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What cats and dogs need now

Optimal care during the moulting season Over the next few weeks, cats and dogs will need some extra grooming to keep their skin healthy and their coats shiny. Cats and dogs shed their summer coats to allow their winter fur to grow. Pet owners know that it’s that time of year again when clumps of […]

When your cat turns into a lounge leopard

Feel good tips for the cold season Most cats aren’t too fond of going outside in autumn and winter. When it’s cold and wet out, they prefer to stay in the warm. This is the perfect time to cuddle up, get cosy and enjoy some time together. Have you ever heard the phrase, “This weather […]

Cats and Fireworks at Halloween

No tricks, just treats at Halloween when it comes to Fireworks Adults and children alike look forward to the fireworks on All Hallow’s Eve, when the night sky explodes with colour, but we sometimes forget that a lot of animals suffer terrible anxiety as a result of loud noise and flashing lights. Some animals are so traumatised that […]

Catnip

Catnip belongs to the labiate family and was already used by the old Egyptians. Cats were aware of the benefits of this versatile plant even earlier. Sprinkle a bit of catnip and watch your cat. Very nervous animals will relax, purr, sniff, nibble and roll around in the herb. Catnip stimulates appetite and catnip tea, stewed for just a moment, aids digestion.

Cat neutering

Animal homes await springtime with trepidation, when love-hungry cats reproduce, they have their hands full. There are simply too many kittens which land up in the animal sanctuaries. And there’s only one thing for it, castration. The vets from Maxi Zoo explain why that’s so important.

When cats catch a cold

Runny noses, rasping throats and weakened defences during the winter months get to cats, dogs and the like just as they do their young masters and mistresses. Animal experts from Maxi Zoo explain how pets catch cold and what to do about it.

Healthy coats

A lovely silky coat usually means that your cat is happy, well fed and healthy. Read our tips on how to care for your animal’s coat…

Travelling with a cat

Even for cats, who would rather stay at home, the journey should be as pleasant as possible. The animal lovers from Maxi Zoo suggest a few travel accompaniments.

Persian cat

The Persian is well known as being the most popular choice of cats there is. This kitty is beautiful, elegant and quite regal. The Persian is a loving, relaxed and very affectionate cat.

Your new puppy or kitten is moving in

A bundle of joy with four paws If you’ve made the decision to take home a puppy or a kitten, there is a lot that you need to know, plan for and take into consideration. We’ll help you succeed in building the foundations of a happy life together. Little kittens are particularly cautious and the […]

Animals and allergies

Many households are shared with much loved pets that keep the family company and love to be cuddled. One thing that can put a strain on this relationship is an animal allergy.

Pets and mites

Mites can infest any animal and cause horrible itching. These tiny arachnids are invisible to the naked eye but most are very contagious. This is why it is important to identify mites and prevent them from infesting other animals in your house or circle of friends.

Parasites

Parasites are not only a pest – they can make life hell for a cat or a dog. This is because they cause severe itching or even trigger an allergy, such as from flea bites. So it’s a good thing to protect your house pet from these pests, and yourself too, as some parasites migrate to humans.

Combating parasites in warm weather

Spring and summer, finally we can go outside. Cats look forward to extensive wanderings. Ticks, fleas and worms also look forward to new victims that they can use as hosts. The vets from Maxi Zoo, tell you about the most common parasites. It is especially worth knowing that prevention helps!

Veterinary drugs

Usually you get veterinary drugs from your vet. Vets can not only prescribe medicines but their expertise also entitles them to dispense ready-made veterinary preparations and to prepare medicines at their surgery. This makes sense as special preparations are immediately available when needed.

Paw injuries

Both small and large wounds on the paws of cats or dogs should be attended to swiftly – that’s what the vets from Maxi Zoo recommend.

Pet emergency situations

Help in an emergency can be crucial to survival. If an animal has injured itself or has been involved in an accident, the owner or the people who find the animal should take it to a vet as quickly as possible.

Kittens – Tips for the first year

Who doesn’t find the sight of a little kitten curiously discovering the world for the first time overwhelmingly appealing? Young cats usually move into their new home between the age of eight and twelve weeks. From now on the human parents are responsible for the health and development of their furry charge.

Common kitten diseases

What can be more endearing than playful, happy kittens? To ensure unhindered development of your little darlings, their proud human parents should tackle the most common kitten hood diseases at an early stage.

Kitten vaccination – what you need to know

Vaccinations are a great achievement, both in human and veterinary medicine. With a small medical measure, the body can be immunised against certain pathogens – and save lives. Even young cats should not be spared the procedure. After all, a little pinch will save you from lengthy treatments. With a treat as a consolation, even […]

Preparing Your Pet For Spring – 6 Quick Tips

Spring is just around the corner! The mild temperatures boost our craving for outdoor activities, and the opportunity to discover new territory with our dogs as well as new kinds of sports and game ideas. With our 6 quick tips, you and your four-legged friend will quickly get fit for spring, ready to enjoy the new […]

Bothersome bloodsuckers

High season for ticks Unfortunately, spring is not all fun and games. From this point on, animals and their owners need to be back on their guard against ticks. This is because some of the breeds found in the area can transmit dangerous diseases. Ticks are small but incredibly tough and they can sometimes be […]

How to prepare your four-legged friend for spring

Time to go outside! It’s finally time – spring is just around the corner and both man and his best friend are looking forward to some outdoor activities. With our tips, you and your four-legged friend will quickly get fit for spring, ready to enjoy the new season. The sun is shining, green grass is […]

Pet Grooming Expert Tips

Perfect Grooming Brushing your pet dog, cat or rodent on a regular basis helps to reduce the amount of moulting hair on your carpet and sofa. It also benefits your pet as the act of brushing improves the flow of blood to the skin and stimulates circulation. You should groom your pet every day, particularly […]

Tips for combating infestations

Parasites are not only a pest – they can make life hell for a cat or a dog. This is because they cause severe itching or even trigger an allergy, such as from flea bites. So it’s a good thing to protect your house pet from these pests – and yourself too, as some parasites migrate to humans.

Pets and mites

Mites can infest any animal and cause horrible itching. These tiny arachnids are invisible to the naked eye but most are very contagious. This is why it is important to identify mites and prevent them from infesting other animals in your house or circle of friends.

Senior dogs

Coat going grey, standing up becoming difficult, commands no longer heard? Yes, even our dogs get older! With some dogs, this process already kicks after the age of six. The experts at Maxi Zoo explain how and with what means owners can alleviate their senior dog’s everyday life.

First aid for dog poisoning

This article shows you how to administer first aid, prevent poisoning and which mistakes to avoid.

Behavioural problems in dogs

Humans are not the only ones afflicted by noise phobia, depression and panic attacks. Cats and dogs can also suffer from these conditions. Psychoactive drugs can play an important role in the treatment of acute episodes.

Arthrisis in dogs

A dog suddenly refuses to go up the stairs, or he withdraws from playing, no longer fit for games. These could be indications of arthrosis, a chronic joint disease. Most animals will suffer in silence, but the pain puts them under permanent stress. This leads to further consequences for the health and behaviour of an animal, as the specialists at Maxi Zoo know.