Following your feedback and suggestions the functionality of Medications, Foods and Supplies were improved by adding new features.

Improving the Medication functionality

We introduced the concept of Periods in Medication. Many times, the same medication is prescribed at different periods which can now be grouped together under one single instance. Simply add a new Period in the respective entry of the Medication and define the new starting date, duration and reminders.


Another useful feature is adding an unscheduled Medication that you gave or plan to give to your pet. This means that now you can log a medication that is given outside a specific schedule. If an unscheduled medication is supposed to ring in the future then the system will automatically remind you when it is time to administer it.


Periods improving the Food functionality

The same concept of periods has been added for the food section. Now all the periods that regard the same food are group together. So if you just changed the dosage or the feeding pattern of your pet but still you give the same food you can see everything organized under this specific supply.


Supply Tracking made fun!

Following your recommendations and feedback we refined the supply tracking process for more accuracy and more intuitive operation. No more worrying about your running-out supply, the application will remind you on-time to order more.


We hope you will enjoy the update and keep sending us your ideas and requests.

New functionality for the 11Pets: Pet Care app

Kyriakos Stavrou on 12/15/2016

This new version of the 11Pets: Pet Care brings important changes following your feedback and suggestions.

Simpler Design

We introduce a new simpler design that is more intuitive and allows easier navigation. The “Control Panel” is now the first screen that appears when you open the app. From there you have access to the key functions of the application.

We paid special attention to give fast access to menus that are not pet-specific like the schedule, the supplies and the professionals. We also introduced a Personalization menu that gives access to the settings of the lists, breeds, hygiene, vaccines, etc.

Professionals

When you need it, 11Pets will give you a list of professionals close to you. Just go to the “Professionals”. Using the toggle button, you can select between the saved contacts or you can search online.

Blog and help

Now through the app you can have access to our blog which we update often. We put together all the articles that are related to the operation of the application to a different section, the Help.

Adopt

The application now shows the adoptable pets for the organizations we work with. We offer all our services for free to pet welfare organization and we are really looking forward to including many more groups.

We hope you will enjoy the update and keep sending us your ideas and requests.

Spanish Galgo

Origin:

Firstly, we need to clarify that the Spanish Galgo and the and Sighthounds not the same. The Sighthound is a broader concept, a type of dog with the proper structure that allows it to reach high speeds. The Sighthounds in general are primary used for hunting hares.

The Spanish Galgo is the Spanish Sighthound. Cave representations of the ancestors of the Galgo have been found in Alpera (Albacete) in the so-called “Cueva de la Vieja” which date to 10,000 BC.

There are different theories on the origin of Spanish greyhound. According to the dominant ones, the Galgo was introduced in the Iberian Peninsula either by the Celts or the Romans after the Arab occupation for eight centuries. It is this “Arabic blood”, that gives to the Galgo extraordinary strength which makes the breed an excellent long distance runner.

Physical Characteristics:

It is an elegant but muscular dog who is explosive and fast. The Galgo has been designed to run and it that exactly that!

Temperament:

They have a very calm temperament and do not look for trouble with other dogs. Being a country dog, many Galgos are insecure and fearful but this can be easily corrected given that at its origin, it is a breed that loves to play and be with its family.

Although the breed has been designed for hunting and running, Galgos make excellent pets as at home they love to be calm.

Grooming:

Simple brushing, bathing and hygiene care following the instructions given a professional groomer.

Maintenance:

Around 600gr – 750gr of food per day.

Training:

As a trainer, while working with Spanish Galgos I found a variation of cases, dogs that were calm and secure but also the complete contrary, dogs with many fears and extremely insecure. Although training is very important for all Galgos, it is even more critical for the insecure ones. This will help them to get rid of their fears and gain confidence and enjoy their lives.

Walks:

To maintain their muscles, they need a lot of exercise. Galgos love walks and especially enjoy running. They are the perfect match for people that love running outdoors as they can enjoy the company of their dogs to the maximum.

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Following your requests we included a filter that allows showing or hiding the pets selectively. The categories include the pets that are with us and the ones that passed away.

We also provide functionality to sort the timeline and photo galleries according the the date.

We hope you will enjoy the update and keep sending us your ideas and requests.

New menu for photos and timelines

Kyriakos Stavrou on 8/15/2016

As always are upgrading 11Pets: Pet Care to include the features you ask for. Starting in version B.1.097 the application brings a timeline for the photo gallery.

In addition to photos now you can add notes as well and see everything in the form of a beautiful timeline.

We hope you will enjoy the update and keep sending us your ideas and requests.

Bichon Maltese

Origin:

The Maltese together with the Bichon Frise are the best known within the Bichons, more known that the Bichon Bolognese and the Bichon Havanese. From all the Bichons, the Maltese is the oldest. Actually statuettes of it were found in the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses II.

Their appearance has not changed over the centuries judging by the works of art discovered. They are introduced in Asia in the first century A.D. at the hands of the merchants as they accompanied people along the Silk Road. Anyway we do not have an exact origin since there are many hypotheses about this.

In recent times the Maltese Bichon is present in Europe since the fifteenth century.

Physical Characteristics:

The Bichon Maltese is a companion dog, it is not the type of at all the dogs we can leave in the garden. As for sports, it is not the most adequate breed.

Temperament:

Bright and elegant, very attached to their owners, the likes to play with the little kids and to go outside (not necessarily by walking though). Often being so elegant and cute their owners tend to treat them like teddy bears leading to moderate behavioral problems inside and outside the home.

