Is Owning a Pet Good for our Health?

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Dogs have long been known as man’s best friend, but did you know our pets can actually make us physically and mentally healthier?   Research suggests having a pet may help fight loneliness, make you happy and increase feelings of purpose.  Just being in the presence of our pets can lift our spirits and help us relax! Pets in Australia In Australia we have one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world, with approximately two thirds of Australians owning at least one pet. Dogs and cats are the most popular choices, however birds, fish, reptiles, and other small mammals...

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Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth for Dogs

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For Pet Owners, in short, Diatomaceous earth is an all natural, readily available and affordable product that works as a very effective parasite control for your dogs.   Food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE), also known as natural amorphous silica, is an extremely versatile, and completely natural product that may be used in many ways, to achieve significant improvements in human, plant and animal health. It is an organic, non-toxic, chemical free, natural mineral, making it suitable for use anywhere – from a small garden to the largest agricultural ventures, and for animals of...

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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...

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Raw Chicken & Poultry Products in your Pet’s Raw Diet

Raw chicken and poultry products are an excellent protein source for carnivores like Dogs.  It can lower your dog’s risk of obesity by reducing carbs out of their diet and can also eliminate preservatives and other chemicals from the equation.  As always with a pet’s raw diet, care should be taken when keeping your companion on just one protein, for Pet food, over time they may build up allergies to the protein.  It is always advisable to have a mix of the poultry or add some red meat if your companion is not allergic.  This allows for diversity in your pet food...

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The Amazing Benefits of Raw Kangaroo Meat for Dogs

Dogs thrive on raw meat diets full of quality proteins.  All types of meat protein are beneficial but generally leaner meats with more nutrients, like kangaroo, are preferable and a small proportion of organ meat is a great nutritional boost.  Of course when picking a meat to feed your pet, you must also consider factors like affordability, quality, the environment and ethics and of course your dog’s individual tastes and needs. So what’s so good about raw Kangaroo meat for pets? Kangaroo Meat for Dogs In Australia, most people have heard about the amazing benefits of...

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Tips to Prepare your Pets for Returning to Work or School

We’d all like to be staying home with our fur babies, but it’s that time of year when some of us are called back to school or work.   Everyone will be getting ready to go back into their regular routines after the Summer holidays, but have you also considered your pets?   Some pets handle this separation better than others, but if you have a more anxious fur baby, you’d be well aware of the signs of separation anxiety. SEPARATION ANXIETY IN PETS Separation anxiety is when a pet displays distress or behavioral problems when left alone or separated from their owner. ...

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Ways to Keep Pets Cool & Prevent Overheating

Summer is only 1 week away and the temperatures and humidity are rising!As you know it’s incredibly important to look out for pets during this time as overheating can cause heatstroke, which can in turn, lead to organ failure and even death.Some pets are particularly susceptible like the elderly, overweight or those suffering from a medical condition. Dogs Cooling occurs through Panting Did you know dogs don’t sweat?  They cool themselves through panting (evaporative cooling from the lungs and mouth), lying on a cool surface and drinking cool water.   Brachycephalic...

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How to Spot the Signs & Prevent Liver Disease In Dogs

The liver is a remarkable organ that has so many fundamental roles in keeping the body healthy. It assists with digestion and blood clotting and removes toxins from their system, just to name a few!   The Liver has an amazing ability to regenerate itself when damaged.  The downside of this ability, however, is that we might not see the signs of liver damage in your dog until it’s too late.  Often by the time you notice the signs, the damage has occurred and it is irreversible.  That’s why it’s crucial to understand the signs of liver damage, the potential causes and ways you can try...

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Raw Case Study – Fluffy the Doberman

Meet Fluffy the Doberman!  Find out all about this gorgeous fur baby in our latest Raw Case Study. Each month we will be featuring a beautiful Instincto Fur baby!  If you would like to tell us your Raw story, we would love to hear from you. Simply fill in this questionnaire  and upload a few photos.  We will then reward you with 2 loyalty points, for helping our community with real stories! Fur Babies Name, Age and Breed: Fluffy, 8yr old Doberman What were the initial reasons you wanted to start a Raw diet for your fur family?  Did your furbaby have...

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What Supplements or other Foods can be included in a Raw Diet?

In our other recent articles we discussed the basic guide we use to breakdown your pet’s raw diet, and the types of Meat, Bone and Organs and their main benefits.  Now we’ll move onto the various other foods and supplements that can easily be added into your pet’s Raw diet as required.    What other common foods and supplements can be added to your Raw diet? FRUITS & VEGETABLES Some of the most popular Fruits and Veges are below. Please note that all fruits and vegetables should ideally be pureed prior to feeding as this assists with digestion.  Yellow/Orange...

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