When the summer is over, and autumn rains and cold weather arrive, the occurrence of dogs’ skin problems increase. Dogs often get wet and muddy outdoors. They come in and spend the rest of the day in the house where the air is too dry. Linoleic acid is an essential nutrient for the skin Classic […]
“Kati and 13 working-line chihuahuas,” introduces Kati Koskinen herself with a smile. She is a long-time Finnish agility athlete. If someone has ever imagined that a chihuahua cannot be trained, he or she has totally misunderstood the breed. Six of Kati’s dogs compete or have competed in agility’s highest, 3rd class. The remaining seven are […]
I’m happy to be an owner of two gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terriers, a.k.a. staffies – Rontti, the mom and Martta, the daughter. The breed is known to have some unique characteristics – an endless amount of energy and enthusiasm for life. Right on – Staffies love to be loved and to love in return. Living […]
It is natural for dogs to shed their coat, usually in the spring and in the autumn. Bitches also lose their coat after they have been in season, after giving birth and during the nursing period.
Problems that dogs have with their skin are often due to dryness. Problems caused by dry skin include itching, dandruff and dull coat. Dogs need essential fatty acids for the well-being of their skin. Dogs’ bodies are not able to manufacture these fatty acids, instead they need to be obtained from food. Which essential fatty […]
St. Bernard dogs are gentle giants that can participate in many other canine hobbies in addition to shows. Noora Eteläniemi has owned St. Bernards for a long time and here she talks about her dogs and describes her experiences of using Nutrolin® products. “Our then 2-year-old show-dog, long-haired St. Bernard Maisa suffered from constant hair […]
All dogs can get ear infections, but dogs with heavy, droopy ears and dogs with a lot of hair around the ears are particularly at risk, because yeast and bacteria thrive in warm and damp conditions. Dogs with allergies and skin conditions are also prone to ear infections.
For years, my Shetland Sheepdog Senna suffered from cracked front paw pads. The paw pads always started to crack in early summer. For many summers I worried whether we would be able to participate in the Finnish Agility Championships that were held in early summer. Her paw pads always cracked just before the competition, but […]
“My dog Lyra started to itch really badly when she was just 5 months old. Lyra is my second border collie, so I am familiar with the breed. I wanted a competition dog and she turned out to be everything I had dreamt of. But soon I ran into problems. Lyra’s skin started to itch […]