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Posts tagged: Nutrition

Supercharge Their Meal: Building Your Bowl

Every dog is unique, so to make sure they’re living their best and healthiest life, it makes sense to start with their food bowl. Depending on their breed, size, activity level and age, your dog will have their own unique nutrition needs - and don’t forget that as their life...

Flaxseed: A Nutritional Powerhouse

Flaxseeds are the richest food source of the short chain Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Whilst different in structure to the marine based Omega-3s you are likely familiar with, ALA is an essential fatty acid for our pups and kitty cats, meaning they must get it from their diet.

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

Written by Dr. Josie Gollan. 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...

Superfood: The Benefits Of Green Tripe For Dogs

Ordinarily if you tell someone they’re talking a load of tripe, they’d be offended. When it comes to our pups, however, talking tripe is exactly what we should be doing. You love your dog, right? That’s why you’re here, reading this, because you care about the health and wellbeing of...

Grass-fed Pet Food: Here's The Beef

Picture this: cattle grazing on lush green grass in open paddocks, wandering as they please, frolicking in the sunshine and daisies… okay, we’re getting a bit cheesy here, but that really is a pretty accurate snapshot of a cow’s life in New Zealand. We pride ourselves on healthy, happy cows...

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...

Green-lipped Mussels For Dogs: What Are The Benefits?

Green lipped mussels are one of New Zealand’s unique underwater treasures. We Kiwis love them, not only because they’re delicious, but because of their many health benefits: mussels were touted as New Zealand’s first superfood. At K9 Natural we thought it was only fair to share the love with our...

The Importance Of A Healthy Diet For Dogs

We hear it time and time again, particularly when gobbling down chocolate, the age old adage ‘you are what you eat’.

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

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...

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

Here at K9 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.

The Dental Diet: The Low-down On Healthy Teeth

Canine dental disease affects 80% of dogs over the age of three. With brushing the dog’s teeth becoming routine in many households, it is no secret dental health is an important component in a dog’s overall wellbeing. But can one diet put the toothbrush away for good?

The Scoop On Poop: Diets For Digestive Issues In Dogs

It’s a thing that looms large in the daily lives of dog owners. We’d rather not think about it, but we have to. We’d like to turn our back and stride confidently away, but common decency, multiple bylaws and a deathly stare from fellow walkers means there is no way...