Merry Christmas December 03, 2016 15:08

Another year has nearly rolled by and we want to thank all that have supported us this year. Thank you for supporting your small local natural pet store. The holistic pet market is growing at a rate of knots as more and more savvy free thinking pet parents are educating themselves, which is great for our four legged friends. We have exciting plans for 2017, and hope that you’ll be a part of it. Wishing you, yur family and furries a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and stay safe!

 

We’d like to share a couple of festive recipes with you and remind you of the foods your pup should avoid this holiday season!

 

Christmas Coconut Pupsicles

You will need a silicon cupcake tray ‘Organic Doggie Coconut Crunch’ (available from AussiePooch - 500g $9.95 or 2.5kg $29.95) and fruit of your choice – blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries or diced mango pieces.

Place 1 cup of coconut crunch in a small mixing bowl. Run you hot water tap and add 1 cup of hot water. Leave to soak for a couple of minutes and when all the water has absorbed, spoon mixture into cupcake tray. If there’s any left over, feed as a meal topper with that nights dinner. Place your chosen fruit treats in the middle (we’ve used organic frozen berries), and place in the freezer on a flat surface. Once frozen, serve on a stinking hot territory day.

 

 

Turkey Feast

Makes 1kg food (to be divided and stored and or served accordingly)

  • 400g Turkey mince
  • 2 Turkey necks (whole or chopped)
  • 8 Chicken hearts or giblets
  • 150g zucchini, eggplant and asparagus
  • Half cup parsley
  • 2 tablespoons plain cottage cheese
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cold pressed virgin olive oil

Keep all ingredients raw. Remember, dogs don’t cook food! Blend the vegetables and parsley in a food processer or similar. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then divide and serve accordingly. You can store the remainder in a container to be used within 2 days or freeze and use within 2 months.

 

Food to Avoid this Festive Season

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes, raisins, currants and sultanas
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Onions and Spring Onions
  • Avocado
  • Xylitol
  • Alcohol
  • Raw Salmon
  • Unripe Tomatoes and their stalks/leaves
  • Green Potato
  • Rhubarb
  • Pits of different fruit such as pears, apples, peaches and cherries
  • Cooked Bone
  • Bones smaller than the dogs mouth (can be swallowed whole and get stuck)
  • Excessive starchy foods (linked to bloat)