Do you have any questions about Yarrah, our products or the organic ingredients used? Here, you can find answers to all frequently asked questions.
Does Yarrah use meat intended for human consumption?
Killing animals to feed other animals is a step too far for us. And so we only use the meat left over once the good bits have been taken out. The organic chops, ribs and steaks end up on your own plate (unless you’re vegetarian, of course). The rest of the meat doesn’t get thrown away, instead being used for our dog and cat food.
Why should I switch my cat or dog over to organic food?
In recent years there has been an increase in the incidence of allergies in cats and dogs. It’s possible that this is being caused by the leftovers (‘residues’) of herbicides, pesticides and antibiotics and hormones in regular cat food. Furthermore, the (extensive) usage of chemical colourings, aromas and flavourings and preservatives in cat food could have something to do with it.
No chemical pesticides are used in organic farming. Consequently, organic products don’t contain any residues and no chemical colourings, aromas and other artificial additives are used. The products are pure and natural.
Moreover, organic food is better for animal welfare. The meat we use comes from animals that have had a good life. And which are just as healthy and organically fed as your own cat or dog. In other words, it’s better for your animal and better for all animals!
Will I have to give my cat or dog any additional food if I’m feeding him Yarrah food?
All dog food and cat food from Yarrah is complete. This goes for both the dry food and the wet food in tins and alu dishes. Complete means that the food contains all of the things that are essential for your cat or dog. So extra food will not be necessary. Do bear in mind that the nutritional value of tinned food is somewhat lower than that of kibbles due to the high moisture content. Consequently, your cat or dog will need much more tinned food than he will kibbles to get the same amount of energy.
Can I give my dog cat food or vice versa?
The vitamin and mineral mix added to dog food differs from the mix added to cat food. These premixes are fully fine-tuned to the needs of your cat or dog. If your dog occasionally has a bit of cat food, then that’s not going to be an issue. In principle, dogs won’t be missing out on any nutrition if they eat cat food, but the ratios in cat food aren’t geared towards dogs’ needs. Hence giving your dog cat food long-term is not a good idea. It’s best to avoid giving your cat dog food. After all, a cat needs certain substances, such as taurine. Dog food often doesn’t contain these substances in the right quantities.
Is it sensible to add meat to my pet’s meal?
Calcium and phosphorus are two related nutrients. These two nutrients need to be in the food in the right ratio. This is extremely important for your pet to develop and maintain bones. An excess of one of these two minerals could lead to bone problems.
The composition of Yarrah’s food is such that it contains the correct ratio of calcium to phosphorus. Meat contains far more phosphorus than calcium. If you add meat to your dog or cat’s food, then this will disrupt the ratio of calcium to phosphorus. If you’re still keen to add some meat to the dry food, then use Yarrah wet food out of a tin or alu dish. This already contains the right ratio of calcium to phosphorus, you see.
How is it possible for Yarrah’s products to have such a long shelf life without additives?
It’s often the case that common products contain chemical preservatives to extend their shelf life. Examples of chemical antioxidants that stop spoilage include BHA, BHT and ethoxiquin. These are relatively inexpensive and are commonly used to preserve fats. Various studies reveal that when these chemicals are used in abundance they can be harmful to human and animal health.
For the purposes of preserving dry food, Yarrah only uses tocopherol, or vitamin E. Our wet food in cans and alu dishes is packaged in airtight containers and sterilized during production. Thus rendering further preservation measures unnecessary. Furthermore, no chemical preservatives are permitted in the raw materials supplied to us. Our products are fully free of chemical additives. Pretty healthy, then!
How high is the degree of acceptance of Yarrah products?
We test our products not only in terms of composition and quality but also in terms of acceptance on the part of cats and dogs. Artificial aromas, colourings and flavourings are often added to food to bolster its acceptance. Our products don’t contain any artificial aromas, colourings or flavourings. Dogs and cats can be hypersensitive to these additives. We are proving that adding them is unnecessary. After all, our tests show that Yarrah products are very much enjoyed by practically any dog or cat, irrespective of breed or age. Our secret? Chicken is the main ingredient in many of our products. And cats and dogs love chicken! Of course, the high quality of the other ingredients in our food also ensures good acceptance.
