Our Recommended Dog Walks Around Brisbane

If you’re based in Brisbane or the surrounding area, we have some great dog walks that will keep you and your pet fit and healthy as you can do these walks together in the beautiful outdoors and fresh air! Walk 1: Brisbane CBD, South Bank Loop   Where to start – Park somewhere below the William Jolly Bridge and take your dog on the Brisbane City SouthBank loop. This lovely riverside stroll has plenty of shade trees and runs along the southside of the Brisbane River below the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, under Victoria Bridge and on through South...

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How to Keep Your Pet in Good Health This Winter

If you are starting to feel cold and uncomfortable, then your pet is likely feeling the same way. If you haven’t already, pet owners should start thinking about the comfort levels of their furry companions. Luckily, there are a number of simple ways you can keep your pet safe and warm this winter. Winter Coats Although many cat and dog breeds have thick fur to keep them warm, when they are outside or on walks in the cold, they will still likely benefit from an additional winter coat. This is especially important if you have a thin, older or short haired breed.A good pet-coat or jumper...

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How to Puppy Proof Your House

Most people will say having a new puppy in the house is a bigger shock than a new baby. With a baby you have plenty of time to get the house safe as they grow and develop. A puppy is in full-on grab-and-destroy mode from the day they arrive. Follow our checklist to make sure you have properly puppy-proofed your house for your new arrival… Poisonous Plants – Every garden has them. You can try to remove them but why not construct a secure pen in a sheltered part of the yard where you can leave your puppy safely during the day? Chewable items – Anything that...

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Difference in Dogs with Left Paw Preference

Some neuroscientists believe that someone’s hand preference tells us something about the way that a person’s brain is organised. It is common knowledge that the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa. There is also research that showcases that the emotional responses on the two sides of the brain are different. Some of the data suggests that in humans the left brain is associated with positive feelings, like love, a sense of attachment, a feeling of safety and calm. Whereas the right side of the brain in humans can portray negative behaviors, like...

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What are Hot Spots and How You Can Avoid

Hot spots are one of those less than desirable skin irritations seen in dogs and other pets and can be visually recognised as red, hot, moist, irritated lesions. Often, you’ll hear your vet refer to them as moist dermatitis. This moist, raw skin disorder has a variety of causes but the most consistent factor is bacteria.Hot spots (also known as Summer Sores or Moist Dermatitis) can seemingly appear spontaneously anywhere on a dog’s body but are generally found on a dog’s head, hip, or chest area. They can grow rapidly because often dogs will lick, chew, and scratch the hot spot,...

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Introducing the Instincto App

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Instincto app for your convenience! We have designed this App to reward our loyal customers and make your life easier with Easy Ordering, Meat Calculator, Disease Dashboard, Special offers and more, all available from the palm of your hand.   What can the app help you with? Easy online browsing and orderingSpecial offersDisease dashboard educationRaw meat calculatorLeaving a Review We also have other handy features like – About Raw to keep you up to date with the latest Raw/Pet Health...

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Ear Infections and Natural Remedies

This month at Instincto, we are focusing on disease education for pets! In this blog we will be giving education advice on potential treatment methods that are all natural and may help with prevention or healing! Everything from potential reasons why they occur, the reported symptoms you should look out for and most importantly the possible natural solutions you can implement to help.  Concerned your dog may have an ear infection? Did you know that ear infections are one of the most common reasons people take their dogs to the vet?! Here’s how to spot the signs of canine ear infection...

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Bone Broth Benefits & Recipe For Your Pet

Bone broth is a superfood that has been around for a very long time, is nutrient packed and easy to make, and better yet – has amazing health benefits for your furkid! It is essentially the nutrient-dense stock liquid made from simmering raw or cooked bones at low heat over long periods of time, and is considered a nutrition powerhouse for dogs!   Bone broth contains all the minerals needed that dogs can easily digest and absorb such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, silicon, zinc and sulfur. This is a delicious and easy way to maintain your dog healthy and full of...

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Saving Chloe – The story behind ‘Natural Animal Solutions’

We want your pets to live happier, healthier and longer lives and that’s why we stock an extensive range of Natural Animal Solution skincare products. We also love that this business is family owned and run and completely Australian made! Read more about Natural Animal Solutions story and how they came to be… It all began with a little dog called Chloe. Chloe suffered from skin allergies from a very young age. Years of relying on traditional medicine had only seemed to make her problems worse. Things became so bad for poor Chloe that vets actually recommended euthanasia as the last...

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Wonderful Health Benefits of Organ Meat for your Pet

Just like specific superfoods are an important part of the human diet, organ meat is the bomb of nutrition for your furkid too! The main raw diet consists of up to 5% organ meat and 5% liver overall. You could notice reactions if you tend to go over the 10 to 15% as the meat is packed full of nutrition and it could be an overload that the body needs to deal with in its normal ways. Find out more about the nutrients in organ meat and how they contribute to your dogs health… Liver – Raw talks about liver a little separate from the other organs (kidney, lung, pancreas etc)...

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