How to choose dog and cat food

Healthy food that is also appropriate to the species requires a lot of knowledge, because the animal has to get all the nutrients needed for healthy growth and a life full of activity. The food must therefore contain an optimal mix of proteins, natural fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and trace elements.

Differences in diet between dog and cat

cat and dogDogs and cats are both carnivores and thus have very similar requirements for their food. The few differences are:

• Cats have a higher protein requirement. They are extreme carnivores.
• The dog has a better digestive system
• Cats eat their food in a dry place and at rest; the food is
thereby better crushed. Dogs wolf it down.
• The esophagus of the cat has some narrow passages. Therefore, the cat may not eat large chunks at a time.
• The cat needs taurine (= a breakdown product of the amino acids cysteine ​​and methionine).
• Cats drink rather little and take the moisture rather on with food. That’s why
dry food can be especially harmful.

How should a healthy compound feed look like?

  • Wet food

  • high meat content of over 90% for good meat and offal

  • no grain, no soy, no corn

  • meat in real food quality, so no meat and bone meal

  • no odors and attractants

  • No dyes

  • no fillers

  • no extra fat additions (such as oils)

  • no flavor enhancers

  • no preservatives

  • No sugar

  • Gluten Free

  • No plant and cereal flours

  • cold bottled

Each feed must specify analytical values ​​(raw protein, raw fat, raw fiber, raw ash). Basically, however, you can not tell whether these general ingredients come from animals or plants. Only one value of raw protein in indicated in the analysis, which does not distinguish between animal and vegetable protein. Only due to the raw materials used can be deduced that virtually all proteins are meat derived and therefore can be well utilized.

Please make sure that 100% is listed of what is really inside! Essentially the following applies: Information in brackets can only refer to the information written before the brakets. This means that a percentual value in brackets does not say much.

For example, if given an extra oil, it can be assumed that it is inferior meat (trimmings) that must be upgraded by the oil. The food is often still stold quite expensive.

Catmint, green-lipped mussels, Cranberris etc. have no place in the daily feed. This only serves the buyer to make the food more interesting and to hide the often bad taste of the ingredients.

In order to clarify the whole thing, here are a few common fodder in comparison (the names have been omitted):

– cereals, meat and animal derivatives, minerals

→ In this declaration, only the item names are given. It is an enclosed declaration. It does not state how much of which is in the feed and what it actually is. Cereals comes first, i.e., of which most is in the feed.

– rice, poultry meal, corn, animal fats, vegetable protein isolate, maize gluten feed, barley, animal protein (hydrolysed), minerals, vegetable fibers, fish oil, fructo-oligosaccharides

→ In this declaration, the various components are given separately. Therefore, it is an open declaration. There are no percentages given. Rice comes first, which means it is the biggest portion of the feed content.

– beef (95%), vegetables (zucchini, broccoli and carrots) min. 4%, vegetable oil, taurine, sea salt, minerals, vitamins

→ The 95% says nothing. O95% of what?? It may be diverse (beef) meat waste, of which 95% are then indeed meat, but how high the proportion of meat really is, is not seen here. The oil and the salt suggest inferior meat.

– 95.3% meat and animal derivatives (min. 60% poultry, min. 10% turkey, min. 20% beef), vegetables 0.3%, 4.4% minerals

→ This is a typical (closed) declaration. It describes the group names, this still extended by additional information. The percentages add up to 100%. THIS IS HOW THE FODDER DESCRIPTION SHOULD APPEAR, only then can you be sure that food that is appropriate to the species is fed.

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The wrong food fed on a regular basis can cause health problems for your pet. If your pet is already suffering from an illness due to poor pet food quality you should firstly change the food brand following our advise and also visit our Shop to help your beloved pet ot recover faster with Reflex Therapy or Color Light Therapy.

Horse massage course

Horse massage course

There are various massage techniques such as medical massage, reflexology, sports massage, or crossfriction thatcan be applied on horses. The aim of the massage is to improve the blood circulation, loosening muscle tension, adhesions and scar pain relief.

Medical massage

Medical Massage is an intensive form of therapy that sets valuable stimuli for regeneration and healing of various types of tissue as muscle, skin and connective tissue. In order to achieve real medical effects, it requires very precise knowledge and a specialized training. The massage can be used to supplement or as a preparation for the manual therapy or exercise therapy.

