Friendship Connects

From the 1st of October, you can show your support for Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland by purchasing a bracelet in your local Maxi Zoo store. For each bracelet sold, we will donate the profits to SARDA. SARDA Ireland is a voluntary 999 / 112 emergency search and rescue organization concerned with the training, […]

Overwhelmed cat owner

Little children, a job and housework – as much as we love our cats, it is not always easy in day-to-day life to devote as much time to our cat as we would like. This is where many pet owners get a guilty conscience: am I giving my cat what it needs? Is it leading […]

Pets after the pandemic

Re-entering the world again together: Our tips for life after lockdown. Working from home, in Zoom calls, on walks and sitting on the couch in the evening: during the pandemic, our pets were always by our side. Now that the country is opening up again, our lives are slowly returning to normal. And with that […]

Puberty in dogs

An uncooperative attitude, sudden bursts of activity and lack of respect for authority: dogs in puberty have a lot in common with human adolescents. Don’t worry: this “phase” will pass by, too. Read here how to find out more about what canine puberty involves and how you can cope with it. What causes puberty in […]

Overwhelmed dog owner

The pup was always friendly and cute. Now it is house-trained and follows you wherever you go – you are a team. Or perhaps you decided to give a dog from the animal shelter a new home. It took time and patience to gain its confidence. That was all well and good while you were […]

Keeping small animals busy

How keep your small pets busy: games for hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and co. Hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits appreciate variety and entertainment, too. But what do rodents and other small pets find fun? How to keep your pet busy in a natural way – and be rewarded with happy cheeping. Why your small pet […]

Keeping pet birds busy

Birds want to play If pet birds are bored, they get irritated. Budgerigars, canaries, parrots and cockatiels need bird company and a lot of activity. Read here how you can keep your pet bird occupied in a natural way. The play instinct in birds Parrots and all other parakeets, whether big or small, have something […]

The most popular dog sports

When dog sport is mentioned, the first thing that springs to mind is probably physical fitness and exercise for our four-legged friends. But dog sport is so much more: it means fun, brainwork, scoring achievements, competition, education and social interaction. Besides, quality time spent together strengthens the bond between dog and owner. Here we discuss […]

How to make working from home with the dog work!

Rules for the daily routine with the dog when working from home Its common knowledge that dogs have a positive influence on the atmosphere at work and help to reduce stress hormones. But it applies more than ever if the four-legged colleague is well integrated into the working day. That is where routines can help: […]

Travelling with dogs

Which destination is best for your dog? Traveling with a dog calls for planning– and that starts with the destination. Think about whether your four-legged friend is going to be happy at your holiday location. A pug on a long trekking tour is just as out of place as a husky on a summer holiday […]

Here is how you and your dog can get through your daily routine calmly

A visit to a restaurant, a weekend break, a shopping trip, a film at the drive-in cinema or a get-together with friends – lockdown is behind us at last, and out there there are so many things to do waiting for us again. Many people have brought a four-legged companion into their life recently. Fledgling […]

Leaving your dog alone: How to get your pet used to being home on its own

Dogs are pack animals. They prefer to be in company. But they can learn being alone. Here’s how you can help them. Dogs do not like being on their own. Fear of being left behind is in their nature as pack animals and is more pronounced in some more than in others. Sometimes there is […]

Working from home with a cat: how to get along with each other at home

More and more people are working from home. But working from home with a cat can be a real challenge. Here are a few tips and tricks for your everyday routines in your new working environment. The pandemic has profoundly changed the world of work. Before it took us all by surprise, most of us […]

Cats at home alone

Leaving your cat alone: These tips work! Cats were thought to enjoy solitude and their own company.  In fact, most cats are extremely gregarious animals. They love playing and cuddling with other cats and grooming each other. Above all they enjoy spending time with their humans and are happy to be stroked and entertained. If […]

Holiday care for dogs

Holidays at last – but who is going to look after my dog? Your four-legged friend can’t always come with you. Arranging holiday care for your dog is the best solution. Here’s how you can find the perfect accommodation. Not everybody can leave their pet with friends or relatives when they go on holiday. But […]

Office Dogs

Taking your dog to the office – How to make it work There are plenty of reasons why you should take your pet to work with you. Office dogs have been demonstrated to improve motivation at work and reduce employees’ stress levels.  Animal-lovers have always known: a furry friend in the office makes for a […]