What nutrition is in Yarrah’s dog food?
Curious about what nutrition is in our dog food? We will be happy to send you an up-to-date nutrition declaration for our dog food. To this end, please fill in the contact form and the nutrition declaration will be sent to your e-mail address as soon as possible.
When do I need to switch my dog over to senior dog food?
A dog is regarded as being old once he reaches 7 years of age. Is your dog exhibiting age-related problems? Does he have stiff muscles and joints and is he getting tired more easily? Then it would be a good idea to switch to senior dog food. It could, of course, be that your 7-year-old dog is still really active and full of energy. In that case, there’s no harm waiting for a while before making the switch.
Why are Yarrah’s products not based on rice rather than on wheat and corn?
Rice is usually used for dogs with a wheat and/or corn allergy. This group of dogs is pretty small. What’s more, rice is more expensive than wheat and corn. Using rice would therefore make our products more expensive for everyone, despite only being of benefit to a small group of dogs. It is not known whether or not dogs (or perhaps their puppies) will acquire an allergy to wheat and/or cornin the long run by not eating wheat or corn. They could, as it were, learn how to digest wheat and corn. That’s another reason why we deliberately chose not to base our dog food on rice as standard. Is your dog really unable to tolerate any wheat and/or corn? If so, then go for Yarrah sensitive dry food, which is based on rice.
How often should I feed my dog?
How often you should feed your dog is something that will depend on his age and size as well as the amount of food he is capable of eating each time.
Puppies need to be fed three to four times a day, particularly up to the age of six months. Young puppies should preferably be fed four times a day and older puppies three times a day. Ensure that at each meal you give your puppy enough food that he is full, even if this means that you have to give him more food that is indicated in the feeding table. Do be careful not to let your puppy get too fat though!
After around six months you will be able to reduce the number of meals to two to three a day. Does your dog have difficulty finishing an entire meal in one go? Then divide the food into several meals a day.
Adult dogs should preferably be given at least two meals a day. In this respect, at least one meal, though preferably both, should consist of dry food. We would recommend giving him one third of his daily requirements in the morning and the rest in the evening.
If you feed him Yarrah, then in principle extra food will not be necessary. A tinned meal from time to time is a great treat! For such occasions, you should preferably use Yarrah tinned food. These are made of the same raw materials as Yarrah’s dry food, thereby reducing the chances of problems arising.
What’s the best way of getting my dog to switch to Yarrah?
In order to switch your dog over without problems, the best way is to let him get used to Yarrah gradually. Replace the current type of food with its equivalent from Yarrah. So swap kibbles for kibbles, wet food for wet food, etc. Start on the first and second day with 75% of the current food and 25% Yarrah. On day three and four go for 50% current food and 50% Yarrah, and so on. That way, your dog will be switched from his old food to Yarrah in a week
Your dog’s stools might be a little looser than usual in the first few days of the switch, but this will soon be resolved. And will your dog start eating less? Don’t panic. This will probably be down to the fact that the food from Yarrah is very high quality. Your dog won’t be missing out on anything at all. Quite the contrary!
Does your dog have any problems with digestion on his current food? Then we would advise you to switch your dog fully over to Yarrah from one day to the next. Your dog may well experience gastrointestinal problems for a few days up to a fortnight, but you’ll notice that the symptoms subside. And eventually disappear completely.
Is your dog allergic and is this the reason why you’re switching over to specific food, e.g. Yarrah’s vegetarian/vegan food? Then refrain from giving your dog any extras (such as leftovers or treats) during the switch to Yarrah. These could cause your dog’s problems to persist.
What nutrition is in Yarrah’s cat food?
Curious about what nutrition is in our cat food? We will be happy to send you an up-to-date nutrition declaration for our cat food. To this end, please fill in the contact form and the nutrition declaration will be sent to your e-mail address as soon as possible.
What’s the best way of getting my cat to switch to Yarrah?
