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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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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Kangaroo on the Hop with Pricing

kangaroo pricing in drought
As we are all aware, Australia has been in a drought, not that anyone might believe us now; lets still remember we are still in drought. Many areas are not getting rain, check out Atkinson dam level 6.5% just to keep us aware of the reality.   So not only do our farmers feel it, but so do our wild game industry.  So much so that the Western Kangaroo, which is nearly the most prolific breeder, has been placed on a 1-year moratorium so that their numbers can come back.  Unfortunately, this is one of the main breeds that the exporters use and now that places not only price pressure because...

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Total Joint Mix – Supports Joint issues

HMS Total Joint Mix
Does your dog suffer from joint issues or Arthritis?  We have a mix that might help! Our Homestyle Total Joint Mix (TJM) has been developed for dogs with joint issues. We researched all the qualities of the natural source, so that there are no additives and because it comes from the natural source, it is digested and taken up by the body in the most efficient way. We developed this because we had many dogs coming in with joint issues, and we wanted something that would be supportive through a mix and was part of there overall diet. We don’t have the deep pockets that are needed...

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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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How to Choose and Feed Bones Safely

Dogs love bones! But which bones are best and how should you feed them safely? Bones are a staple food when feeding a balanced raw food diet and are so important for dental/skeletal health.  However there are so many to choose from, and in all different shapes and sizes, so how do you know which ones are the best?   Follow the guide below to learn more about the types of bones, determine what kinds will suit your pet the best and how to feed them safely!  Consumable Bones vs. Non-Consumable Bones Consumable bones are any bone that can be fully eaten by your dog...

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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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