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Would you like to learn more about the world of Green Petfood, starting with our dog and cat food?

As a brand but also as the team that stands behind Green Petfood, we have plenty to say: whether its's personal tips on the topic of sustainability, exciting stories about you and your four-legged friends, or interesting insights into our Ntakata Mountains project, for example, you can find it all here.

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Sustainability

As you know, the topic of sustainability is very close to our hearts. Here you will find our tips and thoughts on sustainable living.

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DIY

Tips and tricks as well as recipes and handicraft instructions for dogs, cats and your sustainable home can be found here.

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Dog Guide

In our dog guide you can find out everything you need to know about your dog and its diet.

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Cat Guide

Are you wondering what to look out for in your pet's diet? You can find this and more information in our cat guide.

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Latest articles from the Green Petfood world:

Where do the ingredients for our animal feed come from?
written byNina Rimbach

 

Our products are sustainable, innovative, and unique. But what do they contain, where do we produce and from where do we obtain our raw ingredients? Here, you can take a closer look at our ingredients.

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The right cat diet
written byNina Rimbach

Fresh, wet or dry – what is the right cat food? The right nutrition is the cornerstone for a long and healthy cat life. It varies from person to person whether a cat prefers to eat fresh, wet or dry food. Find out here what you should consider when feeding your cat and whether there is THE one feed.

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Sustainable living – and having fun with it!
written byPatricia Knecht

 

Consuming less, giving up air travel, following a low-meat or meatless diet and cycling instead of driving – there are plenty of ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle in everyday life. By doing so, you will not only be doing something good for the environment but also yourself. Apart from the good feeling you have by making an active contribution to protect our planet, sustainability can also be great fun!

 

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Understand cat body language: meow is not always meow
written byYvonne Langer

Did you know? Just when you thought you had finally understood what your cat wants from you, the next moment it will surprise you with fully unexpected behaviour. It's enough to make a mouse cry! Cats have their very own language – which they speak both with their body and the variety of noises they make. Would you finally like to learn how to understand your cat and its emotional expressions? Here, we will show you what you have to look out for.

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Why is my cat not eating? 10 reasons for your cats loss of appetite!
written byAlexandra Popp

 

The moment cats begin to refuse their food, we, as owners, become very worried. However, if our kitties are reluctant to eat now and then, there is not always reason to panic but may be due to a variety of reasons. In veterinary medicine, when a cat does not want to eat, this is referred to as inappetence or anorexia.

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Bad breath in dogs – eyes open and nose closed!
written byLeonie Becker

He says: "Woof woof". And you say: "Ewww"?
Do you get up and run when your dog yawns, hold your nose when he pants and flee when your dog burps? Bad breath in dogs can be a serious strain on the human-animal relationship. If it’s a one-off thing, it's not so bad. However, if the dog's breath is permanently heavy and intense, it is usually a sign that something is out of balance. From food to health problems - bad breath in dogs can have various causes. And these need to be investigated - so open your eyes and hold your nose!

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Vegan dog treats recipe – Beware: super tasty!
written byYvonne Langer

Even for dogs that are given a complete food that meets all their nutritional needs, you may still want to spoil them from time to time. Do you already feed your pooch a vegetarian or vegan diet and want the perfect treat to round it off? Or perhaps animal protein is still on your menu, but you think it's great to have a veggie day from time to time? Then you've come to the right place. Read on to find out how to make super tasty vegan dog biscuits easily and with just a few ingredients. Unstoppable pets are guaranteed!

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Dog ice cream DIY – Easy ideas and recipes!
written byLeonie Becker

 

Need to cool down? Whether it's hot outside, raining or snowing, your four-legged friend will simply love our DIY dog ice cream. Here, we tell you how to prepare it and what you need.

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Doga – Dog Yoga
written byPatricia Knecht

Are you looking for a way to strengthen the bond with your dog and do something for your health? With Doga you can do both! Doga, or yoga with dog, involves stroking, stretching and lots of massage. In this article, we'll tell you what it's all about and how you can easily get started.

 

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What fruits and vegetables can dogs and cats eat?
written byYvonne Langer

Fruit and vegetables are important components in these animals' diets. In addition to vitamins and minerals, they supply important fibre, which helps promote healthy gastrointestinal function and supports the immune system. Funny pictures of dogs biting greedily into melons are widespread. Why look so far afield when there is so much close at hand? We have compiled a seasonal calendar of fruit and vegetables to help you feed your favourite pet – all from local sources that do not involve transporting products halfway around the globe.

