Fully matured, and at the peak of their physical condition, adult dogs need a balanced diet with the right nutritional elements to keep them fit and healthy.

Our food, scientifically formulated for adult dogs, uses only the highest quality ingredients to ensure your beloved companion lives a long and happy life.                         

Montego Classic Adult

Montego Classic Adult is made from only the finest ingredients, carefully selected and mixed to provide maximum nutritional benefits for your pet, and balanced with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat.

Montego Classic Adult will ensure your pet gets a complete and balanced nutritional diet, specifically geared towards its needs for greater vitality and better day-to-day health.                                     

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Adult
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Healthy muscle development A high proportion of meat ingredients, meaning lower levels of carbohydrate, provides your dog with all the essential proteins and amino acids for better muscle development and overall performance.
Highly digestible ingredients Contains rice, which is an easily digestible carbohydrate, to provide your puppy with all the stamina and energy he needs.
Easily digestible ingredients Because we use highly digestible ingredients your dog is able to absorb the nutrients easily, resulting in fewer, more compact stools that are easier to clean up.
Nutritionally complete for a strong immune system Top quality ingredients provide your dog with a complete meal that requires no additional supplements and keeps the immune system healthy, including Vitamins C and E.
Strong teeth and bones The correct mix of vitamins and minerals assists your adult dogs in developing strong bones and teeth.
Healthy skin and shiny coat Provide high levels of selected oils (Omega 3 & 6) and a blend of Zinc and Linoleic Acid to ensure your dog has a healthy skin and shiny, soft coat.

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Nutrition

Adult

Montego Karoo Adult

Active adult dogs require a specific diet to meet their advanced nutritional needs.

Packed with high levels of fat and protein, Montego Karoo Adult is a superior diet that caters for the advanced needs of fully matured dogs with an active lifestyle – helping them maintain strong muscles, healthy digestion, teeth and bones, and a shiny coat.

Rich in animal protein such as ostrich with lamb, made from only natural macro materials, and containing no colourants or flavourants, Karoo Adult provides a premium, synergistic diet combining all the benefits of healthy digestion.                                      

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Healthy muscle development The goodness of ostrich and lamb meats provides a nutrient-dense source of protein. Eggs are an excellent source of protein with a complex combination of amino acids, which may contribute to growth and muscle development.
Support intestinal health The combination of soluble and insoluble fibres acts as a prebiotic and may promote healthy bacteria in the gut. Beet pulp and inulin may help slow the passage of food through the digestive tract, maximising the nutrient uptake.
Immune system support Formulated with high quality ingredients and the correct blend of antioxidants, including Vitamins C & E, which can promote a healthy immune system.
Support skeletal maintenance Glucosamine and chondroitin are the building blocks for joint mobility during continuous skeletal and cartilage development, and necessary for your dog to maintain strong joints.
Strong teeth and bones Balanced Calcium to Phosphorus ratio and added Vitamin D, to support healthy growth and skeletal development.
Maintain performance Contains rice for its calming digestive properties and linseed, as a source of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, to support a healthy and shiny coat.

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Nutrition

Montego Classic Treats

Show your dogs how much you love them, with nutritious snacks made from real ostrich. Natural and additive free, these tasty treats are packed full of wholesome goodness.

Not only are they created to be a delicious treat to keep your dog happy, but they are also full of nutritional value, and are baked till they are crunchy to keep your dogs’ teeth clean and healthy as they chew.                                     

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Treats
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Strong, healthy teeth Biscuits are baked till crunchy to help keep your dogs? teeth clean and healthy as they chew.
Quality ingredients Carefully formulated using top quality ingredients, including ostrich meat and bone meal.
Healthy gums We?ve also added special ingredients to prevent plaque and tartar build-up.
Health and vitality Contains a blend of essential vitamins and minerals
Healthy digestion Contains no yeast, preservatives, artificial colourants or artificial flavourants

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Feeding Your Pet

Nutritional Needs

 As adult dogs are fully matured, and at the peak of their physical condition, a balanced diet with the right nutritional elements is required to help maintain strong muscles, healthy digestion, teeth and bones, and a shiny coat.

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Used in conjunction with proper exercise, a balanced and nutritional diet can keep adult dogs looking and feeling their best, and can significantly improve their health. Scientifically formulated specifically for adult dogs, we use only the highest quality ingredients in our products to ensure your best friend lives a long, healthy and happy life.

Is dry kibble better for my dog?

Many owners prefer kibble to soft food for a variety of reasons. Crunching hard kibble will help keep your dog’s teeth clean, while exercising the jaw muscles. Kibble will also keep your dog’s stool compact and firm, making cleaning up after your pooch much easier. If your dog does prefer soft food, mix it with some kibble and make sure your dog still benefits from the goodness of kibble.

What if my dog is lactating?

Nutritional needs of a dog may increase up to three times more than normal if she is nursing a litter. Nutritional needs are at their highest during the three weeks of breastfeeding, and will vary according to the size of the litter. It is recommended to feed your lactating dog Montego Classic Puppy during this time, to ensure your dog and her pups get the nutritionally balanced diet they need.

