Nature’s Superfoods
Nutrience Blog
by Anna Gervai
2M ago
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. The ‘superfoods’ in Nutrience may be small in size, but they pack a big nutritional boost. Here are 7 of our favourites…  Flaxseed Tiny seeds packed with value. Natural source of omega-3 fatty acids for skin & coat. Fibre to support digestive health and smaller, firmer stools. High in lignans, antioxidants to aid cell health. Blueberries & Cranberries Mini powerhouse berries, naturally high in antioxidants and rich in minerals, including calcium, vitamin C and potassium. Spinach & Broccoli Little greens with great b ..read more
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What to Do If Your Pet Is Overweight or Obese
Nutrience Blog – Nutrience NZ
by Nutrience Orders
2M ago
Obesity in pets is a serious problem that is becoming more of a concern than ever before. Up to 60% of the dog and cat population are considered overweight or obese. Overfeeding is one of the leading factors contributing cat obesity. Overfeeding occurs when a pet is taking in more energy than it is burning. Pets that are 10-20% above their ideal body weight are classified as overweight, and those who are higher than 20% are considered obese. Here are a few tips and tricks you should know if your pet is overweight or obese. What are the health risks associated with obesity? Overw ..read more
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Is Your Dog or Cat Ready for Spring?
Nutrience Blog
by Nutrience Orders
2M ago
Spring is in the air! Snow is slowly melting, birds are starting to sing, buds are blooming, and the weather is getting nicer every day. Therefore, you’ll soon be able to spend more time outside with your furry friend. You may even notice your dog or cat hanging out by the door or windows just to breathe in a gust of fresh spring air! However, warmer weather also means certain seasonal problems for your pets, such as parasites and allergies. As pet parents, we must ensure our cats’ and dogs’ safety and well-being. Here is a list to help you get your dog or cat ready for spring so you can en ..read more
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Why, How, and When Do Cats Purr?
Nutrience Blog
by Nutrience Orders
2M ago
We’ve all heard the soft hum our cats make when we scratch them in their favourite spot or when they’re chomping on their favourite kibble. But have you ever stopped and wondered why cats purr in the first place? Do they only purr when they’re happy? Is there a physiological benefit to purring? Let’s find out! When do cats purr? Cats purr for many reasons and not all of them are good. The most recognizable purr is one of content. Cats will often look relaxed with their eyes slightly closed when they are purring from contentment. Their tails are also often still when they are happy, a wagging ..read more
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Your Teenage Puppy: What to Expect
Nutrience Blog
by Nutrience Orders
2M ago
You’ve made it through the puppy phase and you are now entering the teenage months. A dog’s adolescence can be anywhere between the ages of 8 months and 2 years old. During this time, you may notice some changes in your pup’s behaviour and physique. Just like teens, puppies go through a transitioning period that affects the way they act and look. You may notice your puppy becoming bigger, more stubborn, and even at times, confused. This is a critical time to put your puppy training to the test. Find out what to expect during your puppy’s adolescence. Behavioural Changes Your puppy will go ..read more
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Pet food secrets: What is ingredient splitting?
Nutrience Blog
by Anna Gervai
2M ago
Whether you sit on the side of it being a little deceptive, or downright dishonest, ingredient splitting is a sometimes controversial, yet common practice tactic used in a surprising number of pet foods. Yes, even some of the pet foods at your local Vet or pet store.  Ingredient splitting is a well known 'secret' in the pet food industry, yet most pet owners have no idea about this game some pet food companies play with ingredients lists, or why they do it.  We take a look at what's going on and why, as well as what to watch out for to find out if your pet food is being com ..read more
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What does Grain Free really mean in pet food?
Nutrience Blog
by Anna Gervai
2M ago
Any pet food made without grains is considered 'grain free'. However not all grain free pet foods are the same. In fact, some may even be lower quality than a regular pet food with grains! We take a look at what grain free really means, the difference between gluten free and grain free, and what goes in when grains come out. If you already feed a grain free pet food, you might want to grab the bag and check those ingredients. What you find out might surprise you...   What foods are grains? Common grains you'll find in both human and 'regular' pet food include rice, corn, wh ..read more
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What can dogs and cats hear that we can't?
Nutrience Blog
by Anna Gervai
2M ago
Pet’s ears come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing cats and dogs have in common, is how much better they hear, compared to us humans. Let's take a look at just how much better our pets hear than we do...  Dogs can hear sounds up to 4 times further away than we can. Dogs also hear a wider range of higher frequency sounds than we can. We can hear sounds up to 20,000 Hz (that symbol stands for Hertz, which measures frequency). Dogs can hear sounds up to 50,000Hz! It's not just higher frequency sounds. Dogs can also detect much quieter sounds than we can. The volume of ..read more
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My pet’s gaining or losing weight, but I’m feeding what the bag says!
Nutrience Blog
by Anna Gervai
2M ago
Feeding guidelines are just that, a guide only. You can and should vary the amount you feed to manage your pet's changing needs, including feeding less if their activity levels have dropped or they gain weight, or feeding more if they need to gain weight. Here's what to consider...   First and foremost, you are the best judge of what your pet needs, because you know all the factors that play a part in how much your pet needs to eat. Exercise If your pet is gaining or losing weight, consider if there's been a change in exercise levels that may be a factor. Less ex ..read more
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Is Grain Free pet food really better for your pet?
Nutrience Blog
by Nutrience Orders
2M ago
All is not what it seems when it comes to Grain Free. Many of the same nutritional benefits we look for in what we eat, are now available for our four-legged family members - but does that mean your pet should be on a grain-free food too? The truth is not all grain free foods are the same...   Why feed grain free? The choice to go grain free can be for different reasons. One common one is due to allergy concerns. Your pet may suffer itching, skin & coat or digestive issues, and you're worried it may be the wheat, gluten, rice, soy, oats, barley or other g ..read more
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