Effect of Massage
• relieves tension and adhesions
• increases the motivation of the horse
• promotes flexibility
• enhances well-being


By stimulating the reflex zones on the face, ears, legs, neck and back of the horse a speedy recovery is inducted. This is attributable to the natural healing process of the body which is being stimulated and therefore the physical intelligence of the animal becomes capable of combating both the symptoms and the cause of the ailment / disease. Gentle pressure at specific points is sufficient to stimulate the organs, which are connected with the respective reflection points and to promote their circulation. Once the body has resolved energetic and phyische blockages, it is able to return back to an original (healthy) state.

Effect of the massage
• restoration of phyischen balance between the organs and the rest of the body
• All kinds of diseases, ailments, and symptoms can easily be solved with reflexology in most cases

Sports Massage

• relaxes the muscles before a sporting event
• regenerates after demanding physical activity

Connective Tissue Massage

The connective tissue massage, is a special form of massage. They assume that in diseases of the internal organs and musculoskeletal system an imbalance of tension and disturbance of the metabolism of subcutaneous (under the skin) is produced. All tissue sections with an altered tension or a binding are stimulated with a special technique, until a tension compensation is established.
In case of irritation of the subcutaneous connective tissue, the autonomic nervous system is directly influenced. Organs and their functions are affected indirectly or reflexively. In addition to these general and reflex effects, through local tension balancing disorders in the musculoskeletal system are being improved .

Objectives of the connective tissue massage
• balancing out tension the subcutaneous connective tissue
• solving of bindings between subcutaneous tissue and muscle fascia
• to achieve a normal pattern of activity of the organs by supporting, promoting or inhibiting the vegetative controlled organ functions.
• crossfriction

The transverse friction is executed as a special intermittent massage on muscle-tendon junctions and tendon-bone junctions. At these tendon junctions often are inflammatory-like conditions caused by sports or chronic congestion, which can be very painful. The therapy is intended to eliminate the inflammation-like conditions and edema stored in the tendon. An effect on the structure of tendons is reported we well.


To know more about reflexology massage for horses and how to help your pet with this effective method read more here.

Reflexology for cats and other effective methods of healing

Reflexology for Cats

(Reflexology-) Massages can reduce tensions and strengthen weakened areas of the body. By increased circulation that occurs by pressing specific points in the cat’s face, ears and legs, pain can be alleviated and energies in the body are stimulated. Reflexology for cats can also compensate imbalances between different body parts, systems and organs. In addition, they can help with behavioral problems.

Reiki for cats

With Reiki self-healing powers of your animal can also be stimulated. Reiki (Japanese. = Universal life energy) is the basis of all life. This transfer of subtle energies works holistically on the harmony of soul, mind and body and is used to activate the self-healing powers of the cat.

happy cat

Reiki can have the following positive effects on your pet: relaxation, building trust, balance, dissolving of blockages. Reiki works on all levels of being. It ensures a harmonious vibration ratio of the chakras with each other and thus for mental and physical well-being.

Acupressure for cats

Acupressure applies pressure with the fingertips on the skin surface at certain points of the meridian system. This allows organs, muscles and bones to be stronger and reduces pain.
Through acupressure deficinecies and energy flow can be compensated again and, in this way, restore the physical balance of your pet.

Touch therapy / Tellington TTouch® for cats

This touch therapy acts on the cells of the skin and subcutaneous tissue by special circling, lifting and stroking movements. It can dissolve fears and tensions and stimulate the self-healing powers.

Moxa treatment for cats

Moxatherapy is the moxibustion from the TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine). These therapy points or meridians are being warmed with moxa (dried mugwort fibers). According to TCVM the heat of moxa has a positive effect on the energy flow of the animal. It is used both for chronic diseases and for prevention.

On our website you will find protocols and courses to help your cat with virtually any complaints by the application of Reflex Therapy and Color Therapy.

Reflexology for dogs and other alternative treatments

Reflexology for dogs and other alternative treatments

Reflexology for dogs

reflexology for dogsThe main parts of the reflexology for dogs are their paws, the face and mainly their ears. This is where all the energy points hit each other, which bear on the several body parts and organs.

The reflexology stimulates both the blood flow and the metabolism.

Even for diagnostic procedures, the sensibility of the several ear energy points is very significant.

