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

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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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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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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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