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Sensitive tummies are yelling S.O.S. for help!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Like humans, our 4-legged best friends also suffer from food intolerances and allergies.

Allergies occur due to a prolonged exposure to a single protein. By rotating diets we can help prevent this. By offering single protein diets we can also help prevent this. So ….. here’s some good news for 4-pawed sufferers.

Artemis has just released a highly specialised formula based on specifically omitted sources. Called S.O.S. (Specifically Omitted Sources), it is comprised of fewer than 10 ingredients, plus vitamins and minerals, to hone in on any special dietary needs your dog may have…because sometimes paying attention to what isn’t there is just as important as what is. In layman’s terms, it’s a food specially designed for dogs who need to limit their protein source due to allergies or intolerances.

With three flavours (Salmon, Duck & Lamb) to choose from, your dog can be sure he is getting the protein that’s right for him. As individual animals have different levels of enzymes some animals assimilate nutrients from one source better than another. By providing a variety we allow our animals an optimal chance to get the best assimilation.

Artemis is dedicated to providing not only healthy pet food but promoting a whole-line or holistic approach to caring for animals. They believe that achieving a balance of all parts – all aspects of an animal’s life - enables them to thrive.

Because a healthy life style begins with nutrition, Artemis creates pet foods that balance all the necessary proteins, fats,  carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, resulting in a food that is greater than the sum of its parts. A holistic approach also encompasses disease prevention and finding ways to support the natural healing process. Their products are developed with the idea that prevention is the best cure and they have gone the extra mile by incorporating fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and digestive enzymes to truly meet all the nutritional requirements.

The S.O.S. .range is available in a dry kibble in 3.4kg and 12.7kg size bags at special introductory prices ($34.36 for the 3.4kg/$82.36 for 12.7kg) for a short time only.

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Merry 2012 Christmas!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Every year we shake our heads in disbelief that Christmas has come around again so quickly. This year is no different!

So, before the fat man in the red suit comes charging down all our chimneys, we’d like to say a very big THANK YOU for your custom and support this year. We’ve had a massively busy year full of new websites, (loads of) new products, new services and new premises thrown into the mix but it all adds up to what we hope is a better Pookinuk offering for you and your gorgeous pets.

We’ll be closing on Friday, December 21 for a little break but will be throwing open the doors on Wednesday, January 2 and look forward to helping you look after your loving, 4-pawed friends in 2013! All the best for a safe and happy Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Another NEW Grain Free flavour

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The rise and rise in popularity of the grain-free foods for pets (see our previous post “Grain Free – safety in numbers“) has again been validated with the launch of another flavour to the Earthborn Holistic range.

Meadow Feast is a grain free, LAMB based diet for dogs that’s packed full of vegetables and fruit to ensure a protein rich, balanced diet.  It’s also gluten-free and high in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to ensure high energy and the development of lean muscle mass.

Without sounding like a broken record, a grain-free diet seems to be the answer for dogs suffering allergy issues. Things such as itchy skin, hot spots, yeast problems in ears and sensitive stomachs are a very common issue . Thankfully a grain-free diet seem to be combating these issues. A simple diet of real protein sources (ie; salmon, bison, chicken, lamb, etc) balanced with a non grain carbohydrate such as potatoes or sweet potatoes seem to be giving relief to dogs suffering allergy issues.

So, if your dog (or cat) suffers from various allergies, maybe a grain free diet is the answer? Have a chat to your Vet first though and read the labels on the products. Some products can be quite high in fat and protein which may suit some dogs but not all. With the variety of different formulas on offer these days though, the protein & fat levels vary so we’re pretty sure you’ll find one that will suit your pet perfectly.

As always, give us a call if you have any queries. We’re more than happy to talk through the various grain-free ranges with you.

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The science of pet nutrition = Nutrience

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Pet nutrition has come a long way in the last decade. But I guess it’s not just restricted to pets! The whole western world has gone crazy over anything to do with nutrition, exercise, organics, obesity, beauty, quality ingredients, cooking and so on. But back to pets for a moment.

Pet nutrition is a serious issue. We go back to our argument that you wouldn’t feed your kids a fast food diet every day so why would you give it to your dog? The health benefits are virtually non-existent.

So, have a look at the ingredients in your pet’s food. Is it full of fillers, by-products, glutens and artificial colours & flavours? If so, it might be time to have a think about changing their diet.

A brand you might consider is Nutrience. They take pet nutrition very seriously. Originating in Canada, Nutrience has blended nutrition and science (hence the name!) to create a food for your dog or cat that has ‘no bad anything’ in it!  That means no by-products, no fillers, no added glutens, no artificial colours. 

