Lest We Forget – The Dogs of War

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ANZAC Day is an important commemorative day for all Australians.  It is a time that we reflect, remember and pay our respects to those that have fallen, risked their lives fighting and continue to serve in war. Each year we hear countless stories of heroics, sacrifice and triumphs of these soldiers, but what about our fur friends?  What part did they play in the war time efforts? World War 1 It is thought that many dogs played a vital role in WW1. One of the most famous stories is of Sergeant Stubby of the 102nd Infantry, Yankee Division. Although not an ANZAC, Stubby was the...

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How to Build Immunity and Protect your Pets from Illness

As we start to move into the winter months and towards the peak of the flu season (COVID-19 or otherwise) let’s remember that healthy animals make for healthy humans.  This means good hygiene habits for pets and people and a good nutritious diet loaded with vitamins and minerals will give their immune systems a kick start towards fighting any illness. How to Tell If My Pet is Sick? Dog and cat cold or flu symptoms are much like ours: coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose. They may seem lethargic or just not like their normal furry selves. However,...

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Ways to Entertain your Pets whilst Social Distancing

Entertaining Pets
Unlike cats, dogs always need stimulation. While cats can happily go about their daily lives without significant human interaction, dogs thrive on companionship and following their master.   Normally, we find people are concerned with how to fulfil this need while they are at work.  Now, there are an increasing number of our community either working at home or social distancing due to COVID-19.  While it is important that we all be extremely diligent in our effort to contain the virus and looking after our health, your dog still needs their daily exercise. So, what can...

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Instincto Open For Business – COVID-19 Update

Update: 24th March 2020 Instincto are open for business as usual. These are unprecedented and worrying times for everyone, however the team at Instincto would like to reassure you that we are doing all we can to support our community and fur friends. Food Safety and Precautions Instincto is a food handling and manufacturing business.  Guidelines and recommendations provided to us from governments and health organisations around hygiene and food preparation are measures that are already standard practice for us. We will be continuing to uphold these strict standards and keep...

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Muscle Builder Mix to Support Skin, Tendons & Muscles

Muscle Builder Mix from Instincto
The Instincto Muscle Builder Mix was originally formulated to assist many of our Blue and American Staffy’s coming in with skin issues.  We found their owners were not only wanting skin support through a hypoallergenic blend, but also a blend that would support tendon and muscle development.   We felt it was important that the mix be developed to support both young and older dogs.  Research was conducted to find ingredients that would offer muscle development, tendon support and anti-inflammatory benefits.  It was especially important for growing dogs, that we found...

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What are the Benefits of a Holistic Vet

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Benefits of a Holistic Vet Are you looking for a more natural way?  So many of us have done away with medicines, harsh chemicals and preservatives in order to cure, clean or feed in a more natural way.  But what about your pets?   Many pet owners still follow the traditional views of a conventional Veterinarian, despite making a conscious effort to search for a more natural solution.  So is there another option?  The good news is, there are alternatives to traditional medicines and healthcare for your pets, and they are becoming increasingly popular...

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Kangaroo on the Hop with Pricing

kangaroo pricing in drought
As we are all aware, Australia has been in a drought, not that anyone might believe us now; lets still remember we are still in drought. Many areas are not getting rain, check out Atkinson dam level 6.5% just to keep us aware of the reality.   So not only do our farmers feel it, but so do our wild game industry.  So much so that the Western Kangaroo, which is nearly the most prolific breeder, has been placed on a 1-year moratorium so that their numbers can come back.  Unfortunately, this is one of the main breeds that the exporters use and now that places not only price pressure because...

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Total Joint Mix – Supports Joint issues

HMS Total Joint Mix
Does your dog suffer from joint issues or Arthritis?  We have a mix that might help! Our Homestyle Total Joint Mix (TJM) has been developed for dogs with joint issues. We researched all the qualities of the natural source, so that there are no additives and because it comes from the natural source, it is digested and taken up by the body in the most efficient way. We developed this because we had many dogs coming in with joint issues, and we wanted something that would be supportive through a mix and was part of there overall diet. We don’t have the deep pockets that are needed...

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Fed as Nature Intended – Felines

Raw for Cats is Best In Australia we have been directed by doctors and medical professionals to go more towards a natural diet for ourselves to reduce carbohydrates and increase greens and balance our meat. This has come from our own history, where we ate from the fresh markets or our own garden, and balanced with our protein intake, consuming little to no preservatives. So, if we do the same thing for our cats which we should be doing for ourselves, we would need to go back to the big cats/prairie cats to see how they ate, and what would we find? Naturally cats are believed to be obligate...

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How to Choose and Feed Bones Safely

Dogs love bones! But which bones are best and how should you feed them safely? Bones are a staple food when feeding a balanced raw food diet and are so important for dental/skeletal health.  However there are so many to choose from, and in all different shapes and sizes, so how do you know which ones are the best?   Follow the guide below to learn more about the types of bones, determine what kinds will suit your pet the best and how to feed them safely!  Consumable Bones vs. Non-Consumable Bones Consumable bones are any bone that can be fully eaten by your dog...

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