Keeping Pets Safe During The Silly Season

Christmas time is filled with fun but it can also be a confusing and sometimes dangerous time for your pet. Many of the seasonal additions to the house including Christmas trees, decorations and presents may entice a more curious kitten. Not to mention the sudden change in rules and routine, things they are not allowed to touch; strange people entering your home; and plenty of unusual noises and enticing smells. Here’s our list of potential risks your pet might face this silly season. Christmas Trees and Lights You can imagine how exciting a giant tree in your lounge room with lots...

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How To Create The Perfect Raw Christmas Feast!

We’ve all had the experience where we sit down with family or friends to enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal only to look down and have those big puppy dogs eyes staring back at us to say ‘what about me?’.  It’s easy to let our precious pets slip our minds when there is so much going on. So here are some tips for creating the perfect Raw Christmas feast.     What Makes A Balanced Raw Christmas Meal? Christmas lunch or not, our pets need a variety of wholesome foods to provide them with a wide range of nutrients. In creating a balanced raw meal opt for leaner proteins (be mindful of fat),...

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A Very Merry Instincto Christmas – Hours, Orders and Pet Gift Guide

Merry Christmas and Thank You! It has been a year like no other, we have all faced challenges some more than others but behind it all a great community spirit has emerged that has helped us to move forward, especially those of us in small business. We are so thankful to be a part of such a great community here in Brisbane and amongst our furry loving friends. Thank you for your continued support throughout 2020 and may you and your fur families have a safe and Merry Christmas! Find out more about our:  Christmas Trading HoursOrdering During The Holiday SeasonInstincto Pet Gift...

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How Hemp is Helping our Pets

When we think of hemp, perhaps pet care is not the first thing that pops in our mind and that is understandable given that hemp has been misportrayed and even illegal in the past.  But this is no longer the case, the benefits of hemp are now being spread across the planet to help each and everyone of us. Now, it’s time to shed some light on how hemp is helping pets. Hemp Seed Oil Unlike fish oil, Hemp Seed Oil naturally has the perfect Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio (3:1) of essential fatty acids (EFAs) which animals need just the same as humans do. This balanced ratio plus the combination...

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Does Diet Affect My Pet’s Brain?

If you feed your pet a Raw diet then you are probably reaping the rewards of a reduction of allergy symptoms, cleaner stools, improved digestion, healthier skin, coat, teeth and fresher breath to name a few. But what about your pets’ overall behaviour?  Can diet actually have an effect on our pet’s brain, learning and behaviour?  Research into the effects of diet on brain health and behaviour is still ongoing, but as a starting point let’s look at some of the key components of a Raw pet food diet and some of their benefits in keeping our pups brain’s in good condition.     The...

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Calcium And Phosphorus: Creating A Balanced Raw Diet For Your Pet

A Raw diet that is varied, balanced and species appropriate will provide your furry friend with all the nutrients, minerals and vitamins that nature intends them to eat in order for them to survive and thrive.  When you choose to start feeding Raw it might seem a little overwhelming at first, figuring out how to get the mix right. But once you get your head around a few of the fundamentals you will find that it is simple!   Calcium And Phosphorus – Why Do Our Pets Need Them? When feeding a Raw diet there are a few guidelines you need to follow and the most important...

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5 Common Conditions To Avoid During The Hotter Months

With the extended daylight hours and warm weather, these milder Brisbane months and summer can be a great time to get active with your pet. However, it’s important to be aware of the dangers that the warmer weather can bring and how best to protect them.  1. Heatstroke The biggest risk for heatstroke is the dog’s immediate environment. If your dog is in very humid conditions or a confined space without fresh air (such as a car), he or she will quickly overheat. Brachycephalic breeds of dogs (those with short muzzles e.g. British Bulldogs and Pugs) are also more prone to heatstroke...

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Natural Ways To Treat Yeast Infections

When we think of yeast in the body we almost always jump to the negatives, however, yeast is actually a very normal, healthy part of the digestive and immune system in dogs and humans. In dogs, yeast lives on the skin and in the gut, along with other healthy flora as part of a balanced immune system. However, when this balance is interrupted, it can cause problems and result in a yeast infection, allergies or other inflammatory issues.   What Causes A Yeast Infection?  Yeast infections can happen anywhere in your dog’s body. A yeast infection can present itself...

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The Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Liver

We understand that some things can be a bit weird and icky to feed your pet, but if you are not yet feeding your dog liver they really are missing out! Including liver in a Raw diet not only benefits them nutritionally but it is something that your dog will most probably love! Liver is an important source of nutrients for any dog as it is rich in many of the vitamins and minerals that are vital for your pet to live a happy and healthy life.   What Makes Liver So Good? The liver is a nutrient-rich organ that most dogs love eating.  It is often said to be nature’s multivitamin...

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How to Transition Cats to Raw and Why They’ll Thrive!

A cat’s natural instincts are to hunt for food. Yes, even your lovable friendly housecat. If you have ever seen a cat consuming a mouse it has caught, you’ll understand how perfectly natural it is for these carnivorous animals to eat whole raw foods. Providing cats with a raw food diet not only taps into their feline instincts but keeps them healthy, strong and allows them to thrive! What is an obligate carnivore?  All felines, including domestic cats, are obligate carnivores. All of these animals became obligate carnivores as a result of their ancestral diets. In your own research, you...

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