What should I feed my highly active dog?

Dogs that are highly active have different nutritional needs to those of less active dogs. Both the Montego Classic and Karoo ranges provide high-quality, nutritionally balanced diets to provide for the basic dietary needs of dogs. Montego Karoo, however, is an advanced diet that offers additional ingredients and nutritional benefits to provide for all the advanced needs of an active dog.

What do I feed my aging dog?

As your dog gets older, you may notice a decrease in their metabolism and energy levels. It is therefore important to ensure they are getting the right food, with the correct amount of calories. We would recommend feeding your older dogs Montego Classic Senior, which has the correct balance of calories, vitamins and minerals and is scientifically formulated with Glucosamine and Chondroitin, to ensure your old friend is able to maintain their active lifestyle.

Remember to keep in mind that the aging rate varies from breed to breed. Keep a look out for signs that your dog may be aging and require different foods. Some signs to keep an eye out for are:

- Increases in body weight
- Changes in vision or hearing
- Difficulty moving
- Changes in bowel or urinary behaviour
- Bad breath due to gum or teeth problems

Life with your Adult Dog

Health and the vet

Visits to the vet

- Keeping your dog happy and healthy is your number one priority as a pet owner. In order to ensure this, you need to see that your dog receives consistent health care from a qualified vet.                          

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Establishing a relationship with your vet as early in your dog’s life as possible will create trust between your dog and your vet, making visits less scary for your dog, and ensuring your dog’s health is regularly monitored.

- Dogs need to be vaccinated against various illnesses and checked periodically for worms and other parasites to ensure they are protected from contracting these illnesses.

- Ask your vet about important health programmes available for your pet:

Core vaccinations

These vaccinations are aimed at preventing the more serious and often fatal diseases, such as Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Rabies.

Non-core vaccinations

These vaccinations are for dogs that may be at risk of contracting Bordetellosis, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis and Coronavirus because of their lifestyle habits or surrounding environments.

Physical exams

These exams should be performed at least once a year and are important for keeping your dog in optimal health. During these exams your vet will do a full check-up on your dog, which will enable your vet to find any chronic or ‘silent’ illnesses to ensure your pet remains happy and healthy.

Neutering or spaying

Unless you are intending to breed your puppy, neutering or spaying is recommended. Not only will this decrease the chance of unwanted procreation, but it will also have additional benefits for your dog. Neutered or spayed dogs are generally less territorial, less aggressive and less inclined to run away in search of a mate. Neutering or spaying your dog also lessens their risk of life-threatening diseases/infections such as Pyometra, Breast Cancer and Prostate problems.

It is recommended to spay or neuter your pet between 4 and 7months of age. Another helpful thing to remember is that females who are spayed before their first heat cycle will have a 95-98% decreased chance of developing malignant Breast Cancer.

ID chipping

Even the most well-cared-for and loved dogs run the risk of accidentally getting lost. Microchip identification is a very efficient way of ensuring that your dog is safely returned to you if this does happen. A microchip is inserted under the skin, in a quick and relatively painless procedure. This chip allows vets to obtain important information about you and your pet, allowing you to be reunited with your faithful companion quickly and easily.

Keeping your dog healthy

Keeping a close eye on your friend will enable you to notice any changes in his appearance or behaviour. This will help to catch any potential health problems early in their development and increase the likelihood of treatment working quickly and effectively.

Keep an eye on the following things to ensure your friend remains healthy and happy:

Eyes

Your dog’s eyes should be clear and bright, and the whites of their eyes should have no red or yellow discolouration. If you do spot discolouration, tearing, cloudiness, heavy discharge or any other conditions you think are abnormal, take your dog to the vet straight away. This way, you can treat the condition, or rule out any serious problems. Don’t worry if you notice a slight mucous build-up in the corner of your dog’s eyes – this is quite common.

Ears

Healthy ears should be clean, with no discharge or odour. Check your hound’s ears at least once a week to ensure they stay this way. If you notice any unusual discharge or odour, take your dog to the vet to get him checked out.

Mouth

Your dog’s mouth should have pink, healthy gums with no redness or swelling. Their lips should be free of sores or growths, and their teeth should be free of tartar build-up and bad breath.

Nose

Your dog’s nose should be wet, with no discharge or sores. If your dog’s nose is dry, take them in to see your vet as this could be a sign of illness.

The body and coat

Your dog should have no lumps, fleas or ticks. Make sure you regularly check your dog for these by running your hands over their coat. Their fur should be thick, shiny and silky ¬ – with no greasiness, dandruff or bare patches. If you spot any irregularities, take them into your vet to get checked out.

Legs

Check your dog’s legs for swollen joints, particularly if they are very active. Inspect between their toes for excess hair causing irritation, or any objects that may have been lodged there. Be sure to check the condition of your dog’s nails as well, as these may need to be trimmed if they get too long.