Grooming:

Grooming can be quite complicated in order to retain their spectacular coat on which the whole reputation of the breed is based. Grooming is better done at the hands of professionals.

Maintenance:

Around 100gr of food per day.

Training:

To avoid the behavioral problems mentioned above it is necessary to have rule. Despite their size they are not weak at all. I have encountered some cases were these dogs have become true dictators, making it a real hell to live with them biting all family members. With firm rules however, your Maltese will make a wonderful pet.

Walks:

Needs regular short walks, ideal for household people.

Check the other breeds here

It is really interesting see a dog breed from the point of view of a dog trainer with decades of experience. Our expert Mario Hernandez presents different dog breeds and explains their origin, their physical characteristics and the particularities of their behavior.

If you are interested in a breed that we do not have yet in this article please send us an email at (social@11pets.com) and we will include it as soon as possible.

English Cocker Spaniel

Origin:

The English Cocker-Spaniel or better known as Cocker-Spaniel belongs to the family of spaniels and continental epagneuls. These Oysel dogs and pointing dogs replaced in the middle ages runner dogs, and bloodhounds as they were considered ineffective for hunting birds. The name provoked many debates about its origin.

Despite its name is very unlikely that its origin is in the Iberian Peninsula, since there has never been any epagneul. Max Siber meanwhile believes that this name is because hunting techniques and methods that have been inherited from the Romans (hunting with nets) and Arabs (falconry) were being used.

Physical Characteristics:

It is an agile dog. Although not an extremely athlete dog, you can do sports with them. But where they really excel, is as detection dog. They are generally used as companion dog.

Temperament:

In this section there is a lot to say. Its popularity as a pet rather than as a hunter, has serious drawbacks. Due to the large number of bred dogs, breeding has escaped the control of breed Club and irresponsible breeding (the serious failures that occur when people without knowledge breed Cockers with the only intention of doing business) led to aggressive dogs that bite without any apparent reason. This behaviour is mostly present among the golden Cockers.

I must say that most of the dogs of this color have a very good and quiet character. But putting aside these problems, the cocker generally has cheerful and secure character, it very affectionate and has a good relationship with children.

Grooming:

Bath and regular brushing together with grooming by a professional at least 3 times a year

Maintenance:

Between 250gr and 300gr. of food per day

Training:

Being a tracking breed training should begin early. Walking with a not well trained cocker can be a difficult experience as they tend to keep their nose to the ground and until they find a trace and then follow it for as long as they can. With proper training at an early age you can make the most of the walks with you Cocker.

Walks:

Needs rather moderate walking. If you like relaxed sports, this can be your breed.

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Labrador Retriever

Origin:

It was born in the late nineteenth century and had a lot of success after the First World War (1914-1918).

The exact origins are unclear but it seems that the Labrador had a long stay on the island of Newfoundland, where it acquired the love for water. Living at that inhospitable land the Labrador acquired extraordinary resistance and increased sense of search and recovery as it was used for hunting and to retrieve prey falling into the water.

Physical Characteristics:

It is an active dog that likes to play, and is used as an assistance dog, guide dog, for detection etc. It is a breed compatible with active people who like sports and long walks.

As we have said before is a very active dog so when they are old we have to be careful heart attacks as it is a dog that gives everything.

Temperament:

They usually have a friendly and easy-going temperament, but like everything, it also depends on the education they receive. The Labradors are usually easy to train, obedient, able to understand quickly and well, have a great memory. It is an excellent companion dog. In short, we can say that the Labrador is a docile, adaptable and friendly dog.

Grooming:

Simple brushing, bath and regular hygiene care.

Maintenance:

The cost of maintenance is reasonable, the amount of daily food for this breed will be about 500gr to 600gr. Of course this also depends on their physical activity and their metabolism which, like in people, defines their tendency for obesity.

Training:

All dogs regardless of their breed need education, but in Labrador this is critical. As it is a strong, active and very friendly dog, many owners assume that being so good and intelligent the dogs will behave well. However leaving all that energy and intelligence uncontrolled usually turns into a mess at home, unbearable walks and etc. With training we channel that energy and intelligence and strengthen the ties with our dog.

Walks:

The Labrador is a breed that needs daily exercise, therefore we meet their needs with long walks and a lot of time playing with them. So if we are very inactive people, however how much we like this breed may it is not the most adequate for us.

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Beagle

Origin:

It is a scent hound of English origin and its standard is set by the British; its evolution is linked to the country where he was born. According to Dr. Jacques Bourdon Beagle's name was first used in the early fifteenth century.

Physical Characteristics:

It is a tireless muscular dog with a great sense of smell. Beagles are used for hunting rabbit, hare and other small game with a shotgun. They are also used for sports like agility.

Temperament:

It has a lively, cheerful, intelligent and determined character, has a good relationship with dogs and children. If Beagles are exercised regularly, they can perfectly live inside.

Grooming:

Simple brushing, bath and regular hygiene care.

Maintenance:

The cost of maintenance is reasonable, the amount of daily food will be around 300gr. Of course this also depends on their physical activity and their metabolism which, like in people, defines their tendency for obesity.

Training:

Being a hunting dog, it is important to start the training as soon as possible. The Beagle is quite independent and this eventually can be a problem for their owners especially when releasing the dogs in the mountain since their instinct will lead them to track and disappear following the trail.

Walks:

The Beagle is an active dog, and therefore needs long walks. For owners the like moderate sports, it can be one of the breed that best suit their way of life.

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