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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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Is your pet suffering back to work blues?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

My two dogs have just spent a few weeks at my sister’s house where they had the run of the house, spent most of the day inside with her, slept on her bed, and were treated like royalty! Needless to say, they’re not treated like that at my house. With two kids, a rabbit and a husband to look after as well, the dogs live outside, sleep outside in a kennel and, well ok, they’re still treated like royalty! However, we’ve all returned from holidays to the normal routine of school and work so the dogs are trying to cope with being back at home and left alone for most of the day.

‘Where’s everybody gone?’ I can hear them woofing!  And subsequently, we’re experiencing some pet separation anxiety issues.

Jumping fences, barking, howling, chewing and uncharacteristic ‘accidents’ are all signs of what Animal Behaviourists call ‘symptoms of separation anxiety’.

Jumping the fence is what’s happening in our house. Mind you it’s only one of the dogs and he’s not fully escaping because there’s two fences between the back yard and the road. But once Crumble’s jumped the fence he’s stuck in a barren zone of no plants, no shade and no water!

What do I do about it?  According to an Australian Veterinary Association Animal Behaviourist (Dr Kersti Seksel), “the most effective way to treat the underlying anxiety is to prepare your pet for absences and think about providing stimulating activities in your absence”.  Keeping departures and arrivals more low key is another tip.

So, I’ve been stuffing kongs with delicious doggie fillings, giving him different dog chew treats (f.y.i. I’ve discovered that dried bull’s penises are a really great chew item because they thoroughly clean the teeth! Who would’ve thought?), leaving him with a variety of dog toys AND providing him with yummy shank bones. We’ve also been taking him on long walks & runs before we all leave for the day. 

It seems to be working and I guess as time passes, he’ll get used to the longer moments of being alone (even though he lives with another dog). Of course, lots of cuddles and “good dog!” pats help too!

Lou @ Pookinuk.

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Raw Food Options

Monday, April 12th, 2010
Our Blog “Why raw food ?” talks about the benefits of a raw food diet for dogs and cats. We’ve had lots of customer enquiries so here’s an overview of the raw food products we are currently stocking.
Dr Bruce’s VETS ALL NATURAL Complete Mix:
Developed by Dr Bruce Syme, this product is an all natural food for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that, when mixed with the appropriate ration of raw meat forms a fully balanced, 100% preservative and additive free, completely natural raw food diet for dogs and cats.  
Complete Mix for dogs

Complete Mix for dogs & cats.

Complete Mix is manufactured in strict accordance with the principles of raw food. Ingredients are air dried at, or below, body temperature to prevent any thermal damage to proteins, vitamins and enzymes.
The mix is designed to be reconstituted by soaking in an equal volume of water for 24 hours which increases palatability but also allows the germination (activation) of the starch in the grains, increasing their digestibility, nutritional value, and bio-availability.
Here at Pookinuk we pride ourselves on sourcing a variety of different pet foods and therefore being able to offer our customers a range of products to suit their individual (and pet’s) requirements. So, we’re pleased to offer this product amongst our stable of brands. 
The Vet’s All Natural range consists of 4 formulas:  Puppy,  Adult & Senior Dog,  Weight Loss for Dog,  Cat. The variations are designed to meet the individual needs of dogs and cats at different life stages with regard to level of growth, energy, and nutrient requirements.
Each of these are available in 3 sizes: 1kg (bag), 5kg (bag), and 15kg (bucket or carton refill). 
We’ve just been introduced to a new type of dog food which is quite unique to the Australian market. Its called K9 Natural and it’s a raw dog food that’s nutritionally based on the diet of the dog’s closest relative, the wolf. (According to K9 Natural, research has shown that the DNA of the domestic dog is at most only 0.2% removed from that of the Grey Wolf.)
A freeze dried raw food

A freeze dried raw food

I fed this to my dogs last night (they’re fluffy, poodle crosses so not particularly wolf-like in appearance, appetite or looks!) - THEY LOVED IT! You  mix it with a little water, stir and leave it for a few minutes and it turns into a delicious smelling (for a dog), chunky gravy meal.

K9 Natural’s philosophy is based on the fact that canines are carnivores and, according to K9 Natural, when you understand these basic principles of nature and canine physiology, raw feeding with species-appropriate ingredients makes a lot of sense. Furthermore, when put into practice it can deliver great benefits for your dog.

K9 Natural is a revolutionary, freeze dried, raw dog food which combines the natural goodness of fresh whole foods with an absolute commitment to the true nutritional needs of canines.

The Freeze Dried products are not cooked.  The freeze drying process simply removes the moisture content and at no stage is heat applied.  The product returns to its original, fresh, raw state when water is added at feeding time.

K9 Natural contains only quality ingredients – 85% real meat, bone and blood, plus 15% fresh fruit and vegetables, whole eggs, garlic and cod liver oil.  K9 Natural DOES NOT contain additives, artificial preservatives, wheat, wheat gluten, rice, rice gluten, cereal bulking agents or corn.  Therefore, says K9 Natural, your dog is getting everything nature intended it to eat.

K9 Natural Freeze Dried requires no refrigeration, has an indefinite shelf life and comes in lightweight portable packs.  Also available as Lamb Treats.

See if raw  food makes a difference to your pet’s life.

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Hamish McBeth range just landed at Pookinuk

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Just quickly wanted to tell all that we’re now stocking the Hamish McBeth range of accessories – jumpers, pjs, beds, toys, raincoats, shampoo & perfume, collars and leads for dogs. To see the whole range, go to our home page and key in ‘Hamish McBeth’ into the Search products window.

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