A lot of people ask us ‘what are the fillers?’ We like this excerpt from Nutrience’s website: “Fillers are not dangerous, but are virtually useless ingredients in a food. They pass right through your pet, giving him very little nutrition. Fillers bulk up a food and help your pet feel satisfied after a meal, but since they contribute less to his nutrition than quality ingredients, he will need to eat a bigger portion of the food to meet his caloric and nutrient requirements. He eats more, you buy more; you are both better off buying and consuming less of a higher-quality food. Eating large volumes of food containing fillers also means more clean-up in the backyard! Nutrience foods do not contain fillers, and instead choose high-quality ingredients for its formulas.”

Many, many brands on the market include fillers. Again, have a look at the ingredients list on the back of your pet’s food packaging. If it contains fillers, you might want to think again about buying it next time.

So, now we know the non-benefit of fillers, it’s important to consider your pet’s nutrition seriously. If you want to see your pet in tip-top health, consider what you’re feeding them and think about the ingredients.

Perhaps it’s time you looked at Nutrience – at least you’d then know that you’re only feeding your pet the healthiest and most nutritious ingredients.

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Artemis Maximal – for the record is NOT IRRADIATED!!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

For some reason we seem to be getting feedback that one of our most popular brands, Artemis, is irradiated. Just for the record – this is certainly NOT the case.

The whole irradiation topic became top of mind around two years ago when a brand called Orijen became available in the Australian marketplace. Orijen is still a highly successful brand in the American marketplace, with one of its key points of difference is that the recipe is cooked at low temperatures. This point of difference however was its downfall, as all petfood coming into the Australian marketplace that is cooked at low temperatures must be irradiated upon entry into the country.

The Artemis Fresh Mix range is a combination of real chicken, vegetables, fruits, brown rice and essential minerals. They also have a grain free product called Maximal. A key feature of the Artemis range is that it does not contain any wheat, soy or corn, commonly known as fillers and all three seem to have strong links to allergies and skin issues.

Another key feature of the Artemis range is that the manufacturing process involves a cooking method which raises the inner core temperature of the kibble above 100 degrees, which means it can be imported into the country without the need for irradiation.

So just to set the record straight, Artemis Fresh Mix, Artemis Maximal and Artemis Osopure and Artemis canned variety’s, both cat and dog, are safe to feed to your best friends without fear of irradiation!

 

 

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What’s happening this December at Pookinuk??

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

We’re in a bit of dilemma here at Pookinuk because we can’t find where 2011 went. Do you know? Or do you feel the same as us? It just seems to have quietly snuck past us and whoosh, disappeared!

Anyway, we’re too busy to go looking for it because we have to tell you about the hot deals and competitions happening this December:-



  • Win an Ipad! Yep, just buy Holistic Select or
    Eagle Pack products to go into the draw to win a 64GB Ipad2. Gotta be in it to win it!
  • Artemis – 10% off the entire range for a limited time. Jingle your bells and be quick!
  • Get a free storage tub when you buy Royal Canin 12kg or larger bags of dog food. Happy Christmas!
  • Buy Frontline and receive a free dog or cat grooming kit. Ho ho ho!
  • Check out our Christmas Gifts page for some ideas on what to give your loyal, faithful four-legged bestie this Christmas.

CONGRATULATIONS to Linda Spiteri from Victoria whose name was drawn from hundreds of entries to win our Canidae/Felidae competition. Linda is now the proud owner of a Sony Bravia Internet TV!

We’re taking a little break over Christmas and we’d hate your pooch or puss to be left high & dry so please make a note of the following dates:-

  • LAST SHIPPING DATE:- Wednesday, December 21st
  • BACK TO BUSINESS:- Wednesday, December 28th

Merry Christmas to all our two-legged and four-legged friends! Enjoy the festive season and many thanks for your business in 2011,

The Pookinuk team

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“You are what you eat” also applies to your pet

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

We stock a lot of premium, high quality brands of pet food and one of the most popular is Holistic Select. Unfortunately, supply issues in Australia have affected this brand over the past twelve months and a lot of their loyal customers have found alternatives.

But that’s all about to change. A new Australian distributor has been appointed and they (and Holistic Select’s American parent company) assure us that they are committed to constant supply and re-establishing the brand’s Australian popularity. To help them along, we thought we’d put the spotlight on this brand and tell you why you should consider it for Fido or Kitty!

(Buy Holistic Select from Pookinuk this week* and you won’t pay for shipping (metro areas only) PLUS you’ll receive a FREE bag of all-natural dog treats worth $19.95).

Holistic Select takes the “you are what you eat” philosophy and applies it wholeheartedly to their pet foods. The label you see featured below illustrates just how serious they are about the ingredients in their pet foods. They only include high quality real ingredients, not fillers, to provide an holistic, natural and balanced diet for your pet.

