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Degu-Mum out of passion!
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Degu-Mum out of passion!

grinzoo user Nicole is with heart and soul a Degu-Mum. The 26-year-old animal lover from Cologne/Dusseldorf lives with four Degus Daisy, Mona, Nala, and Theoline. Nicole tells how she became a Degu-Mum.

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Present yourself correctly!
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Present yourself correctly!

How do I best present myself and my pet on grinzoo – my social pet app?

The first impression counts. This is also the case in the grinzoo animal community. How you present yourself and your animal favorite in your profile can determine whether you get many subscribers and reactions or not. We have summarized the 5 most important points for making your profile shine on grinzoo – my social pet app.

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My life with guinea pigs
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My life with guinea pigs

grinzoo user Nathalie informs about the unique guinea pig attitude

Guinea pigs are not threadbare cage animals or cuddly animals. But what are they then? The 22-year-old grinzoo user Nathalie from Lower Saxony explains in an informative interview what terrific pets guinea pigs can be and on what you should look for in attitude.

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SEARCH AND FIND MADE EASY
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SEARCH AND FIND MADE EASY

5 ways to find animal lovers on grinzoo – my social pet app

Finding new animal lovers is often not so simple. grinzoo – my social pet app helps you to find new animals and their owners in different ways. Be it the neighbor cat, a dog-human team as a companion for a walk or the hip dog from the other side of the world, grinzoo connects you with the whole animal world.

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Shelter animals in animal-assisted education
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Shelter animals in animal-assisted education

grinzoo user Melanie talks about her life with her therapy pets

Children especially benefit from animals. Melanie Liese-Evers from animal educator Lemgo offers animal-supported education methods on her farm. The methods range from riding habituation, to self-confidence training with the horse, literacy support with animals, to motor skills training with sheep, and advice for animal use in educational, medical, and therapeutic facilities. The special feature of Melanie’s animal educational offer is that only animals from the shelter are used as animal therapists. In an interview, Melanie told us about her daily animal life.

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Dog Vocation: Dog Kennel Wolfshöhle
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Dog Vocation: Dog Kennel Wolfshöhle

grinzoo user Stefan tells us why he founded a dog kennel with his girlfriend, Tina

Many have the dream to do something professional with animals. Stefan and his girlfriend, Tina, have now realized this with their kennel, “Wolfshöle”. In the following interview, Stefan Freller from Bad Hall (Upper Austria) explains how he came up with the idea to set up a dog care service and what hurdles to overcome.

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a day in the life of a petfluencer!
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a day in the life of a petfluencer!

Petfluencers are animal opinion makers within an animal community. In the blog “4 steps to become a Petfluencer”,we have summarized what you should pay attention to. Now, we interview Alina from Heidelberg, who is very successful on various social media platforms with her Beagle, Rocky. 

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Puppies in the early development phase
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Puppies in the early development phase

What you must not forget in the socialization process for your puppy! When a little puppy moves in with you, the adventure of a lifetime begins for them. However, around one-third of puppies miss important experiences in their socialization phases, according to a recent study by the University of Guelph. For your new little friend to have a happy, fearless life with you, there are a few things to watch out for. What should you remember to practice with you puppy in their early development phases? 

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Loving care for old cats
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Loving care for old cats

What you should look out for in cat seniors! The world’s oldest cat was Creme Puff, who died in August 2005 at the age of 38 years and 3 days. Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, cats are getting older and older. They are referred to as seniors starting from the age of 12 to 14 years and need special care. What should you pay particular attention to in your cat senior?

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frequently asked questions about grinzoo – my social pet app
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frequently asked questions about grinzoo – my social pet app

Here you will find information and frequently asked questions about grinzoo – my social pet app, its features, and updates.

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The day they go…
Dog

The day they go…

Our blog post today is about the handling of the death of an animal family member. Grinzoo user Gerda from Ziegenzeit tells about the day her dog George walked over the Rainbow Bridge and her thoughts, which she had before his death: We all fear him, this day that we know will come. On December 29th, 2017, it suddenly came for me, this day…

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Big prize draw: great prizes worth over 20,000 euros!
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Big prize draw: great prizes worth over 20,000 euros!

Win 1 of 10 iPhone X, 50x gift cards worth 100 Euro and 200 Euro from Tiierisch.de or Petco or high-quality grinzoo plug-in pins.

