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How to recognise a happy dog?

How can you help your dog be as happy as possible?

Dog or cat food: in a paper bag or with a layer of plastic?

Is paper always a suitable replacement for plastic packaging?

Common health issues in dogs and cats

We will discuss some common health issues in dogs and cats and offer some advice on how to deal with them.

Recognising pet body language: What your dog or cat is saying

An arched back or wagging tail – our pets can tell us a lot with their bodies.

Higher prices, and why that is a good thing!

You might have noticed that the prices of our products have increased.

First Aid for the Ecological Footprint

Reducing the ecological footprint of your four-legged friend: how do you actually do that?

The perfect Christmas gift for dogs and cats

For many, Christmas is not only a day to dine with family and friends, but also to spoil their pets with a present under the Christmas tree.

Green is the new black

On 26 November we change Black Friday into Green Friday. This whole week Yarrah donates 10% of all webshop purchases to Trees for All!

How to care for your pet in a sustainable way

More and more people are concerned about the world of tomorrow and choose to contribute to a more sustainable future.

A sustainable brand opting for plastic packaging: what’s the deal?

Yarrah is organic, aren’t they all about sustainability? Why opt for plastic packaging?

So many types of plastic. Anything sustainable?

What are the different types of plastic? And how sustainable are those alternatives? Read all about it in this blog!

Designing your house and outdoor space for pets

Are you expecting to welcome a dog or cat into your family?

Undesirable behaviour: if your dog or cat doesn’t do what you want

A pet displaying undesirable behaviour can drive us to despair. Here are some tips to help you deal with this kind of behaviour and improve the situation.

How to play with your dog | Tips & Advice

Here are some playing tips for you and your dog.

A first time for everything with your dog or cat

As a brand-new dog or cat owner, you will be experiencing a lot of firsts together. The first walk, their first time being left alone…

Special dietary advice for your dog or cat

This article will tell you all about special dietary recommendations for your dog or cat.

Taking your dog or cat to the vet

In this article, we will tell you all about the vet and how they can help.

Yarrah Organic Petfood launches fully recyclable packaging

As of April 2021, all kibble packaging will consist of mono-plastic, making the bags completely recyclable.

What to feed my pet? On pets and food

You might be asking yourself: “What does a dog eat?” or “What does a cat eat?”. In this article, we will tell you all about your pet and food.

Cost of purchasing and maintaining a pet

Adopting a dog or cat involves costs. The first expense is the purchase itself, but maintaining your pet comes with a price tag of its own.

The coronavirus and your pet: the influence of COVID-19 on your dog or cat

This article provides an in-depth explanation of the coronavirus in relation to pets.

Grooming a pet: here’s how to clean the eyes, ears and nose of your dog or cat

Just like humans, our pets can get dirt in their eyes, nose or ears too. Except they can’t really clean it very well.

Help, my pet is missing! Lost your dog or cat? Here’s what to do

There are several things you can do when your pet has gone missing in order to get reunited as quickly as possible.

Introducing a new pet to the home, here’s how to introduce your dog or cat

You want to welcome a new pet to the home, but how to go about it?

Do animals dream? Here’s what we know about dreaming dogs and cats!

When we close our eyes at night, we depart to dreamland. But what about dogs and cats?

A poisoned pet: first aid for a poisoned dog or cat

Antifreeze, chocolate or a certain plant; these can be dangerous things when pets decide to have a nibble or a lick

Can my pet get corona? Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus

We will tell you all about the corona virus and how it may affect you and your pet.

My dog eats grass or poo, but why?

Maybe you’ve noticed that your dog likes to eat strange things during your walks.

First aid for dogs and cats

Just like us humans, animals can get in trouble too. Here are some tips to help your pet in an emergency.

Feeding your dog vegetarian, vegan or flex

We will tell you all about vegan, vegetarian and flex diets for your dog.

Motion sickness in dogs: make road trips easier on your dog with these tips

A nauseous feeling as soon as the car begins to move. People aren’t the only ones who can suffer from motion sickness.

Why Yarrah uses residual streams for pet food

Some (parts of) products that aren’t used in the food industry, make for excellent pet food.

Sustainable treats for your pet: what to look for

Want to treat or reward your dog or cat with a tasty snack every now and then?

Sustainable pet food packaging, what is what?