In order to switch your cat over from his current food to Yarrah without problems, the best way is to do it gradually. Replace the current type of food with its equivalent from Yarrah. So swap kibbles for kibbles, wet food for wet food, etc. Start on the first and second day with 75% of the current food and 25% Yarrah. On day three and four go for 50% current food and 50% Yarrah, and so on. That way, your cat will be switched from his old food to Yarrah in a week.
Cats can be rather stubborn, so it might be that your cat steadfastly refuses to start eating another type of food. In order to make the new food more attractive to your cat, you can mix the kibbles with some Yarrah wet food. Wet food has a high level of acceptance, you see, meaning your cat will be more willing to eat it than kibbles alone.
Do Yarrah products contain any artificial raw materials?
All our food is organic and natural, made of pure ingredients. No artificial raw materials, preservatives or colourings are added to Yarrah’s cat and dog food.
Do Yarrah products contain sugar?
We don’t add any sugars to our dry food and wet food for cats and dogs. Nevertheless, our products can contain sugars that are present in some raw materials.
What animal byproducts does Yarrah use?
Stomachs, hearts, liver and kidneys are used in our products. No feather meal or blood whatsoever are used. Why do we use these animal byproducts? It would be a sin to throw away these useful byproducts. After all, heart, kidneys and liver contain plenty of essential minerals and vitamins. Stomachs contain plenty of proteins and very little fat. By adding these products to our food we are preventing food waste and it enables us to add an extra source of vitamins, minerals and proteins.
What is meant by ‘crude’ in the declaration on the label?
‘Crude’ in the declaration on the label refers to the total quantity of protein, fat, cellulose and ash derived from all raw materials in the food. Crude ash refers to the total amount of minerals remaining after food is burned in your pet’s body. This is the proportion of the food that can’t be digested. So it has nothing to do with what you would normally think of as ash.
What is crude ash?
Crude ash has nothing to do with what’s left after a fire. Crude ash is the proportion of the food that cannot be digested. In order to be able to supply energy, proteins, fats and carbohydrates are burned in the body. What’s left over after they’re burned is the minerals. This is also referred to as crude ash.
What does zinc do exactly?
Zinc is important for building proteins and ensures transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood. Zinc sees to it that your four-legged friend has strong bones. It also makes your cat or dog’s fur and skin healthier. Furthermore, zinc is good for the smell, taste and appetite, meaning your pet will be even more eager to eat his food! Zinc boosts the immune system. A deficiency could lead to your pet being more prone to infection and recovering more slowly. Consequently, we see to it that there is enough zinc in our food.
What does vitamin E do exactly?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant found in dietary fat. Antioxidants help combat harmful effects in your cat or dog’s body. What’s more, vitamin E will boost your four-legged friend’s immune system. Vitamin E ensures that vitamin A is absorbed better in the body and it keeps the muscles and tissues in good condition.
What does vitamin D3 do exactly?
Vitamin D3 is found in animal food, particularly (oily) fish. It encourages the uptake of calcium from food in the intestines. Vitamin D3 activates the kidneys and contributes to ensuring your pet has a healthy immune system. Vitamin D3 also sees to it that your cat or dog will develop and maintain strong bones.
What does vitamin B5 do exactly?
Vitamin B5 is necessary for your pet’s carbohydrate, protein and fatty acid metabolism. Furthermore, vitamin B5 supports the nervous system. A deficiency could lead to anaemia, dermatitis and neurodegeneration in your pet. If you feed your pet Yarrah food, then it will be getting enough vitamin B5.
What does vitamin B1 do exactly?
Vitamin B1 contributes to ensuring that the nervous system and heart muscle function properly. Vitamin B1 also helps the conversion of carbohydrates to energy. A vitamin B1 deficiency will impact on the nervous system. For example, your cat or dog could get tired more easily, lose his appetite or exhibit signs of agitation. If you feed your pet Yarrah food, then it will be getting enough vitamin B1.
What does vitamin A do exactly?
Vitamin A is primarily found in (the fat from) animal products. It is necessary for the production and function of the body’s tissues, including in the skin, trachea and intestines. Vitamin A will also ensure that your four-legged friend is more resistant to infection. Furthermore, vitamin A aids the development of your pet’s eyesight. In the most serious cases, a vitamin A deficiency can lead to night blindness, though also cause dry skin, lacklustre fur and poor teeth. If you feed your pet Yarrah food, then it will be getting enough vitamin A.