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Rodents as Pets
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Rodents as Pets

What it means to be a little prey animal in the care of humans! Even if your rodent species has been kept in captivity for years, it still retains its instincts. Weather, ground conditions, shelters, predators, and the existing food sources of their wild ancestors have all contributed to how your pet is ticking today. Through targeted breeding, our pets are less shy. In addition, they got other colors and body styles. The appearance and the behavior of the rodents has adapted something to the wishes of us humans.

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become a petfluencer in 4 steps
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become a petfluencer in 4 steps

Petfluencer are pet influencers within a community. In most cases, they are the owners of perfectly normal pets which have become Internet celebrities. Their followers almost see them as their friends. Their fans are interested in the products they use for their pets and what they are talking about. Petfluencers thus recommend products or services and can receive product tests for free and/or make money with these advertisements. Becoming a successful petfluencer is not easy. The following tips, together with some perseverance, will help you turn your pet into a successful pet celebrity.

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The horse does not go in the trailer!
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The horse does not go in the trailer!

What to watch out for when loading difficult horses!

On YouTube, there are many instructions on loading that make it seem very easy. Some horses go without a rope and halter into the trailer, others go in backwards or at a full gallop. In real life, the loading process for the horse and for the owner is often very nerve-wracking. So, what do you have to pay attention to, for horses to be loaded easily?

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5 Personality Traits in Cats
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5 Personality Traits in Cats

Every animal has its own personality or character, just like us humans. This statement was often thought to be false in previous times. Nowadays, there is a lot of literature confirming that chimpanzees, dogs, pigeons, mice, and even spiders have individual personalities. The personality of cats is determined by 5 factors. Learn more about what makes your cat tick!

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Game of your animal life: grinzoo animal ranking
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Game of your animal life: grinzoo animal ranking

With the grinzoo app, animal lovers connect real life with the virtual life

Pokémon GO was once what grinzoo – my social pet app is becoming. The animal ranking function in the app links real life with a game in which pet owners can participate in a pet ranking with their pets. This ranking starts fresh every month: at the beginning of the month, each user has the chance to compete with their pet for hearts, thumbs up, and diamonds.

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Diet for Dogs
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Diet for Dogs

Losing weight is not only a big issue for us humans, but also for our faithful four-legged companions. Superfluous pounds reduce the quality of life for dogs, reduce their life expectancy, and cause numerous complications and other problems, such as diabetes. We have summarized for you hot to successfully put your dog on a diet.

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5 Reasons, why your pet needs a Social Media Account!
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5 Reasons, why your pet needs a Social Media Account!

It’s true, your pet cannot write, tell stories, and post photos. You have to do all the work for your favorite animal on social media and yet you should still set up a social media profile for your pet! How so?

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Which Dog is the Smartest?
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Which Dog is the Smartest?

Top 79 Dog Breeds - Ranking the Best Behaved and Obedient Dogs

Some dogs are described as particularly intelligent, others as obtuse. Humans often tend to superficially rate dogs’ intelligence through a few experiments. Those dogs which behave well and quickly follow commands are thought of as particularly intelligent. We have summarized the top list of the most obedient dogs:

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Animal Photography on Social Media
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Animal Photography on Social Media

Dogs, cats, and the rest set perfectly in scene with the smartphone!

Animals are among the most photographed subjects and are extremely popular on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and grinzoo. A smartphone with a good camera is the ideal tool for animal social media posts. With just a few tricks, every snapshot easily becomes a meaningful animal photo for social media platforms.

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Petfluencer
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Petfluencer

The term ‘Petfluencer’ is an artificial word from the English words for pet and influencer. Petfluencers are animal celebrities from around the world. They make strong competition with human influencers on Instagram, Facebook, grinzoo, and other social networks. Who are the most popular animal stars and will your pet become an It-Pet?

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Everything grinzoo – download your animal app now!
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Everything grinzoo – download your animal app now!

The wait is over, not it’s here: The new grinzoo my social pet app for all pet owners and animal lovers. What do you and your pet expect from the social media platform? The grinzoo editorial team has interviewed their own boss, grinzoo CEO Mike Schweitzer.

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Trend: ‘Agony Breeds’
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Trend: ‘Agony Breeds’

Dog owner psychology: Why people fall in love with ‘agony breeds’ Within the dog species, a variety of breeds have been created. Companion dogs are there to please their people as a subordinate, socially acceptable, and lovable personality. This includes the cute look of the dogs. And this is precisely where the problem with ‘agony breeds’ arises: The subconscious of humans wants to have such dogs with special appearances!

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grinzoo is looking for you and your pet!
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grinzoo is looking for you and your pet!

The team of the grinzoo editorial team is constantly looking for interesting animal stories for contributions that are presented on our website ...

