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The importance of checking dog treat labels - and how to avoid problems

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The importance of checking dog treat labels - and how to avoid problems

There cannot be a person in Australia, not even those who never venture out of the cities, who are not aware of the devastation that drought has caused to our farmers, particularly cattle farmers. The dreadful bushfire season in NSW, Victoria and Queensland this summer, followed by a flooding event, has further impacted them. You have probably noticed less availability at the butchers and supermarkets, and some pricing adjustments, which reflect the reduction in Australian cattle going to market. Unfortunately, this impacts pet foods also, and most noticeably the dehydrated treats such as beef ears and bully sticks.  None of...

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Rawhide - why you won't find it for sale in our store

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Rawhide - why you won't find it for sale in our store

  Rawhide.   If you've had a good look around our store, you might have noticed that we don't have any rawhide chews for sale.   There is a very good reason for that. We won't sell anything that we wouldn't feed to our own dogs - Baldrick Beagle and Marvinnotabeagle.   So why won't we give them rawhide? Most people think it's a type of beef chew - the name certainly suggests that. It's cheap, it's longlasting, so what's the problem?   First up, it isn't beef - well it is, but it's not really. It isn't meat. It's...

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