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Dog Food 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: How the Pet Food Industry Got Hooked on Bad Chicken. We were raised to believe that chicken is a cheap and healthy protein source. But unfortunately, the way modern farms and pet food brands operate means it could be doing your dog more harm than good.

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How to Choose the Best Dry Dog Food 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Most dry dog food is made in Australia but owned by multinationals based in USA, Switzerland, and China. If you can find a local brand there is a higher chance it hasn’t been sitting around for weeks. Also, it’s great to support local businesses (like Scratch)! For more information on dog food …

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Food & Feeding 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: How the Pet Food Industry Got Hooked on Bad Chicken. We were raised to believe that chicken is a cheap and healthy protein source. But unfortunately, the way modern farms and pet food brands operate means it could be doing your dog more harm than good.

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How to Create a Balanced Raw Dog Food Diet 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Food for dogs should meet (or exceed) the nutritional profiles developed after years of trials and testing by AAFCO (the Association of American Food Control Officials), or the European standard FEDIAF. Some people think those standards don’t even go far enough.

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Who Owns Your Pet Food Company

Details: The pet food industry is largely dominated by three foreign-owned groups: MARS (North American), Nestle (Swiss), and The Real Pet Food Company (Chinese-led). Between them, they own pretty much every pet food brand you’ve ever heard of. But, here is a complete breakdown. Mars, a private US company, owns: Advance Pedigree Greenies Chum IAMS My Dog

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Is Homemade Dog Food Better than Store Bought

Details: The interest in homemade dog food is reflective of broader food trends, but has also been driven by a decade of pet food recalls and tragically even deaths. In 2007 Canadian manufacturer Menu Foods unknowingly produced a batch of pet food made with tainted ingredients from a new Chinese supplier.

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Dog Nutrition Articles 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Understanding dog nutrition can be confusing. See the best of our advice on dog foods to avoid, how dog food is made, picking healthy treats & more.

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Where did all the pet food go

Details: Coles and Woolworths both have about a third of food “temporarily out of stock”. But no one is talking about why. It turns out that all the dog food that is missing are Mars brands- one of the biggest pet food companies in the world. Brands we are talking about here are Pedigree, MyDog, Optimum & Whiskas.

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We Review The Best Slow Feeding Bowls

Details: Slow feeding bowls are food dishes specially designed to stop your dog gobbling all their dinner at once and possibly getting sick. They do this by making the food slightly more difficult to immediately access between ridges, pockets, or compartments.

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How to Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Reduce food treats and closely check the nutritional information of the treats they do get. Swap out treats with non food rewards (attention, playtime, extra walks etc) Find an exercise they enjoy. That could be walks in new places, swims, or even extended play sessions; Go slow and don’t exhaust them. Allow them to build up fitness overtime.

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What's with All Those Dogs in Bunnings

Details: Supported by Scratch Dog Food. Off The Leash is supported by Scratch. Lifestyle What’s with All Those Dogs in Bunnings? The short version: Dogs in Bunnings: Dogs are allowed in Bunnings, but they must be muzzled, carried, or secured in your trolley.

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Is Sharing Food with Your Dog Unhygienic

Details: A Note on Sharing Food in General. Getting back to food for a moment, now we know sharing food with your dog is unhygienic, but it can also be bad for them. A lot of the treats we love are surprisingly dangerous to dogs. While most people know to avoid things like chocolate or chicken bones, it’s easy to miss other potentially toxic

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Is Insect-based Dog Food the next Pet Health Trend

Details: For several decades food scientists, nutritionists, journalists, and environmentalists have been trying to convince people to eat bugs. Creatures such as crickets, scorpions, and mealworms are versatile, cheap, nutritious, sustainable, and (when prepared properly) delicious food sources that have been consumed around the world for millennia. But despite all the benefits and recommendations, in

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Understanding the Differences Between Dog Toys 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Food dispensing puzzles, smart toys, and squeaky chew toys will distract, engage, and mentally challenge dogs when you’re not there to play yourself. What is the toughest dog toy? Chew toys are durable, cheap(er), great to throw around, and can be calming. Chewing releases endorphins for dogs and can provide relief if they’re teething.

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Nutrition: Vitamin D and Dogs-Why The Right Level Is Vital

Details: Now, most commercial dog foods add Vitamin D to their food to ensure that dogs receive the correct level. Vitamin D deficit. If your pup does not get enough Vitamin D, they can get bone disorders like rickets, heart disease, and is now thought to increase the likelihood of cancer. Vitamin D is a common deficiency in dogs that eat home prepared

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Are CBD Dog Products Safe and Worth the Hype

Details: UPDATE: In December 2019 the US Food and Drug administration issued warnings to several companies who had been producing and selling CBD products for humans and pets. Their action came as the agency announced that they won’t officially recognise CBD as a safe ingredient, and pointed to a lack of evidence supporting its benefits.

