Archive for May, 2010

Bull Sticks – new to Pookinuk

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
A brand new product to the Pookinuk range is the all natural Bull Sticks!  Some people call them “nature’s toothbrush for dogs”.


Based on our customer’s recommendations, we’ve sourced these all natural treats that actually clean your dog’s teeth at the same time and they’re suitable for all sizes of dogs.
While the dog’s chewing their little heart out on the stick, they’re actually giving their teeth a good scrubbing. The bull stick is also rich in protein and taurine. What a combination! Dogs love ‘em – they chomp & chew for hours!  What better treat could you give your dog? Available in a trial size pack of 5 or in tins of 20.
Where do they come from?
Put it this way, if the bull were alive, there’s no way it would let a dog anywhere near it!! A by-product from the abattoir and once the bull’s pride & joy, their appendage is oven cooked until they’re completely dried out, inflexible and solid. Perfect for a canine’s teeth. 
One size suits all.

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Eukanuba now with prebiotics… & a free travel bag!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

To promote the fact that Eukanuba’s dog food now come with Prebiotics, we have these top quality travel bags to give away.  A free gift with every 12kg or larger bag of Eukanuba dog food at Pookinuk (also includes 6 – 7.5kg Small Breed).

Receive a free travel bag when buying a 12kg or larger bag of Eukanuba

Receive a free travel bag when buying a 12kg or larger bag of Eukanuba (also includes 6 - 7.5kg of Small Breed)

Now all Eukanuba products include the natural prebiotic FOS (fructooligosaccharides) – a natural fibre that beneficially stimulates the growth of good bacteria in a dog’s digestive tract and in the same process reduces bad ones. By helping strike the right balance between good and bad bacteria, FOS helps promote excellent nutrient absorption, better digestive balance and strong defences. All resulting in a healthy, active dog!

To see Pookinuk’s varied range of Eukanuba products that cater for all types and sizes of dogs, click here.

To get your free gift, order quickly before these great quality travel bags all fly out the door!

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Choosing the right dog food

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Just read this great article published by the ‘Whole Dog Journal’ out of the U.S. about how to choose the right dog food.

We subscribe to this great publication (every February they publish their ‘Top Dog Food’ report) and are always impressed by their totally unbiased reporting on things that really matter in the world of dogs (and it’s not funded by advertisers!). 

whole dog journal

There’s no doubting that the quality and philosophy about pet food over the last decade or so has changed dramatically.  It’s now not considered beneficial for a dog or cat to live wholly on a wet diet. A good quality dry food is considered much more beneficial because not only does it deliver the required nutrients but also keeps your pet’s teeth clean and healthy (for one thing).

The article suggests that dogs, just like people, are individuals. And if we are to base our pet’s dietary choices on this, then you wouldn’t feed the same food to a large, active dog and a small, lie-at-home-all-day-watching-television dog!  That makes sense to me.

And it makes good common sense to follow the advice to assess your dog’s health while dieting on its current food. List the health assets and problems it may have. Health assets are things like bright eyes, fresh breath, clean teeth, glossy coat, clean ears etc.  Any conditions for which your dog requires a visit to the vet would be listed on the problems list along with things like bad breath, goopy eyes, excessive gas, diarrhoea, recurring fleas or worms, low or excessive energy etc.

If there are a lot more assets on your list than problems, and the problems are minor, then you’re probably already feeding your dog the right type of food.

If not, then your dog’s a good candidate for a change of diet!  Again, go to view the Whole Dog Journal article as it outlines in much more detail what you should be assessing if your dog’s health is an issue.

And referring back to their Top Dog Food report, we’re happy to report that we stock three of their ‘approved dry foods’.  Artemis, Organix (Castor & Pollux) and Eagle Pack’s Holistic Select can be purchased and home delivered from Pookinuk.  All these foods use high quality ingredients and are classified as either a ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ food.

 We speak to a lot of our customers about dietary concerns they may have for their pets so if you have any concerns or have followed the Whole Dog Journal’s advice and realised that your dog or cat perhaps isn’t eating the right food, give us a call. We’re more than happy to help point you in the right direction – 1300 65 66 75.

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Planet Dog toys hit Pookinuk

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The latest toys to hit our shelves are from the fantastic Planet Dog range out of the U.S.

Makers of “the world’s best dog ball”, Planet Dog regard themselves as the industry’s leading socially responsible, values-based design house, bringing people and dogs together for fun and mutual support.  They reckon that the fire in their belly is to concept, innovate and develop premium products “made for dogs, by dog lovers”.  Pookinuk loves this! 

According to Planet Dog, their mission is to “amuse, explore, support, innovate, create, educate, celebrate and philanthropate… all in the name of the dog. We romp the romp by providing financial resources to those in need, educating consumers about canine-related issues, creating an array of non-toxic and recyclable products, and keeping the tails of our pack wagging.“  Need we say more?
Take these Orbee balls for instance. Rated the “World’s Best Dog Ball” by industry experts, it’s the ball that put Planet Dog on the map. It’s a durable, buoyant, bouncy non-toxic product with a minty scent that drives dogs wild!
Voted "world's best dog ball" by industry experts in the U.S.A.

Voted "world's best dog ball" by industry experts in the U.S.A.

It’s been rated 5 out of 5 chompers (for the most aggressive chewers) on Planet Dog’s Orbee-Tuff** Chew-o-meter while also being non-toxic, recyclable and rinses clean.
But that’s not their only product – check out the range we’re stocking by clicking on the following links:- squeak toys, eco-friendly hemp leads & collars and zip leads.

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$20 off Eagle Pack Natural

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Love Eagle Pack’s Natural Formula? Or perhaps your dog would like to try a new food?  One of our specials for May is a discount off the price of 15kg Eagle Pack Natural. Normally priced at around $99.95, we’re currently selling this super premium product for $79.95.  This special price won’t last long so order before end May.

May special - $20 off 15kg Natural Formula

May special - $20 off 15kg Natural Formula

Made in the U.S., Eagle Pack’s Natural Formula is ideal for adult dogs of all sizes and breeds. The main ingredient is lamb meal from range-fed sheep but also features quality carbohydrates such as oatmeal, rice and corn.  Each is bought as whole grains, are naturally pesticide-free and ground fresh for each production run.
This formula does not contain soy or wheat. Eagle Pack base their choice of Natural formula carbohydrates on findings that suggest soy causes gas and wheat has been tested as one of the top three ingredients known to cause allergies.
Natural Formula has proven extremely beneficial to German Shepherds, Boxers, and other breeds suffering from digestive tract and weight and coat problems and has been proven on Large and Giant breeds for over a decade.
To place an order, click here or to find out more about Eagle Pack’s range of super premium dog & cat foods, go to Eagle Pack.

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Free IAMS storage bins

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The latest storage bins on offer at Pookinuk are these fabulous looking ones from IAMs.  Buy any 18kg bag of IAMs dog food or any 3kg or larger bag of cat food and we’ll send you one for free.

Buy 3kg bag or larger of IAMs cat food to receive a free storage bin

Buy 3kg bag or larger of IAMs cat food to receive a free storage binBuy any 18kg bag of IAMs dog food to receive a free storage bin

This offer will run while stocks last so please be quick!
IAMs is our most economic super premium food range offering your pets a high quality & nutritious food without being the most expensive. Give it a try!

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