At the crux of their philosophy is the digestive health of your pet. When the digestive system isn’t working properly, toxins that should be excreted instead travel into the blood stream and throughout the body. The Vets and nutritionists at Holistic Select have therefore formulated their recipes to encourage a healthy gut. High quality meat meals (proteins) are the basis of all their recipes.

Contained in all their recipes are:-

  • high quality, concentrated meat meals (protein) – some recipes contain a single protein source while others contain multiple proteins
  • whole grains as carbohydrates
  • fruit & vegetables
  • natural fibre (oatmeal, flaxseed or beet pulp)
  • probiotics – the “good bacteria”
  • prebiotics
  • digestive enzymes
  • phytonutrients that act as antioxidants

For a detailed explanation of the Holistic Select philosophy, click here to go to their Blog or their American website. There’s also plenty of customer testimonials to read also – click here.

Holistic Select is produced in North America by WellPet, a small pet-loving family company – click here to find out more about them.

Or give us a call – we love answering questions about pet food!  T: 1300 65 66 75.

* November 3-11, 2011.

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What’s on Special this October at Pookinuk?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Here’s a snapshot of this month’s specials:

1. Buy Canidae or Felidae plus something else from our store and you’ll go in the running to win a Sony Bravia Internet TV worth $900. WOW! Now you can surf the net and watch your favourite TV show at the same time! Canidae (for dogs) and Felidae (for cats) are an all natural, holistic pet food that do not contain corn, wheat, soy or  fillers. Top quality food with a top quality prize! Our Internet TV competition finishes November 4, 2011.

2. Holistic Select & Eagle Pack’s supply woes are over. We have plenty of stock and to celebrate, you won’t pay for shipping if you buy either product (dog or cat) at Pookinuk this month (metro only). PLUS as an extra bonus, you won’t pay for shipping on a repeat order either! What a great deal and what a great time to give it a try!

3. It’s flea season and we’ve got everything you need to keep your pooch and puss flea-less! One-spot treatments, chew tablets, flea shampoos and flea resistant bedding. Sentinel Spectrum are currently running a special offer … get a FREE extra chewable tablet (that’s an extra month’s protection for your dog) with all Sentinel Spectrum 6 pack purchases.

4. 15% off all Eukanuba Puppy formulas. Did you know that by the time your puppy celebrates his 2nd birthday he will have grown as much as you did in your first 14 years! Therefore, he has to eat the right food with the right nutrients to support a healthy growing body. Eukanuba make a puppy formula for all size breeds (ie. Large, Medium & Small) and they’re currently all 15% off, eg. Large Breed 15kg was $119.95, now $101.95.

5.  15% off Artemis Osopure Power. This formula contains higher levels of protein and fat than Artemis’ other formulas. So if you have a sporting or show dog, an underweight dog, a dog whose skin and coat is dull and lifeless, a pregnant or nursing female or a dog who’s just had surgery, this Power formula is just the ticket.  The 18kg bag was $112.95, now $96.00. Hurry while stocks last.

6. Take 20% off Artemis Medium/Large Breed Puppy and 20% off Eagle Pack Small/Medium Puppy - only while stocks last!

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In August, we’re celebrating Australian made!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

We’ve gone mad for all things Australian made! This month is Australia Month at Pookinuk and you reap the rewards! Check out our specials on Australian-made Advance, Nutro and Dr Bruce’s Vets All Natural range and you could win tickets to see the new Australian made movie Red Dog!

  • Advance bonus bags are back – that means you get up to 3 kg of dog food for free!
  • Buy any bag of Nutro to receive a free drink bottle
  • 15% off all Dr Bruce’s Vets All Natural products

PLUS:

  • Become a fan of our Facebook page or buy any of these Australian made products and you could WIN a double pass to see Red Dog, the latest little Aussie film winning hearts not just in Australia but all over the world! We have twenty double passes to give away (plus we’ll throw in a bag of Greenies treats for your pooch or puss). Too easy!  (Competition closes August 31, 2011).
  • The Furminator hits Pookinuk’s shelves! You’ve been asking after it and we’ve finally got it. One of the best grooming/de-Shedding tools on the market – for cats and dogs!
  • Get rid of doggy/pet aromas in your house with these great Buddha Bum soycandles.

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie ….. Woof, miaow, woof!!!

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Enter our Facebook “Valentine’s Day Photo Competition”

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Upload a photo of your beloved pup or pussy cat onto our Facebook page and if it’s received the most ‘Likes’ by next Friday 11th Feb, we’ll send you a Fuzzyard gift pack worth $30. (Make sure you get all your friends to ‘like’ your pic!!). Good Luck!

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