breeds, but it is very important in Nordic breeds. The coat softness...

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Vomiting in the dog: causes and solutions

Vomiting in the dog: causes and solutions

The vomit (expulsion of the gastrointestinal contents) may have different causes and it must not be confused with the regurgitation (expulsion of a foreign body). The vomit in the dog can be caused by a meal consumed with too much greediness, by swallowing something  unpleasant, by a hit of cold or by a fast. In these cases the phenomenon will disappear without creating big problems to the...

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Viral rhinotracheitis in cats

Viral rhinotracheitis in cats

Autumn is characterized by windy and cold days and it may happen that our reduced immune defenses expose us to the classic seasonal ailments such as cold, fever or sore throat. Likewise our feline friends can suffer from conditioned diseases. One of the most frequent diseases affecting outdoor cats is the viral rhinotracheitis, supported by herpesvirus. Rhinotracheitis affects every year a large number of adult...

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How to accustom your dog to get in the car?

How to accustom your dog to get in the car?

Nowadays people could hardly imagine life without a car, but is it the same for our 4-legged friends? Unfortunately, not all dogs think that a car is a useful means of transport, but mostly a strange contraption to be wary of. The problem then occurs when it is necessary to carry around your own dog by car. Sometimes it sparks a true “tragedy”: the dog...

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