Chocolate is often given to dogs as a reward, however it can kill a dog! Indeed, chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which needs to be degraded by the liver to be digested. In humans, this degradation takes 2 hours, but in dogs, it takes nearly 18 hours, which increases the risk of accumulation in […]
Can certain types of behavior be influenced by diet and to what extent? Levels of influence: By the nutritional components that act on neurotransmitters, either as a lever in a social focus on access to food. Ethology and power modes: Eat or be eaten is a universal law that we tend to forget in house […]
From a physiological point of view: The easiest way is to compare with a boiler. If you are charging with too much fuel, it overheats, it’s obvious. The pressure increases, the machine can get excited, the gaskets and hoses get dirty, wear out faster and eventually leak out or blow up sometimes brutally. In mechanical […]
Nutritional requirements of dogs are not the same as those of humans. Even if, (and because) we tend to consider them as a family member, we forget that they do not have the same nutritional needs. The dog needs a specific, balanced diet adapted to their age, race , physical activity and health. The quality […]
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In addition to its ecological impact, your pet’s obesity is a source of many diseases and is reducing its life expectancy.
Beef granules actually contain very little beef. The leading products in supermarkets are manufactured by the agribusiness giants: they add a lot of starch -cheaper ingredient- in the granules, a bit like pizza to paste the finest ingredients. The price difference comes from the more component of the food (protein), and also the marketing. In […]
As the cat is a strict carnivore, it is a big protein consumer. His Needs in methionine cysteine, taurine and arginine are particularly high, and it can only find them in animal products. Digestive physiology and anatomy constitution of the cat are adapted to the consumption of several small living prey, mainly birds and rodents. […]
Innately, the rabbit adopts good eating habits. He is attracted by the hay and eat a lot of it. However, many owners introduce their rabbits foods to too rich : granules or worse: all you cab eat of seeds. Rabbits are therefore developing a taste for sugar and fat they do not naturally have. It […]