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What exactly is the digestibility of karma? Which determines? How to rate it? In this post, we will try to answer these questions and bring closer the issues of digestibility of our Biologically Appropriate Food.

FAQs - Ingredients & Percentages: What Customers Need to Know

FAQs - Ingredients & Percentages: What Customers Need to Know

The order of ingredients, the percentage of protein and fat and carbs. What does it all mean? The ingredients on the bag of your pet’s food is listed in order of inclusion. The first ingredient is what the recipe contains the most of, and so on. If we look at a bag of ACANA Ranchlands, the first ingredient is fresh, ranch-raised beef, at 8%; then raw, grass-fed lamb, at 7%; fresh Yorkshire pork, at 7%; and so on. Therefore, Ranchlands’ highest ingredient is ranch-raised beef. Eight percent of the bag is from that. The Analytical Constituents section tells you what percentage of things like protein, fat, and fibre the bag contains. Ranchlands is 70% quality animal ingredients, and 35% protein, with 17% fat.

You may have questions about the protein content in dog food and which ingredients are best for your dog. With clear, informative graphics and easy-to-read ingredient panels and analyses lists, ORIJEN and ACANA bags can be a great tool for helping to answer Pet Lovers’ questions. The numbers can be confusing, but our bags are designed to be simple and clear and if you have any other questions, your nearest stockist would be happy to help. To help find a stockist near you https://www.natureski.co.nz/new-zealand-stockists/

New Orijen & Acana Red Meat Formulas arriving soon

New Orijen & Acana Red Meat Formulas arriving soon

Introducing our NEW ORIJEN and ACANA Red Meats formulas! Featuring unmatched inclusions of Red Meats such as Ranch-Raised Beef and Plains Bison, these formulas nourish all breeds of dogs and cats, of all life stages according to their evolutionary and biological needs.

Our NEW formulas are now available to purchase from our stockists! You can find your closest store by clicking on the following link https://www.natureski.co.nz/new-zealand-stockists/

 


A recent blog post from Norway discussed the digestibility of kibble and stated that fresh meats do not impact final digestibility of the product. This article incorrectly assumes that higher digestibility equals a higher-quality product. The authors do not take into account the ingredients that go into making kibble, the cooking process, and/or the processing method before the ingredients are incorporated into the food. The source and quality of the ingredients, along with the cooking temperature of the meat products, are also important factors contributing to its final digestibility. Click on the following link: https://www.championpetfoods.com/wp-content/themes/champion-petfoods/res/research/Fresh_Meats_in_Pet_Food.pdf

Launching our awesome new website.

Launching our awesome new website.

We are delighted to announce that our new company name and website has now been launched. The new name and website has been a long time coming and will bring a significant number of positives for all concerned. Apart from our new website being mobile responsive, it will also provide the latest technology in website design and functionality. Equally, as the number of brands has grown we decided it was also a great opportunity to change the company name from Orijen Pet Foods to Nature’s Ki and therefore encompass all brands under one umbrella.

Our new website name will still include all our brands like Orijen and Acana, but also provide ease of use and website navigation benefits for online ordering. We believe our new website will provide an enhanced experience for our online partners.

In choosing the name Nature’s ‘Ki which means circulating life energy in Japanese philosophy, and our tag line Pet Wellbeing, we believe it symbolised our high-end suite of natural products very well. At Nature’s Ki, we understand that our pets are individuals with complex personalities and unique needs. They form an integral part of our immediate family and caring for them to the best of our abilities requires access to high quality-products and the latest information available.

We welcome you to join our company philosophy and be part of the exciting movement that is steadfast in how we care and connect with our furry families. We are committed to continuing our quest towards pet well-being and the best pet care products available.


WHAT IS ROTATIONAL FEEDING? Rotational feeding refers to a diet rotation that provides pets with regular dietary changes. Rotational feeding can be as simple as changing a dog’s food every other bag or changing it meal to meal. How often, how quickly and how drastically to switch a dog’s food depends on his stomach’s sensitivity to change and types of proteins, as well as a Pet Lover’s lifestyle. There are many different reasons to adopt a rotational feeding program, ranging from adding interest to meal times or adding nutritional variety.

New Delivery of ORIJEN & ACANA Treats

New Delivery of ORIJEN & ACANA Treats

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by the supply issues in regards to Orijen and Acana treats. The good news is that we have resolved the supply issue, and we have had new deliveries of Orijen and Acana Treats arriving into our warehouse.
Once again we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Understanding Ingredient Panels

Understanding Ingredient Panels

Get the scoop on ingredient panels! There’s a lot of information on any given bag of pet food and it's important to understand how to properly read an ingredient panel. Customers will no doubt have questions, and this article makes it easy to educate Pet Lovers on how to understand the many attributes of an ingredient panel, helping to navigate and choose the best food for their pet. Read more....https://gallery.mailchimp.com/929b66a4c7cf3684c6601aea8/files/c12672fa-d442-4b83-85e7-24eb3fd9085d/2Q19_The_Scoop_on_Ingredients_Panels_6_28_19_.pdf

New NorthStar Kitchen

New NorthStar Kitchen

Progress on Champion’s new kitchen has continued, and we have reached some exciting milestones. Over 90% of all new process equipment has officially been delivered to the kitchen. The company is gearing up for the beginning of the pre-commissioning activities, which are scheduled to begin this month.  

New Higgins Parakeet formula

New Higgins Parakeet formula

Higgins inTune® Complete and Balanced Diet is the extruded nutrition that brings science and nature in tune with your pet bird’s wellbeing. Higgins inTune does not contain artificial preservatives or flavours. It uses colours sourced from seeds, spices and vegetables for natural, subtle hues. The tropical aroma you’ll notice as soon as you open the bag is derived from real banana, pineapple and citrus. Balancing these natural aspects, inTune has added vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Our antioxidant formula contains balanced DHA omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, along with stabilised vitamin C and vitamin E to support the immune system. Fruits, vegetables and highly cooked grains are added to support the digestion of carbohydrates. Protected probiotics (microencapsulation of the probiotic bacteria) are added to promote the delivery of active, beneficial bacteria to the intestinal tract, in order to support digestive health.