Big pet food companies claim the high ground in animal nutrition – but is kibble really all it’s cracked up to be? We break down the manufacturing process to find that maybe kibble is just today's 'dog cake'.
If we want to understand how to feed our dogs better, we need to understand some of the problems with dry dog food and the pitfalls of homemade dog food. But first, just how did we get here??? It all began in 1860. In this post we explain how mainstream modern dog food has been shaped by our relationships with our dogs, our own food tastes and the influence of big money aka big pet.
There's a new book out, called, you guessed it, Eat Like the Animals, written by researchers from the Charles Perkins Centre at Sydney Uni, David Raubenheimer and Stephen Simpson. It has lessons for what we should be eating - and what we should be feeding our pets.
If you’ve looked at the ingredients in our balancing supplement for cats, or our complete and balanced treats for dogs, you’ll have noticed that both include cricket protein. And, after you’re over the ‘ew’ factor, you may be wondering why that is…
Here, we explain why crickets are in the mix – how it compares to other ingredients and why it’s actually so green!
Stress, fear and anxiety in our dogs causes disturbing behaviour, and chronic levels can have serious health implications - from skin, to weight to brain. Hair analysis helps unravel the stress response and some key triggers: did you know stress levels may be higher in multi-dog households?
There’s no question DCM in dogs is serious. But the real causes have yet to be found and until they are, 'fake news’ is rife. Let’s get the science, please! Until then, here’s a layperson’s recap of what we really know about DCM.
Do a quick search for 'homemade dog food’, and you'll get back a raft of recipes. However, while well-intentioned, many of these recipes just don’t give dogs what they need. We do a round-up of the common gaps in homemade dog food.
This is the simplest dog food recipe around. Seriously. (But if you DO want to spend all Sunday making your dog's food, knock yourself out.) However, here we show you how to make balanced homemade food, that also boosts their health, in three easy steps.