Frequently Asked Questions
Why Healthy Pet Chefs?
You shouldn’t be the only one eating healthy – more and more studies are showing the importance of your furry friends eating natural, nutrient packed foods.
Commercial pet foods are often full of additives like preservatives, colours (dyes), salt and carbohydrates. High levels of carbohydrates are linked to over-eating, diabetes, weight gain, and numerous other problems so for this reason dogs and cats should eat a diet with only a small amount of carbs. Additionally, grains form a large per cent of commercially available pet food but dogs and cats do not have the digestive system to cope with them. Many people find when they switch to an all natural raw diet, many grain-caused allergies disappear.
Our all natural raw diet replicates what your pets would naturally eat. For example, we do not cook our pet food, as this ruins most of its nutritional value. We also recommend raw meaty bones each day. These clean their teeth, work and develop their neck and jaw muscles and the chewing action prepares their stomach for the incoming food mass. Chewing bones also slows down the eating process considerably, making it far harder for your pet to over eat.
How do I introduce Healthy Pet Chefs to my pet?
If your pet has eaten just one type of kibble or canned food their whole life, the introduction process may need to be extended over a number of weeks, which is totally fine. If they have a sensitive stomach, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), intestinal disturbances, or gut inflammation – common conditions in the pet population – the transition steps are very different and sometimes require support throughout the process by your preferred veterinarian. For pets with any such conditions, we recommend talking to your vet before you start any food transition to prevent any sickness like diarrhoea, vomiting etc.
Once you have transitioned completely to Healthy Pet Chefs, it’s best to serve your pet’s daily meal in two portions – half in the morning and half at night. Ideally with a meaty bone or whole meat product during the day. This exercises the jaw muscle, assists with oral hygiene and is also a great boredom buster!
We deliver within Canberra weekly which is free as part of our service. This ensures our freshly made products are delivered to you without hassle, as fresh as it comes. Our delivery schedule is northside suburbs on Saturday mornings generally between 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and southside suburbs on Sunday mornings generally between
10:00 am – 12:30 pm. Not at home when we make a delivery? no worries, leave an esky or cooler bag (with an ice brick) out the front and we will pop your orders in there for you ready when you arrive home.
If you live out of our delivery area, we can arrange a special delivery to your workplace or alternatively, meet you at a desired location in Canberra where you can collect your order.
Not only do we offer a weekly meal plan made up of daily meal and bones pack conveniently measured and sealed for freshness, we also offer pet birthday cakes and cupcakes, after all, why shouldn’t we celebrate our best friends’ birthday? Just tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen.