Blog Posts Tagged As: Raw for Dogs

Not All Protein is Created Equal

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/08/2018 Times Read: 341 Comments 0
Not All Protein is Created Equal

We are often reminded that some of the food fragments, “prescription” feed, non-specie appropriate McKibble and McCan contains protein, and therefore, it’s appropriate. Reasoning is that it contains protein. Right?

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Taurine for Healthy Hearts

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 16/07/2018 Times Read: 493 Comments 0
Taurine for Healthy Hearts

Taurine is found primarily in muscle meat and is completely absent in cereal grains. The lack of taurine in the diet caused serious eye and heart diseases to develop. We discuss the topic in detail.

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What is Offal?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 04/07/2018 Times Read: 505 Comments 0
What is Offal?

We are often quizzed by pet parents about these unique ingredients. What is it and what are the befits? If you’re a gen X (or Y) or Millennial, then these items might be foreign to you. Won’t see them on the shelves at your favourite retailer either. Our desire for consumerism, packaging and presentation has alienated and orphaned these nutritional gems to dark little corners in old rusty shacks.

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Protein Sources and Variety

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 12/06/2018 Times Read: 473 Comments 0
Protein Sources and Variety

The health benefits of real animal protein sources include a good supply of protein, essential vitamins, and minerals. Meat is meat, is meat, however, each one has a special amino acid though, and each has a special benefit in your, and your fur kids', nutritional dietary requirements.

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What's Really in that McKibble or McCan?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 04/03/2018 Times Read: 812 Comments 0
What's Really in that McKibble or McCan?

Many pet parents and guardians have been convinced that the "healthy", "natural", "premium" and "recommended by" labels on pet feed MUST mean that the stuff inside the bag is good for your fur kids. Alongside these words, we often find claims of 100% "complete and balanced" that leave us to assume we are providing the best food for our dogs and cats;- feeding the same dry cereal based diets day in and day out. Yet, most pet parents and guardians do not fully appreciate what goes into these feeds, even their own food. BigPetFood place images of fresh cut chicken breast, fresh fruits and vegetables and wholesome grains on their packages, but, this is rarely what is actually inside the bag.

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Don’t be Label Fooled

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 11/02/2018 Times Read: 839 Comments 0
Don’t be Label Fooled

A new trend in kibble is "natural", or "real" or "fresh" ingredients. Kibble is still kibble, and still based on a dry matter base. In keeping with labelling requirements, these ingredients are listed by weight, but "real" chicken contains water! And when it becomes dry, it no longer represent the "chicken" in the feed, as the rest of the non-animal proteins are now the primary ingredients. We discuss this trend in greater details.

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Meal Planning ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 1087 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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Pet Obesity, a Severe and Debilitating Illness!

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 1630 Comments 0
Pet Obesity, a Severe and Debilitating Illness!

We tackle a very tough topic, Pet Obesity. Obesity , defined as an increase in body weight of at least 15% above what would be normal for the size of the pet, is the most common disease in pets today. As with people, obesity results from an excess caloric intake relative to the expenditure of energy.

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Basic Food Groups ..

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 2308 Comments 0
Basic Food Groups ..

We discuss basic food groups in more detail.

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Senior Dogs ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 1001 Comments 0
Senior Dogs ...

The senior (geriatric or post-maturity) stage follows on from the maturity phase and continues until death. In small breeds of dogs this phase begins around 7 to 8 years of age, at 5 years in large and giant breeds and 7 years in cats, if we consider modern day veterinary guidance. We discuss this life stage in greater detail.

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Toy Dogs ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 934 Comments 0
Toy Dogs ...

Toy breeds, which often have tiny appetites and small stomach capacity, may also benefit from being fed a calorie-dense food but a careful watch should be kept on their weight and body condition score. We discuss these breed in short.

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Working Dogs ..

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 25/11/2016 Times Read: 1029 Comments 0
Working Dogs ..

From a nutritional perspective, high-performance dogs include canine athletes, pregnant bitches and lactating dams. You might wonder why pregnant and lactating dogs rank along with athletes as high performance? As we’ll elaborate on in this article, pregnancy and lactation place extreme nutritional demands on a bitch’s body - more than at any other time in her life.

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