Stories and Pet Tips
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...
Storage Tips For Keeping Pet Food Fresh
Ever wondered why your dog or cat is turning their nose up at food they were loving just days ago? They’re probably trying to tell you something is not quite right with their dinner. Chances are, this is down to the way it has been stored.
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...
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Looking After Your Cat
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.