Nutrition for Pets

Your fur kids need a wide range of nutrients to live a healthy life. These range from the macro-nutrients, like protein and fat, which dogs need in large quantities, to micro-nutrients like vitamins and minerals which are needed in much smaller amounts, but are just as crucial to a cat & dogs’ health.

The Great Fat Debate

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 19/04/2018 Times Read: 149 Comments 0
The Great Fat Debate

There is a “my-fat-is-better-than-your-fat” debate raging that we all are ignoring. Fish Oil vs Krill Oils, Flax vs Coconut, Coconut vs Canola, Canola vs Olive Oil, and so forth. And then there is plant-based vs animal based. All pitching the same “perfect” Omega 3 & 6 ratio, or boost. Why is this important to us?

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Superfood for Your Pack

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 23/01/2018 Times Read: 714 Comments 0
Superfood for Your Pack

Thinking about adding raw eggs to your fur kids diet? There are several benefits of adding raw eggs, but there are also common misconceptions that cause pet parents to avoid this healthful addition to their pet’s nutrition. We discuss this topic in short.

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The Carnivorous Cat

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/01/2018 Times Read: 670 Comments 0
The Carnivorous Cat

In her book titled "Feline Nutrition: Nutrition for the Optimum Health and Longevity of your Cat", Lynn Curtis discuss Feline Nutrition and General Health Issues in great detail. We extract some very insightful facts from the book for your information.

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Real Food for his Master ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 452 Comments 0
Real Food for his Master ...

The evolution of our feline masters is important to consider when thinking about their diet. Cats are predators that were accustomed to consuming a raw diet of prey. Cats in the wild often eat the entire prey animal if it is small and will eat nearly everything except the intestines of a large prey animal. This includes the bones of their prey, as raw bone is highly digestible and is their primary source of calcium.

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Tripe .. the magical mystery meat!

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2017 Times Read: 443 Comments 0
Tripe .. the magical mystery meat!

A popular ethnic food in many parts of Africa, the UK and Asia, tripe is not new at all, but it’s quickly becoming a popular natural health choice for fur kids.

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Evolutionary Nutrition through Biologically Specie Appropriate Raw Food

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/02/2017 Times Read: 1391 Comments 0
Evolutionary Nutrition through Biologically Specie Appropriate Raw Food

The topic of nutrition transcended from health conscience parents to pets over the last couple of decades, to a point where today we have a brewing “David and Goliath” story in the making. No less due to social pressures, career orientated couples, empty nesters and increased demand on home security, many more pet parents are starting to evaluate their pets’ nutritional needs with similar consideration as their own. Combine these ever-increasing demands on pet care with ever increasing veterinary fees and escalating costs of companion animal care, pet parents and guardians are actively looking toward international trends for guidance. These trends have resulted in the growth of the biologically specie appropriate raw pet food market, an area of business that we as Raw Food for Pets (Pty) Ltd specialise in.

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The NutriScan® Food Intolerance Project

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 16/02/2017 Times Read: 401 Comments 0
The NutriScan® Food Intolerance Project

Raw Food for Pets South Africa is proud to be working with Hemopet NutriScan® to expand the reach of NutriScan® Food Intolerance Diagnostic Testing capabilities in South Africa. By using our large family of raw food produce, together our mission is to match fur kids with their perfect diet to help eliminate ailments caused by food intolerances or sensitivities, we believe we are best placed to assist you and your fur kids.

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Food Synergy – a Key to Dietary Vitality

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/01/2017 Times Read: 1429 Comments 0
Food Synergy – a Key to Dietary Vitality

Next time someone says “but there is no science to back your natural, specie appropriate raw food diet approach”, just refer them to all of the scientific effort behind food synergy – it’s been there all along …. we discuss the topic in detail.

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Feeding Habits

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 746 Comments 0
Feeding Habits

Healthy fur kids, are usually willing to eat (often too willing), but how often should we feed them? We discuss general feeding habits here for canine and feline kids to help you frame your own solution to this question.

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Energetics of Food

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 814 Comments 0
Energetics of Food

In the West food is described by its protein, fat and carbohydrate content. By contrast, in the East food is described by the effect it has on the body when eaten, for example its temperature, flavour and route of action. We provide a quick overview of this topic.

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Meal Variety ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 781 Comments 0
Meal Variety ...

A more emotional topic of discussion is variety. Variety in your fur kid’s diet is of great importance to pet parents; it may be less so for your fur kids. There are two schools of thought regarding the provision of variety.

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Meal Planning ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 830 Comments 0
Meal Planning ...

Meal planning might seem daunting at first, but it need not be. It does not have to be a science project either. We discuss this topic in greater detail.

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