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Our first ever Pookinuk Pooch Parade

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Who had the most fun? Well that’s a good question …. we think everyone did! Our first ever Pooch Parade went off without a hitch … or any lost dogs!

Winner of Best Dressed .... The Hoff (a.k.a. Ted)!

 The fancy-dressed dogs, the eager owners and kids showing off their tricks and even Monty the Great Dane with the very long tail …. all who participated had a barking good time so thanks to everyone for making our very first Pooch Parade a great success.  You can see the photos on our pookinuk.com.au Facebook page.

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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!). 

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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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Australian Organic Dog Food – Biopet!

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Pookinuk is proud to now offer to its customers a range of fully certfied organic dog food, made right here in Australia. The range is called Biopet, has an Adult and Puppy variety, along with Organic Treats and even a Vegan product.

Biopet

BiOpet’s manufacturing plant is also certified by ACO  (Australian Certified Organic) to produce organic petfood (Certification No 289P). It’s plant is audited annually by ACO to ensure the ACO organic processing guidelines are being adhered to. This organic certification assures the pet owners that BiOpet is indeed organic pet food.

The Biopet range is produced without the use of herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilisers, is not irradiated & does not contain chemical additives or preservatives.

All materials are sourced from Australian Farmers or manufacturers, the Biopet brand is 100% Australian owned and made.

The Biopet range is a  cheaper alternative to such imported organic brands as Organix or Dick van Patten – Natural Balance (which is no longer available in Australia). Whilst not of the same quality of the Organix is still provides an economic option to the customers who would like to feed their dogs an Organic Dog Food Diet.

The ingredients list reads as follows: Wholegrain cereals and cereal by-products, vegetable proteins, animal proteins, Omega 3 vegetable oil, sea salt. Natural preservatives (Vitamin E)

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