Anus

Make sure that your dog’s anus is free of swelling and intestinal parasites. In addition to checking for any abnormalities, watch out for telltale signs. For example, if your dog ‘scoots’ along the ground, it may be an attempt to relieve swollen anal glands, and could be a sign of infection. Take your dog to the vet as soon as possible if you notice any of these conditions.

- Parasites and worms are dangerous to the general health of your dog. Checking your dog regularly will help to ensure you detect them early and prevent or treat any illnesses they may cause. Vaccinations against these illnesses are available, so make sure you ask your vet about them. Keep an eye out for the following:

Heartworm

Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes and will cause damage to various organs, respiratory problems and heart failure. Heartworm is hard to detect, so ensure that your vet checks your dog regularly for it, as once it is detected it is very easy to treat.

Intestinal worms

Intestinal worms, including tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms, can cause health problems such as diarrhoea, weight loss, dry hair or vomiting. In some cases, there are no symptoms, and the worms can be passed from mothers to pups during pregnancy.

There are many different types of worms to look out for:

Tapeworms are one of the most common types of intestinal parasites in dogs. Dogs can get these by licking and swallowing fleas that are carrying tapeworm eggs.

Hookworms or whipworms are dangerous as they can cause anemia by sucking large amounts of blood from the intestinal wall vessels of dogs.

Roundworms are not only dangerous to your dog, but they can also infect humans.

Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that is also contagious to humans. You will notice the infection by seeing circular patches of discolouration and hair loss. Seek treatment for your dog immediately and keep children away from your dog until the ringworm has been thoroughly treated. Make sure to keep an eye on your other pets as well, as ringworm is very contagious.

Ear mites

Ear mites cause severe irritation in the ears of dogs. While you won’t be able to see the mites without magnification, you will notice a black, crusty discharge. You will probably also notice that your dog starts to scratch their ears a lot – they will probably scratch the hair off the back of their ears in attempt at some relief. Ear mites cannot be treated through cleaning alone. Your vet will need to clean their ears, and this will need to be followed by prescription medication: eardrops, oral medicine and injections. Dips, sprays and powders can then be used to prevent additional outbreaks.

Fleas and ticks

Fleas and ticks are the most common parasite found in dogs and need to be watched out for as they can cause your dog to get very sick. Intense itching, hair loss, and crusting of the skin around your dog’s ears, front legs, chest and abdomen are signs of an infestation. Fleas and ticks may not be easy to notice, but be sure to check your dog’s coat regularly as they can usually be found on close inspection.

You can prevent fleas and ticks with spot-on applications, flea and tick collars or medication. Ask your vet for the best option for you and your pooch.                             

Grooming & Hygiene

How often should I brush my dog?

Both long- and medium-haired dogs will benefit greatly from regular brushing. This may be once a day or once a week, depending on the length of their hair, their breed and their activity patterns.                          

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Do I need to cut my dog’s nails?

Yes. Trimming your dog’s nails is essential to the health of your dog’s paws. Depending on how naturally worn down they are from their activity, the nails may need to be trimmed more or less. This is very difficult to do by yourself, so we advise taking your pet to a grooming parlour to keep you both happy!

How do I look after my dog’s teeth?

This is very important. Cleaning your dog’s teeth once a week can help prevent dental disease, found in almost 80% of dogs. Montego Classic Treats also have a special agent and can be used as a dental cleaner that is also a delicious and wholesome snack.                             

Training

Bad habits can develop over time, but these can be overcome with a few simple tricks.                         

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How do I stop my dog from barking?

Barking is a dog’s way of warning you of danger, but dogs should stop barking when commanded.

The best way to prevent bad behaviour from recurring is to use negative reinforcement. Some of the ways to do this are using your voice, using a squirt of water (in summer only), or a leash check.

When your dog barks, use an authoritative voice command (such as “Quiet!”). If the dog does not stop, use the negative reinforcement and repeat the command. When the dog stops barking, be sure to give him praise.

How do I stop my dog from digging?

Stop your dog form digging by supervising your dog when she is in the garden, by either being physically present, or watching through a window. When your dog starts to dig, interrupt her by using your voice or a loud noise.

How do I stop my dog from guarding his food?

It is normal for dogs to protect their food, as this is an instinctive reaction. However, if your dog is allowed to exhibit aggressive behaviour around food, this may extend into other areas too.

You will need to train your dog using positive and negative reinforcement, to teach him what he is allowed to do and what behaviour is unacceptable.

How do I stop my dog from jumping on people?

Jumping on people is a very common behavioural problem in dogs. Unfortunately, this habit is often inadvertently encouraged by well-meaning owners – after all, it is very hard to resist a cute puppy jumping up to greet you! However, puppies grow, often into very big dogs, and this is when jumping becomes a problem.

It is best to teach a dog when it is still young that jumping on people is unacceptable, as they are more susceptible to learning new habits and they are easier to handle at this stage. When a puppy tries to jump on you or someone else, gently but firmly place the puppy’s feet back on the floor. When the puppy is standing on the floor, be sure to give him lots of praise and reward for his good behaviour. Make sure you are consistent in not letting your dog jump up to avoid confusion!                             

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