Chocolate toxicity in cats and dogs
Chocolate is well loved by humans everywhere. The only real dangers of chocolate for humans are gaining weight or having dental disease. Dogs find chocolate equally delicious, and even though cats are pickier eaters, the effect of chocolate on them stays the same What causes chocolate toxicity? Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine, which … Read more
Cat obesity and weight loss
Cat obesity is on the rise due to a variety of reasons. Here at Ultracat we introduced our Metabolic range to aid your cat in losing weight. Obesity increases the risk for : Diabetes Mellitus Osteoarthritis Heart disease Certain types of cancer FLUTDS ( Feline lower urinary tract disease) Your road to a healthy … Read more
Deciphering dog food labels
We all want to give our beloved dogs the very best nutrition we can, but when faced with the display of dog food on offer, it can be a little daunting to know which to choose.
Treats for Dogs
When your dog does something well or responds correctly during training, you need to reward his/her good behaviour.
How to Store Dog Food
Get the most out of your dog food by storing it correctly. When an ingredient is harvested, its nutritional levels start dropping and the rate of degrading depends on how the food is stored.
Feeding your Pregnant or Nursing Dog
Having a litter of puppies can be very exciting, but a pregnant bitch needs the right diet to keep her healthy and give her puppies the best start in life.
Dog Food Nutrients
All dogs need a wide range of nutrients to live a healthy life. These range from the macro-nutrients to micro-nutrients.
Can I feed my dog leftovers?
Dogs thrive on a simple and consistent, scientifically balanced diet. Adding leftovers can upset their digestive systems, and some foods are highly toxic.
General Feeding Guidelines
Your dogs’ diet is vitally important. You need to ensure they get the best possible nutrition to keep them healthy and happy for longer.
Feeding Greedy Dogs
Some dogs always seem to be starving. Check your dog’s weight with your vet to determine if his/her food intake should increase or change in any way.