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Four Paws Guides

Our guides offer numerous tips and useful information for everyday life with an animal.

 

Correctly remove ticks

Due to the mild weather, ticks are now active almost all year round. 

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Protect Guinea Pigs from Summer Heat

The importance of keeping guinea pigs cool in the summer

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Guinea Pigs as Pets

Guide for pet owners: What to do to make the little rodents feel comfortable with you

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A Balanced Diet for a Guinea Pig

Guide for guinea pig owners: They are exclusively plant-eaters (herbivores), feeding only on grass, hay, vegetables and fruit

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A Natural Life for a Guinea pig

Interesting background facts about these lovely rodents

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Putting Guinea Pigs Together

Guide for pet owners: How do you get a harmonic group?

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Keeping Guinea Pigs in an Apartment

Given the right living conditions, guinea pigs can be kept in an apartment

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Guinea Pigs – Their History

Where do they come from originally? How did they reach Europe? Where does their name come from?

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Guinea Pigs – Their Most Common Illnesses

Guide for guinea pig owners: Guinea pigs are generally robust animals. However, certain illnesses tend to affect them more often than others

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Health Checklist for Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are susceptible to a range of diseases. Regular health checks can help you to recognise and deal with problems early on.

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Common Mistakes when Keeping Guinea Pigs

Here are some of the most common errors made while keeping guinea pigs

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Clicker Training for Guinea Pigs

This method is mostly known from training with dogs

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Dogs and their needs

What does my dog need?

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Travelling with a Dog

Responsible pet ownership guide

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Hot Asphalt – A Danger to your Dog’s Paws

A danger to your dog’s paws

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Tips for Mother's Day

9 ideas for Mother's Day gifts to help protect animals

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Moulting: Dogs & Cats

Advice for pet owners: expect a 'hairy' spring and autumn

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Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats

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What to Do if Your Dog Eats Poisoned Bait

Advice for dog lovers: important facts about dogs and poisoning 

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Dogs in Autumn

A guide for dog owners

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Living Together: Dogs & Humans

Guide for dog owners

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Pets in Hot Weather

Guide for pet owners

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Getting a Dog?

Things to consider before getting a dog

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Getting a Cat?

Things to consider before getting a cat

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Removing Cat Hair

Advice for cat owners: how to remove cat hair and prevent excessive shedding

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Keeping Guinea Pigs in Outdoor Enclosures

The best way to keep guinea pigs is in a garden enclosure all year round, as this simulates their natural environment as closely as possible

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Checklist: Getting a Pet

A guide for future pet owners

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Living Together: Cats & Humans

Guide for dog owners

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Animal Welfare and Tourism

Selfies taken with bears in chains, on the back of an elephant or petting lion cubs. Animal welfare should not stop on holiday. 

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