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Large puppy nutrition

When feeding large breed puppies, it is important to know that the smallest mistake in food composition or amount can lead to permanent damage as the puppy grows so rapidly. The larger the puppy will be as an adult, the faster must its body grow to achieve the adult weight, in extreme cases this can mean from 0 to 50 KG in the course of one year.

Feeding puppies

Puppy owners naturally want to see their baby grow into a handsome, strong and active adult dog. But often this involves too much of a good thing: Home-mixed food rations, giving powders and tablets – some dog owners even resort to an injection for an extra portion of vitamins.

Green Dragons

On a visit to the live animal department of a pet shop you are increasingly likely to come across green water agamids – also called Chinese water dragons. And indeed, with their sentry-like eyes, their crested backs and the cone-shaped scales on the lower jaw, they do look somewhat primeval.

Frogs and Toads

Even the fattest toads are lured out by frost-free nights, mild temperature and rainy weather in spring. Late in the evening, these amphibians make their way home from their winter dwellings to spawn. Frogs and toads don’t just hop along forest paths or even streets – they are increasingly found indoors in terrariums. The animal experts from Maxi Zoo profile these primeval creatures.

Cat dental hygiene

Dental care is very important for both people and cats. Bad teeth are not only unattractive, they can also make kitty downright sick. Bad breath, plaque and parodontitis are no longer rare occurrences among cats today. Make oral hygiene a priority from kittenhood on, you can even get young animals used to having their teeth brushed.

Snack balls

Playing is very important to keep velvet paws fit and healthy, as well as to give them something meaningful to do. But some house cats are real couch potatoes. If your pet only ever sleeps the day away, it’s time to get them moving. A great way to stimulate lazy felines’ interest is with a snack ball, which rewards your little tiger for playing with treats.

Choosing a pet boarder

Holidays should be fun and refreshing – that goes for people and animals alike. However, young masters and mistresses can’t always spend their holidays with their pets. If there’s no friend, family member or sitter available who can look after your furry friend, then an animal hotel is a good alternative.

Maine Coon

Anyone who ever sees a Maine Coon Cat will know right away that this is a very unique breed of cat. Impressive at first glance is the racoon-cat’s size and nimbleness, but a closer look reveals a distinct personality, too.

Canaries diets

ed canaries require special food which can be bought in the Maxizoo shop. The birds lose the colour of their plumage if they are lacking this nutrient. It is therefore very important that this substance is fed increasingly during moulting.

Nutrition for kittens and seniors: tips for every phase of life

Little house cats discovering the world are constantly on the move – and consequently have a high energy metabolism and a constant hunger. As long as mummy’s milk bar is available, a kitten will satisfy its appetite there at regular intervals. How long do kittens need different food? In the first weeks and months of […]

Dietary rules for Ornamental birds

For ornamental birds to stay fit and healthy, they need a balanced diet that is appropriate for their species. What is allowed and necessary: 1. The basis for all bird nutrition is high-quality, ready-made feed. Look for good quality and only use a mix that is appropriate for your type of bird. 2. Measure the […]

December Demo Days

Maxi Zoo is proud to offer our customers a chance to discuss their pets’ nutrition with a variety of experts.  Please see our December dates below for Royal Canin and Redmills.  Make sure you don’t miss your local Demo Day!  

August Demo Days

Maxi Zoo is proud to offer our customers a chance to discuss their pets’ nutrition with a variety of experts.  Please see our August dates below for Royal Canin, James Wellbeloved and Redmills.  Make sure you don’t miss your local Demo Day! In addition to the days mentioned below, we are having an additional Redmills […]

JULY DEMO DAYS

Maxi Zoo is proud to offer our customers a chance to discuss their pet’s nutrition with a variety of experts.  Please see our July dates below, make sure you don’t miss your local Demo Day!

June Events Notice Board

Maxi Zoo is pleased to announce our upcoming June instore events! Call into any Maxi Zoo location for more details.  

Redmills Demo Days for May

Meet a Red Mills representative at your local Maxi Zoo store. Red Mills is an Irish pet food supplier. The Red Mills expert will be instore to advise you on the nutritional needs of your pet. Call in store to avail of the great FREE advice and special offers available only on that day!  

Royal Canin Demo Days for May

Meet a Royal Canin representative at your local Maxi Zoo store. Royal Canin offer super premium dog and cat food. The Royal Canin expert will be on hand to give you nutritional advice for your dog or cat. Call in store to avail of the great FREE advice and special offers available only on that […]

Royal Canin Demo Days for April 2013

Meet a Royal Canin representative at your local Maxi Zoo store. Royal Canin offer super premium dog and cat food. The Royal Canin expert will be on hand to give you nutritional advice for your dog or cat. Call in store to avail of the great FREE advice and special offers available only on that […]

Redmills Demo Days for April 2013

Meet a Red Mills representative at your local Maxi Zoo store. Red Mills is an Irish pet food supplier. The Red Mills expert will be instore to advise you on the nutritional needs of your pet. Call in store to avail of the great FREE advice and special offers available only on that day!  

Maxi Zoo Sponsors Annual Egg Hunt

Join us this Saturday March 30th in any of our 14 locations for a fun filled Easter Eggstravaganza!! Maxi Zoo hosts the Egg Hunt yearly and welcomes all kids to participate in the fun.  Call in store between 12 and 2pm for your opportunity to earn a free Easter Egg!

Guinea pig overview

Pet Pointers Guinea pigs are cuddly, lively, inquisitive and uncomplicated. And they haven’t just been the cute little favourites of children for a long time. Grown-ups are also valuing their company more and more. Experts from Maxi Zoo explain how to keep guinea pigs in a manner appropriate to their species.

Guinea pig gestation

68 days – that’s the average gestation period for guinea pigs. A short time compared with the childbearing period for us humans, but not when one is excitedly awaiting the cute little baby guineas! Vets from Maxi Zoo explain what animal lovers should look out for when extending their guinea pig family.

Christmas ideas for pets

What does the modern household pet get up to on Christmas day? Of course it busies itself with the presents like all the other members of the family! Many pets receive a token from their dear ones on Christmas Day- and often show more gratitude than some others in the family! Experts from Maxi Zoo give some tips on which presents are suitable and currently in fashion.

Dog food types

Dogs are carnivores. However, this term is somewhat misleading as the dog not only eats the flesh of its prey but the entire animal, warts and all. In this way the dog gets all essential nutrients from the prey. This includes the minerals and vitamins contained in blood, bones and internal organs as well as any plant matter present in the prey’s stomach.

Moulting in dogs

Lots and lots and lots of hair flying here and lying there – dog owners could tell you a thing or two about coat changes in autumn or spring. The experts from Maxi Zoo have some tips on the best way to get through this hairy time.

Puppies first walk

The little puppy totters cutely through the world, and it’s wonderful to watch it growing up. But it’s precisely at the start, that a puppy feels insecure in still unfamiliar situations. Which is why winning its trust should be the highest priority. In the familiar homely surroundings is the best place to get a puppy used to a collar and lead.

Leopard Geckos

Reptiles can exert their charms on many people. A special favourite is the gluttonous leopard gecko. That’s mainly because these lizards very often become hand-tame. Apart from that, they’re easy to look after and therefore ideal for beginners.

Vet FAQ- Cat general considerations

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Vet FAQ- Cat diseases

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