Smart advice, wise buys KITTENS ARE LIKE KARDASHIANS Seth Casteel quickly learnt that kittens were excited to pounce and perform, but older cats, not so much – they tend to be wary of the equipment, flashes and even Casteel himself. ‘I’d sometimes spend hours just waiting for an adult cat to reveal itself from wherever it was hiding,’ he says. HUMAN SCRATCHING POST After spending nine months photographing felines, Casteel didn’t come away unscathed – his arms and hands got a bit scratched. ‘Cats love us similarly to the way dogs do, but they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do, and I respect that,’ he says. WHERE TO FIND THE BEST CATS ‘Go to a shelter,’ says Casteel, who got his start photographing pets who needed homes and sharing the shots on social media. All the animals in his book were shelter kitties. His bottom line: adopt a new furry friend rather than buying one from a breeder.
by Seth Casteel (R310, Little, Brown and Company)
the marketing manager at the Pet Food Industry Association of Southern Africa, while it’s true that by-products of foods manufactured for human consumption are used in pet food, it’s hardly waste. ‘Pet food often contains more nutritional value than the products extracted for use in human foods,’ says Kuhlmann. Due to the increasing demand by humans for processed foods, numerous wholesome components are extracted in the food-production process – these unwanted yet nutritious ingredients have become the major constituents of pet food. Of course, the quality of ingredients used in different pet-food brands differs and you’ll want to choose a brand that is committed to upholding safe and nutritious pet food, putting the wellbeing of your pet first.