There are several things that affect the sustainability of your pet. Food is one of them.

Leaving your dog or cat on its own? Check out our 8 tips

Here are 8 tips to make your dog or cat as comfortable as possible whenever you are not around.

Help, my dog is smelly! Tips for reducing the odour of a dog

If your dog smells bad, there are things you can do about it.

4 x sustainable toys for your dog or cat

Here are four ideas for sustainable dog and cat toys.

Dog and cat food labelling, what is it and how to read it?

We will explain how food labels work and how to read them.

What type of meat is used in pet food?

Beef, chicken or turkey; your dog or cat probably loves it all. But what kind of meat is it?

Vega recipes updated

The quality of our food and therefore your pet’s health is our top priority.

‘Adopt, don’t shop’: 8 reasons to adopt a pet from a shelter

Are you on the market for a dog or cat? Here are 8 reasons for adopting a dog or cat.

Recognising, solving and preventing dental problems in dogs and cats

More than sixty percent of dogs and cats over three years of age has dental problems.

Cruelty-free and sustainable pet food

Animal testing isn’t limited to makeup, medication or bath foam.

A sustainable vacation with your pet

A couple of tips for a sustainable vacation with your pet.

Living in a tiny house with a dog or cat, can it be done?

A tiny house is small and a dog or cat needs its space. Can the two be married? Here are some tips!

Here is how proper nutrition affects your pet’s coat

A healthy coat depends on nutrition in addition to coat care.

Vegetarian dog food: what if your dog has a meat allergy?

Most dog food contains meat, but what if you find out that your dog has trouble processing animal-based proteins?

How to combat arthrosis in dogs and cats?

When your dog or cat suffers from arthrosis, it may experience a lot of pain and discomfort.

Arthrosis in dogs and cats: what is it and what causes it?

Painful joints when moving around: arthrosis is an unpleasant affliction.

Caring for a senior dog: what to keep in mind?

You can offer your dog a comfortable senior life by providing it with proper care.

Can a dog or cat get jealous?

Below the answer to the question whether a dog or cat is capable of jealousy.

Your pet while you’re on vacation: will it tag along?

Whether it be far away or close to home, we all love a well-deserved holiday.

Your pet while you’re on holiday: a pet sitter at home

What to keep in mind when getting an in-house pet sitter?

Your pet while you’re on holiday: pet hotels

What to keep in mind when taking your pet to a pet hotel?

Combining a dog with a job: how is it done?

How to give your dog lots of attention when you’ve got a job.

Wet food or kibble: what is more sustainable?

Did you know that their food affects the ecological footprint of pets?

Pet food quality labels: what do they mean?

Not only food for humans can come with a quality label. We will explain what quality labels Yarrah maintains.

What electric car models are suitable for dogs?

When you’ve got a dog, there are some things you should keep in mind when buying an electric car.

How environmentally friendly is the life of my pet and how can I contribute?

How does your pet impact the climate and what can you do to limit the effects?

Dog food for any age

We will tell you all about the different types of food for each stage of life.

Why give my pet organic food?

We will tell you all about organic food and its benefits to your pet.

Recognising a dog’s behaviour: here’s what your dog’s body language is telling you

Here are some tips to learn what your dog’s body languages is trying to tell you.

Diabetes in dogs, what to do?

How to recognise Diabetes mellitus in your dog…

Healthy snacks for dogs

A reward or a tasty snack in between meals; you may want to spoil your dog with a treat every now and then.

What does organic mean and what is organic food?

In order to understand what sets it apart from other types of food, you need to know what organic means.

What to do with my cat or dog when I go on vacation?

Every year we look forward to our vacation. But what to do with your cat or dog while you’re away?

Tips for losing weight and overweight among dogs

Here is what you can do to get your dog to lose some weight.

Frequent allergies among dogs

We will tell you all about the most frequent allergies and what you can do to help your dog.

Teaching a dog to play fetch

Playing fetch is a good activity for your dog. It requires the dog to exercise and learn to obey your commands.

Senior dogs and exercise

Exercise is good for dogs and especially for older dogs.

Making the world a better place

Yarrah, producer of organic food for cats and dogs, aims to make the world a better place through all its activities.

9 summer tips for your dog and cat

How can you prepare your dog or cat for the summer?

Socialising your puppy: what does it mean and how is it done?

