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WTF: Hill's Pet Nutrition RECALL EXPANSION

WTF: Hill's Pet Nutrition RECALL EXPANSION Let's get the important stuff out of the way first. IF you feed your dog ANY product manufactured by Hill's...

Cooked Dog Food vs Raw Dog Food vs Kibble

Cooked Dog Food vs Raw Dog Food vs Kibble When is the last time you saw a dog catch a rabbit only to bring it...

Seeds, Oils & Supplements for Dogs

Seeds, Oils & Supplements for Dogs We’ve already written about: Muscle Meats Offals Fruits & Vegetables Right now though, it is time to talk Seeds,...

Hills Pet Nutrition - URGENT PRODUCT RECALL

Hills Pet Nutrition - URGENT PRODUCT RECALL Sunday February 3rd, 2019 Hills Pet Nutrition have issued a recall for 13 canned Dog Food products today in...

The Single Most Important Factor In Canine Skin Allergies

The Single Most Important Factor In Canine Skin Allergies Your dog just won’t stop scratching, licking and nibbling. His constant fussing is driving you crazy,...

Labrador Retrievers: What You Need To Know

Labrador Retrievers: What You Need To Know   One of the most popular dog breeds in the world, the Labrador Retriever was originally a hunting...

Six Common Mistakes People Make with Raw Dog Food

Six Common Mistakes People Make with Raw Dog Food Lots of pet owners are coming around to the idea that feeding dogs kibble is a...

Our Top Six Sources Of Calcium For Dogs

Our Top Six Sources Of Calcium For Dogs Calcium is essential for your dog’s good health, but adding calcium supplements for dogs isn’t necessarily the...

Five Reasons Why Your Dog Adores You

Five Reasons Why Your Dog Adores You There’s nothing quite like being greeted at the door by an overjoyed dog who is spinning in circles,...

10 Things Your Dog Needs For a Healthy Lifestyle

10 Things Your Dog Needs For a Healthy Lifestyle As a loving and responsible pet owner, you want your pup to be as healthy and...

Why Dogs Shed - And What You Can Do About It

Why Dogs Shed - And What You Can Do About It Why do dogs shed? Dogs, cats and even humans lose a certain amount of...

Feed Raw Dog Food For A Longer Life

Feed Raw Dog Food For A Longer Life! Feeding your dog a raw diet is one of the best ways to ensure your pooch will...

Modern Agriculture and Its Negative Effect on Your Dogs Nutrition

Modern Agriculture and Its Negative Effect on Your Dogs Nutrition Dogs are more than just pets, they are important members of our families and just...

Is My Dog A Carnivore?

Q: Is My Dog a Carnivore? A: No. Your dog is NOT a carnivore.   We’ve all seen our dogs drool over the smell of...

5 Things to Do With Your Dog This Summer

Beating the Heat: 5 Things to Do With Your Dog This Summer   Every year, countless dogs are left to suffer through long, hot summers....

How Many More Dogs Must Die?

Advance Dermocare: How Many More Dogs Must Die? Ok, be warned. I’m not going to pussy foot around. I am fu***** angry! How is it...

What Is Muscle Meat?

What Is Muscle Meat? A: These are the most common muscle meats used in the preparation of raw dog food Ox Heart Ox Tongue Beef...

Vegan Dog Food? NO. NO. NOOOOOO!

Vegan Dog Food? NO. NO. NOOOOOO! Your dog is not a rabbit. Your dog may be omnivorous, but your dog cannot live without meat proteins....

Conflict Of Interest: Separate Dog Food and Vet Care

Conflict Of Interest: Separation of Dog Food Companies and Veterinary Care  Prefer to be serenaded by MJ? Check out the Rawmate Audio Blog You know...

What is Offal?

What Is Offal? Offal is defined as “the entrails and internal organs of an animal used as food”, and comes, literally, from its Middle Dutch...

Animal Abuse: What it is and What it Isn’t

Animal Abuse: What it is and What it Isn’t Animal abuse is best described as "overt and intentional acts of violence towards animals" according to...

Pet Insurance: Why you should consider coverage for your dog

Pet Insurance: Peace of Mind for Pet Owners It’s a pet owner’s worst nightmare. Your dog or cat suddenly falls ill, gets bitten by a...

Canine Obesity is a Global Epidemic

Canine Obesity is a Global Epidemic Canine obesity is a growing problem all over the world. In the United States, for example, it’s estimated that...

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails? It looks ridiculous when your dog races around in circles, trying to catch his tail, right? I mean, does...

What Should My Dog’s Poop Look Like?

What Should My Dog's Poop Look Like? It’s a reality of responsible pet owners that every day you pick up dog waste. That makes you...

The Basics of Dog Bite Prevention

The Basics of Dog Bite Prevention If you’re like us, you probably have an urge to pet every good dog you see around town. Whether...

What is AFFCO and Why Should I Care?

What is AAFCO and Why Should I Care?   The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is an organisation made up of committee members...

Doggie Crack! (AKA Green Tripe)

Doggie Crack! (AKA Green Tripe) If you’ve ever fed your dog green tripe, you’ll know just how much the stinky stuff appeals to our canine...

Dogs Deserve Better

Dogs Deserve Better Scientists have long believed that ancient humans domesticated wild wolves, offering them food in return for their hunting abilities. Now they’re backing a...

