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Freeze dried VS Cold pressed pet foods

New foods and their fancy processing methods are bursting onto the scene and taking the pet food world by storm! Freeze dried, air dried, cold pressed, gently cooked, high pressure pasteurized…the list goes on. But today, we focus on the two newest on the scene; freeze dried and cold pressed. I’ve received so many questions…

Constipation: how diet can help

Did you know that small hard poo isn’t healthy? Feeding a diet that creates small hard poo might seem ideal to you, but for your pet may indicate they are missing out on vital nutrients. When the diet is low in nutritional value or has an excessive amount of nutrients, the body holds onto the…

Cats and grain free diets

Grain free diets have gotten a lot of publicity in the past few years regarding a connection to dilated cardiomyopathy and pet owners are understandably confused as to whether they should steer clear or not, as the research into this concerning finding continues. However, given the ongoing investigations into grain free diets, we mustn’t forget…

Stubborn stones: calcium oxalates

Next to struvite stones, calcium oxalates are the second most common type of stone found in dogs, and with struvites make up 85% of all uroliths found in dogs. Unfortunately for nutrition nerds like myself, calcium oxalate stones cannot be dissolved like struvites can and need to be surgically removed. But does that then mean…

Eight easy ways to entice picky pets

When pets become fussy eaters it can mean a world of frustration for pet owners. Pickiness has many causes, but there are some ways that we can tackle the issue when pets don’t want to eat. It’s important to remember that if your pet refuses to eat for two or three days, they’ve lost weight…

Breed specific diets

Do I need a diet for my dog’s breed? It makes sense when you consider how a Chihuahua’s nutritional needs may differ from a Great Dane, but how important is feeding a diet designed specifically for your pet’s breed? Some critics of these breed-specific foods report that the diets don’t look vastly different from eachother,…

Feeding pregnant pets: the do’s and don’ts

There’s always a huge focus on the nutrition of puppies and kittens, especially once you pick up your new bundle of joy, but what about before they are born? I find that feeding pregnant pets can be extremely controversial, particularly as breeders usually have their own methods or chosen diets they’ve decided on and used…

Prescription diets – how they work

Prescription or therapeutic veterinary diets are quite different from your run of the mill pet food. These diets are designed to treat specific medical conditions and in some cases may form the only treatment for a patient’s condition. These diets have gotten alot of attention recently; many people mistake prescription diets to mean the food…

Fresh foods for pets: is it better?

The latest trend is fresh foods for pets, particularly the type that is available as a subscription, getting delivered to your door on a recurring basis. More and more pet owners have asked me about these products and if they are good quality, so I thought we should take a deep dive into this new…

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