If you have felines at home, you may have noticed something odd about their water-drinking habits: it’s not much of a habit at all! Cats can withstand a spectacular amount of fluid loss before they replenish their body’s water stores; they can sometimes take up to 6 days to completely rehydrate themselves. That thought alone is enough to make anyone reach for a glass of water…

My cat doesn’t seem to need much water, is it really that important?

Proper hydration is central to your cat’s health. Cats evolved from desert-type environments, where they hunted fresh prey (with a moisture content of 70-80%) to get their hydration fix. This likely explains why cats are less intuitive about drinking regular water; they prefer to derive...

HEALTHY TREATING IS THE BEST REWARD

Giving your pet a treat is an effective training aid, a reward for good behaviour and a way to show them love and make them happy. In general, treating your pet is a healthy practice, but it should be just that: a treat. An overweight pet and pet obesity is a major contributor to pets with arthritis, diabetes, and other preventable issues.

Here are a few basic tips that will help keep treat time healthy.

Calorie-conscious

Start by using treats sparingly. It is, after all, a treat, and make sure treats aren’t spoiling scheduled meal times. Look at the ingredients and avoid too much crude fat or sugars that can contribute to weight gain.

Also, try to look for treats that contain a calorie count on the packaging so you can...

We constantly mention our air-dried process – and rightfully so! It’s a process that we are very proud of and see the results of day in day out in the dogs and cats we own and love at ZiwiPeak.  But what do we do exactly? Why is our air-drying so special? And what makes air-drying so different to the kibble extrusion process ? Let’s explain…

Nutritional benefits of Air-Drying

The ingredients that go into a pet food are only half the story. What you put in isn’t necessarily what you get out. Between input and output, there’s a production process – this is a crucial part to preserving the nutritional value of the original ingredients and the final product that we feed to our pets.

To explain, you could begin with excellent...

Cats love treats too. It’s a great way to bond with your cat, and it’s amazing how many cat treats they like.

Dental cat treats – anything that crunches around their tooth, and allows their tooth to penetrate into the biscuit helps to clean the teeth by removing plaque. So cat treats are particularly important for cats that eat a lot of wet food.

Click here to see our great range of dental cat treats.