What does fat do exactly?
Fats are an important source of energy. The amount of fat your cat or dog needs will depend on how active he is. A deficiency in terms of fats could lead to a deficiency in terms of vitamins A, D, E and K. Your cat could end up with lacklustre fur and skin damage as a result. Careful consideration has been given to your pet’s energy needs when formulating Yarrah food. The fat content has been adjusted accordingly. So no need to worry!
What does sodium do exactly?
Sodium is an electrolyte, a mineral required for the body’s cells to function. Sodium contributes to ensuring that bodily processes work properly. Together with chlorine, sodium forms sodium chloride. You probably know this better as table salt. Salt gives food flavour by binding to the flavour of other substances in the food. It also boosts appetite and increases the shelf life of food.
What does manganese do exactly?
Manganese is a mineral. It is found in such things as cereals, rice, leafy vegetables, meat and fish. Manganese contributes to your pet’s metabolism and helps foster better absorption of other nutrients into the body. Moreover, manganese is important for bone formation.
What does magnesium do exactly?
Magnesium is a mineral that is important for your pet’s good health and development. Together with calcium, magnesium sees to it that bones stay strong. Furthermore, magnesium is needed for proper heart function and processing nerve impulses. It also helps regulate the body’s acidity. Magnesium will make your four-legged friend better able to cope with stress and tension. If you feed your pet Yarrah food, then it will be getting enough magnesium.
What does copper do exactly?
Copper is important for getting iron into haemoglobin (the protein that lends blood its red colour). Haemoglobin ensures that oxygen can be transported from the lungs to the organs and tissues. Conversely, it also ensures that carbon dioxide can be transported from the organs and tissues to the lungs. In addition, copper helps with the formation of bones and connective tissue and with the formation of pigment in hair and skin. It will also ensure that your four-legged friend has a good immune system.
What does cobalt do exactly?
Cobalt is part of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 (and cobalt) commonly occurs in animal food. It is necessary for haematopoiesis (blood formation).
What does iron do exactly?
Iron is needed in the body for the purposes of making blood. Furthermore, iron is important for producing haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is what lends blood its red colour. Without iron, haemoglobin can’t be made and metabolism won’t be possible in the body. Iron also helps in the formation of myoglobin. Myoglobin ensures that oxygen can be used for metabolism during muscle activity. An iron deficiency can lead to anaemia. Symptoms include getting tired more easily, having poor appetite and breathing more rapidly during limited exertion. If you feed your pet Yarrah food, then it will be getting enough iron.
What does phosphorus do exactly?
Phosphorus is a mineral. When phosphorus binds with another substance, it creates compounds. These compounds are termed phosphates. By eating food your cat or dog will absorb these phosphates into its body. Phosphates are extremely important in the body. They form part of DNA, the carrier of personal characteristics. They also contribute to fostering strong bones and ensure that the body’s cells get the energy they need to be able to function. If you feed your pet Yarrah food, it will be getting enough phosphorus.
What does protein do exactly?
Proteins are also referred to as the body’s building blocks. Proteins are necessary for your pet to grow, as well as for repairing and maintaining the body’s cells and tissues. Proteins are an essential component of the blood and some enzymes. Proteins also provide energy when not enough energy can be obtained from fats and carbohydrates. A protein deficiency could lead to retarded growth, poor healing of wounds and anaemia. How do you know whether or not your cat or dog is getting enough proteins? Yarrah has already taken care of this in its food. If you feed your pet Yarrah food, it will be getting enough proteins.
What does calcium do exactly?
The most important function of calcium in your dog’s body is to ensure strong bones and teeth. However, calcium is also needed for such things as coagulation, heart muscle contraction and processing nerve impulses. Calcium might also help protect against cancer. A calcium deficiency can lead to bones becoming more brittle and cause a vitamin D3 deficiency. If your dog or cat has a cut, then it will heal more slowly if he has a calcium deficiency, because the blood will not clot as readily. A proportion of the calcium is excreted through the faeces or urine. Yarrah ensures that there is always enough calcium in its food.
