Is there really a difference between a cheap pet food and SPECIFIC™?
As with most things you can buy, you get what you pay for. SPECIFIC™ may not be the cheapest food on the market, but there are several reasons for this. Firstly, we are continuously developing new foods and recipes for the SPECIFIC™ pet food range – and this requires time and money. Also, we do not settle for just meeting the basic legal requirements for pet foods. In fact, we use fixed recipes and keep a strict production surveillance to ensure a stable and trustworthy quality.
Is it true that my dog needs a lot of meat, as they descend from wolves?
No. Dogs are physiologically very flexible when it comes to the sources of food. Like humans dogs are omnivores, which means that they can digest and use both meat and plants. (This is different from cats, who must have meat in their food.) A dog may actually live on a totally vegetarian diet, if this is composed in the right way. However, meat is a concentrated and tasty source of proteins, minerals and vitamins. Plus it provides energy and makes the food taste good. So all this means that it makes sense to include meat into a dog’s diet.
My cat has many hairballs, what can I do to help?
All cats naturally ingest their own hairs as they groom using their tongue. Longhaired cats will logically swallow more hair than shorthaired ones. Hairs that do not pass through the digestive system may form hairballs inside the stomach. Most cats get rid of these hairballs by vomiting or retching, but sometimes they cause digestive problems. Grooming your cat regularly with a comb will remove loose hairs, reducing the hairs left for the cat to swallow. The SPECIFIC™ foods for adult and senior cats contain fibres that help the passage of ingested hairs through the digestive system and prevent hairballs.