Proper Petiquette -How to Socialise with Pets!

Do you like to be social, but also like spending time with your pets? It’s safe to say our furry friends play an important role in our lives and while we love and cherish these little creatures like humans, it’s important to remember that they’re animals who need boundaries.  There is also a certain amount of consideration and etiquette required by us as loving, doting pet owners. Etiquette For Dog’s and Owners Dog owners have a responsibility to manage their pets’ behaviour and follow certain rules of etiquette.  This also helps to teach our pets about acceptable...

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Preparing, Welcoming & Caring for your New Puppy!

Those new puppy moments are absolutely priceless.  When you first bring them home it is an exciting time for the whole family. Soon your new puppy will be a member of the family that you can’t remember being without, but in the beginning, it can be a very scary experience for them. Puppies New Home! Coming into a new environment with people that they’ve never met before after being removed from their mother and siblings, it’s no wonder that your new pet will be a little anxious in the beginning.  Here are a few tips on ways in which you can prepare your family and household...

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The Benefits of Bones in your Pet’s Diet

Raw bones are a healthy and safe part of your pet’s balanced raw diet and offer many benefits, some of which we have touched on in previous blogs.  Below we have outlined additional ways in which bones can benefit your pets.  Bone Safety First It is important that bones are always fed raw. Cooked bones can splinter and cause impaction, perforation of the gut and even death.  For a more comprehensive guide on bone safety you can refer to our previous blog on ‘How To Choose and Feed Bones Safely’, contact us directly or speak to your holistic vet if you have serious concerns...

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How Natural Scents can Help Anxiety

COVID-19 has meant a lot of sacrifice for all of us.  Isolation from friends and family, shopping, work and colleagues but in a lot of ways it has given us more time with the ones closest to us at home, including our pets.   So now that our fur babies have gotten used to us being at home,  how will they survive when it comes time to go back to work and send the kids back to school?   Anxiety in Dogs Anxiety in dogs is something most pet parents have experienced. From puppies who have recently left their mothers, moving house or seeing their owners leaving...

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How to Care for our Fur Mum’s To Be!

In honour of all our mother’s and mother’s to be we would like to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day… especially to our soon to be fur mum’s!  Is your dog expecting? We have put together a guide to caring for your pregnant dog through this special time. How Do I Know If My Dog Is Pregnant? Most dogs will show no signs of pregnancy for the first several weeks. It will be difficult to determine if your dog is pregnant early on.  Signs of pregnancy may differ from dog to dog (and even between pregnancies in the same dog). Signs typically appear in the second trimester and throughout...

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Boost your Pet’s Immunity with Bone Broth!

Bone Broth
Bone broth is considered a magical elixir that can cure leaky gut and help with all manners of ailments from arthritis to a weak immune system.  It is thought to be a superfood, has been around for a very long time, is nutrient packed, easy to make, and better yet, it has amazing health benefits for your pets too!  What is Bone Broth? Bone broth is a stock made by boiling the bones and the connective tissue of animals for a long time. The long cooking time is thought to draw gelatine, collagen and minerals, including calcium and phosphorus, out of the bones and into 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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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

holistic vet
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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