Diabetes in Pets – What To Look Out For

There has been a massive increase in diabetes worldwide, especially in dogs and cats.  It is estimated that 1 in 500 dogs have diabetes and as many as 1 in 100 cats currently suffer from this disease. The term “diabetes” is commonly used to refer to Diabetes Mellitus, a chronic lifelong…

Apple cider vinegar for you & your pets

What is Apple Cider Vinegar? Vinegar is a product of fermentation. This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into alcohol. Then, if the alcohol ferments further, you get vinegar. The word comes…

The benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

Everything in Nature works according to a cycle. And every step in the cycle feeds the next. This is evolution or alchemy if you will. Diatomaceous Earth illustrates this so beautifully, as it provides us with the opportunity to turn fossils into medicine. So, what exactly is Diatomaceous…

10 Easy Home Remedies For Pets

Humans have been using all natural, herbal remedies for years. In fact these were the first types of medicines made. Now more and more pet lovers are remembering the benefits of herbal remedies and all natural pet treatments, and they are themselves often making these at home.  The remedies below…

The Story of Rooibos

What is Rooibos? Rooibos is a member of the legume family of plants and grows only in South Africa. The scrub is red coloured, with stems that contain many dark green needle shaped leaves. Only the leaves and twigs are used. Rooibos leaves are harvested in summer, cut or chopped and are left to…

The miracle that is coconut oil

Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called "The Tree of Life." Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional…

How to transition your dog or cat from dry pellets, to raw food.

Adult Dogs Most dogs transition from kibble/pellets to raw dog food without any issues.  Some dogs, however, may have an upset tummy (vomiting and/or diarrhoea) during the transition. This is due to the change in diet and does not mean there’s something wrong with the food. The trick is to…

Importance and safety of raw meaty bones for dogs

We believe that raw, meaty bones play an important role in providing our dogs with balanced nutrition, mental stimulation and pure happiness. Ripping and chewing raw meaty bones is a great muscle-building activity for a dog – it builds a strong neck and spine. Bones also act as a fantastic…

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Guest Blog – In-depth Look at Raw Food for Pets

Guest blog by Ockert Cameron from Raw Food for Pets (Pty) Ltd Edited by Dr Anuska Viljoen, BVSc (Hons), VetMFHom MRCVS LicICCH Through the Looking Glass The topic of nutrition transcended from health conscience parents to pets over the last couple of decades, to a point where today we have a…

Are raw diets complete

Are Raw Diets Complete and Balanced (and does it matter)?

Guest blog by Julia Henriques Just because raw diets don’t meet AAFCO standards doesn’t mean they’re not nutritious! You’ve probably heard of AAFCO – the American Association of Feed Control Officials. It’s the body that sets standards for pet foods and animal feeds in the US.…