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Hedgehog for the Home
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Hedgehog for the Home

African white-bellied hedgehog as a pet

As an exotic pet, the African white-bellied hedgehog has sneaked into the hearts of many people. Found throughout America, they have also found their way into German and Austrian households and are becoming an increasingly popular pet animal. With European hedgehogs, the exotics are only partially comparable.

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Parrots in the family
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Parrots in the family

4 simple exercises to properly integrate the parrot into the human flock

parrots usually bind strongly to a person, who then can pet and cuddle the parrot. Other people can be attached. With a few exercises, the parrot can understand that all members of the flock are equal

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Your pet is too fat/too thin!
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Your pet is too fat/too thin!

The question of the ideal weight is not only a much-discussed topic for us humans, but also for our pets. “Does your pet have a bit too much bacon on the ribs?” Pet owners are often unsettled by fellow human beings. But is that true? Why does one find the weight of the pet totally okay and the other looks overweight or underweight?

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Cat Paolito eats healthy!
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Cat Paolito eats healthy!

The choice of which food is best for the pet usually ignites an almost infinite discussion. The opinions on which food is healthy or unsuitable vary widely. Pet owners can also be influenced not only by other pet owners, but also by recommendations from veterinarians and advertisements from feed producers. Carmen, who has two cats to feed, has informed the editors at grinzoo why she only feeds high quality wet food instead of dry food.

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Help by Animal Energetics
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Help by Animal Energetics

Turning animal love into a profession: Occupation of animal energetics

Improving the quality of life and becoming happier are the core tasks of energetics. By different energetic methods the energy flow of the body is restored, blockages are cleared, and self-healing powers are activated. The energy work is not there to treat diseases, but serves as an aid to achieve a physical or energetic balance. The human and animal energetics expert Karin Painbauer gave the grinzoo editorial office insights into her daily work.

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Image: Bad fighting dog
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Image: Bad fighting dog

Some love them, others fear them: When it comes to Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers, and Bull Terriers, the opinions split. Some adore their great temperament and true-heartedness, others fear the myth of unpredictable, aggressive fighting dogs.

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Animal love – born in the cradle?
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Animal love – born in the cradle?

Many animal lovers are literally addicted to their beloved pets. Theories of why some people cannot imagine a life without pets and others do not like animals are diverse. On the one hand, the animal can cause changes in humans, on the other hand, the personality and lifestyle can separate these groups.

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The mice are loose
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The mice are loose

The grinzoo team has grown. The new ‘employees’ are extremely hard-working, communicative, creative, dynamic, and open-minded to new things. Nevertheless, they are very reserved and frugal. Sometimes they are a bit snappy, but…

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With Success to the Human-Cat Team
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With Success to the Human-Cat Team

How the new cat owner gets their dream cat. The ideal cat is tolerable, easy-going, curious, and adapts easily to any new situation. Above all, domestic cats should be housebroken, cuddly, and playful. Cats usually do not behave as your dream cat immediately. Human and cat must adjust to each other and grow together

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Volunteering in Animal Welfare
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Volunteering in Animal Welfare

Countless stray animals are waiting for a second chance in animal shelters. Many people are committed to them and collect donations in cash and in kind. Another possible way of helping is the direct assistance in the shelter as a volunteer. Petra, who emigrated to America years ago, helps in California as a volunteer at the shelter.

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Tierische Senioren: Altersdemenz
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Tierische Senioren: Altersdemenz

Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is the equivalent of Alzheimer’s and dementia in humans. The neurodegenerative diseases share similar pathological changes and are associated with an irreversible loss of brain cells. This disease is much more prevalent among our pets than we believe: studies show that 14% of older dogs are affected, but less than 2% are diagnosed. According to veterinarians, senile dementia is the most common behavioral disorder in cats older than 6 years. There are no exact dates for other smaller animals. Find out if you pet is affected! The grinzoo editorial team has summarized the most important information about animal senile dementia. grinzoo blog editorial team has been looking for answers to all these questions.
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The 5 craziest animal sports
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The 5 craziest animal sports

In crazy pet sports most probably think of the Americans and their bizarre ideas, like surfing dogs and frog jumps or the Asians and their cock fights ...

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Right to life for a disabled dog
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Right to life for a disabled dog

A dog wheelchair may be necessary for a variety of reasons. Paris, a dog, suffered serious injuries from a car accident and his hind legs were paralyzed. Bravely, he fought back for his life. This article describes his fate with a happy ending.

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Pets and Farm Animals: A Two-Class Society?
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Pets and Farm Animals: A Two-Class Society?