Why do some Yarrah products contain sunflower seed husks?
We occasionally use sunflower seed husks from the Netherlands, Germany and Ukraine in both our cat and dog food. It might not sound tasty, but they’re really rather useful! Sunflower seed husks contain plenty of dietary fibre. This makes them good for intestinal function and preventing constipation. Sunflower seed husks contain methionine, an amino acid that the body is not capable of producing by itself. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and muscle tissue and are indispensable when it comes to the body functioning properly. Which is why we also add sunflower seed husks to our food.
Why do some Yarrah products contain rosehip?
We occasionally use organic rosehip in our dog food. Rosehip is bursting with vitamin C and also contains vitamins A, B1 and B2. Rosehip contains plenty of pectin, which can have an anti-inflammatory effect. The lycopene in rosehip protects against cancer and cardiovascular disease. Rosehip is well known for helping to purify the blood and prevent colds.
Why does Yarrah food contain cereals?
Dogs can’t live on meat alone. They also need plant nutrients. A dog’s digestive tract is short. This makes it difficult for them to absorb nutrients from plants. Plant matter takes a lot longer to digest than meat, you see. For that reason, the plant ingredients in our food are ‘rendered soluble’. What this means is that they are crushed and heated to make the nutrients more readily available. We use cereals as a source of plant nutrients in our food. Cereals are an important source of carbohydrates and crude fibre. Thus ensuring energy and optimum digestion for your four-legged friend.
Why do some Yarrah products contain seaweed?
We occasionally use organic seaweed in both our cat and dog food. Our seaweed comes from Ireland. Seaweed contains a plethora of vitamins (including vitamins A, D and E), minerals and amino acids. It’s rich in essential proteins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Did you know that seaweed is good for bowel movements? What’s more, seaweed ensures lustrous fur, good physical condition, strong muscles and increased vitality.
Why do some Yarrah products contain carrot?
We occasionally use organic carrots in our dog food. Carrots have several positive properties. For example, they contain retinol (vitamin A1) and beta-carotene. This is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is important for building capillaries and hence for the health of all cells. Thanks to carrot in our food, your dog’s body will therefore be able to function that little bit better.
Why do some Yarrah products contain tomato?
We occasionally use organic tomatoes in both our cat and dog food. The tomatoes we use come predominantly from Spain and Italy. Tomatoes are veritable vitamin bombs. They’re bursting with vitamins A and C, carotene, vitamins B1, B2 and B6 and the minerals potassium, phosphate and magnesium. Tomatoes also contain lycopene. Lycopene is important for the immune system. It helps to reduce aggressive effects on the body before they are able to cause more significant damage. Which is nice!
Sometimes you’ll hear it said that raw tomato is harmful. As long as it’s given in limited quantities, the red parts of the tomato won’t be harmful to your four-legged friend. You’d be better off not giving your pet unripe tomatoes and the green parts of tomatoes. Our wet food contains just 0.2% dried, ripe tomato. The heat treatment process we use to sterilize our wet food no longer involves raw tomato and so it can’t do any harm.
Why do some Yarrah products contain thyme?
We occasionally use organic thyme from Turkey in both our cat and dog food. Thyme is well known for helping alleviate inflammation, skin problems and osteoarthritis. Does your pet have intestinal problems? Then thyme could help with these too.
Why does cat food from Yarrah contain taurine?
Taurine is a natural acid found in muscle tissue (for example). Cats can’t produce their own taurine. In order to have taurine, your cat will need to get it from his food. It is important for your cat to ingest taurine because a deficiency could lead to blindness and heart problems. For that reason, all of Yarrah’s complete meals for cats contain sufficient taurine.
Why do some Yarrah products contain spirulina?
We occasionally use spirulina from China in both our cat and dog food. Organic, of course. Spirulina has a plethora of beneficial properties. It contains various vitamins (including B12), minerals (such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium) as well as all essential amino acids required for a healthy diet. Spirulina contains plenty of proteins that maintain blood sugar and ensure strong bones. It also sees to it that your dog or cat will stay nice and supple for a long time, and not get ill as quickly. And your four-legged friend will recover more swiftly after exertion. Great, isn’t it?
