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Posts tagged: Nutrition

Common Myths about Flaxseed Oil Debunked

We all want the very best for our pets, so it’s only natural that we want to know about the ingredients in the food they’re eating to make sure they’re getting the very best nutrition. One of the ingredients in our K9 Natural Oils range, our Pet Milks and Feline...

Nutrient-Rich Meals For Pets: The Benefits Of Freeze-dried Organs

The use of offal in pet food has been a long-time sufferer of poor perception, particularly in countries with low human consumption of organ meats. Often perceived as a cheap, secondary by-product, inferior to muscle meat, this could not be further from the truth! Offal or organ meats are a...

Transitioning Your Cat To New Food

Written by Dr. Josie Gollan     Despite all their wonderful attributes, when it comes to mealtime, many of our feline friends can be a significant source of frustration, particularly when new foods are introduced. Cats are known for their fastidious behavior and this all to frequently extends to their...

Diet & Skin Problems: Healing From The Inside Out

The skin is a large, active organ with a high requirement for protein, fat and other nutrients. Therefore, it is unsurprising that subtle changes in its nutrient supply have a marked effect on both skin and coat condition. As the saying goes ‘we are what we eat;’ and in this...

Fat: The F Word With All The Benefits

With health trends on the rise globally, busting the myth that ‘fat makes you fat’ is a serious point of discussion. Most understand that the fat you eat doesn’t automatically settle itself as fat tissue in the body, any more than eating more protein will build body-builder worthy muscles. But...

King Salmon: Helping Your Cat Thrive

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.

Freeze-dried Pet Food: What Is It?

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 have...

High Meat Diets: What Should You Know?

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...

Guaranteed Analysis vs. Typical Analysis: What's The Difference?

Here at Feline 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.

Hoki: A Deep-dive Into Our Favourite Fish To Feed Your Cat

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...

Superfood: The Benefits Of Green Tripe For Cats

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 Benefits Of Freeze-dried Pet Food

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...