Reflexology for dogs is very popular to be used for managing pain and diseases, but also against/for emotional and behavioural disorders. The tip of the ear is the most important point in an emergency situation such as a shock.

Jin Shin Jyutsu – Japanese balance flow

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body rediscovered by Master Jiro Murai in the early 20’s. His student Mary Burmeister brought his knowledge to the United States and through her students today it is known world wide. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a soft but very effective healing method, whose foundation is based on the 26 energy points. These energy points can lead to blockades in the body for various reasons like living conditions, lifestyle, poor nutrition or stress. The japanese healing flow is a holistic therapy method, which can revitalize the energy flow by laying the hands on the right energy points and therefore unify body, mind and soul in harmony. This process also known as „The Flow“ has a relaxing effect, promotes the overall well-being and provides your inner harmony and serenity. Dogs enjoy the inner warmth and end the therapy session most of the time on their own/by themselves by leaving the place full with energy. A benefit of this therapy is that the owner can also exert this treatment anytime at home.



The acupressure is a technique of traditional chinese medicine. This technique is different from acupuncture. Instead of stimulating the energy points by needles, it is stimulated by pressure. In the TCM humans and animals are classified into different types with their particular characteristics, which is helpful for the selection of the therapy. The owner can absolutely perform the acupressure itself/himself. It is recommended as with any treatment to choose a relaxing and stress-free time for a therapy session.

Meridian massage

Meridians are energy pathways in the body which vital energy is said to flow.

There are twelve main meridians in TCM on each side of the body which are believed to correspond to an organ.

Meridian massage Meridians are energy pathways in the body which vital energy is said to flow. There are twelve main meridians in TCM on each side of the body which are associated to an organ/functional circle and time, when the energy at intervals of two hours flows especially intensive.

This circle is divided into three convolutions:

  1. Circulation = lung-colon-stomach-milt

  2. Circulation = heart-small bowel-bladder-kidney

  3. Circulation = pericard- 3heater -gall bladder-liver

In contrast to the acupressure with this treatment you don’t just stimulate the acupuncture points but the whole meridian gets stimulated with a metal rod.


Linda Tellington-Jones developed 1974 the TTEAM-method and the Tellington Touch, which is popular in over 30 countries. The TTEAM is a, with several movements of the hand massage with pressure which you conduct clockwise on the animals body. This method creates an emotional balance and improves/strengthens the relationship between human and animal.

The circumdation of the Tellington Touch influences through intensity, as well as fast or slow motions if the dog shall be calmed or activated. Important are the skin movements arising in the one and a half rotations and consistently repeated sit up. The Tellington Touch releases tensions, eases pain, strengthens circulation and accelerates the healing process. Also contusions, bruises, being in the state of a shock and many other disorders are improved by the Tellington Touch.

Reflexology for Dogs Anxiety and Depression

When applying reflexology for dog’s anxiety and depression the neurovascular reflex points on the head act in emotional stress reduction quickly for relaxation.

reflexology for dogsThis is how to do reflexology for dog’s anxiety and depression: Both areas are also called “stress reduction points” or “happiness points”. This exercise can be done anytime and everywhere. Gently touch your dog’s head (without harassing the dog). Place your hand softly and consciously on the head of the dog and start to massage with your thumb and forefinger the reflex zones by moving them in a circle.

Please note: Depending on the head shape, these areas may vary slightly (a greyhound has a different head shape than a Chihuahua or a Papillion).

If your dog is very sensitive on the head, be very careful and better stroke once gently on the head, the reflex zones can be touched at another time. Please never stroke too close to the eye sockets, which is very uncomfortable for the dog.

This is how reflexology affects the dog: there are a lot of nerve endings on the head, Acupuncture points and reflex zones. The so called “happiness points” can act relaxing very quickly and uncertainty and excitement through stress and fears can be minimized. This also has very quickly a relaxing effect on the dog.

Important for shy dogs: because of the stimulation or better blood circulation, the fight and / or flight mechanism are prevented and new behavior reactions are possible.

Case study: The dog of a friend showed sometimes an increased level of extreme nervousness in many human and dog encounters. Through the „happiness points “, he was able to learn to stay calm and relaxed in different situations. At first she had to repeatedly touch the points, then less and less.

The reflexology treatments have led to a more enjoyable stay very fast with a severely traumatized and fearful Greyhound. The dog showed a total fixed look and partly it seemed as if he would be frozen in his emotions.