Why do some Yarrah products contain spinach?
The dog snack vegetarian/vegan multi dog biscuits from Yarrah contain organic spinach. The spinach we use comes from Italy.
Adding spinach allows us to make our dog biscuits a healthy treat. Spinach is a source of vitamins A and C. In addition, spinach contains antioxidants such as lutein and flavonoids. These are good for such things as eyes and skin and help protect the body’s cells.
Why do some Yarrah products contain sorghum?
Sorghum is a member of the grass family and is gluten-free. We occasionally use it in our cat and dog food. Our organic sorghum comes from Italy and is rich in vitamin B. Vitamin B contributes to fostering good digestion and a healthy nervous system.
Why do some Yarrah products contain soya?
We occasionally use organic soya or soya products in both our cat and dog food, primarily from France and China. Heat-treated soya is a good source of protein and ensures softer stools with a lower pH value and a low ammonia content. What’s more, soya helps foster a better cholesterol level in your four-legged friend.
Why do some Yarrah products contain beef?
We occasionally use organic beef from Uruguay, France, Austria and Germany in both our cat and dog food. Want to know more about the beef Yarrah uses? Find out more here.
Why do some Yarrah products contain rosemary?
We occasionally use organic rosemary from the United States in both our cat and dog food. We do so because it means we don’t have to use any artificial preservatives. An extract of rosemary and vitamin E extends the food’s shelf life. Rosemary also reinforces the intestines, helps the liver to detoxify and encourages gall production. Good news, isn’t it?
Why do some Yarrah products contain rice?
We occasionally use organic rice from Italy in both our cat and dog food. We use paddy rice for this. Paddy rice is unpeeled and unpolished. It is the crudest version. The fibre ensures optimum, healthy digestion. We use rice due to the high degree of acceptance it enjoys. Furthermore, rice is gluten-free, a source of high-quality proteins and it encourages digestion.
Why do some Yarrah products contain parsley?
We occasionally use organic parsley from the Netherlands in both our cat and dog food. Parsley is really good for kidney problems, as it has a diuretic effect and purifies the blood. It encourages digestion too. Additionally, parsley can prevent gallstones and alleviate rheumatism. It will also make your pet look a bit better, as parsley contributes to fostering strong nails, hair and skin.
Why do some Yarrah products contain omega-3 and omega-6?
We occasionally use omega-3 and omega-6 in our food. These are fatty acids occurring in fish. Omega-3 and omega-6 help prevent cardiovascular disease, arthritis and depression. And that’s not all! They lower blood cholesterol levels and have an anti-inflammatory effect. The fatty acids are also important for eye function and brain metabolism. What’s more, they’ll give your pet beautifully lustrous fur. And who wouldn’t want that?
Why do some Yarrah products contain MSC fish?
“Our cat and dog food contains MSC fish rather than organic fish. The reason for this is that organic fish farming doesn’t fit in with our mission vis-à-vis sustainability and animal welfare.
You can read more about our decision to use MSC fish here.
Why do some Yarrah products contain corn?
We occasionally use corn in both our cat and dog food and in our snacks. It goes without saying that this corn is organic, and it is sourced from such countries as Russian and Ukraine. The corn flakes we use come from France. The cornflour is from the Czech Republic. We use corn in our food because it is a source of high-quality proteins. Furthermore, corn is gluten-free.
Why do some Yarrah products contain chicken?
We occasionally use organic chicken in both our cat and dog food, primarily from the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.
Want to know more about the chicken Yarrah uses? Find out more here.
Why do some Yarrah products contain turkey?
We occasionally use turkey in both our cat and dog food. Organic, of course, and primarily from Germany and England. We add turkey because it enjoys a high level of acceptance. What’s more, turkey is very well tolerated and is readily digestible. Thus making turkey a great ingredient to work with.