Proper socialisation prevents anxious or aggressive behaviour.

Safe play with your pup | Tips and advice

Playing with your dog is a lot of fun and it is good for both of you.

Breaking your dog’s excessive barking habit | Tips and advice

Here’s how to break your dog’s excessive barking habit.

Tips for food aggression in your dog

Aggression around food and other possessions can be a major problem in dogs.

Breaking your pup’s biting habit | Tips and advice

Teach your pup to be careful. Here’s how to break your pup’s biting habit.

Three steps to break your dog’s jumping habit

A lot of dog owners experience jumping up as unwanted behaviour, but luckily there is something you can do about it. Here’s how to break your dog’s jumping habit.

Breaking a begging habit | Tips and advice

Begging may seem cute, but it can grow into a problem.

Correcting your dog’s bad behaviour

Your dog may exhibit undesirable behaviour towards yourself or others. Luckily you can eliminate your dog's bad behaviour.

Potty training your pup in five easy steps

It isn’t difficult to potty train your pup, it just takes some time and attention. With these tips you will know what to keep in mind and how to go about it.

Organic beef farm quality inspection

In Austria is an organic dairy cattle farm. It is one of the farms that supply Yarrah the organic beef for its dog and cat food.

Puppy training: yes or no?

When you got a young pup (for the first time), it is a good idea to put it on puppy training. Let us explain why you need to start puppy training.

Leaving your dog unattended: for how long and what to keep in mind?

You can leave your dog unattended, as long as you build it up gradually. This will ensure your dog stays calm and doesn’t act out. Here is how to go about it.

A dog-friendly home | Recommendations and advice

Before welcoming a dog into your family, you need to create a safe home. Here’s how to make your home dog-friendly.

Making your garden dog-friendly | Recommendations and advice

Just like people, dogs love a garden. A couple of modifications will make your garden dog-friendly so you can both fully enjoy it.

Proper accommodation for your dog

When you want to add a dog to your family, you will need to carve it a place of its own, both in the family and at home.

How much exercise does my dog need?

Exercise is important to maintain your dog’s good health. Everybody knows dogs need to be walked every day. But how much exercise does your dog need exactly?

Caring for a dog, what to consider?

Proper care of coat and body is important for your dog’s health. Caring for a dog, what to consider?

Meat-based meal instead of fresh meat, not a bad idea!

Yarrah puts production of the best food for dogs and cats first. But we also consider sustainability.

Having your dog neutered: when and why?

Having your dog neutered is a way of rendering him or her infertile. There are various benefits of neutering your dog, but it is recommended to wait until a certain age.

Deworming your dog: why and when?

Why do you need to deworm your dog or puppy? When can you start and how often is deworming necessary? We help you with these tips.

What to do if my dog has fleas?

Fleas are annoying parasites that can cause a bad itch. Luckily, you can prevent infection by using a flea repellent.

Vaccinating your dog: why and when?

A dog has to be vaccinated to prevent it from contracting contagious diseases. In this article, we explain why and when you should do this.

How do you identify a healthy dog?

You care for your dog to the best of your abilities because you want it to lead a long and healthy life. These tips will help you keep track of your dog’s health.

How to switch dog food?

Did the breeder feed your pup something else than what you want to feed it? Or do you want to switch to a different dog food?

How much can I feed my dog?

Quality is not the only thing that matters in terms of providing your dog with a healthy diet. The amount of food is of great importance as well.

How much water does a dog drink?

Water is as vital for a dog as a proper diet. But how much it drinks depends on several factors. We explain how much your dog needs to drink and why.

Vital nutrients for dogs

Vital nutrients for dogs. Dogs need a proper and varied diet in order to stay healthy. They cannot do without these nutrients.

What can a pup eat and drink? Tips on the right food for pups

Good food is important for a puppy's growth. What can puppies eat and drink? And how much should you feed your puppy? Find out what your puppy needs.

How much does a puppy cost? Costs of purchasing and raising a pup

There are costs associated with purchasing a puppy. We explain what to expect.

Purchasing a puppy – checklist

You probably can’t wait to welcome your new pup to the family, but there are a couple of things you need to pay close attention to before you do.

Where to buy a dog?

Will you opt for a puppy or provide a home to a dog from the shelter? What are the pros and cons and what should you be paying attention to? Here are some tips to make your decision easier.

