Is Fish Safe for Your Pets?

Fish is a good source of several key vitamins and minerals that play important roles in maintaining your pet’s health throughout her life. It can form an important part of your Fresh Raw pet food diet for both your cats and dogs.

Fish have much higher levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 than other proteins, which really help with the overall well being of your companion.

The Benefits of Omega-3 Fats

Most of us understand the health benefits of including Omega-3 fats in our own diets, but Omega-3 fats can also provide our pets with a range of health benefits when included in their diet through proteins.

Second to protein, fats are a vital part of our pets’ dietary requirements. Fats provide energy, are essential for normal cell function as well as the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K). Fats are also the precursor to hormones and have a significant impact on inflammation.

Omega-3 fats can help to control the inflammatory process in the body and can benefit pets in several ways including:

  • Healthy joint function – in all ages
  • Healthy skin and coat
  • Decreased Allergy occurrence and symptoms
  • Positive impact on inflammation throughout the entire system
  • Healthy cardiovascular function

Therefore a diet with adequate fat, the right type and balance of these fats, is just as important to your pets’ health, as it is our own.


How to incorporate Fish into your Raw Diet

Fresh fish is one of the best ways to integrate high quality omega-3 fatty acids into your pets’ diet.  It is also important to know where the fish that goes into your pet’s diets comes from so you can weigh up the pros and cons, such as contamination by heavy metals for example.

At Instincto we believe that fish should only make up part of your pet’s fresh food diet, as the Vitamin B group isn’t as high in this protein as it is with red meats.  We have a range of holistic blends where we balance fish and red meat to deliver a well rounded meal for your companion.

Some dogs will eat whole raw fish for a meal, and whilst they can take time to accept the acquired taste, cats will usually take to it immediately.

Care should be taken with the fins, but in general the fish offers an overall meal with the head/stomach/flesh providing an overall balance in percentages.


The Instincto Fish Range

Our Instincto Fish range includes whole fish options, green lip mussels and our holistic blends.  View the full Fish Range, or read more on our products below.

Mullet – Whole Fish –

A whole mullet including scales/head/tail etc, and great to use as a treat on hot days straight from the freezer.  They are supplied frozen and either bagged into a 1.5kg bag or 10kg bulk box. Order Now

Pilchards –

Ideal for cats or dogs for a hit of the major minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, potassium and some trace minerals including iron and selenium.  Sardines are also a natural source of marine omega-3 fatty acids.  They are provided snap frozen in a 1kg bag or 10kg box.  Order Now

Chicken Turkey Fish (CTF) Mix

Low Purine proteins, made to allow for all the omegas and essential vitamins that red meats give our pet, but with no red meat. This is a ground meat and bone mix that is an all-round mix designed for the dog who is allergic to red meat and delivers the required nutrition. It is made up of Chicken Necks / Turkey Necks and Mullet, we have also added chia seeds, this brings so much more to this mix that can be mentioned- read More about Chia Seeds. Avail 1, 5, 10kg.  Order Now!

HMS CHUNKY KANGAROO/ MULLET DUCK (RMD)MINCE  –

Made to allow for all the omegas and essential vitamins but with low to no allergy meats.This is a chunky roo mix with ground mullet and duck frame bone mix that is an all-round mix designed for the dog who is allergic to chicken delivers the required nutrition. It is made up of Roo Meat / Whole Mullet / Duck Frame ( which is the bone content of around 10%.  Avail 1, 5, 10kg.  Order Now!

HMS MUSCLE BUILDER 80/10/10  – 

This homestyle mix has been developed for the breeds that like muscle tone definition, it will assist in building muscle and help with joint development as well as a nice coat. Contains – Muscle Meat – Roo and Heart, Joint support – Trachea, Mullet. Calcium & Fat – Duck Wings, Turmeric for overall well being through antioxidants, Kelp great for muscle recovery and growth. Chia Seeds for protein / omega/ potassium/ and hydration. This is one of our only mixes that takes into account the 80/10/10 for raw feeding.  Avail 1, 5, 10kg.  Order Now!

HOMESTYLE TOTAL JOINT MIX –  

This has been developed for dogs with joint issues. It has been tested on a number of arthritic dogs and has seen improvements and freedom of movement. It is designed to give relief through natural anti-inflammatory foods and foods that assist in joint and muscle building.  Roo / Heart muscle meats, Trachea – Joint support a reliable source of glucosamine, Liver for overall mix of organ meat in a diet, Whole Mullet for omega oil, bone and well being, Duck Wings; Green Lip Mussel – anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric for overall well being through anti-oxidants, Kelp-great for boron and cobalt both needed for bone development.  Arthritic bone has been found to be low in both boron and cobalt. Chia Seeds for their anti-inflammatory elements of omega-3, quercetin and minerals. Avail 1, 5, 10kg. Order Now!

Green Lip Mussel Frozen –

Green Lip Mussels are also great for their anti-inflammatory elements especially for arthritis or joint issues. Available in 1kg box, or 12kg bulk box.  Order Now

We also have a wide range of dehydrated fish/seafood products, such as Dehydrated Pilchards, Fish Jerky and Green Lipped Mussels. View the Range


Why choose Instincto as your pet’s Raw Food supplier?

Our motto is We Deliver Raw, Nature Brings Benefits! 

Our Raw Products are – 

  • All natural
  • Australian made
  • Human grade
  • Grain free
  • Preservative free
  • Filler free
  • Additive free
  • Hormone free
  • Ethically sourced

Instincto Raw Pet Foods have a large range of protein diversity.  We are Safe Foods accredited and offer fresh, raw food like from a butcher.  You can see us producing on Wednesday and Friday! We mince fresh which means it’s easy to portion to your needs when you receive it and we also offer a Portioning service for those needing to save time. Fresh products hold a higher nutritional value for your animal.  Human Consumption Food is sourced – all our suppliers are Human Consumption Suppliers.  We offer Delivery or Pickup of orders, and a repeat (subscription) order service is available through the website

Check out our Instincto website now for more information about us.

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