What’s in a pet food label?

Pet food variety abounds in South Africa, so it is no surprise that not all foods are made equal. To ensure that you are feeding a pet food that is made with integrity and has been duly registered with the authorities, ensure that your chosen brand is a member of the PFI (Pet...

Particular nutrition pet foods – a pet’s first medical intervention

Responsible pet ownership does not stop and start with meeting your pet’s daily needs. It peaks at times when signs of illness or injury surface and it is your obligation as an owner to take the necessary steps for immediate treatment at your veterinarian or local veterinary...

No chocolate treats for pets – an Easter warning

What would life be without chocolate? It’s delightfully sweet taste and creamy texture has the ability to ease a broken heart, improve a bad day or satisfy a craving. However, this dieter’s weakness and health nut’s reward could have dire consequences for your pets if ingested by...

Aging gracefully: being kind to senior pets

Thanks to advances in pet nutrition (in part) we are fortunate enough to enjoy our pets that much longer due to their extended life expectancies. However, with an extended life comes a higher possibility of suffering from age-related health issues so extra special care is needed...

Correct storage of pet foods

You’ve made the wise decision and purchased a pet food brand that puts the welling of your pet first – you’ve purchased a PFI (Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa) member brand, so you can rest assured that you’ve got a safe, nutritious food in your hands. But...

Getting overweight dogs back into peak condition

Weight issues are affecting pets just as much as they’re affecting their owners, and yet we often find it difficult to put down that treat – it brings such obvious joy! Unfortunately, the multiple health risks associated with being overweight should overshadow your dog’s...

Correct feeding for your dog’s life stages

From the bouncing bundle of puppy love to wise matriarch or patriarch, each stage of your dog’s life brings fresh challenges and rewards – all of which are better faced with a good diet. From a puppy’s energetic demands, to the unpredictability of adolescence, to self-assured...

Firework stress worsened by rich foods

Silly season is finally here, after a long and difficult year. For most of us this is the time of year when we let our guard down and become a little more relaxed about strict eating regimes and overall health considerations. And naturally, this relaxation of routine often...

Myths and misconceptions about pet food

In this day and age, where information is so readily available, one has to be cautious of the content they consume and decide to believe. Everyone’s an expert, especially when it comes to pets, so how does one differentiate between fact and opinion? The Pet Food Industry...