Every two years our quality manager will go and carry out inspections at all our suppliers, and our turkey suppliers are no exception. We do so as an extra check. Are the animals genuinely being given lots of space to roam? Are they not being fattened up? Is great care being taken when it comes to the hygiene in the processing factories? It’s best to be on the safe side!
Why do some Yarrah products contain field horsetail?
Yarrah’s senior dog food contains field horsetail, also called common horsetail. Our organic field horsetail from Namibia is rich in silicic acid (silicon). Silicic acid is an extremely important part of the skin and hair, though it also reinforces the joint capsule and cartilage. Consequently, field horsetail helps reinforce the connective tissue and alleviate joint pain. Plus it’s good at remedying rheumatism, gout and neuralgia (nerve pain). Perfect for older dogs, then. Another great thing is that field horsetail has a diuretic effect and a stimulatory effect on kidney and bladder function, enabling prevention of bladder inflammation and bladder cramps. And it has beneficial effects in cases of kidney gravel and bladder or kidney stones. Need we say any more?
Why do some Yarrah products contain devil’s claw?
We use organic devil’s claw from Albania, Croatia, France and Poland in our senior dog food. Devil’s claw contains gluco-iridoids. These have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative and diuretic properties. Perfect for the older dog. After all, it’s good for detoxification and the suppleness of joints as well as reducing joint pain. Devil’s claw has a relaxing effect on the muscles. Furthermore, it encourages the excretion of waste and can help remedy poor appetite and digestive problems.
Why do some Yarrah products contain chicory?
We occasionally use chicory in both our cat food and our dog food. Organic, of course. We get this chicory specially from France, and it’s a source of dietary fibre for your pet. For example, it contains the natural plant substance inulin, which contributes to ensuring healthy intestinal flora and good digestion. In addition, chicory ensures proper breakdown of fat and optimum gall stimulation. So thanks to the chicory in our food, then, your cat or dog will feel that little bit healthier.
Why do some Yarrah products contain nettles?
We occasionally use nettles in both our cat food and our dog food. Our organic nettles are sourced from Poland and Bulgaria. Nettles have a wide array of beneficial properties. They help relieve kidney and gravel problems, purify the blood and have a diuretic effect. Liver and kidney problems can be reduced as a result. Nettles also have beneficial effects on the intestines and bowel movements. Is your cat or dog plagued by joint pain and rheumatic symptoms? Nettles can have an analgesic effect in such cases. After all, nettles inhibit the formation of inflammatory substances.
Why do some Yarrah products contain aloe vera?
We occasionally use organic aloe vera from Mexico in both our cat food and our dog food. Aloe vera is bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. These substances give the entire body a boost, in particular the immune system. In addition to which aloe vera is good for digestion. It encourages intestinal activity and helps relieve constipation. Plagued by irritation in the salivary glands and intestines? Aloe vera can soothe this. And that’s not all! Aloe vera also helps detoxification, bolsters the immune system, improves energy levels, fosters supple movement and inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
How much meat do Yarrah’s products contain?
Yarrah’s dry food contains an average of 25% meat product. The proportion of meat in our tinned food is higher, being around 45%. Our alu dishes contain around 40% meat. The alu salmon is an exception here, containing 78% meat and 4% salmon.
How do I calculate the quantity of carbohydrate in the food?
The following sum will enable you to work out the amount of carbohydrate in the food:
First add together the percentages of the following ingredients. This information can be found on our food’s packaging.
Crude protein + Crude cellulose + Crude fat + Crude ash + Moisture = X%
Next, subtract this percentage from 100%. The remaining percentage is the percentage of carbohydrate.
Crude protein: 26%
Crude cellulose: 3%
Crude fat: 12%
Crude ash: 9%
Adding this together, we get 60%.
100% – 60% = 40%, meaning that in this example the food is 40% carbohydrate.
Does Yarrah also have vegetarian and vegan products?
Yarrah has two varieties of vegetarian dry food for dogs in its range: vega and vega active dog. The most significant ingredients in the vegetarian dog food are cereals (wheat and maize), plant byproducts (sunflower seed flakes and wheat meal) as well as soya beans. All these products are sourced from certified organic farmers. Want to know more about the vegetarian and vegan dog food from Yarrah? Find out more here.