Pets live in the house.Farm animals have a use. Do pets have no use and what are the purposes of farm animals? Our blog post today is dedicated to this question. Gerda von Ziegenzeit gives her take on the topic:

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Ball Water Dispensers: Dangerous for Rodents?
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Ball Water Dispensers: Dangerous for Rodents?

Scientific findings on the drinking behavior of rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas & co

The basic equipment for owning a rodent usually includes a ball water dispenser. The small bottle offers many advantages for the pet owner: the guinea pig, or other pet, sucks out droplets of water from a bottle hanging from the lattice of the cage with a metal ball attached in the dispenser to regulate water flow. In contrast to a water bowl, a drinking bottle cannot be spilled unintentionally or become contaminated with droppings, litter, etc. In addition, water does not need to be replenished daily, the bottle lasts a few days. From a human point of view, all this speaks clearly in favour of ball water dispensers – but what does the rodent want?

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Animal cool through the summer heat
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Animal cool through the summer heat

The heat does not only affect us humans, but also pets. No matter if they are a dog, cat, rodent, or fish, you can make the summer heat bearable in a few steps for you animal housemates – read on!

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Addition to the family
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Addition to the family

Hello! I am the six-year-old tomcat Sammy, would like to thank my mom Brigitte for giving me such a great stepsister. A friend found little Lucy in a box in the park. For Mom and I, it was immediately clear that the cute little fur ball had to move in right away. When I saw Lucy playing in the living room for the first time, I was overjoyed. I knew immediately that I could now be a big brother and take care of the little one.

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Vacation and Pets
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Vacation and Pets

The summer is here and with it vacation time. For many pet owners, there is no discussion: the dog comes on vacation. Or is it better for Fido to stay with a dog boarding house? Should I take my cat with me or have my neighbor watch it? And what should I do with small animals like hamsters, ferrets, etc? The grinzoo blog editorial team has been looking for answers to all these questions.

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Never a cat again!
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Never a cat again!

When pets die, many pet owners say they never want to buy a new animal. Cat mom Waltraud gives grinzoo insights into her emotional world after the death of her beloved cat.

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How the parrot is
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How the parrot is

With ‘screaming, biting, and plucking,’ the pet parrot is described by frustrated bird owners. It is often forgotten that the bird develops these behavioral problems for a good reason. Parrots, which also include parakeets, are among the most intelligent animals and are very sociable. So that the bird does not become a problem child, grinzoo has tips for daily occupational therapy

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Not Scary At All
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Not Scary At All

“The fascination with exotic animals has always been there. I still remember the snake show at school. Most of my classmates did not dare to touch the reptile.

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Searched and Found
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Searched and Found

A dog that fits in with the family and is compatible with three cats – that’s the prerequisite for our new four-legged flatmate.

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cool Photos from Animals
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cool Photos from Animals

Life with animals provides countless beautiful and unforgettable moments. Every day with our feathered and furry friends writes his own unique stories.

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Double Horse - how Nina came to her dream horse from Iceland.
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Double Horse - how Nina came to her dream horse from Iceland.

The search for my dream horse was not so easy, because some criteria were out of the question. A true Icelander should be preferably male, have a sporty figure, and an original color

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Howdy Cowboy
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Howdy Cowboy

A prime example of a western riding career is Reinhard Hochreiter. Already at the age of ten he was in the saddle. Reini learned how to ride with his Haflinger Georgy. He rode his horse even as a teenager. After Georgy was well trained, the duo started at so-called entry level tournaments with flying colors.

 

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In love engaged
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In love engaged

It happened to me at the pet fair in Vienna. There stood a huge dog in front of me.

I stared at her spellbound, and, as she moved, I simply followed her. This great, noble animal led me to an orange stall, where there was a couple people with animal motif body paint

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An Animal Mission
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An Animal Mission

“Elder, impaired people give life again or simply bring down a wild, raging horde of children? No problem for my four-legged partner and me,” says Doris Ebner, assistant to management at grinzoo GmbH.
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Goat Yoga: When humans and animals greet each other with Namaste
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Goat Yoga: When humans and animals greet each other with Namaste

Goats - what? These were the first words that flashed through our heads when we heard about this new trend. Goat cheese, goat yogurt, yes, we know that. But goat yoga? ...
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INFORMATIVE + EXCITING + ANIMAL = GRINZOO
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INFORMATIVE + EXCITING + ANIMAL = GRINZOO

Four out of ten Austrians share their lives with at least one pet. Thus, around 3.2 million pets live in our country – in Germany there are an unbelievable 30 million

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