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Four Paws Guides

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

Dogs in the Autumn

Dogs in Autumn

A guide for pet owners: essentials to keep your four-legged friends happy and healthy during the fall season

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Dog at Home

Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

Information for Pet Owners

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Tiger playing with enrichment

Enrichment for Big Cats

Enrichment is an important part of animal management in human care 

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Two dogs in the office

The Benefits of Dogs in the Office

Dog-friendly workspaces can be great for both people and the animals

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Dog laying in bed

What Needs to Be Considered When Returning to Work

Guide for dog owners: how to adapt and prepare your dog to be left for longer periods on their own

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Dog tied outside of shop

Keep Your Pets Safe from Theft

Stolen dogs are becoming a significant problem in many countries

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Travelling with your dog by car

Travelling With Your Dog by Car

Guide for Dog Owners: How to drive your dog relaxed in the car

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What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

Guide for dog lovers: What you can do if your dog has run away

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Dog in a car on a sunny day

Could Your Car Become a Heat Trap?

Why you should never leave  your dog in the car in warm weather

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Tips for a Loving Mother's Day

7 animal-friendly Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart

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Tips For An Animal-friendly Easter

Some Easter traditions and treats may have cruelty behind them

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Deer Kalle at TIERART

Avoiding Wildlife Accidents

Guide for animal lovers: How to avoid wildlife accidents – and how to behave correctly in case of an emergency

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Pidgeon

Animal-Friendly Pigeon Repellent

Guide on wild animals: How to deal with them properly?

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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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Dog panting in the heat

Fake Animal Rescue Videos

How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  

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Mouse looking out a small wood house

Small mammals as pets

Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, and rats – only for committed families 

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Cat in the grass

Beware of Ticks!

Caution helps to protect dogs and cats

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dog lying in the grass with a leash

Parvo Education

We love️ dogs and wouldn't want anything bad to happen to anyone, so here's what you need to know about parvo.

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Dog during Carnival

Carnival: No Fun For Animals

FOUR PAWS gives tips on what pet owners should look out for

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Golden retriever puppy outdoors on a sunny day

10 Tips to Recognise a Responsible Puppy Seller

FOUR PAWS advice on what to look out for when you are buying a puppy 

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Dog opening a Christmas gift

Christmas with Pets

A Guide for Pet Owners: dangers under the Christmas tree

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Gray stray-cat on little roof with snow

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

A Guide for owners of dogs, cats and small rodents

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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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Cat and her owner

How you can Become a Fosterer

Foster parent’s guide

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Cat at home

Emergency Plan for Pet Owners due COVID-19

What happens to my pet if I am ill or need to go into self-isolation?

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Kitten Hazel

Why Do You Want to Have a Pet?

Discover the motivations behind pet ownership

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Puppy and its owner

The Responsible Way to Acquiring a Pet

Where should you purchase your pet from? 

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Cat at home

Does a Cat Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day cat challenge'

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Dogs at home

Does a Dog Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day dog challenge'

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Pet Care Tips

Caring for pets is a big responsibility, and not one that should be taken lightly. 

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dog standing in field while sun sets

How to be an everyday animal hero

We all have the capacity to be kinder to animals and to be animal heroes. What is an animal hero? 

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litter of stray dogs

Good reasons to sterilise your pet

Being a responsible pet owner means sterilising your pets. Why? Sterilisation saves lives as there are less unwanted litters and fewer animals who end up in the welfare system needing to be rehomed. 

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dog locked in a car

TIPS: What should you do if you see a dog in a hot car?

Leaving dogs in a car is a serious form of animal cruelty. 

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dog at the beach

TIPS: How to keep pets cool when the heat is on

Beat the heat with our summer tips for your pets.  Here are our top tips for keeping your pets cool when the heat is on! 

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dog cooling down in water

TIPS: How to test if your dog is dehydrated

Beat the heat with our summer tips for your pets. We must remember that just like us, our pets, especially dogs, can get dehydrated.  

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dog fetching a stick in water

TIPS: Help your pet beat the heat this summer

Beat the heat with our summer tips for your pets.

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dog on lady's lap

Adopt don’t shop

At FOUR PAWS we are passionate about adoption and encourage everyone to support their local shelter or animal welfare organisation by either adopting, fostering or donating. 

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dog cooling down in pool

The Five Domains for Animal Welfare

Did you know that your pets have different welfare needs? The Five Domains Model will help you make sure your pets are healthy and happy. 

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Dog in the snow

When Your Dog Has a Cold

A guide for dog owners: swift recovery for dogs with a cold

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Rescued bear in BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh

#SanctuarySaturdays

We are celebrating the amazing work our colleagues are doing in the FOUR PAWS Sanctuaries around the world

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Zoe was rescued from a fur farm

Shopping Guide for Animal-Friendly Fashion

From wool to down - have a heart for animals when shopping 

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Dog and a pumpkin

Halloween – Scary for Pets too

A guide for pet owners to survive the spooky season!

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Dogs in Speranta Shelter

A Pet is Not Just for Lockdown!

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers

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Birds in your garden

How to Create a Cat-Proof Garden for Birds and Fish

A FOUR PAWS' Guide with tips for garden owners

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Cats and garden

How to Design a Garden for Your Cat

Words of advice for cat owners: Tips for a cat-friendly garden

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Cat at home

A cat-friendly Home

A Guide for Cat Owners: How to design your home in a lovely way for your furry friend

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Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

Guide for Cat Owners

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Pools are a danger to animals

Swimming Pools Pose a Danger to Pets and Wildlife!

Having a swimming pool is fun, but there are risks for animals that can be prevented

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What do dogs enjoy doing on holiday?

What Do Dogs Enjoy Doing on Holiday?

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners

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Travel-related illnesses in dogs

Travel-Related Illnesses in Dogs

Guide for Dog Owners: How to prevent parasites and diseases

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A first-aid kit for your dog

A First-Aid Kit for Your Dog

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners: What belongs in the pharmacy bag for the dog

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Happy cat

The Purr-fect Vacation

A happy cat’s holiday guide

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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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Scared dog

The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers

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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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Snuffle mat for dogs

Make a Snuffle Mat for Your Dog

Instructions: creative fun for both you and your dog!

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Raccoon at TIRART

Raccoons – also known as Procyon lotor

33 raccoons live at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary 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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Enrichment in BEAR SANCTUARY

Enrichment for Bears

Search game for children – Dushi needs support!

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Lions kissing

Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart beat faster this Valentine's Day

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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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Rabbit enclosure

How to Design a Rabbit Enclosure

Make rabbits feel at home

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Correctly remove ticks

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

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Clicker Training for Guinea Pigs

This method is mostly known from training with dogs

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Travelling with a Dog

Responsible pet ownership guide

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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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Pets in Hot Weather

Guide for pet owners

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Checklist: Getting a Pet

A guide for future pet owners

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