Nutrition

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.

Not All Protein is Created Equal

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/08/2018 Times Read: 1756 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: 2177 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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Protein Sources and Variety

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 12/06/2018 Times Read: 1940 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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The Great Fat Debate

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 19/04/2018 Times Read: 1866 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: 2355 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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Additives in the Diet?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/11/2016 Times Read: 2172 Comments 0
Additives in the Diet?

Preservatives are essential in preventing spoilage of food. As people learned more about food and as chemicals were developed to prevent spoilage, the incidence of food poisoning statistically decreased. However, chemicals also have a bad side. Long-term ingestion of certain chemicals might be harmful and may be linked to chronic disease including cancers. We discuss this topic in greater detail.

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Vitamins in the Diet?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/11/2016 Times Read: 2314 Comments 0
Vitamins in the Diet?

Vitamins are a group of compounds that are essential for keeping your fur kid fit and healthy. They cannot be produced in sufficient quantities by the body and so have to be taken in through diet. Because they aren't stored efficiently, daily intake is important. We discuss this topic in greater detail.

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Minerals & Ash in the Diet?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 21/11/2016 Times Read: 1876 Comments 0
Minerals & Ash in the Diet?

'Ash' is one of the most commonly misunderstood terms in pet food. Contrary to the images it conjures, ash is simply a measure of the mineral content of a food. When calculating the food's calorific content, it is incinerated and the energy released is measured. All of the carbohydrate, fat and protein burn off leaving only the minerals. We discuss this topic in greater detail.

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Fibre in the Diet?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 20/11/2016 Times Read: 1847 Comments 0
Fibre in the Diet?

Although there is some discussion over whether dogs need fibre in their diet or not, there is now a growing consensus that dietary fibre can be beneficial for dogs, if used responsibly. We discuss this topic in more detail.

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Fats & Oils in the Diet?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 20/11/2016 Times Read: 2248 Comments 0
Fats & Oils in the Diet?

Fats (or oils as they are often called) serve a number of essential functions in your fur kids. Healthy skin and hair are maintained by fat and per gram, fat provides more than twice the energy of protein or carbohydrates. We discuss the role of fats & oils in your fur kids' diet in detail here.

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Protein Diets for Pets?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 20/11/2016 Times Read: 2075 Comments 0
Protein Diets for Pets?

Protein is an important part of every cell in your fur kid's body and is essential for healthy growth and repair. Skin and muscle tissue both contain large amounts of protein, and it is also the main component of hair and nails. In dogs, protein is also an important energy source. We discuss the role of protein in the diet in greater detail here.

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High Carb Diets for Pets?

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 20/11/2016 Times Read: 2850 Comments 0
High Carb Diets for Pets?

Carbohydrates – sugars, starches, and fibre – can be good sources of energy in common commercial pet foods, if used responsibly. However, irresponsible carb contents of current commercial pet food offerings is the reason for the current debate on raw diets taking place. Please discuss this topic in greater detail.

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