What type of dog is best for me?

Each type of dog has its own characteristics. In order to help you choose your dog, we will be discussing several features.

Buying a puppy: what to look for?

Are you thinking about buying a puppy? Consider the various possibilities beforehand and prepare yourself as much as possible.

To measure is to know

For agriculture and livestock farming businesses to claim organic certification, they must meet therequirements. An analysis of different aspects is done.

Kibble with a crunch

Yarrah started producing dry food in 1992 and faced the choice between pressed or crunchy kibble. Yarrah opted for extrusion.

Animal-friendly testing

All Yarrah packs state that the product hasn’t been tested on animals. Nevertheless, there comes a time when new products do have to be offered to a testing panel of cats and dogs.

Organic farming – a better life for all animals

We also require that the animals that end up in the food have had a better life. What exactly does ‘a better life’ mean when it comes to an organic animal?

Quality control organic products

When a product’s packaging states that the product is organic, it means that the product meets stringent organic regulations.

Quality checks at an organic turkey and chicken farm

Quality Manager Arthur visited a German turkey and chicken farm, as well as a processing plant for organic turkeys, in early September 2017.

Help, my dog is too fat!

Many people are struggling, but it can be a problem for dogs, too: being overweight.

Yarrah carries out quality checks in Uruguay

Purpose of the call is to inspect the entire production chain and to personally make sure the animals are treated well and are eventually killed in a humane manner.

Puppy – choice, costs and food

Those wide eyes, fluffy little ears, and that wagging tail… whatever dog you end up going for, puppies are cute.

Help, my dog is itching! – on Sensitive

Is your dog frequently scratching? Does he have so-called ‘hot spots’ (acute pyoderma) or is he gnawing away at his front legs?

As the years go by – older dogs

Time is beginning to take its toll and your four-legged friend is entering a new stage of life. He is now an old dog.

Little legs, little bodies – on small breeds of dog

Taking your chihuahua or dachshund for a walk is a real treat for him, but also demands a great deal of exertion.

Cereals or no cereals – about cereal-free food

Cereal-free food is the trend at present, but are cereals in dry food really so harmful to cats and dogs?

Babies grow up. When is the right time to switch to adult food?

The life of a dog or a cat can (broadly speaking) be divided up into three phases. They start as a puppy or a kitten, mature and end up in old age.

Want organic for yourself? Then surely your pet does too!

What’s less logical is that many of these critical consumers still buy dog or cat food without knowing exactly what’s in it.

MSC fish instead of organic fish. Why?

An organic company that doesn’t use any organic fish yet chooses sustainably caught MSC fish. Why?

What should my dog not eat? Foods poisonous to dogs

Which foods are better to avoid to give your dog or might even be poisonous? Here you will find some examples of foods poisonous or harmful to dogs.

The costs of dog food: an (un)fair comparison

When comparing the prices of various brands of dog food, the differences are sometimes huge.

Where does Yarrah’s beef come from?

Some of our cat and dog food contains organic beef from Uruguay. It seems strange but we can justify doing so.

Where does Yarrah’s chicken come from?

We often get asked why cat and dog food containing organic chicken is so much more expensive than ‘normal’ food.

Vegetarian dog food. Does it taste good?

Vegetarian dog food has been featuring in Yarrah’s range since 1995.

Yarrah uses ‘happy hens’

How can you be properly sure that the animals in your feed have actually had a better life?

Making sense of vegetarian dog food

Can a dog have a vegetarian? There are many opinions and assumptions. Read more about vegetarian dog food in this article.

Quality visit to the organic seaweed farm

We buy all our organic raw materials ourselves. In order to be sure that the raw materials are genuinely organic, our quality manager Arthur Hartman visits the suppliers at least once a year.

Quality visit to the organic chicken farmer

Even though organic hens have a far better life than broilers, free-range hens or battery hens, it is nevertheless the case that they end up being slaughtered. Animal welfare is something that we consider to be extremely important.

What exactly are meat and animal byproducts?

We are often asked what exactly is meant by ‘meat and animal byproducts’. Let us explain.

How do I take care of my dog? Tips for new dog-owners

Getting a dog is something that entails a great deal of responsibility. Lots of people underestimate the impact that a dog will have on their daily lives.