From the beginning he accepted the touching of the „happiness points “, and sometimes it seemed that he would request the treatment.

This massage for this dog was supportive and important, as to reduce the extremely high body tension and to avoid the fixed look.

If you also have a dog with anxiety or fears visit our Shop to find the right protocol to apply on him at your home.

Cat and Dog Friendship

In this video you can see how a friendship between a cat and a dog is created right from the beginning.

A small red kitten meets a big brave Golden Retriever. The orphaned kitten Koda was drafted at the age of four weeks at the dog owners and was so small that he still fit in a hand.

In addition to a loving rearing with the bottle it has immediately found a great friend, cuddly partner and protector in the Golden Retriever Keelo. While Koda preferred cuddling in the dog’s coat in the beginning, he soon started the first game of cavort experiments with him. Then they ate together, simultaneously cleaned and cuddled and played of course, like there’s no tomorrow. A dream team, these two!

What a lovely story… We´d love to see more of those two. Wouldn´t you? Leave comment below.

Here’s another felina-canine friendship: Reflexology for Dogs (by a cat)

´Catient´ gets treament for cats by cat

Yet another cuteness-overflowing treatment for cats video of a cat therapist treating his ´catient´ (cat patient) …

Does anybody else believe that the cat giving the massage knows exactly what it´s doing and that there´s a purpose behind this treatment?

I´ve heard of a woman who helped people with a complementary therapy in her own home. She laid the visitor on a massage couch and waited for her cat to jump onto it, search for a place to lie on the person and when she sat down the owner knew where she had to treat the client. The cat instictively knew where the patient´s aliment resided and showed her human where to look for the issue.

11539066_10207033810427120_6561287216746887428_oFunny enough, my cat Mango lay on my chest with his paws on my throat one morning when I woke up with a painful throat and swollen glands. He does like to lay on my chest but he never actually had put his paws on my neck before… I thanked him for the ‘treatment’ because even if he wasn’t healing me on purpose, it did feel like a nice and loving act… AND my throat was less painful in the end 🙂

(Sorry for the bad quality of the picture!)

Treatment for cats

I strongly believe that the cat in this video also has a sense for something that might be troubling its friend and chose the lower abdominal area for a good reason. This doesn´t mean that the ´catient´ necessarily was suffering from a stomach pain… in reflexology we can see that certain trigger points in the face and paws/hands are related to other body parts and once they´ve been stimulated either via touch or light therapy the suffering area improves very quickly.

The problem is rarely where we or our pets experience the pain or illness, most of the time it´s coming from another part of the body and can even be related to emotional imbalances.

Our treatment for cats

Facial Reflex and Color Light Therapy are 2 powerful methods that can help your cat, dog or horse overcome health issues in a highly effective and noninvasive manner. Check out our Shop and find helpful tools to support your beloved pet in a natural way.

All of our treatments for cats, dogs and horses are natural and painfree.

Cat giving dog a facial reflexology massage

Reflexology for Dogs

This cat obviously does reflexology for dogs on a professional basis and earns its goodies by treating dogs who are in desperate need of a relaxing reflexology massage!

No, seriously… animals know the benefits of physical touch and instictively press their paws into fellow pet´s bodies (and faces). When applying reflexology for dogs on your own canine you will notice how easy it is to give your pet a soothing and effective treatment for his ailment (or just for fun).

Reflexology for dogs is a great complimentary treatment method because it´s 100% natural, painfree (unless you have to press an injured body part, in this case you can use our Color Light Therapy) and highly effective.

Best flea treatment for dogs

Best flea treatment for dogs Tip: The success of using natural products for fleas

If your dog is suffering from fleas today, we have two excellent tips to make them go away!

Natural shampoo to remove lice and fleas

A shampoo to eliminate lice and fleas is generally a product that contains many toxins. Toxins and heavy metals are very unhealthy and can cause serious health problems for dogs and cats.

For example, these products often create skin problems:

  • The animal begins to lose hair

  • It itches until it bleeds

  • The hair becomes dull and lifeless

All these signs are a visible expression of an animal’s health not being optimal.

The best flea treatment for dogs and cats is a natural flea treatment! With your dog’s already irritated and itchy skin, the last thing you want to do is put chemicals on it that could stress its immune system even more. If the flea control label tells you to wash your hands after applying it to your pet, how safe is it really for your pet?

