Not all kibble is made equal

I’d like to take a second to just remind everyone that people are free to feed however and whatever they want, but I am also free to give my advice and educated opinion. So, I wanted to do a post on why all kibble isn’t ‘bad’ and why pet owners who feed kibble aren’t ‘bad…

By-products in pet food

There isn’t an ingredient that gets more negative attention than by-products. But what are by-products? Do they really include hooves, hair and teeth? Are they poor quality meats? I’ve collated the most commonly asked questions about by-products here, in a hope to explain some of the misconceptions people have about by-products and sort the fact…

Lysine for cats – helpful or harmful?

If your cat has ever fallen victim to a upper respiratory infection, you may have heard of the common recommendation to supplement with lysine. It is thought that lysine, an essential amino acid, can shorten the duration and reduce viral replication of the viruses that cause conjunctivitis in cats – namely feline herpes virus and…

How to avoid pet food marketing

Everyone has fallen for marketing before – this is why we purchase products. Sometimes products live up to their reputation, other times not so much. When choosing a pet food, it can be difficult to not get caught up in the marketing and think objectively about if that product is really the best thing for…

Pancytopenia & pet food

The recent recall involving a number of cat foods made in the UK (AVA, Sainsbury’s, Winko and Applaws) have been linked to an outbreak of feline pancytopenia. Already, a number of cats have died from this condition relating to this pet food and as the investigation is ongoing, many have been left distressed as they…

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…

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…

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…