Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - YOUR LIFE -

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.

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