Could food be making your pet ill? What to do?

Food may be making your beloved pet sick. Or more importantly, food preparation or the wrong 'treats'. Pet diarrhea is a common occurrence amongst pets all year round. While you might be all too aware of common culprits such as changing your pet’s diet or a change in water, the manner in which your pet gets fed as well as the time you feed your pet could be contributing to their digestive problems...

Food Rules: What not to do!

Here’s what not to do:

  1. Food can spoil VERY quickly, so keeping your pet’s food fresh AT ALL TIMES is essential.
  2. If your pet is used to eating outside, DON’T leave your pet’s meal there all day long as food can become rotten in no time at all.
  3. DON'T give your pet food and leave it for them to eat it when they please. Make sure they eat it within 15 minutes of giving it to them. This includes fresh food as well as pellets.
  4. DON'T give your pet unhealthy treats such as refined human foods, NEVER onions, chocolate or peach pits (which can be fatal).
  5. AVOID feeding your dog only once per day; your dog needs energy to run and bark and play during the day and a hungry dog that is only fed once per day will eat too much too soon and will then pay for it later. Rather split the meal; give a little bit more in the morning and the smaller half at dinnertime.
  6. DON'T LEAVE treats lying around in the sun. If you give your dog a bone, don’t let it lie around in the garden for your furry friend to gnaw on it later as this attracts flies and bacteria which can pose serious risks to their digestive health.

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NATURAL SOLUTIONS to get your pet back on his feet!

While prevention is the key, sometimes the best efforts still do not prevent a disaster. It is a good idea to have help at hand for when diarrhea strikes.

Solution: Treat ongoing digestive problems and improve overall digestive functioning naturally!

It is best to take the preventative route and help to improve digestive functioning all year round. In this case, Digestive Support is key to supporting and maintaining digestive health and keeping your pet in top digestive shape. Digestive Support is a 100% herbal remedy specially formulated to help pets who suffer from chronic digestive problems including gastritis, peptic ulcers, esophagitis, IBS, colitis, enteritis, bloating and other chronic digestive disorders. Digestive Support is extremely helpful for acute digestive complaints like gastritis or when your pet has eaten something does didn’t agree with him or her.

In an effort to provide our customers with a more holistic approach to their pet’s health, we now stock a range of deliciously nutritious pet food brands as well as vitamin supplements including:

  • Vondi’s Cooked Foods for both cats and dogs, including those on a vegetarian diet.
  • DoggoBone Raw Active Food for dogs 
  • Vondi's Food Multivitamin Supplement  for cats and dogs is an excellent daily multi-vitamin & mineral supplement. It fulfils specific mineral & vitamin requirements often missing in processed foods and supports healthy digestion & immunity. 
  • Vondi's Diatomaceous Earth is a natural worm & parasite repellent. It promotes digestive health & balance

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    Get Vondi's and Doggobone Foods from  the Feelgood Health shop at Unit 6, Westlake Lifestyle Centre, Westlake Business Park, Cape Town

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