Four Paws Guides

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

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10 Ways to Help Animals and People While at Home for COVID-19

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

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How to Become a Foster Carer

Are you ready to become an animal's foster parent? 

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Why Should You Be a Foster Carer?

You are helping the animal shelter, the animal, and yourself!

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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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Being a Responsible Pet Owner

How to become your pet’s best friend? 

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Kitten Hazel

Why Do You Want to Have a Pet?

Discover the motivations behind pet ownership

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Guinea Pig

Quiz: What Pet Best Suits My Lifestyle?

Find out what pet might be perfect for you

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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 at home

Does a Cat Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day cat challenge'

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Guinea pigs as pets

Does a Small Mammal Fit My Lifestyle?

Test yourself with our '30-day challenge'

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Cat and his owner

The Responsible Way to Acquiring a Pet

Where should you purchase your pet from? 

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

A Guide for Owners of dogs, cats and small rodents

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Christmas with Pets

A Guide for Pet Owners: dangers under the Christmas tree

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Halloween – Scary for Pets too

A guide for pet owners in the spooky, festive season

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Tips for an Animal-friendly Holiday

Selfies taken with penguins and quokkas, bears in chains, on the back of an elephant or petting lion cubs. Animal welfare should not stop during your holidays.

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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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Spring Time: Keep your Dog on a Leash

Let wild animals raise their babies in peace

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

Unneutered cats can produce unwanted offspring during this period

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Travelling With Your Dog by Car

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

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#SanctuarySaturdays

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

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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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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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The Purr-fect Vacation

A happy cat’s holiday guide

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Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

Cat-Friendly Water Bowl

Guide for Cat Owners

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The Transformation of a Rescued Wild Animal

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

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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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Scared dog

The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence

FOUR PAWS' Guide for Animal Lovers

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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 need to go into self-isolation?

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Dog at Home

Q&As: Pets and Coronavirus

Information for Pet Owner

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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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Giardia – Invisible Guests

Guide for pet owners: the dangers for animals and humans

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Happy Turkey

Have Yourself a Merry Cruelty-Free Christmas Dinner

FOUR PAWS recommends animal-friendly food alternatives 

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Tips for Mother's Day

Mothers Day ideas that come from the heart

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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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Checklist: Getting a Pet

A guide for future pet owners

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Pets in Hot Weather

Guide for pet owners

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Raccoon at TIRART

Rescued Raccoons in TIERART

33 raccoons live at TIERART in Germany

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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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What do dogs enjoy doing on holiday?

What Do Dogs Enjoy Doing on Holiday?

FOUR PAWS Guide for Dog Owners

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What to do if you suspect your dog has eaten poisoned bait

Advice for dog lovers: important facts about dogs and poisoning 

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Clicker training for Pets

Encouraging positive behaviour through positive reinforcement

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Moulting: Dogs & Cats

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

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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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Getting a Dog?

Things to consider before getting a dog

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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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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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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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Removing Cat Hair

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

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Getting a Cat?

Things to consider before getting a cat

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Dogs in the Autumn

Dogs in Autumn

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

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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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Common Mistakes when Keeping Guinea Pigs

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

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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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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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A Natural Life for a Guinea pig

Interesting background facts about these lovely rodents

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Rabbit listening

The Proper Lifting and Lowering of a Rabbit

What you should know about caring of a rabbit

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Common Mistakes when Keeping Rabbits

Guide for Rabbit Owners: Seven of the typical Mistakes

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Rabbit enclosure

How to Design a Rabbit Enclosure

Make rabbits feel at home

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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

Guide for dog owners: What does my dog need?

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