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Benefits of chewing for dogs

Dogs have an urge to chew, which is strongest when they are puppies but carries on throughout life. Chewing exercises jaw muscles and helps scrape away dental plaque, and provides relief from irritated gums when puppies are teething. It also…
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Natural Diets for Dogs

Natural history of dogs, Canis familiaris Domestic dogs are descended from wolves and are closely related to them. Wolves usually hunt in packs and prey on medium to large animals such as deer and moose. Solitary wolves feed on rodents and…

Natural Diet for Cats

Domestic cats are true carnivores, with teeth designed for shearing flesh and bodies superbly adapted for hunting small animals. They are thought to be descended from the African wild cat, a desert animal. Wild and domesticated cats eat most…

Benefits of NZ Deer Sinew

Particularly beneficial to elderly pets and hard-working dogs This supplement is available as a food sprinkle or yummy tablet providing superior nutritional support that is natural and gentle for joints, tendons and overall good health. Deer…

About NZ Deer Velvet & Sinew

Mobility & Strength, Condition, Performance, Stamina Deer Velvet and Sinew has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for centuries, for strength, health and mobility. Our Happypet Deer Velvet and Sinew tablets combine 3 natural…

Feeding your Elderly Pet

Longevity can be increased by proper nourishment in the latter years, as old pets are vulnerable to poor feeding. Low cost food is likely to supply only poor grade protein and may contain excesses of some nutrients. Old pets should be given…

Care Tips for Elderly Pets

Aged pets often become less agile and sometimes less attractive, just as people do in their old age. Many owners accept these natural consequences of ageing and accommodate them…sometimes making major changes to their own lifestyle to do so! Your…

Raw, Dried Treats for Healthy Pets

Most commercial pet foods are cooked at some stage in the manufacturing process. This destroys many of the nutrients naturally in the food, especially vitamins. Happypet's venison treats are preserved without cooking. The tendon chews are…

Grass a Natural Part of your Pet's Diet

Grass is a natural part of the diet of cats and dogs. For many pets it is normal for them to eat grass every day. When they are sick, cats and dogs must have grass available because they have a very strong urge to eat it- it is part of the…

Tips for safe feeding of bones

Dogs and their ancestors have been chewing on bones for at least 65 million years (when primitive carnivorous mammals, Miacids, first appeared on Earth). Some supervision and common sense are required when feeding a bone to a dog: …