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Products 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Insect-Based Dog Food: Is Eating Bugs the Next Pet Health Trend? Scientists, nutritionists, and environmentalists claim insects could be the future of food. But some pet food brands are already experimenting with bug products. We checked out InvoPets’ …

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Exploring the Best and Worst of Dog Wellness 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: The huge boom in wellness foods is largely in response to legitimate concerns over commercial dog food. In most countries the pet food industry is highly unregulated. As a result in 2019 there were dozens of pet food recalls around the world when brands provided products that made animals sick and in some cases killed them.

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What You Need to Know about Dogs and

Details: This includes hand washing before and after being around or handling animals, their food, or supplies, as well as avoiding kissing, licking or sharing food.” Should I Buy Extra Supplies to Be Safe? No. Panic buying is causing disruptions of supply chains and stopping people who actually need products from being able to buy them.

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Take an Epic East Coast Road Trip with Your Dog 🐶 Off The

Details: Famous for its food and cafe culture, the highlight of a Melbourne trip is often eating. Luckily, with so many dog-friendly venues you won’t have to leave your dog on the curb. Patch, Richmond. With a walled front courtyard, beautiful interior, and great coffee, Patch has something for everyone. Plus, its proximity to the Yarra River and

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The Unique and Invisible Grief of Losing a Pet 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Supported by Scratch Dog Food. Off The Leash is supported by Scratch. Living with Dogs The Unique and Invisible Grief of Losing a Pet. 0 shares; I was 16 when our family dog Katie was put down. It wasn’t my first experience of death, but her passing reordered my life more than any previous loss. Over 15 years later, I still think about her

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What's the Deal with DNA Testing for Dogs

Details: Supported by Scratch Dog Food. Health & Safety What’s the Deal with DNA Testing for Dogs? The short version: DNA Testing for Dogs: Dog DNA test works by taking a swab from an animal’s mouth and sending it to a lab. While dog DNA tests are popular with owners, vets have warned against their accuracy and the lack of enforced testing standards.

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A Short History of Extinct Dog Breeds 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: They get their cute name from their favourite food. Poi is a traditional Hawaiian staple made from fermented and pounded taro roots. The dogs were fed it because meat was too expensive. It wasn’t a great diet though. Low in nutrients, poi left them overweight and lethargic.

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Don't Panic About Canine Coronavirus 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Supported by Scratch Dog Food. Dog Health What Is Canine Coronavirus? 0 shares; Right now, there is a lot of confusion about coronavirus and dogs. People around the world are bundling up their pets in face masks, booties, and makeshift hazmat suits over fears they could contract or spread the disease.

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Sydney Dog Owners Are Fighting to Allow Dogs in Pubs 🐶 Off

Details: Since 2012 the government regulatory body, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), has allowed restaurants, pubs, and cafes to choose if they allow dogs in outdoor dining areas. The decision was made after they assessed the risk of dogs transmitting diseases to diners and found it …

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Puppy Nutrition 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: How the Pet Food Industry Got Hooked on Bad Chicken. We were raised to believe that chicken is a cheap and healthy protein source. But unfortunately, the way modern farms and pet food brands operate means it could be doing your dog more harm than good.

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6 Reasons Why Dog Food is Like Baby Formula 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Dog food makes up almost 100% of a dog’s diet – as it does for a non-breast-fed baby. This means it needs to have all the nutrients required for your dog to grow healthily and nothing bad that will make them ill. Both human babies and fur babies can’t talk.

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Moodles/Maltipoos: Breed of the Week

Details: Supported by Scratch Dog Food. Off The Leash is supported by Scratch. Breeds Moodles–Is that a Dog or a Teddy Bear? 106 shares; We would never dare suggest that there is a cutest dog breed. But if you were the kind of person–which we are not–that was inclined to do so, Moodles would have to be up there.

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Dog Breed Profiles 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Choosing a breed is one of the hardest parts of getting a dog. Don't stress through, we're here to help with our dog breed profiles.

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What's the Deal with Subscription Dog Boxes

Details: Usually, they offer a mix of treats, food samples, toys, accessories, or vouchers. The most famous dog subscription service is BarkBox . They’re based in the US and are massive, bringing in a casual $250 million in annual revenue. But the model has spread all over the world—including Australia.

