Tag: natural

Cat Diet – Feeding Naturally

3 September, 2020

Cats are strict carnivores and have a high protein requirement. Their diet should be totally raw, and should not contain any canned or dry foods. They can not survive on a vegetarian or vegan diet. 90% DAILY RATION Chicken, rabbit, turkey, including bones and fat. Never feed cooked bones. Raw bones are safe as long as they still have some meat on them and are served at room temperature. Mutton, lamb and beef chopped into large pieces to encourage chewing. Mince is not recommended as it usually contains preservatives. Fresh or lightly steamed fish with bones removed. Small fish like…

Natural Solutions for Worms in Dogs & Cats

24 July, 2018

Intestinal worms are relatively common in all animals and it is important to keep parasite numbers down as a heavy worm burden can cause a variety of health issues for your animals. Using drugs and chemicals is not the only solution and there are Natural Solutions for Worms in Dogs & Cats. One of the most important preventative measures is a strong, healthy immune system, and the best way to strengthen their immune system is to feed a balanced fresh raw food diet. Healthy animals have natural defenses against parasites and recent studies have shown that having a small number…

Help with ‘puddle problems’ Urinary Incontinence

21 March, 2018

Does your dog or cat need help with ‘puddle problems’ Urinary incontinence ? A damp and smelly pet, or a pet who doesn’t quite make it to the litter box or garden can become a frustration, and the constant washing and deodorising can become a burden for the household dealing with the issue. What Is Urinary Incontinence? This “leaky” problem is basically the loss of bladder control in your pet. The severity can range from occasional light leakage and dampness, to the point where they can’t hold on to alleviate themselves in the right spot – outside for dogs or…

Tips on Giving Herbal Remedies to Your Dog or Cat

15 March, 2018

We have listed some of our tips on giving herbal remedies to your dog or cat. The easiest way to give herbs or supplements to your pets is by mixing them into your dog or cats food. However, some cats or fussy dogs can smell anything added to their food and will refuse to eat it. So if you need to administer remedies regularly, this can become very distressing for both the animal and yourself. Once they see you with the bottle, they run a mile and hide! If your animal is unwell or super fussy, then it’s best not…

Horse Diet – Feeding Naturally

28 February, 2017

Horse Diet – Feeding Naturally. A natural diet for horses can vary considerably depending on the individual horse and their regular workload. A racehorse’s nutritional requirement differs greatly from a weekend leisure pony for example. The following is provided as a basic guideline and will need to be varied according to your horse’s breed, workload and nutritional needs. Horses are grazing animals and in the wild, they would travel over great distances to obtain food and water. Wild horses graze for approximately 18-20 hours per day on native grasses which are low in nutrition. Horses have a fairly small stomach…

Raw Feeding for Dogs & Cats – A Vet’s Perspective

28 July, 2016

Feeding Raw for Dogs & Cats – A Vet’s perspective by Dr Bruce Syme BVSc(Hons) Gastric Acidity, Digesting Bones, Gut Transit Time and Salmonella There has been much debate about the “potential” dangers of feeding bones to dogs, and also of the potential risks of food poisoning and salmonella infection that the feeding of raw meat to dogs and cats may carry. So it may be of interest to note that much of this information, or mis-information, relates back to the very nature of the gastric environment of the dog and cat, which in turn, is directly related to diet. The…

Pottenger Cat Study

15 April, 2016

The Pottenger cat study came about like many great discoveries, Dr Francis M Pottenger accidentally found that his laboratory cats were noticeably healthier when fed on a diet of raw meats rather than cooked meats. Dr Pottenger, a human doctor, was involved in using cats to assess the potency of adrenal extracts for use in human medicine. Pottenger’s cats were fed on table scraps from the local restaurant. When the restaurant closed during the off season, he was forced to source his meat scraps directly from the local abbatoir (which came raw). During the time he was feeding the raw…

Laminitis and Founder – What to watch out for

6 April, 2016

There is a difference between laminitis and founder – Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae (which is the tissue that attaches the coffin bone to the hoof wall). Founder, is where the laminae have let go allowing the coffin bone to ‘sink’ within the hoof capsule. Laminitis nearly always precedes founder. Laminitis is a CHEMISTRY problem, which is relatively easy to rectify if action is taken early enough. However, once the laminae have ‘let go’, it is now a PHYSICAL injury or a mechanical problem which is a whole different kettle of fish to recover from. To rehabilitate a foundered…

Cool Energy Feeding for Horses

10 March, 2016

How do you know if a feed is going to be ‘heating’ for your horse? It is actually quite easy when you understand the following information on how the horse’s digestive system works. Food that is first chewed and thereby mixed with saliva passes into the stomach which has a very acidic environment because it is expecting to have to start the breakdown process of high fibre forage. This material then moves into the small intestine (which is actually quite long and narrow) where the ‘simple’ sugars (for example from growing grass or molasses) are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream….

Big Head disease recovery

30 September, 2015

Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Recovery In December 2010 my horse was diagnosed with signs of big head disease. The swellings on each side of her head were extremely large and appeared over a matter of weeks. She was reluctant to go forward and spent hours each day standing around with an extremely depressed look in her eye. Her coat was dull. When she was ridden it was almost impossible to get her to canter and when she did she had very short, choppy strides. Apart from the facial swellings the other signs I mentioned appeared twelve months before she was diagnosed,…

Lethargic and Dragging feet

24 September, 2015

One day I noticed my horse had suddenly become very stiff, and was dragging his front legs and appeared quite lethargic. I knew something was wrong as he was normally very forward moving and this particular day, he just seemed really tired. I had only had Chief for about 5 or 6 months but he was always energetic. I had noticed he was spooking at things a lot more frequently than he had when I first got him, but didn’t make any connection with this at the time. I took him to our vet who said he was most likely tying-up so we treated…

Calm Healthy Horses Plan

8 September, 2015

Tick off any symptoms that you find from the Horse Symptom Checklist. Make the recommended diet changes in the CalmHealthyHorses Plan for one month, then, revisit the Checklist. If necessary continue the process for another month or until your horse is completely back to normal. This may take several months for more serious problems such as Head-Flicking. The CalmHealthyHorses Plan will help eliminate digestive flora problems, mineral imbalances, myco-toxin overload and correct the natural buffering system. Your horse will be calm and healthy and riding will be enjoyable again. Introduce any new feeds or supplements slowly, over a period of one to…

Flea Control – Natural Options

8 September, 2015

Flea Control – Natural Options are available so you don’t need to poison your animals with chemicals or drugs. Did you know? An adult flea is capable of consuming 15 times its body weight in blood per day and can lay up to 50 eggs daily. The eggs fall into the animals environment and after 2-12 days hatch into larvae. For the next 8-21 days the larvae feeds on flea faeces and go through 3 more stages of development, ending with the pupa stage. The pupa can lay dormant for 200 days where the eggs first dropped (carpet, car, backyard)…

Healthy Fast Food For Your Pets

8 September, 2015

You can provide Healthy Fast Food For Your Pets with little fuss to ensure they stay healthy and happy. We all know the old saying ‘you are what you eat’, and if this is the case, then it is no wonder that our loyal companions are suffering from such a variety of acute and chronic health complaints. Can you imagine living on take away food your whole life? Some animals have never eaten any fresh food, living on processed foods totally. It is certainly possible to do, but you could not expect to be feeling fantastic all the time on this…