Tips to help protect your dog from fleas and ticks

14.01.2020. 17:34:11

Every dog ​​owner should keep in mind how important it is for his pet to be protected from fleas and ticks. Ticks in winter The most common mistake of the owners is that they think that there are no fleas and ticks in the late fall and winter so they do not put any protection on the animal. Unfortunately, the changing climate and the very resilience of these pests have made them active throughout the year except during deep snow. The second most common mistake owners make is that they think that ticks are found only in the woods and that dogs cannot pick ticks by walking through meadows around the city....

What is BAER hearing test?

05.01.2020. 15:36:14

BAER or brainstem auditory evoked response is a hearing test used to evaluate the hearing of dogs and other animals. It is a painless and non-invasive test where, by releasing a sound stimulus directly into the ear, we read or do not read electrical activity. In the case of an animal hearing electrical activity, it reads like a written curve, while in animals that do not hear a sound, we have only a straight line. Upon completion of testing, an official certificate is issued confirming the existence or absence of deafness in the dog or another animal. How long does a BAER test take The procedure lasts f...

Newly recognized breeds by the AKC

03.01.2020. 11:02:11

On January 1, 2020, the American Kennel Club recognized two new breeds: Dogo Argentino and Barbet. The Dogo Argentino The Dogo Argentino is a big and powerful breed that is already recognized by the FCI. This breed will be in the working group. The Dogo Argentino has a strong instinct to protect his home and his family. Despite being an excellent watchdog and fearless hunter the Dogo Argentino is a friendly and cheerful breed that is an excellent companion. He enjoys spending time with his family. Read more about Dogo Argentino. The Barbet The Barbet is a relatively rare, rustic, and medium-sized dog, k...

Having a dog and working full-time

27.12.2019. 12:14:21

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, and being a dog owner and a person with a busy, time-consuming job at the same time is really hard. Dogs are social animals and don’t like to be alone. Although it is not recommended to leave a dog alone for more than four hours tops, sometimes that is inevitable. If you are just thinking of buying a dog, it is very important that you can reconcile your business responsibilities with the obligations that dog ownership has. There are many other factors to consider before you decide to buy a dog to make sure that both you and your dog are happy. With these few tricks,...

CACIB Rijeka 2020

14.12.2019. 17:16:11

The Sports Kennel Club Rijeka is organising two International All Breed Dog Shows (CACIB Rijeka 2020) on February 29 and March 1. LOCATION of the Show:˝Zamet˝ sports centre, Trg riječkih olimpijaca 1, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia – (N 45° 20' 39.749'', E 14° 23' 1.182'' ) INFO: [email protected] , tel.: +385 (0)91 905 9440 Closing dates for entries:  1. first entry deadline - 10 January 2020 2.second entry deadline - 24 January 2020 3.final entry deadline - 07 February 2020 Send entry to: [email protected] Payment info:  Sportski kinološki klub RijekaBraće Pavlinić 2651000 Rijeka IBAN: HR5624840081106712...

Buying a dog from a breeder

14.12.2019. 14:12:41

If you choose to buy a purebred dog, the most important thing is to be responsible and find a reputable breeder. Be patient, avoid backyard breeders, and never buy a dog from puppy mills - these puppies have unknown backgrounds and may be unhealthy. First of all, the breeder you choose should have specific papers proving that he is qualified to breed animals and he needs to show you those papers. If he can’t or won’t show them to you, turn around without buying a puppy and report a breeder to the relative authorities.  Breeding documents Every breeder should have a license to breed any kind of animal. Y...

Should I buy a puppy?

05.12.2019. 16:49:11

Puppies for sale - guide There are many important things to consider before buying a puppy and making him a part of your family. You need to find the right dog for yourself – a dog that goes along with your family and your lifestyle. If you have a certain breed on the mind, take your time and find out everything you can about that specific breed. When choosing a breed you should consider the breed’s temperament, exercise needs, maintenance, lifespan, health issues the breed is prone to, etc. Physical appearance is not the most important thing, and you should never buy a dog just because of his looks. Th...

Hypothyroidism in dogs

02.12.2019. 17:44:13

Hypothyroidism is a common health issue in dogs. The thyroid gland is located in a dog’s neck and it is one of the most important glands in the body. When the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the necessary hormones (especially the hormone thyroxine), it causes dog’s metabolism to slow. This is called hypothyroidism. Simply, the thyroid gland is producing hormones that control the process of turning food into fuel that keeps the dog’s metabolism going and when the thyroid gland is not working properly the metabolism slows down and this slower metabolism put almost every organ in the body in danger...

CACIB Slovenia Winner 2020

25.11.2019. 22:19:12

CACIB Slovenia Winner Show I, 18.1.2020CACIB Slovenia Winner Show II, 19.1.2020 Special Shows: Special Shows for large and molossoid breeds is organised on 18.1.2020 after the CACIB show by the Club. More info in the attachment below. Please send the entry and payment to the contacts stated in the club info. LOCATION of the Show:Celje Fair, Dečkova cesta 1, Celje – (46.2410° N, 15.2725° E) INFO: [email protected], tel.: +386 31 734 550, +386 1 234 0950 Closing date for entries: 5.1.2020 Send entry to: Kinološka zveza Slovenije, Zapoge 3d, 1217 Vodice, Slovenija, e-mail: [email protected] Payment inf...

Beware of puppy mills and uncontrolled dog selling

17.11.2019. 15:25:02

A puppy mill is a mass breeding that produces a lot of puppies for sale and with only one goal – profit. Profit is put above the welfare of dogs. It is important to produce and sell as many puppies as possible and the health and well-being of these puppies and their mothers are not important. Puppy mills - animal cruelty Puppy mills kennels usually are just small, overcrowded, dirty cages or crates where the dogs are kept until „the breeder“ cannot use them anymore. Puppies that are being bred in these conditions often suffer from malnutrition and exposure. Many puppies die of the parvovirus, or of a fl...