Vorbeugen statt behandeln: Zahnhygiene und Parasitenprophylaxe für erwachsene Hunde und Katze

Prevention instead of treating: tooth hygiene and parasite prophylaxis for adult dogs and cats

Health is the most important good of every living being. Therefore, of course, every animal owner, whether dog or cat, wants the four -legged friend to be healthy. As a precaution, some precautions can be taken, especially when it comes to parasite infestation and dental hygiene, to protect your adult animal from painful damage.

Teeth and muzzle hygiene in dogs and cats

Dogs and cats tend to form the dental and tartar formation, especially when feeding dry food. While some already have to struggle with it in Adult age and even have to be pulled teeth, there are pets in turn that have no problems all their lives. The reason for this is genetics on the one hand. How the tartar formation and the quality of the teeth are largely dependent on the parents. 

Another important point is also the preventive support of the animal owner in the animal.

1. Regular brushing your teeth as routine

Many owners of the dog and cat usually only consider their favorite's teeth when it is too late and there is a need for action. In old age, it is very difficult to get an animal on the toothbrush and special paste for pets. 

Hence our recommendation: Train this before your animal is affected by real dental problems already in the adult age. If you playfully build it into the everyday life of the animal, there is no worry later. 

Brushing your teeth should be trained, especially with “platforms” such as pugs or Persian cat. Due to the misalignment of the teeth, dental plaque is increasingly stored in places where natural chewing movements cannot take place independent.

2. Optimal feeding as prevention

An important point to maintain the animal's dental health is in a species -appropriate and balanced diet. Many types of feed promote tooth hygiene, but not every feed can adhere to the promise of tooth cleaning. Many types of dry food increase the problem of the dental surface because the feed is deposited on the teeth.

Let yourself be advised by a nutrition expert for dog or cat, which food is particularly suitable for your darling.

3. Chewing items for cleaning the teeth

Of particular natural chewing items such as cattle sack tendons or buffalo skin for dogs can clean the teeth. By gnawing on these chewing articles, the dog cleans its teeth naturally.

There are also chewing items that were developed for cleaning the teeth in adult dogs and cats. The product teeth & oral hygiene for ITICO animals prevents plaque from being deposited on the teeth. It contains important vitamins, minerals and herbs that have an antimicrobial effect and thus dissolve the existing dental tray.

To support the animal in its dental hygiene with regular applications and health -promoting treats can be integrated quickly and easily into everyday life and saves your four -legged friend to a toothache. 

But it is not just a matter of teeth in prevention, you can also keep your animal from parasite infestation.

Protect adult dogs and cats from parasites

A parasite infestation is not only an annoying and lengthy affair, but can also lead to severe damage in the body of the adult animal. We give you the most important parasites that you should know as dog and cat owners and the best ways to prevent these pests.

1. worms

A worm case is the worst case scenario of every animal owner. There are various worms such as the tapeworm, rinse worm, hookworm, whip worm, herzwurm or lung worm. 

How a dog or a cat in it is very different. Most of them come with the worms through feces from fellow species or other animals in Contact. There can also be worm eggs in stale water or old puddles. 

Furthermore, other parasites such as fleas can also be carriers of worm eggs.

An important indication of worm infestation can be found in your animal's feces. 

Therefore, it is indispensable to handle fecal samples from the vet regularly and to have them tested for different worms. 

If your animal has undefinable symptoms such as digestive complaints, discomfort or shortness of breath, you can rule out a worm infestation from the veterinarian.

2. Giardia

In the event of a sausage test at the vet, it is advisable to also have Giardia tested. Giardia are not worms, but unicellular organisms that are nesting in the small intestine of their favorite and damage on the intestinal walls.

The veterinarian will recommend antibiotic treatment in a positive test, since Giardia are very resistant to other forms of treatment. 

In addition, strict hygiene measures must be carried out on the animal and in the area around the animal, since the Giardia cysts remain infectious for months. 

As a prevention, you should have a closer look at the legacies of your animal and do not leave it behind. If the feces is slimy, regularly not properly shaped and smelly, there may be a Giardia infestation.

A lot of dogs have giardia in the small intestine without having symptoms. Only with dogs and cats, whose immune system is weakened, can there be a strong outbreak. Therefore, support your four -legged friend's immune system. 

The antparasitarian snack from ITICO fights intestinal parasites with its herbal composition by promoting the animal's intestinal mroflora.

3. Lice and hairlings

Lice and hairlings are tavern, which is why they are transferred from dog to dog or from cat to cat. 

You can see the infestation of the condition of the fur, some have strong hair loss or crust in the fur. Treatment against these pests by the vet is inevitable because her darling suffers from a very severe itching.

Preventively, you will receive a means from the veterinarian for treatment, which you usually put on the animal's neck at a certain distance or administer as a tablet.

However, these are also real chemical bombs. There are many naturopathic alternatives that an veterinary practitioner can bring you closer to.

4. Fleas

Fleas also left severe itching in dogs and cats. These unruly insects can become a tear test for your four -legged friend.

They are to be treated like hairlings and lice and can be avoided by prevention.

5. Ticks

Ticks can do damage in humans and animals equally, since they are considered a transmitter of serious illnesses such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, honesty, TBE (early summer meningoencephalitis).

In particular in forests and on meadows, ticks lurk, so you should search your animal thoroughly after each walk or free pass.

Let the vet advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of chemical prevention with tick agents. There are also naturopathic alternatives that cause reduced tick infestation in certain animals.

6. Hirschlausflies

The majority of the Hirschlausflies is underestimated compared to the other parasites and is not yet very well known among the population. Similar to ticks, the animal in the forest, on meadows and fields in spring to autumn can be affected by the Hirschlausflies. The bite leads to painful inflammation, since the hirschlausflies transmits the bacterium Bartonella Schoenbochensis. 

Violent itching and jerk -like movements of the animal are indications, since a deer exhaustion moves very quickly under the fur and directly on the skin and already triggers itching. She particularly likes to bite under the rod, in the flanks and under the ears. 

In order to prevent a bite from the Hirschlausflieb, it is very important to search your animal after every walk or free access.


With preventive measures, as an animal owner, you can do a lot to ensure that your adult dog or adult cat stays healthy. Parasite cases and the quality of dental hygiene in particular can be controlled by them. With health -promoting measures and tasty snacks you support your animal sustainably.

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