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Does Your Cat Suffer From Bladder Stones?

FourFriends Premium Quality Sterilized Food For Cats With Bladder Stones

FourFriends Premium Quality Cat Foods cater for all of your cat's needs at all life stages.  All our foods are naturally hypoallergenic and because we love all cats we add Aloe Vera for cats skin and optimum health.

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Advice, Cat

Digestibility of Protein in High Quality Dog Food

How Digestible is the Protein in Your Dogs Food?

Proteins are essential nutrients for the body. They are the major building blocks for muscle, bone, skin, hair, blood and other tissues. Proteins are polymer chains made of  amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. It is the quality not the quantity that is important. Some proteins contain more usable amino acids than others. This is measured by the Biological Value which is the percentage absorbed and retained and therefore used by the body.

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Dogs, Advice

Why Do Dogs Eat Poo?

A question we are frequently asked is ‘why do dogs consume faeces’.

There has been a variety of behavioural theories put forward as to why dogs engage in auto-coprophagia. This is when an animal eats its own faeces.Probably the most common misconception is that faeces eating is a sign that something is missing from the diet. Many owners feed their dogs only once per day. Dogs naturally want to have multiple meals throughout the day, hence they use ‘coprophagia’ to supplement their feeding schedule and fulfil this need.

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Advice, Pets, Dogs

Feed Premium Quality Pet Foods Rather Than Prescription Diets

Should I feed a Prescription Diet or a Premium Quality Dog or Cat Food?

The question we are most often asked “is there an alternative to the very expensive veterinary foods that have been prescribed by my vet for my dog?”

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Pet Food, Advice