IBD includes chronic inflammatory bowel diseases that can affect both the small intestine and the large intestine, a type of autoimmune disease that progresses in episodes. The main symptoms are vomiting, slimy-bloody diarrhoea and possible weight loss. The disease cannot be cured, but with a specia..
Protein consists of amino acids and plays an important role in cell renewal and growth. However, good quality and digestibility are important. Too much inferior, poorly digestible protein causes an unbalanced intestinal bacteria and can therefore lead to soft faeces and flatulence as well as to incr..
The disease myxomatosis has its origin in South America. In Australia, wild rabbits had become a real plague for farmers in the middle of the 20th century. This is why the myxomatosis virus was artificially spread here under scientific supervision in order to reduce the population of wild rabbits - ..
Clicker training is based on scientific findings in behavioural research and has been established in the USA for decades as a training method for animals of all kinds.Clicker training avoids any physical influence or correction and also facilitates access to anxious and behaviorally disturbed animal..
The liver is the most important metabolic organ and at the same time the largest gland in the body.
It has a variety of functions, including in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and hormones. It detoxifies and excretes (e.g. medications, toxins, etc.), stores nutrients and co..
In general, parasites also have a benefit. They help to regulate the population of other living beings. Many parasites strengthen the immune system of animals, which may have a positive long-term influence on the further development of their species.
But does this also include ticks?
Ticks are st..
If you are interested in healthy and species-appropriate animal nutrition, whether for professional or private reasons, Heidi Herrmann is the ideal choice. Specialised in horses, natural nutrition and therapies for dogs and cats she offers consulting in nutrition for
- Older pets- Puppies- Obesity- ..
After a short break in summer we will continue with new interesting information regarding nutrition and therapies for pets. Our next topics are:
- Ticks - nobody wants them. Can we influence with nutrition that our pets are less attractive for ticks?And: are they useful for anything.
- The liver: Mo..
In the next days it is said to be still very hot. Please take good care of yourself and your dogs. If dehydration does occur, the following recipe can help quickly. However, you should visit your vet as soon as possible.1 l boiled water1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon sodium bicarbon..
The land of the 1000 strays in Costa Rica - what a great dream
Two particularly dreaded disease in rabbits are mixomatosis and RHD (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease). They are lethal for many unvaccinated rabbits, although more and more unvaccinated rabbits are now surviving these diseases. They are caused by viruses, which in turn are transmitted by mosquitoes and ..
BARF – yes o no…?
more and more dog owners are now confronting this question. Our pets are suffering from illnesses that did not exist in the animal world before, such as allergies, organ diseases, due, among other things, to inadequate nutrition. It is therefore good and important that we sta..
The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) recognized thousands of years ago that fungi have an enormous variety of active ingredients. Mushrooms have also been used to cure diseases in the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt.
Unfortunately, knowledge of the extraordinary healing power of mushrooms has been ..
Yes - alternative healing methods have also been successfully applied to animals. There are animals where treatment with certain drugs is very delicate. For example, an antibiotic treatment in hamsters is quite difficult. They have a very low tolerance to antibiotics. Of course, it cannot always be ..
medication as we know it today, they had to use natural resources. In other words, alternative medicine simply means natural therapeutical procedures from the naturopathy such as classical homeopathy, orthomolecular medicine, acupuncture, Bach flowers and much more.
Of course, conventional medicine ..