Do you have any questions about Yarrah, our products or the organic ingredients used? Here, you can find answers to all frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.