Treat Time!

Everyone deserves a treat now and then and so does your pet! But there are a few things to look out for when choosing the best treats for your pet. Learn from Petcurean about how best to treat your pet ...

Why is there Tapioca in pet food?

Although this ingredient is more commonly known in human food circles as a dessert, recently it has proven to be a great addition to grain free specialty pet foods.

Why are peas so popular in pet food?

Dried peas belong to the family of pulses, which also includes lentils, chickpeas, and beans. Peas are one of the world’s oldest crops.

What makes the NOW Fresh range of pet food unique?

NOW Fresh by Petcurean is a unique grain free food for dogs and cats. “Unique” by definition means “being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else”. So how is NOW Fresh unique?

What makes Petcurean and their premium-quality recipes different from the pack

So many pet food brands to choose from. So many questions that need answering, and so much to learn. Yup, choosing exactly the right food for your dog or cat can be challenging. Find out what makes Petcurean special....

What is tripe and why should I feed it to my dog?

Tripe is the stomach lining of ruminating animals such as cattle, deer, sheep and goats.

What is the best way to store my dry pet food?

Correct storage of pet food is extremely important to ensure the food is kept fresh (and enjoyable for your pet) and to ensure the well-being of your pet is protected.

What are Limited Ingredient Diets?

Does your pet have itchy skin, vomiting, diarrhea, or chronic paw licking? With food sensitivities seemingly on the rise amongst dogs and cats, many pet parents are looking for solutions.

Understanding pet food ingredients - What is a meal (e.g. chicken meal)?

A common ingredient in commercial pet foods is meat or fish ‘meals’. Most pet owners do not understand what a meat ‘meal’ is and often have misconceptions about this type of ingredient.

The benefits of green-lipped mussel extract

Green-lipped Mussels (Perna canaliculus ) are found only in New Zealand waters. The term green-lipped doesn’t actually refer to lips, but to the colour of the edge of the shell which has a green tinge.

The benefits of coconut oil

The type of fat in coconut is called a medium chain triglyceride (MCT). These MCT’s are digested and absorbed quickly without the normally required digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas.

Ten tips to help feed a fussy dog

Not all dogs are created equal when it comes to food. Some dogs “live to eat”, and others “eat to live”! If you do have a fussy eater, here are a few tips that may help you out:

Pets and Plant Allergens

Does your dog or cat get itchy in Spring? Just like us, dogs and cats can suffer seasonal allergies.....

Pancreatitis in Dogs

What is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is quite simply an inflammation of the pancreas. Your dog’s pancreas serves two main functions:

Is my pet overweight?

As a general rule of thumb you should be able to see a waist when you look down on top of your dog or cat

Is it time you changed your pet’s bowl?

Aside from selecting the best and most suitable food for your pet, the next most important thing to consider is how you are feeding your pet. Dogs are natural scavengers and love to bury their precious finds for a later feast. As natural hunters, cats love to seek out and chase prey ....

How to transition your pet to a new food

It's important to slowly transition your pet to a new food so their system has a chance to adapt to the change.

How to read a pet food label

Learn more about the key elements of pet food labels, and what the important things are to consider - such as ingredients, proteins, fats, preservatives..

How to choose a pet food

With so many different foods on the market at different price points, how do you choose a food?

How Much Protein Should Pet Food Contain?

Visit any internet message board about pet nutrition and you will more than likely find a heated debate about protein — pros, cons, good sources, bad sources and more opinions than you ever wanted to know.

How can I stop my cat getting hairballs?

Cats spend about one sixth of their life grooming themselves. A cat’s tongue is an important grooming tool...

Grain versus Grain Free Dog Food Diets

Grain-free diets are a popular option in the pet food aisle. What do you need to know about the great grain debate?

Food Allergies? Food Intolerances?

Like us, pets today are suffering more and more from allergies and sensitivities.

FLUTD and cats

FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease) is a problem that generally affects male cats, and was more commonly known as FUS or crystals. This is a serious condition that is also life threatening.

Feeding the Working or Performance Dog – Myth vs Reality

While dogs don’t have a nutritional requirement for carbs, they provide instant access to energy which is beneficial to working dogs.

Do cats need carbohydrates?

Although carbohydrates are not considered essential nutrients in the diets of cats, and are often considered fillers, carbs do play critical roles in your cat’s body.

Benson's Story

Read about our dog Benson and how solving his itchy ears & feet with a change of food brought us to start up our company Healthy Pet Foods.

Diet and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Dogs

There has been a lot of buzz about a recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statement alerting pet owners about a possible link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a type of heart disease, in dogs eating diets containing peas, lentils, potatoes and other legume seeds as main ingredients (typically grain free diets). Here is Petcurean's latest update.

10 reasons to add wet food to your pet's diet

There are a number of top-quality wet foods available and some very good reasons for adding wet food to your pet’s diet.