Try to control your dog’s scratching while getting the flea situation under control. Too much and too intense scratching can lead to inflamed and even damaged skin. When this happens, your dog could get secondary skin infections.

Best flea treatment for dogs Tip #1:

For immediate itch relief from flea bites, use natural itching remedies, if possible organic. These products you apply directly to the flea bite(s) and surrounding area and will decrease the itchy feeling within minutes.

Best flea treatment for dogs Tip #2:

Quick relief for dogs with dry, itchy skin and allergies.

If it seems like your pet is itching all-over, then an orange peel bath may be the best bet. Orange peel baths are a natural way to reduce inflammation and soothe your pet’s skin.

natural freal treatment for dogs

Organic pet food

Do you like natural options for your pet’s health and care?

If you are a real dog lover your dog is the best friend in your life and you will always do the best in the world for your best friend.

Taking care of a dog, a cat or a horse is at least as important as taking care of a child or another family member you love.

Today there are many options when choosing food, supplements and other products for the care of your beloved pet. It is easy to be confused and chose the right food, good bides and hygienic products.

Maybe you take care of yourself consuming organic food, natural therapies and products, so why not do the same for your pet(s)?!

If you like to know more about the subject, read on…

How to use food as medicine when your dog or cat is ill or when he has dysfunctions such as Ear infections, Diabetes, Allergy, Skin problems and more….

The market of organic food products is quickly growing. The same phenomenon, although more recent, is being observed in the world of pre- cooked meals for dogs and cats. It is the living style of a new society aware of and respectful for the environment.

This ecologist tendency has arrived to the animal world, and although big companies don’t really like this concept, organic food is gaining more followers every day. The advantage of these products is that they guarantee not having been treated with chemical products, colorants, or additives.

The great difference between organic food and the conventional one is that the first are produced with controlled raw material; meaning free of additives, transgenic, preservatives, and the meat is not treated with antibiotics or stimulants. These products are very important if talking about dogs and cats with food intolerance or with tendency to suffer pathologies like colitis, inflammatory intestinal disease, ear infections or dermatological problems.

The skin of dogs cats and horses turns into a shiny and healthy looking hair; A sign of a healthy pet.

Bauke from Holland wrote;


I used the reflex chart you send me for my dog’s ear infection. My dog did not like it very much because it was too painful. But I noticed he urinated much more frequently, when I did the treatments. I did it some weeks but it gave him stress because of the pain. I think it was painful because of his chronic ear infections for very long time. He have had ear infection during 3 years nearly constantly.

As you told me about ear infections in relation to food, finally I decided to try to change his food into a wheat free organic food. So I bought different food without grain. Now I give him biological meat and dog kibble. He is fine ever since, no infections at all!

Thank you for your help, maybe I can use the dog reflexology charts in the future, if he has problems with his health.


Healthy Paws complete food and variety of sweets are natural and healthy because its main purpose and consideration is the health and welfare for pets.

Each ingredient has been carefully selected to provide a particular benefit to the dog.

Dogs love the taste of oatmeal cookies and peanut made with the best quality.

Peanuts are high in quality protein and are a great source of monounsaturated fatty acids and dietary fiber and rich in antioxidants.

Peanut and Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy Paws has peanuts combined with oats, and comparing with other grains provides more vitamins B and E, linoleic acid, protein and soluble fiber.

Organic honey has been used to fully exploit the beneficial effect honey has on the stomach and intestine. Brewer’s yeast is an excellent source of all vitamins B and sunflower oil is the main source of essential fatty acid linoleic acid which is vital for many health functions. Healthy Paws Alfalfa also added to aid in the assimilation of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

Vegetarian dog treats are naturally delicious and healthy.

Ingredients: Brown Rice, Pea Flour, Oats, Peanuts, Organic Honey, Brewer’s Yeast, Sunflower Oil, Alfalfa, Cinnamon.

Typical Analysis: Protein 13% Oil 15%, Fiber 4%, Ash 4%.

Fruit Cookies


Most people may think, dogs can and eat fruit.

Both domestic and the wild dogs like to eat fruit. Dogs are omnivore, which means they can eat almost anything.

The fruits are almost all water and nutrients are the main soluble carbohydrates that produce energy.

Fruit also contains fiber.

As cats have a different organism to dogs, click here to learn all about the best cat food