SELECT GOLD Extra Sensitive range

SELECT GOLD consistently focuses on what dogs need and has now developed a dry food formula for dogs with very sensitive stomachs. The new SELECT GOLD Extra Sensitive dry food formula is a premium dry food product and complete feed for dogs with a sensitive digestion. The Extra Sensitive dry food formula is based on […]

Summer Heat essentials for your Pets

Summer means enjoying the sunshine and staying cool, both for humans and pets alike.  Like their owners, pets love to enjoy hazy summer days playing and having fun.   Our pet experts share their invaluable advice in the articles below to help you and your pet get the most out of summer. Summertime & sunbathing: cooling […]

Dog Life Stages

Dog food for life stages Every responsible dog owner should consider their pets diet. Pet’s require different food as they develop from puppies, to adults and on to senior dogs.  The correct food gives Fido all of the nutrients he needs to lead an active life. A puppy should get different food to an older dog and […]

Pet Weight Management

Managing your pets weight is important to keep them healthy.  Many factors come in to play when considering your pet’s exercise and nutrition.  The experts at Maxi Zoo share their top tips for cats and dogs to guide you as a pet owner. Obesity in dogs: tips for controlling your dog’s weight A dog’s body […]

What is a good sunscreen for dogs?

Sun cream, sunglasses, UV clothing and a hat: People only go out in the sun with appropriate sun protection. Most four-legged friends, on the other hand, snooze relaxed in the sun and romp happily around the dog run – without cream and glasses. This article explains why dogs also need to be protected from harmful […]

Recognising, treating and preventing heatstroke in dogs

Summer, sun, outdoor fun – in summer we love to enjoy the warm weather with our four-legged friends. However, it is more difficult for dogs to regulate their body temperature in hot weather than it is for us. Heatstroke in dogs happens surprisingly quickly and can be fatal. Learn how to recognise heatstroke in a […]

Happy dogs: fun in the sun

When the temperature climbs to over 25 °C in the shade, our dogs feel the heat. Dogs should not exert themselves excessively in the summer heat. Long walks or bicycle rides are only possible if you go when its cool. Summer, sun, heat: what does it mean for dogs? Dogs react differently to the summer heat […]

How do you cool dogs in summer?

While most people enjoy the summer to the fullest, our four-legged companions are rather less enthusiastic about summer heat. They become lethargic and retreat to the coolest corner of your home or garden. In this article, you will find out how to cool dogs down and how you can tell when your dog is too […]

Heat stroke in cats – early action saves lives

Cats love the warmth. They can spend hours lolling around in the sun. But if cat’s don’t have the opportunity to find a cool spot, they risk overheating, heat stroke and circulatory issues. Quick action then saves their lives. How does heat regulation work in cats? Cats are densely coated with hair and have only […]

Top 10 cat accessories for summer

Cats love the warm weather: they lie stretched out in the sun and let the hot rays heat their fur. When the temperature rises to 30 degrees it becomes too warm for them so they need to cool down and find a shady spot. Find out what accessories you can use to keep your cat […]

Walking in summertime

Summer at last – the warm season brings is great for dog owners and their four-legged friends: the beautiful weather motivates them to go out, the days are longer and the garden becomes an outdoor living room. However, if the temperatures rise too high, dogs can become stressed quickly. You can read here what you […]

Water poisoning in dogs: causes, symptoms and treatment

In the height of summer, dogs need to drink a lot to be able to cool down. But an excessive intake of water can also be harmful and lead to so-called water intoxication. Find out how water intoxication occurs in dogs and what you can do about it in this article. What is water poisoning […]

Swimming with a dog: Holidays with a dog by the sea

At the height of summer, there is nothing better for many dogs than cooling off in the water. And swimming is not only refreshing, it’s also an excellent muscle workout. We have put together some tips for bathing fun with dogs. General bathing rules for swimming with dogs Similar bathing rules apply as for humans: In […]

Deliciously cool: ice cream for dogs

When it gets hot, pretty much everyone craves a cooling treat. Naturally, your dog is no exception! When we lick our portion of ice cream with relish, our four-legged friend has to watch with wide eyes, because ice cream with its sugar and fat content is not suitable for dogs. However, if you would like […]