Puppy vs Adult Dog Food - What's the difference?
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by Ivlyn Valdes
2M ago
Did You Know Puppies Have Different Dietary Needs To Adult Dogs? Puppies are cute and so much fun. They are welcomed into families around NZ every day. Many pet owners sometimes don’t understand the different dietary needs that our poochy pals require. As younger dogs are still in their critical development stages, specialised dog food is an important and often necessary option. With so many dog food options on the market, how do you know which is the best one? Firstly, let’s look at the difference between traditional and specialist puppy food and how specialist dog food can give your pooch th ..read more
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Could Your Dog Have A Food Allergy?
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by Ivlyn Valdes
2M ago
Just like humans, dogs can develop allergies – to fleas, environmental triggers or food. While the flea and environmental allergies are the most common, food allergies and intolerances can and do occur in our canine companions. If your four-legged friend is extra itchy, has skin or ear problems, tummy troubles, or seems low, he could be suffering from a food allergy or intolerance. This can even happen if he or she has been chowing down on the same food they have enjoyed for years. So, what is a food allergy, what are the common symptoms? Here’s how to identify a food allergy or sensitivi ..read more
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Real Dog Food in 2022
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by Terence Phillips
2M ago
We’re still here for your furry friends ❤ Hey, long-time no-see! You might have noticed that things have been a little quiet on our end, and that’s been for a variety of reasons… COVID definitely threw a spanner in the works, and we struggled with trying to run a business and juggle family life in the middle of a pandemic. Jasmine (our co-owner) was trying to handle social media, local deliveries, customer inquiries, markets, and various other business tasks all while managing four kids doing homeschool work. COVID made us realise that we needed to ‘future-proof’ our business, and create a ..read more
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Remembering The Dogs Of War
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by Lisa Davey
2M ago
Remembering the Dogs Of War - Anzac Day 2021   In 1915, the ANZAC Troops set out on what would be more than eight months of grueling combat. By their side were thousands of animals, from horses to canaries and everything in between - including their canine companions. Mascots of Hope Not all dogs travelled with the soldiers to war - many were strays, collected along the way. Dogs were trained to carry medicine and messages, and to help find wounded soldiers in the dark. Many were valued purely for their companionship. Injured, dying or alone, these loyal and dedicated dogs would stay by t ..read more
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Dogs are omnivoures
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by Ivlyn Valdes
2M ago
Like humans our furry best friends are omnivores, and not to be confused with their very distant wolf cousins or our domesticated cats which are both carnivores. It is very important for our furry best friend’s welfare that they are receiving a balanced diet of goodness with all the nutrients that they require, just as we need a balanced diet so do they. Unbeknownst to many, our furry best friends have been domesticated for some 33,000 years according to archaeological evidence, and their ability to thrive on carbohydrate-rich diets most likely started with the establishment of agriculture abo ..read more
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10 Toxic Foods that are Dangerous for Dogs
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by Ria Parish
2M ago
Your happy home is hiding all sorts of horrible nasties and dangerous foods you shouldn’t feed your dog. Metabolisms differ greatly from human to human. These differences are even more significant from human to canine. Your favourite treats might be toxic for dogs, so it’s important to know what foods shouldn’t be shared. 1. Onion Onions are the biggest culprit of all harmful foods found commonly around the house. On their own, raw onion isn’t naturally appealing to dogs but the problem lies with dogs’ best friends. Humans tend to cook onions into everything, in varying quantities. In fact, o ..read more
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Making The Most Of Levels 4, 3, And 2 With Pup Time!
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by Ivlyn Valdes
2M ago
While the various lockdown levels have turned the country on its head, the news is not all bad. In fact, some creatures are absolutely loving the lockdown protocols that are restricting us to our homes. Those creatures are our loveable, furry canine friends. After all, they have their humans at home with them a lot more. What could be better for those four-legged friends? While life might feel a bit restricted right now, we have to look for the silver linings. We are saving kiwi lives, and… we get to spend more time with our pets! Here’s how you can make the most of lockdown with your pet and ..read more
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Is There Such A Thing As A Dog Nutritionist?
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by Ivlyn Valdes
2M ago
Any dog owner will tell you that dogs LOVE to eat! They will eat pretty much anything, including things they really, really shouldn’t. Like scraps from the table, old shoes, roadkill, and even errrr…. “deposits” left by other dogs – anything is fair game. With such far-ranging tastes, surely any old dog food will be fine, right? Wrong. Our four-legged besties actually have very specific dietary requirements. That’s where dog nutritionists come in. Yes, they do exist. In fact, we worked with an excellent one to create our premium natural dog food. Read on to find out why dog nutrition matters ..read more
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What Is An All-Natural Dog Food?
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by Ivlyn Valdes
2M ago
For decades, humans have been striving to eat better. We all try to improve our diet by eating natural foods with fewer preservatives. That means more fruit and veggies, lean meats and complex grains, and less processed items. Preservatives and additives are known to impact our bodies negatively. So, why are we then ready to feed them to our dogs? Supermarket food options and even premium brands include preservatives to keep them fresher for longer and some also include additives to bulk them out. Neither of these things are good for dogs. Which is why an all-natural food is best. Bu ..read more
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Want The Best Quality Affordable Food For Your Dog?
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by Terrence Phillips
2M ago
What’s in your current dog food? Not sure? Well, if you are buying commercial brands we can tell you there are probably a lot of ingredients that you won’t be able to pronounce, let alone know what they are! That is why we set out to find real food that would satisfy real dogs without the real big list of preservatives. Those reasons lead us to Real Dog Food. We would love to share our story with you, why real food is best for your pups, and a great special offer in reference to our puppy training… oops, we mean website training issues! Let’s jump in... The Real Dog Food Story Terry is just ..read more
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