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Puppy food: what puppies really need!
written byNina Rimbach

The ideal diet for young dogs can lay the foundation for a long and healthy life. That is why high-quality food for puppies is so important even in the first few weeks. Getting a puppy's diet right is crucial for their subsequent health. Which puppy food is best? Dry food, wet food or even BARF? We explain all this and let you know what you should look out for to make sure your puppy grows big and strong.

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Grain-free cat food
written byNina Rimbach

Cat food containing no grain is not a passing fad or sign of fussiness. Unlike dogs, which have been domesticated for thousands of years, cats are classic carnivores and are less able to digest grain. Cats naturally meet their high protein requirements almost exclusively from animal protein. FairCat meets the discerning needs of your cat.

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What can dogs not eat? Toxic warning!
written byPatricia Knecht

The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach! And people like to share everything with their best friend. But dogs are an exception. In this case, food is not something you can necessarily share! Even if your dog is giving you that irresistible, super cute, affectionate, pleading look ...

There are some things man’s best friend is not allowed to eat. This is because certain foods are highly toxic for dogs and can even be fatal! What can dogs not eat, and which snacks should you avoid sharing with your loyal companion? Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this topic.

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Hypoallergenic dog food – help against dog food allergy
written byLeonie Becker

Genuine allergies triggered by an immune response are relatively rare in dogs. Food intolerances, however, are much more common. Have you noticed an allergic reaction in your dog? Have you already tried countless varieties of wet and dry food, only to find that your four-legged friend just cannot tolerate them? Does your dog suffer from gastrointestinal complaints, a rash or fur problems? An allergy test at the vet, or an exclusion diet will often indicate that your dog has a food allergy, and this usually means changing their food. You can find out from our guide how offering hypoallergenic dog food can help. 

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Dog Toy DIY – 7 ideas for you and your dog!
written byLeonie Becker

Playing is an important part of social communication for dogs. Crucially, your pet's mental and physical capabilities will be enhanced through interacting with different objects, such as toys. Puppies have a particular need for play in order to learn about social interaction, communication, controlling feelings and sharing. But dog owners do not need to constantly spend money on new toys because homemade dog toys are easy to make yourself with a couple of simple tools. This solution is better for both your wallet and the environment. That’s why we are now going to show you 7 ways to make a homemade dog toy.

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Food allergy and intolerance in cats
written byNina Rimbach

Does your cat suffer from recurrent diarrhoea, stomach pains and itching? In addition to mites, pollen and house dust, food intolerances are a commonly overlooked cause. If your cat cannot process its food properly, digestive complaints will be an everyday occurrence. But you can help your cat! With a couple of helpful tips and tricks, you can restore your cat’s vitality – in spite of food allergies or intolerances. We explain what you need to know about intolerances.

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What can cats not eat – 16 tips for proper cat nutrition
written byYvonne Langer

Cats are naturally rather fussy and have discerning culinary tastes. It’s not unusual for them to leave a meal uneaten if it is not completely fresh and served at the right temperature in their favourite bowl. Despite high expectations when it comes to food, sometimes your cat’s curiosity will get the better of them. Whether it is houseplants, leftover kitchenwaste or tasty treats offered by owners with the best of intentions – certain foods should be off limits for cats. Let us answer the question: What can cats not eat?

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Grain free dog food – is this the dog food of choice?
written byLeonie Becker

Grain-free dog food is highly rated by many people. And not without reason. Although dogs are omnivores, an appropriate canine diet should not be dominated by grains. However, many foods contain a relatively high proportion of different varieties of grain, such as barley or wheat. Is this healthy for our pets, or is dog food with no grains better? Here you will find important information about grains for dogs.

 

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Dog food with insects?
written byNina Rimbach

Food intolerances in dogs and cats are a common problem that is growing in frequency. Often the cause is animal protein – in other words, your pet is reacting to the meat contained in its food. What's more, the meat content is not exactly helping to lower your cat or dog's CO2 paw print and is harmful for our climate.

 

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The state of research on vegetarian dog food
written byAlexandra Popp

Vegetarian dog food? Sure thing!  We are doing away with the dangerous half-truth that a dog needs meat.  While our four-legged friends are descended from wolves, centuries spent alongside people has had an effect - above all in the dog's digestive tract.  Of course, our furry-nosed friends still need protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins – but they doesn't necessarily have to come from animal sources. There is no problem for a modern dog to get the nutrition they need from plant-based food.

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