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Beat the winter chill …. tips to keep your furry BFF toasty & warm!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Brrrrr, it’s cold outside! As I look out the window at the gloomy weather, I also happen to look over at Pookie and Indie (a couple of our Pookinuk mascots!) who are snuggled up in a ball together on their bed and looking ever so snug & warm!

If you’re worried your little four-pawed barking or purring friend is a little cold this winter, this Blog post is all about warm things for pets! We’ve been busy adding a multitude of new clothing and bedding products so you have a great range to choose from.

But before we go into any detail about our warm & snug new products, here’s some tips on keeping your BFFs tip-top and toasty this winter!

First of all, even though they have fur, they still feel the cold. Dogs & cats with longer fur may be warmer than ones with short fur but they all feel it!

  • Little dogs, skinny dogs and short haired dogs should all have a jumper or coat
  • Sleeping in a bed, rather than the floor, will help keep your pet warm
  • If your dog or cat sleeps outside, make sure their bed is off the floor and they have a roof protecting them from the elements (ie. a kennel)
  • Older dogs should spend more time in the warm indoors
  • Shorten the length of time your pet spends outdoors in the cold weather
  • Keep your dog’s coat longer in winter
  • Your pet burns more calories in winter (trying to stay warm) so you could probably feed them a little more food

Check out our range of beds, coats, jumpers, pyjamas, rugs, kennels and so forth – all designed to help keep your pet toasty & warm this winter!  And they’re all delivered straight to your door – no fuss, no heavy lifting, completely stress-free!


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Eliminate & neutralise odours with Fresh Wave

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and thought “phoof, this house stinks of dog!”? We have. And many times! And it’s not just dogs that can make your house smell a bit on the whiffy side. It’s any pet …. cats, rabbits, mice, dogs, whatever. If they live or spend a bit of time inside your house, it’s guaranteed that it will pong!!

So, what to do about it? That’s where Fresh Wave comes in. This great new range of products are all natural so throw out any heavily perfumed, chemical deodorisers or air fresheners from your cupboard and try unscented Fresh Wave to eliminate those pet odours ….. naturally.  In fact, try Fresh Wave to get rid of any odours! Cooking, mustiness, smoke, any odours – there’s a Fresh Wave product to suit all smelly situations.

Fresh Wave Sprays, Crystal Gels, Candles, Vacuum Pearls, Laundry Multi-Purpose Additive, Carpet Shake, Pearl Packs and Pet Shampoo all use the power of nature for safe, non-toxic elimination of odours. Simple, natural ingredients like Lime, Pine Needles, Aniseed Clove, Cedarwood and Water are used in the Fresh Wave solution.

Use Fresh Wave in the home, car, office, gym bag, school bag or any place!

Using proven science, the natural ingredients in Fresh Wave products bond with odours to safely get rid of smells in the air, woven materials, confined spaces and everywhere else odours lurk. Give them a try!

Ps. We’ve been using the Crystals in the office and they work beautifully!

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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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Another New Year – already!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Hello Pookinuk World

Can you believe another year has started and January is almost finished! A belated Happy New Year to all our existing customers and potential new ones.

Early this year we implemented a blog for Pookinuk and this is the first post. We will be using our blog to inform you of all the news that relates to pet supplies and looking after your pet. Whether it is a special on Eukanuba, a new product from Eagle Pack or a gift with purchase from Hills, we will be using our blog to inform our Pookinuk customers.

The blog will also be useful to launch new products on the Pookinuk website and promote new emerging brands such as ArtemisNutrience and Ziwi Peak.

2010 will be an exciting year for Pookinuk customers as we will be looking to expand our range of products to assist you with looking after your pets. Suggestions of new products to be added to the range are always welcome, so please send them to if you have any.

Happy Australia Day to all of our customers and wishing everyone a very prosperous 2010.

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