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Which Christmas Foods Are Dangerous for Dogs

Details: Everyone knows the best part of the holidays is the food. That rule extends to pets too. But there are a few landmines to look out for when sharing your favourite treats. Despite spending the rest of the year often eating literal garbage, dog’s are infamously sensitive to several foods.

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Coronavirus Leads to a Surge in Dog Face Masks

Details: Understanding the Invisible Economics of Pet Food. What’s the Deal with DNA Testing for Dogs? Next in News & Events. COVID-19 Sniffer Dogs Are Detecting the Disease with Almost 100% Accuracy. Dogs can detect COVID-19 within a minute, and a trial being held at Helsinki airport has shown such great results it’s being expanded to include more

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A Crash Course in Puppy Health Essentials 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Puppy food should contain additional protein for healthy muscles and organs, fat for energy, and calcium and phosphorus for bones. As well as specific omega 3s (ALA, EPA, DHA) to help brain development. It takes lots of neurons to learn toilet training, tricks, and how to make you do exactly what they want!

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Snoop answers all of your dogs health concerns 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: What does ‘dinner’ and ‘luncheon’ mean on my dog food label? Well spotted. Sometimes the print on these is very small. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the food is designed to be the best thing to eat for dinner. What it actually means is there is only a very small amount of meat in your food – as low as 5%.

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Travel & Adventure 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Tasmania has a lot to offer–great food, adventure, art, and culture. And with these great accommodation options, no one needs to be left at home. Read Post. The Best Queensland Dog Friendly Airbnbs. Whether you’re into beaches, rainforests, city escapes, or farm adventures we’ve found the perfect Airbnb for you and your best mate.

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The Best Dog Crate for Your Puppy

Details: So you’ve decided to crate train your dog, great! There are a lot of advantages to creating a special safe space for your pet. But now you need to learn all about the best dog crates for puppies.

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A Bichon Frise Is a Sweet, Loving, Dog for Anyone 🐶 Off

Details: Sensitivities: Many bichon frise experience watery eyes and have skin sensitivities–especially to fleabites and food allergies. Their floppy ears can also be prone to infections if they’re not regularly cleaned and dried fully. But in general, they’re a pretty healthy breed.

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What Do Dog Sneezes Really Mean

Details: Are they trying a new food, taking a different walk, or in contact with new plants that could be causing allergies? Try observing patterns when their dog sneezes start–does it start up after you turn on the heater or air conditioner? All of this information can help you and your vet work out what’s going on. And until then, bless you.

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The Best Brisbane Dog-Friendly Cafes 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Alcove Cafe, Wilston . From the owners of Esher St Deli, this Wilston spot is known for generous serves of great fresh food, excellent coffee, and a killer all-day breakfast.Dogs are welcome and can relax in the large outdoor seating area where staff always take care …

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What To Know About Brushing Dog's Teeth 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Should You Be Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth? Yes, bones and dental treats aren’t enough to keep teeth healthy. Frequency depends on your pet, their breed, age, diet, and past dental history.

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How Much Should You Exercise a Puppy

Details: Puppy food should contain additional protein for healthy muscles and organs, fat for energy, and calcium and phosphorus for bones. As well as specific omega 3s (ALA, EPA, DHA) to help brain development. Large breed puppies have more growing to do than smaller dogs and take longer to get to their full size.

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News & Events 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Supported by Scratch Dog Food. News & Events. COVID-19 Sniffer Dogs Are Detecting the Disease with Almost 100% Accuracy. Dogs can detect COVID-19 within a minute, and a trial being held at Helsinki airport has shown such great results it’s being expanded to include more dogs.

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Celebrating Samoyeds, a Floating Marshmallow of a Dog

Details: What You Might Find “Challenging” Barking: Unfortunately this is the downside of being a great natural watchdog. Stubborn: If they’ve made up their mind about something, you could struggle to get them to follow your instructions. Digging: They truly believe they need a new hollow to lay in every day. Grooming: That beautiful mane takes work.Their double coat requires a fair amounts of

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The Strange Beauty of Dogs Catching Treats 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Supported by Scratch Dog Food. Galleries The Strange Beauty of Dogs Catching Treats. 4 shares; Christian Vieler is a professional dog photographer in Germany, famous for his shots of dogs catching treats. If you were going to leave it at that sentence, it doesn’t sound like much. But thanks to his skills with an ultra high-speed camera, he

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Dogs Who Changed History and Shaped the World 🐶 Off The Leash

Details: Not being an official “war dog”, Smoky didn’t receive any special treatment, food, or vet checks. Despite this, she retained her loving, friendly, and fun attitude. She was so sweet that William started bringing her into hospitals across the Asia-Pacific to comfort and entertain the injured soldiers.

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