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Posts tagged: Q&A's

Common Myths about Flaxseed Oil Debunked

We all want the very best for our pets, so it’s only natural that we want to know about the ingredients in the food they’re eating to make sure they’re getting the very best nutrition. One of the ingredients in our K9 Natural Oils range, our Pet Milks and Feline...

Pet Milk Sediment - FAQs

While many of us may have grown up feeding our pets milk, we now know that standard cow's milk is generally difficult for pets to digest. This is because dogs and cats do not make the lactase enzyme, which means they are unable to break down the naturally occurring milk...

K9 Natural Milk For Dogs - FAQs

Frequently asked questions and answers about our latest product, Milk for Dogs. What animal is it from?What kind of milk is it? K9 Natural Milk is made in New Zealand from 100% New Zealand grass-fed, free-range cow's milk. Are the cows grass-fed? Yes! K9 Natural Milk is made in New...

WSAVA - Q&A

1. Do you employ a full-time qualified nutritionist? Yes. Kathryn Reeves is our in-house nutritionist.Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Human Nutrition and Physiology from Massey University. Kathryn also works alongside leading animal research institute; Massey University in New Zealand to create pet food diets...

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...

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.

Air-dried vs Freeze-dried: What's The Difference?

Fresh, clean air. We’ve got a lot of it down here in New Zealand. So at K9 Natural we got to thinking. Why not make good use of it and blend it into our well-loved, natural products? And the idea was born: fine canine fare, air-dried to perfection.

The Benefits Of A Grain-Free Diet

  To learn that your beloved pet has a potentially life-threatening disease is news no parent wants to hear. Which is why, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an alert in July 2018 (learn more here) of an increased incidence of a heart disease called canine dilated cardiomyopathy, (DCM)...

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...

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...