Hungry Like a Wolf

Hungry Like a Wolf Squint hard enough while you are watching your chihuahua chowing down on a meaty treat and you can almost see the...

Dogs Deserve the Best, Don’t They?

They Deserve the Best, Don’t They? Imagine you’re walking your dog Spike around the block when you feel a sudden tightness in your chest. It’s...

Dog Blood Donations - More Demand than Ever

Dog Blood Donations - More Demand than Ever  We’ve all had terrifying moments with our dogs. You know, where your pup slips out the front...

8 Tips for Socialising Your Dog

8 Tips for Socialising Your Dog These 8 Tips for Socialising Your Dog will help you put your best foot forward while making sure your...

The Science and the Myths: Raw Dog Food Explained

The Science and the Myths: Raw Dog Food Explained   Perhaps you’ve already discovered that there are a lot of conflicting opinions out there about...

Are Doggie Treadmills a Good Idea?

Are Doggie Treadmills a Good Idea? The idea has received lots of love, a bit of hate and its fair share of chuckles. But are...

Can I make Raw Dog Food at Home?

Can I Do it Myself? Yes! - though... The thought of going shopping for ingredients and then carefully preparing a meal using whole foods for...

Worried About Hyperthyroidism? Read on to Learn More…

Worried About Hyperthyroidism? Read on to Learn More… If you’ve been experimenting with raw food treats for your dog you may well have offered your...

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?   They sure look cute, the bristly whiskers that stick out from either side of your dog’s snout. But why...

Does Your Dog Deserve Cancer?

Does Your Dog Deserve Cancer? Your reaction upon reading the title of this article was probably something along the lines of “Of course not!” But...

The Scoop on Canine Hip Dysplasia

The Scoop on Canine Hip Dysplasia Your previously energetic and bouncy dog no longer wants to go up or down the stairs. Or, maybe she...

Raw Dog Food Meal Plans

Raw Dog Food Pet Dinners If you are reading this, you have probably heard from somewhere that feeding your dog a raw diet is a...

Food Waste in Australia

Food Waste in Australia According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, each year about a third of the food produced globally,...

Let’s Talk about De-sexing Your Dog

Let’s Talk about De-sexing Your Dog Though de-sexing is a common procedure performed on both male and female dogs, people still have lots of questions...

Can Owning a Dog Make You Healthier or Boost Your Immune System?

Can Owning a Dog Make You Healthier or Boost Your Immune System? We love them even when they roll in mud puddles and start gnawing...

The German Shepherd Dog: Your “Owner’s Manual”

German Shepherd Dogs: Your “Owner’s Manual” If you have a German Shepherd (or if you are thinking of owning one) then this is the resource...

Do Dogs Dream? Yep, They Sure Do!

Do Dogs Dream? Yep, They Sure Do! If you’ve ever wondered whether your dog’s twitching paws and muffled yips mean your dog is dreaming, you...

Canine Obesity: No Excuse!

Canine Obesity: No Excuse! I’m not doing you any favours by saying your roly-poly pooch is cute. I mean, she might be the most adorable...

Why Do Dogs Bark?

Why Do Dogs Bark? The simple answer is, they are dogs and barking is a normal behaviour. Dogs are social animals and it would be...

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Your dog is supposed to be a carnivore, right? Descended from wolves and all that? So what the heck is...

The Top 10 Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard Of

The Top 10 Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard Of Even someone who knows nothing about dogs can tell you that a Great Dane and a...

Healthier Gut, Happier Dog!

Healthier Gut, Happier Dog!  It can be hard to navigate your way through all the information (and misinformation) that’s out there when it comes to...

Has GDPR Got You Saying WTF?

Has GDPR Got You Saying WTF? We love our dogs and, honestly, if we had the choice we’d be out romping with our furry buddies...

The Lowdown on Protein in Raw Dog Food

The Lowdown on Protein in Raw Dog Food You may have heard that raw diets are so high in protein they aren’t good for your...

Common People Food that is Toxic for Dogs

Watch Out! These Common People Foods are Toxic for Your Dogs! Just Say No You know the routine. You sit down to eat and then,...

The Domestication of Wolves

The Domestication of Wolves As close friends, partners, and members of our family, dogs make up a huge part of our daily lives. Although it’s...

10 Dog Breeds With a Purpose

10 Dog Breeds With a Purpose   From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, dogs come in all shapes and sizes. It’s fascinating to look back and...

Tick Paralysis: Prevention Far Better than a Cure

Tick Paralysis: Prevention Far Better than a Cure Tick paralysis is nothing to joke about. A single tick can kill a large dog, and Australia...

How to Stop Your Dog from Digging

How to Stop Your Dog from Digging You step out the back door and nearly break your neck falling into a massive hole dug by...

Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet?

Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet? There’s nothing quite like a cold, wet nose poked in your face at the crack of dawn. While it’s certainly...

Ear Cleaning 101: How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Ear Cleaning 101: How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears What to Look for: The Signs of a Doggie Ear Infection If you fear that your...

Stop Treating Your Dogs Like Children When it Comes to Food

Stop Treating Your Dogs Like Children When it Comes to Food You’ve seen it before - Mom, Dad and Dog strolling along the boardwalk out...

Rawmate - What's the scoop?

Rawmate - What’s the Scoop? At Rawmate we love our dogs and believe they deserve the best. That’s why we offer Rawmate, healthier dog food that...