Beating Back to School Blues for Pets

It’s that time of year again… The bags are packed, uniforms are ironed, lunches have been made and everyone is getting back into their routine after the Summer break. Most of the family are usually excited about the new challenges that lie ahead, however, there’s one member that may not be ready…  Your fur baby. Separation can be particularly difficult for dogs in the first few weeks of school, after a whole summer of playing with the children.  The change in routine and lack of attention, can make your dog overly anxious or even depressed, with the usual signs being –...

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Allowing Pets to eat as Nature Intended

To achieve a long life and the health they deserve, pets should eat food that nature intended them to eat, just as their wild ancestors did.   Evolutionary biologists have found that ancient canines adopted pack-living about 8 million years ago and they determined the best way to take down larger prey was to work together in a group – the spoils were shared and nothing was to go to waste.  Eating was a survival action, in that the individual dog had a certain time to eat as much of the good part of the animal before the rest of the pack, so the canine digestive system...

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Dangerous Christmas Food for Dogs

For many of us, Christmas is usually the time to indulge, celebrate and have fun – and as part of the family, our dogs will normally be enjoying some of the Christmas spirit as well! However, it’s important to be aware of the dangers our furkids can be susceptible to from food and drink consumed over the festive season…. Ham Bones While the festive season includes lots of leg ham for humans, this should not be the case for your dog as well! Although it may be tempting to give your pooch leftover leg ham, roast turkey or chicken, it is detrimental to their health! Ham and other salty meats...

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Tips on Looking After Your Pets During Summer

With the Summer’s getting hotter every year, it’s so important to make sure you’re prepared during rising temperatures to care for your animals, livestock and even wildlife around you. In this blog we’ve listed tips on keeping animals cool during this time of year… Keep them in cool areas All pets must be kept in cool, shady areas during Summer and bring them indoors on really hot days even if they are an outside animal. It’s important to remember that short nosed or flat faced dog breeds (e.g. Pugs, English bulldogs, French bulldogs) are also more susceptible to heat stroke...

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Components of a Raw Balanced Diet

Here at Instincto, we are here to help you on your journey to giving your pets a balanced raw diet so that they can receive the correct amount of nutrients, minerals and vitamins to ensure good health throughout their lifetime! Follow our guide on the components that need to be included in their raw diet… 1.Calcium Dogs, and especially puppies, need a solid source of minerals. Especially calcium and phosphorus. Your dog wouldn’t survive without them. If you feed your dog bones, you’ll mostly get the minerals right. The most important ones to worry about are calcium and phosphorus.Both dogs...

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2019 Christmas Trading Hours

As Christmas is approaching, please take note of our end of year trading times and important dates. Please make sure you forward order Pickup and Delivery for the Christmas and New Year period – walk in stock will go quickly as we don’t want any leftover for the Christmas break. Will will be open Monday 23rd Dec from 3pm to 6pm for Pickups, Shop will Close 11.30am Tuesday 24th December. The Last Delivery Day for the year will be Tuesday 23rd December to all areas. Important Dates for Christmas and New Year Trading: Friday 20th Dec – Normal Day. Saturday 21st Dec – Normal...

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Golden Paste Recipe and Amazing Benefits

Turmeric is one of the most biggest tested herbs in the world, which is why we can understand so well the list of incredible health benefits that it can have for your pets! Golden paste is a special recipe that we suggest you make and feed to your pets, as it supports their body. Here are some of the amazing health benefits of golden paste: Golden paste is a natural detox for your petIt fights bacteriaCan reduce blood clotsCan help with those frustrating allergiesHas been used in the treatment of epilepsy in dogsHas natural inflammatory properties that help alleviate painGolden...

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Skin Microbiome in Healthy and Allergic Dogs

Changes in the microbial populations on the skin of animals have traditionally been evaluated using conventional microbiology techniques. The sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes has revealed that the human skin is inhabited by a highly diverse and variable microbiome that had previously not been demonstrated by culture-based methods. A recent study’s goal was to describe the microbiome inhabiting different areas of the canine skin, and to compare the skin microbiome of healthy and allergic dogs. Here are the principal findings from the study… DNA extracted from superficial skin swabs...

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How to Keep Cats Active During Cooler Weather

Here are a few simple ways to keep any cat active during the cooler weather if they tend to slow down during these months…   1. Use Puzzle Feeders Make meal time a game and mentally stimulating for the cat. Eating from an ordinary cat bowl does not require much thinking. It is more mentally stimulating for a cat, when the cat hunts for food, receiving it as a reward at the end.  2. Provide Visual Stimulation Winter days are darker, shorter, and colder. Cats prefer rolling into a fluffy ball and not moving much. What can make cats be more active in winter? Let...

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Impressive $16M Dog Park Opens Overseas

Canine Commons is a $16 million project designed to suit the needs of dogs, which include training, educating, socializing, and access to quality food and supplies, in Austin Texas.  The Austin facility will have an indoor dog park, coffee shop, and a place to socialize. There’s even a dog walking track. Those locals who wish to visit the park will have access to more than 50,000 square feet of climate-controlled indoor off-leash space, which will be monitored by the Canine Commons staff. This facility is climate-controlled due to the extreme heat outside that affects many pet...

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