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Insurance for dogs

In Berlin it is a requirement for dog owners to register their dogs, pay dog tax, have dog liability insurance (Hundehaftpflichtversicherung in German) and have their dog microchipped for identification.

As much of the paperwork and documentation is in German language, I will be more than happy to help you choose the right insurance for your dog and assist you with the registration process if required. If you have any questions about dog / dog owner requirements in Berlin please contact me.

There are many insurance companies offering dog insurance and in my experience the company AGILA offers a high standard of insurance and has a good reputation among pet owners. AGILA also received the grade „very good“ and took first place when tested in comparison with 42 pet insurances by the Oeko-Test consumer product testers.

Here is a link to the AGILA dog liability insurance webpage (German):

AGILA dog liability insurance

Shopping for dogs

Online shopping for dog necessities has become popular worldwide. In Germany, two of the most popular and trusted online pet suppliers are Zooplus and Fressnapf.  Both shops offer discounts for new customers and a wide product range for dogs and other pets.  Some knowledge of German is helpful as the online shops are in German language but if you’re used to shopping at Amazon and eBay, you shouldn’t have any problems finding your way around.

Here are the links to the online shops (German):

ZOOPLUS online pet supplies

FRESSNAPF online pet supplies

Nutrition for dogs

Futalis pet food is based on a veterinary medical concept that puts emphasis on the health of cats and dogs and calculates the exact amount of food that a pet needs for a daily optimal nutrient supply. I can highly recommend Futalis or I should say my three dogs can. The website is in German but should you be interested in trying Futalis I’ll be more than happy to help you in calculating the optimal nutrition for your dog or cat.

Here is a link to the Futalis website (German):

Futalis - individual dog nutrition