Monthly Archives: June 2016

Diagnosing kidney dysfunction in cats: How to detect and how to treat it

vivadmin/ June 30, 2016/ News

Like all mammals, cats have two kidneys, one on the left, and one on the right. Blood flows into the kidney through the renal artery and leaves via the renal vein. As blood passes through the kidney, toxins are filtered from the bloodstream. These toxins go into the urine, where they are excreted from the body, which is why our

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High tech food: Healthier dogs using data logs

vivadmin/ June 29, 2016/ News

To most of us, our pets are not just animals; they are full fledged members of our families. But through our best intentions, are we actually subconsciously be kind to be cruel you our beloved pets?

AFIA, Feedstuffs launch new benchmarking awards program

vivadmin/ June 27, 2016/ News

AFIA is now accepting applications for the 2016 Feed Facility of the Year awards program, a redesign of the AFIA/Feedstuffs annual Feed Mill of the Year program. The program recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, operating efficiencies and overall industry awards.

PetHealth: Could Omega 3 hold the key to calming anxious pets?

vivadmin/ June 22, 2016/ News

New research suggests that supplementing a mildly anxious dog’s diet with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid could have anti-anxiety benefits. It is certainly worth a try before reaching for the Prozac. But are these findings all bark and no bite, or is it the breakthrough that owners of anxious pets have long been crying out for?

Petfood Forum China 2016 to focus on latest innovations in the industry

vivadmin/ June 10, 2016/ News

Record number of attendees from around the world expected at China’s only pet food specific event. Registration is now open for the fifth annual Petfood Forum China, to be held on August 17th at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China.

Is Premium Pet Pet food really worth it?

vivadmin/ June 7, 2016/ News

It seems that in recent months that with every new week comes a new pet food fad. Often seemingly thought up by pet food manufacturing company’s own marketing departments, these new “healthier” pet food ranges are often much more expensive than their standard counterparts. But are pet food manufacturers just ripping us off?

Burgess unleash free-from super healthy pet food range

vivadmin/ June 6, 2016/ News

Burgess Pet Care has created new free-from recipes for its new Wellbeing range. But with a whole raft of similar ranges released fairly recently, what is it about hits particular range that should be turning pet owners’ heads?

Petfood powerhouse to positively promote
puppy nutrition

vivadmin/ June 3, 2016/ News

Pet food brand Eukanuba has launched a new campaign, promoting the Eukanuba Puppy range. The company will identify their products’ health benefits to reassure new owners that they’re providing their puppy with a strong foundation for their future. But how effective is Eukanuba’s new strategy, and what does their new range include?

How to: Probiotics for pets

vivadmin/ June 2, 2016/ News

With much of recent pet food coverage being mainly focussed on keeping things natural, very little has been sad about the positives that can be yielded from the use of probiotics. It goes without saying that feeding our pets a nutritious meal is of key importance, but can supplementation really make an obvious difference to our animal’s health?