Nutrition



Click Here to see sources of good and poor nutrition.

(links to a google doc)

Click Here to see an overview of commercial foods.



Articles

Tiggy’s Place believes in sharing knowledge and empowering people to seek out information as everyone has the right to make an informed choice when deciding what pet food to purchase. It is for this reason we have invested so much time into our website and educational materials.


Basics of Dog & Cat Nutrition
A pet is only as healthy or as strong as their living conditions and their diet will allow   ...
Additional Nutritional Requirements for Cats
Most of the statements made in the ‘Basics of Dog & Cat Nutrition’ page apply to bot...
Rabbit Health
  Many rabbit owners do not feed their rabbits the correct hay. Many feed ‘bedding hay&r...
Vegetarian/Vegan Pets
Our pets are part of our family and many people are extending their moral eating habits to their ani...
Cereals & Grains
There are three sources of calories available to pets - protein, fat and carbohydrates. While protei...
Allergies
Dogs & Cats with allergies may be healthier if they are fed natural foods that are not altered b...
Nutrition by Lifestyle & Lifestage
An individual pet’s age, activity level, general health, and breed are all factors to consider...
Weight & Health
 As the waistlines of humans are expanding, similarly our pets are tipping the scales like neve...
Commercial Foods (including Supermarket & Pet Superstore Brands)
Despite being a nation of animal lovers, pet owners are still in the dark when it comes to the conte...
Biologically Appropriate Diets
Evolution Based Diets In the last year clean eating has really hit the headlines and not just for h...
Switching Your Pet to a Biologically Appropriate Diet
Every pet deserves a wholesome, nutritious and natural diet free from additives and derivatives so a...
Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates Carbohydrates come in three basic forms: sugars (simple carbohydrates) and Fibres (ce...
Benefits of Raw Feeding
Benefits of Feeding RAW Good Bowel Movements & Empty Anal Glands: There are many benefits to f...
Fats & Oils
What is best for us is not always best for our pets, we may be encouraged to cut out fats but fats a...
Fibre
Fibre is essential for good digestion, colon and intestinal health as it helps the intestinal conten...
Protein
Most dogs and cats need higher protein levels than humans, with protein being the foundation of thei...
Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs
In their natural state herbs are a concentrated source of nutrients and active compounds. Animals ar...
Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are essential, in the correct proportions, for growth, development and overall...
Water
Water is most important as it’s the most plentiful molecule in your pet’s body and every...
Why is a good diet important?
The food your pet eats impacts everything from mood and energy to toilet training. Poor quality food...



Sources of information


  • Natural Instinct Facebook Posts & Website
  • Forthglade - Houndsley Brothers - Clean Eating for Dogs (online article)
  • Pet Addict Course - Introduction to Pet Health (Dog & Cat Nutrition)
  • www.barfworld.com, www.rawfed.com, www.rawmeatybones.com
  • Pet Product Marketing Magazine, October 2016
  • Pet Product Marketing Magazine, Feb 2017
  • PDSA, Animal Wellbeing Report 2016
  • Why is Cancer Killing Our Pets (Deborah Straw, Healing Arts Press)
  • Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition (John McNamara, Pearson Prentice Hall)
  • Give Your Dog A Bone (Dr Ian Billinghurst, Warrigal Publishing)
  • The Waltham Book of Companion Animal Nutrition (I.Burger, Pergamon)*