What Supplements or other Foods can be included in a Raw Diet?

In our other recent articles we discussed the basic guide we use to breakdown your pet’s raw diet, and the types of Meat, Bone and Organs and their main benefits.  Now we’ll move onto the various other foods and supplements that can easily be added into your pet’s Raw diet as required.    What other common foods and supplements can be added to your Raw diet? FRUITS & VEGETABLES Some of the most popular Fruits and Veges are below. Please note that all fruits and vegetables should ideally be pureed prior to feeding as this assists with digestion.  Yellow/Orange...

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What types of Meat, Bones and Organs can be included in a Raw Diet?

In our previous article we discussed the basic guide we use to breakdown your pet’s raw diet, and now we’ll move on to discuss the types of Meat, Bone and Organs readily available and their main benefits.   Here is a reminder of how to calculate the amount of food and how that is generally broken up. What and How Much Raw to include in your Raw Diet If you have a healthy adult dog, feed him or her 2% to 3% of his body weight. So if your dog is 45kg, feed him 1125g per day.  Please check our Raw Food Calculator, as it does take into account many other elements...

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Why Kangaroo Is One of The Best Proteins For Pets

Roo is fast becoming the most preferred lean meat in Australia’s healthy, and environmentally conscious, kitchens… and dog bowls. You’ve probably already heard about the amazing benefits of kangaroo meat.  It is one of the leanest meats available, with only 2% fat and virtually 0% saturated fat which makes it a much healthier red meat option compared to beef and other meats. High Protein Diet Dogs have evolved on high-meat diets for centuries,  their digestive systems have adapted to get the most from a carnivorous high protein diet. One of the main reasons that...

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Beef Meat is Gone!

Beef for us has been a bone of contention for a long time now (pun intended), as we have been selling it because it’s the done thing, everyone sells it and many barf and straight mixes in the market have it as part of their mix. Even some have roo mixed with beef offal which we struggle to understand why. Our issue with this protein and even what the raw market is doing, is that the reactions from our own years of observation and reports from you, our customer, is that it has the highest level of allergic reactions. Coupled with this is the unstable pricing that continues to go upward sometimes...

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How A Raw Diet Can Support Your Pups Muscle Development

Diet is a very important part of keeping your dog healthy.  A poor diet in pets can result in many health complications from allergies, cancer, behavioural issues, joint mobility and tendon and muscle development to name a few. A raw food diet is the most natural and healthiest way to ensure your pet is getting all the nutrients they need from the natural source to help ensure they live long, healthy and happy lives with fewer health complications. A raw diet helps support your pets overall physical and mental development as they go from your cute little puppy to leader of the pack. A...

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Feeding Raw To Ensure A Happy & Healthy Fur Family In 2021

Many people are motivated to make the move to a raw diet because it’s more natural and less processed than most commercial pet diets currently available. Others feed their pets a raw food diet because it makes sense that if they feed themselves a healthy balanced diet, then it’s logical to feed their pets in the same way. Others simply feed raw because their pets love it! Whatever your motivation is to make the switch this year, raw is by far the best way to ensure a happy and healthy fur family in 2021. Reasons To Feed Raw  A raw food diet closely resembles the diet your dog or...

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Why Does My Pet Have Food Allergies And What Can I Do About It?

Food allergies are a rising concern with pet owners and it seems like more and more pets on poor diets are suffering from them. Switching to a balanced, varied, species-appropriate raw diet is certainly an important part in combating your pet’s food allergies. A raw diet ensures that our pets, and especially the growing ones, have adequate nutrition and the health care that they need for a healthy immune system. Why Does My Pet Have Food Allergies? Food allergies occur when an animal’s immune system misidentifies a source from their food as an invader rather than a food item and...

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Honouring Our Home Grown Australian Dog Breeds

This year as we celebrate Australia Day we take a look at some of the popular dog breeds that have been bred to withstand the Australia conditions. Loyal companions and hard working dogs, there is no doubt why these dog breeds have become our best mates. Let’s take a look at  some of our top Aussie dog breeds… Australian Cattle Dog Also often referred to as Blue Heelers, these dogs are famous for their working drive. The first cattle dogs to be introduced to Australia came from England. These dogs weren’t suited to the extreme temperatures and vast, arid terrain...

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A Very Merry Instincto Christmas – Hours, Orders and Pet Gift Guide

Merry Christmas and Thank You! It has been a year like no other, we have all faced challenges some more than others but behind it all a great community spirit has emerged that has helped us to move forward, especially those of us in small business. We are so thankful to be a part of such a great community here in Brisbane and amongst our furry loving friends. Thank you for your continued support throughout 2020 and may you and your fur families have a safe and Merry Christmas! Find out more about our:  Christmas Trading HoursOrdering During The Holiday SeasonInstincto Pet Gift...

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How To Create The Perfect Raw Christmas Feast!

We’ve all had the experience where we sit down with family or friends to enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal only to look down and have those big puppy dogs eyes staring back at us to say ‘what about me?’.  It’s easy to let our precious pets slip our minds when there is so much going on. So here are some tips for creating the perfect Raw Christmas feast.     What Makes A Balanced Raw Christmas Meal? Christmas lunch or not, our pets need a variety of wholesome foods to provide them with a wide range of nutrients. In creating a balanced raw meal opt for leaner proteins (be mindful of fat),...

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