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Stories and Pet Tips

King Salmon

There’s more to salmon than meets your pet’s tongue. We’ve long known our New Zealand king salmon is delicious (our customers have empty bowl evidence), but it also happens to be great at keeping inflammation at bay.

What is freeze-dried?

  Not that long ago commercial pet food was relatively simple; you either fed dry kibble, tinned ‘wet’ food or a combination of both. Now days, as we have come to better understand the nutritional needs of our pets and its role in their health, a vast array of foods...

Grain Free vs Heart Disease

  To learn that your beloved pet has a potentially life-threatening disease is news no parent wants to hear. Which is why, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an alert in July 2018 (learn more here) of an increased incidence of a heart disease called canine dilated cardiomyopathy, (DCM)...

It’s all about the meat

Whilst I can say with reasonable confidence our feline friends were not the intended audience, Hippocrates had it right when he said, ‘let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food’.  A nutritious, well-balanced, meat centric diet is critical to the health and wellbeing of cats, with several of the...

The dental diet

Canine dental disease affects 80% of dogs over the age of three. With brushing the dog’s teeth becoming routine in many households, it is no secret dental health is an important component in a dog’s overall wellbeing. But can one diet put the toothbrush away for good?

Guaranteed Analysis vs Typical Analysis —What’s the difference?

Here at K9 Natural, we take pride in our transparency when it comes to the nutritional jigsaw puzzle that is pet food. In this blog, we focus on how our nutritional jigsaw puzzle stacks up by answering some of our most frequently asked questions.

What the Hoki? Diving deep into our favorite fish.

If New Zealand hoki were at school, they’d be getting gold stars all around. Correction: they actually are in schools, but you won’t find them sitting at a desk! Hoki is a species of fish abundant in New Zealand waters, and where you will find it is in a couple of our K9 Natural and Feline...

Serving up a Feline superfood

Quinoa, cauliflower and kale: the trendy superfoods of our world. They’re not exclusive to humans, though, and we happen to have sourced the superfood taking the housecat market by storm: green tripe, the stomach lining of an animal. 

The freeze-dried effect: Changing the raw pet food game

Technology has quickly made its way into every aspect of our lives – and although we might not often consider it, the same goes for our four-legged friends. Don’t think it stops at automatic cat-flaps and tennis ball throwers, though. The worldwide movement toward healthier alternatives in pet nutrition has...

”Chronic kidney disease“

Chronic Kidney Disease, or CKD, affects around  30% of cats and 6% of dogs. So, we thought we’d shed some light on the amazing work kidneys achieve on a daily basis, and how we can best look after our furry friend’s organ team by preventing the development of this diagnosis.

Here‘s the beef on grass-fed

Picture this: cattle grazing on lush green grass in open paddocks, wandering as they please, frolicking in the sunshine and daisies… okay, we’re getting a bit cheesy here, but that really is a pretty accurate snapshot of a cow’s life in New Zealand. We pride ourselves on healthy, happy cows...

What are those small white specs?

Here at K9 Natural and Feline Natural we are committed to providing the best blends of nature in nutrition for cats and dogs. As part of this philosophy, we refuse to include any binders, gums or gelling agents in our diets which would compromise the natural goodness of our wholefood ingredients.