Four Paws Guides

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

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      How to Find Good the Right Dog Trainer

      Not every dog trainer is right for you and your best friend

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      Keep your dogs safe from a mysterious new repiratory illness

      Mysterious new respiratory illness is spreading in dogs

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      Pets in Winter

      Keeping your four-legged friends happy and safe in the cold season

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      7 Crucial Questions About Mulesing And Pain Relief

      Shedding light on the silent suffering of mulesed sheep, and why mulesing with pain relief is far from the best long-term solution to dealing with flystrike

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      Cost of Living Crisis for Pet Owners

      Cost of Living Crisis for Pet Owners

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      Feeding Birds in Winter

      How you can help the little visitors in the cold season

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      Christmas with Pets

      A guide for pet owners: dangers under the Christmas tree

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      Knitted socks

      A Guide to Kind Knitting

      Ethical wool yarn and alternatives for animal-friendly knitting

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      Being a Responsible Pet Owner

      How to become your pet’s best friend 

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      Ukraine: How to Cross the Border With Pets

      Leaving the country with your dog, cat, or other pets 

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      Guinea pig

      Protecting Guinea Pigs from Summer Heat

      The importance of keeping guinea pigs cool in the summer

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      Pets in Hot Weather

      What pet owners should know to keep their four-legged friends safe

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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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      Happy and healthy Dushi

      The Transformation of Rescued Wild Animals

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

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      Cat in the grass

      Beware of Ticks!

      Caution can help protect dogs and cats

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      Baby Birds – Hands off Please!

      A guide for animal lovers: what you can do for young wild animals

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      Do Not Disturb Young Hares

      Tips on how to help young wild animals

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      Dog

      Shedding: Dogs & Cats

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

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      Squirrels in Need

      Guide for animal lovers: tips for saving baby squirrels 

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      Tips For Animal-friendly Easter

      Some Easter traditions and treats may hide cruelty behind them

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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 at home

      Does a Dog Fit My Lifestyle?

      Test yourself with our '30-day dog challenge'

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      Cat outdoors

      Cats on a Lead

      Reasons for the trend and what cat owners should know

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      Dog 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

      Many raccoons live at TIERART Wild Animal Sanctuary in Germany

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      Love for Animals this Valentine's Day

      Five animal-friendly tips to make your heart feel better this Valentine's Day

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      Dog during Carnival

      Carnival: No Fun For Animals

      Tips for pet owners during this celebratory season

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      White rabbit

      Rabbits as Pets

      Guide for pet owners: Rabbits do not belong in cages – so be sure to prepare your home for the species

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      Winter Hikes With Your Dog

      Essential tips on enjoying safe hiking adventures with your dog

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      Dog

      Food Allergies in Pets

      Common symptoms and how you can help your pet

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      Cat in Crate

      Pet Abandonment – A Global Animal Welfare Issue

      Every day around the globe, hundreds of thousands of animals are abandoned by their owners

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      Dog at home in cosy bed

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

      A guide for owners of dogs, cats and other small pets

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      Fireworks Are Frightening to Pets

      Your pet and fireworks: what you need to know

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      Have Yourself a Merry Cruelty-Free Christmas Dinner

      FOUR PAWS recommends animal-friendly food alternatives

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      Shopping Guide for Animal-Friendly Fashion

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

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      Rasberry bushes

      Animal-Friendly Gardening In Autumn

      How to prepare your flora so it's fauna-friendly for winter

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      Dog and cat

      Are You Ready to Become a Fosterer?

      A foster parent’s guide

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      Cat and her owner

      How you can Become a Fosterer

      Foster parent’s guide

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      Dog and their owner walking

      Mindful Walks With Your Dog

      Eliminating distractions while walking with your canine companion can be beneficial to you both

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      Merino sheep in a field

      Webinars on Sheep Welfare Within the Wool Industry

      Watch the FOUR PAWS wool trainings to learn more about animal-friendly practices in wool production

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      Dogs

      Dangerous Foods for Dogs

      Many foods that are harmless to humans can be deadly to your companion 

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      Cat

      Dangerous Foods for Cats

      A guide to keeping your furry friend happy and healthy

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      Harvest Mites in Pets

      Tiny creature, irritating bite – how pet owners can protect their furry friends

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      Dog

      Dementia in Pets

      How to recognize the disease and what you can do for your pet

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      Animal Welfare and Tourism

      Animal Welfare and Tourism

      Selfies with bears in chains or petting lion cubs? Animal welfare issues to watch out for while on vacation

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      Traveling with a Dog

      How to plan and prepare for a trip with your furry friend

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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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      Pet Owners Can Help Their Fearful Pets

      How can fear, anxiety and phobia be prevented or eased? 

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      Separation Anxiety in Dogs

      What can you do if your dog doesn’t like being left home alone? 

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      Lamb in a field

      Disasters and Farm Animals: Are You Ready?

      This guide will help you and your livestock get prepared for when disaster strikes

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      Pig in pig farm

      Emergencies and Abuse in Animal Husbandry – What to Do

      FOUR PAWS gives tips on what to do as a witness of farm animal suffering

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      How to Wear it Kind

      Quick tips to support more compassion in fashion

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      Tips for a Loving Mother's Day

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

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      A lamb and its mother

      FOUR PAWS Investigates Mulesed-Wool in Global Sportswear

      Our report reveals there is no evidence for Nike’s mulesing-free claim  

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      Wear it Kind for the Holidays

      Our 2021 round up of animals in fashion highlights, as well as top 10 #WearItKind holiday gift ideas!

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      Enrichment for Big Cats

      Enrichment for Big Cats

      An important part of animal management in humane care, allowing them to act out natural species behavior 

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      Travelling with your dog by car

      Traveling With Your Dog by Car

      Guide for Dog Owners: How to have a relaxed road trip with your dog

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      Dog panting in the heat

      Fake Animal Rescue Videos

      How to spot orchestrated animal rescues  

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      Kitten in the garden

      Preparing Your Garden for Spring and Your Pets

      FOUR PAWS' guides on how to make your garden safe for animals

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      Dog at Home

      Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

      Information for pet owners

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      Cat at home

      Emergency Plan for Pet Owners during COVID-19

      What happens to my pet if I am ill or hospitalized?

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      COVID-19: Ways to Help Animals and People while at home

      You can still show your love for animals while staying safe at home! 

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      Enrichment for Bears

      Search game for children – Dushi needs support!

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      Clicker training for Pets

      Encouraging positive behavior through positive reinforcement

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      Halloween Can Be Scary for Pets too

      A guide for pet owners to survive the spooky season!

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      Dogs and Their Needs

      Guide for dog owners: What does my dog need?

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      Foster dog

      How Fostering Helps to Save Lives

      A win for the shelter, the animal and you!

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      Cat

      Cat Fun in Autumn

      How to keep your pet busy and entertained during the cozy fall season

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      Disasters and your pets: Are you ready?

      This guide will help you and your family get prepared

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      Checklist: Getting a Pet

      A guide for future 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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      Dogs in Autumn

      Guide for dog owners

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