Archive for February, 2010

Hill’s Science Diet Storage bins are back

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

We’re impressed by the latest ‘free gift’ offering from Hill’s Science Diet. Designed locally in Melbourne and built with longevity & quality in mind, Pookinuk is very pleased to be giving away these top quality storage bins on behalf of Hill’s.

Buy any large bag of Hill's Science Diet from Pookinuk and we'll send you a free storage bin
Buy any large bag of Hill’s Science Diet from Pookinuk and we’ll send you a free storage bin

Fully sealable and built on really sturdy wheels, these bins will hold approx 18kg of dry food. And we’ll send one to each and every one of our customers when they order a large bag (13.6kg to 18kg) of Hill’s Science Diet. Sorry, not available on their Prescription Diet range.

To buy dog food online and get delivery straight to your door, go to Pookinuk for all your pet supplies.  You might need to be quick though because prior experience suggests these bins will fly out the door!

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Everyone loves a bonus – Royal Canin bonus bags!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

They’re back! If you haven’t tried Royal Canin, now’s the perfect chance to give it a go with up to 3kg dry dog food as a free bonus. 


Get up to 3kg as a bonus with selected Royal Canin lines this month



Established by a veterinarian in France in 1967, this range prides itself on superb nutrition for dogs & cats that contributes to their longevity and wellbeing. Royal Canin develop their food to match the animal. Using science plus loads of research & development, they have a huge range of specialty foods for different cat & dog breeds. If you’d like to know more, go to

So, while stocks last, get up to 3kg free on large bags of Royal Canin German Shepherd, LabradorMaxi and Medium products.

Buy online & get delivery straight to your door from Pookinuk Pet Supplies. Stock up while stocks last!

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Why organic pet food?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

With 3 dogs, 1 cat and a rabbit between us here at Pookinuk, we’re constantly on the look-out for cat & dog food products that will keep our furry friends in tip-top shape & health. Being strong believers in the old adage “you are what you eat”, we reckon this applies to our four-legged best friends as well!  We’ve seen the benefits of an organic diet so surely dietary changes can help our pets too.

And I don’t think we’re alone in this. Since the Natural Balance brand disappeared, customers are constantly asking us about the availability of a replacement organic pet food.

Research suggests that organic foods have many benefits for pets. Without totally plagiarising from an American website that we’re always referencing (, there are five key benefits:-

1) Reduction of skin ailments and allergies – because it’s free of artificial colors and flavor enhancers, chemical additives and toxic pesticides that could be the source of your pet’s allergies.

2) More energy and a healthy weight – dogs feel more satiated eating smaller amounts of tasty, nutrient-dense foods. An organic diet can help your pet lose weight, have more energy and therefore exercise more.

3) Fewer digestive disorders – easily digestible oats, barley or other natural whole grains and human-grade turkey, lamb or chicken make a huge difference to your pet’s digestive system. Rather than consuming corn or other bulk fillers and chemical additives, your pet will ingest only what it needs for healthy metabolic functioning.

4) Better overall health & stronger immunity – because an organic diet is more digestible, our pets are likely to absorb rather than eliminate more of the nutrients they require to maintain a healthy immune system. Boosting your pet’s immunity may help prevent costly infections and illnesses that require vet care.

5) Quality of life and longevity - a luxurious, shiny coat, energy to run and play, a healthy weight and a strong immune system can maximize your dog’s life expectancy and quality of life into old age.

OK it might be more expensive but it might help delete that even more expensive vet bill!

So, we’ve been on the look-out for a top quality organic product for quite some time and we’re excited to say that we think we’ve found it. Made by Castor & Pollux in the U.S., their Organix range meets all U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements and it doesn’t have to be irradiated when it hits our shores (good thing!).

Organix pack shot - there's Adult dog, Puppy & Cat formulas

Organix pack shot - there's Adult dog, Puppy & Cat formulas

Organix dog & cat food products comply with all USDA National Organic Program requirements, which means that each and every ingredient in Organix including those that aren’t organic are reviewed and approved by an organic certifying agency that enforces all USDA requirements.  Which means that the words “organic” or “‘certified organic” on the Organix labels are bona fide!

Organic ingredients must have no pesticides, no synthetic fertilizers, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, no bio-engineering (no GMOs).  Certified organic, free-range chicken is the #1 ingredient in all the Organix dry formulas with organic brown rice, organic peas, organic carrots and organic flaxseed completing the mix for a wholesome, balanced diet. Buy it online and get it delivered to your door from Pookinuk Pet Supplies – we stock the Adult Dog, Puppy & Cat dry formulas as well as the canned range.

It comes in a 1.3kg bag which makes it easy to give it a try. See if you can see the organic difference and let us know what you think!

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Stop the yellow burning patches in the lawn!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Have you got a once beautiful back yard lawn now covered in yellow burnt patches? Something killing your grass? Well I hate to say it but it’s probably due to the dog. Your dogs urine could be killing your grass.

Dogs, both girls and boys doing their numbers ones on the back lawn tend to lead to an overdose of nitrogen and other minerals in one spot on your lawn resulting in the yellow burnt spots.

The severity of the yellow burns will depend on age, sex and maybe even what dogfood your animal is eating. The bigger the animal, the more urine produced and girls tend to concentrate their urine in one area whereas boys tend to spray their urine over a larger area.

Nitrogen is the main issue, with the high concentrated dose being too much for the lawn to handle. This is a little confusing as the main ingredient in lawn fertilizer is nitrogen. However it is the concentration in one area that is the prodblem.

So can the dogs urine actually be used to fertilze your lawn?

Thats where a product called Dog Rocks comes into play. This naturally occurring rock, mined right here in Australia helps prevent those yellow burning patches in your lawn. Simply add some of these Dog Rocks to your dogs drinking water and watch the yellow spots disappear.

The Dog Rocks filter out the harmful impurities such as nitrates, tin and ammonia from your dogs urine. With these impurities removed from your dogs urine, your dog can now affectively fertilise your lawn!

The Dog Rocks product is a 100% Natural Australian product, which is safe to use with your dog (its been laboratory tested).

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