Stories and Pet Tips
Transitioning to a new diet
‘Food should always be fun, food should always be fun’….is the mantra I repeatedly tell myself when I try to introduce new foods and flavours to my 6 month old son. Some days it’s a success and I beam with undeserved pride, other days he clamps his mouth shut so...
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.
The instinctive diet
“What should I be feeding my dog?” is one of the most common questions I am asked in clinical practice. The recurring debate seems to centre on the appropriateness of high levels of carbohydrate in many of the commercial dry foods fed to a large proportion of our canine companions.
Top 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.
Travelling With Pets
It is fair to say that 2020 has been a year like no other. With numerous changes to our way of life, the implications of COVID-19 have been pervasive with a sudden halt to international travel being one such example. Whilst some people are still lamenting their forgone European summer...
Animal Protein vs. Plant Protein
In the human world, it is fair to say we are currently clasped in the grips of a protein obsession. Where ‘sugar free’ and ‘low fat’ used to dominate the food-marketing scene, it is now hard to miss the ‘with added protein’ plastered on everything from breakfast cereals to pizza dough and...
Five tips for leaving your dog home alone and happy
Dogs are pack animals – they’re naturally social. And of course, we humans are pretty attached to our pups. Leaving them at home alone can be hard for the both of you, but with patience and a few clever tactics, it’s definitely doable. Here are our top five tips to...
Introducing a new baby to your four-legged family member
For almost a decade I have been advising conscientious pet owners on how best to introduce a new baby to their four-legged family member. I have even discussed my recommendations on national television… a baby, a dog and live TV… you can imagine the chaos!
Introducing Dr. Josie Gollan
Hi, my name is Dr. Josie Gollan and I am a companion animal veterinarian from Sydney with more than 10 years of clinical experience. I am a mum to Albus the Hungarian Vizsla and Hendrix the human and with another small human about to join our pack, life is going...
Feeding your new puppy
Can you picture that moment you met for the first time, the puppy that was going to come home and live with you? For most of us it was the same; two big eyes, an impossibly small ball of fluff, and so (sooo) many questions.