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Four Paws Guides

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

 
Dog sitting in grassland

Danger from Oak Processionary Moth

Guide for dog owners: How to protect your dog from the poisonous caterpillar 

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Dog at home

Pet Technology Revolution

Gadgets that make life easier for pet owners and can be useful for their pet

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Small but mighty - Fancy Mice

Mice as Pets

A pet mouse is great animal for people who like to observe

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Best design for a mice habitat

How to Design a Habitat for Mice

Mice are intelligent animals and need an engaging enclosure

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Healthy Nutrition for Your Pet Mice

A balanced diet is important for every animal

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Most common illnesses in mice and how to prevent them

Health Checklist for Mice

Veterinary care for mice: Most common illnesses in mice and how to prevent them

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Tips for Mother's Day

Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart

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Scared dog

The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers

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Dog at home

After the lockdown: helping your pet to cope when normal life resumes

FOUR PAWS Guide for Pet Owners

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Happy and healthy Dushi

The Transformation of a Rescued Wild Animal

After being rescued, many of our animals go through  a mental and physical transformation

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Adopt, don't shop!

Fostering and Adopting during the Coronavirus Lockdown

FOUR PAWS Guide for Animal Lovers

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LIONS at LIONSROCK

E-book: Londi learns about Lions at LIONSROCK

A special gift for your supports 

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Snuffle mat for dogs

Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

Instructions: creative fun for both you and your dog!

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Cat in Germany

Spring is here – and it’s mating time for cats

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period

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Dogs on leash

Springtime: Keep your Dog on a Leash

Let wild animals raise their babies in peace

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Raccoon at TIRART

Raccoons – also known as Procyon lotor

33 raccoons live at TIERART in Germany

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Pet cat sleeping

10 Things You Can Do for the Animals and Yourself Now

You can prove love for animals even in difficult times

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Cat at home

12 Tips for a Successful Home Office Day

#StayAtHome #WorkFromAtHome

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The Mole: An Underground Guest

Guide for animal lovers: So humans and moles can live together peacefully

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Dog at Home

Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

Information for Pet Owner

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Cats like to play

How to keep your pets occupied during the coronavirus lockdown

Guide for Pet Owners

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Enrichment in BEAR SANCTUARY

Enrichment for Bears

Search game for children – Dushi needs support!

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Little boy with dog at home

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your pet

Guide for Pet Owners

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Hedgehog in the undergrowth

Easter fires can be a deadly fate for wild animals

FOUR PAWS advises: Only pile up firing piles shortly before lighting

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Baby red squirrel being held in hand

Squirrel in Need

Guide for animal lovers: tips for saving squirrel babies

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Young bird

'Branchling' - Hands off please!

Guide for animal lovers: what you can do for young wild animals

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Lions kissing

Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

Paying attention to animal welfare on the day of love makes every heart beat faster. We have 5 tips for you and your loved ones for an animal-friendly Valentine's Day.

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Dog sniffing on another dog

Giardia – Invisible Guests

Guide for pet owners: the dangers for animals and humans

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Group of young hares

Do not disturb young hares

Guide for animal lovers: what you can do for young wild animals

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Happy sheep on show

Shopping guide for winter fashion

From wool to down - have a heart for animals this winter 

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Rabbit eating

A Balanced Diet for a Rabbit

As for every animal, an adequate diet is essential for rabbits to stay healthy, fit and satisfied.

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Rabbit listening

The Proper Lifting and Lowering of a Rabbit

What a you should know about caring of a rabbit

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Close up of a white rabbit

How the Rabbit was Domesticated

Rabbits represent the domesticated form of the game-rabbit and belong to the most popular domestic animals

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Sleeping rabbit

Health Checklist for Rabbits

A regular and thorough rabbit health check is very important. As flight-animals, rabbits are masters at hiding health problems

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Rabbit enclosure

How to Design a Rabbit Enclosure

Make rabbits feel at home

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Rabbit in snow

Rabbit Winter Care

A how-to guide to making your rabbit enclosure winter-proof

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White rabbit

Rabbits as Pets

Guide for pet owners: Rabbits do not belong in cages - so keep the residence appropriate to the species

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dogs in the office

Dogs in the Office

Tips and tricks for a healthy working relationship with your canine colleague

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Gray stray-cat on little roof with snow

New Year's Eve: Minimising Your Pet's Stress

A guide for pet owners

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5 animal-friendly Ideas for Christmas

FOUR PAWS Guide for Animal Lovers

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Pets in Winter

A guide for pet owners

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Have yourself a Merry Cruelty-Free Christmas Dinner

FOUR PAWS recommends animal-friendly food alternatives 

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Christmas with Pets

A guide for pet owners: dangers under the Christmas tree 

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dog get petted by his owner

Clicker training for Pets

Encouraging positive behaviour through positive reinforcement

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Fruit and vegetables seasonal calendar

Animal-friendly food is always in season!

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Nutrition Guide

A FOUR PAWS nutrition guide

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Halloween – Scary for Pets too

A guide for pet owners

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Protect Guinea Pigs from Summer Heat

The importance of keeping guinea pigs cool in the summer

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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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Correctly remove ticks

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

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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 as Pets

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

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Clicker Training for Guinea Pigs

This method is mostly known from training with dogs

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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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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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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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Keeping Guinea Pigs in an Apartment

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

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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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Putting Guinea Pigs Together

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

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A Natural Life for a Guinea pig

Interesting background facts about these lovely rodents

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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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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 and their needs

What does my dog need?

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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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Found a Hedgehog – What Now?

A guide for animal friends: how to effectively help hedgehogs in winter

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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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