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4 Small Steps Towards Sustainability as a Dog Owner

1) Shop for longevity  Switch your mindset from impulse buying, or buying something just because they're 'cute', and consider things like: ⋒ How many times do I realistically see myself using this? ⋒ Is it a colour or pattern that will go out of style?  ⋒ Is it easy to clean?  ⋒ Is it likely to break or wear out easily? if it does break, will I be able to fix it (or get it fixed) without too much trouble? Ideally when we shop, we purchase items that will last a long time, can be used a lot without breaking or being ruined and won't go 'out of style' too quickly. This way you won't need to throw things out and...

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Just how 'eco' is our Eco Essentials range? Our honest review

Our Eco Essentials range, including eco-friendly dog poop bags and silicone treat pouches, is launching on Earth Day. We're all about being honest, so we're sharing everything you need to know about how sustainable this range is, as well as the parts of it that could be better. Eco-friendly Dog Poop Bags  Made with silky smooth, high quality cornstarch, our poop bags are the leading eco-friendly alternative to plastic you can buy. Our poop bags have 'OK COMPOST HOME' certification, which means they will break down in your own compost in under a year, but please make sure you do your own research on how to compost dog waste... The general idea is that anything nasty in your pups poop...

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Fact Fridays: everything you need to know about our sustainable and eco-friendly packaging

If there's one thing that gives us the ick, it's businesses using single use plastic packaging. We are so lucky to live in a world where sustainable alternatives to plastic are abundant, and becoming more and more affordable all the time. We are spilling the beans on our entire packaging process and sharing direct links to our suppliers! Post Satchels  We choose to use Hero Packaging for our post bags- they've got a range of colours and sizes as well as different varieties of padded bags. If Hero isn't for you, don't you worry. There are a bunch of different brands that offer biodegradable bags too!  The satchels we use are GREAT because: ⋒ they're made with cornstarch, as well as...

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Our Response to the NSW and QLD Floods

Floods have caused destruction and devastation in NSW and QLD in the past few weeks, and like many others, we have been feeling a deep sense of stress, hopelessness and despair at our inability to do ‘enough’ to help. We’ve seen many of our friends flocking to fund raising, donating proceeds from sales, sharing links and lending hands to the efforts on the ground to help impacted communities, coming together and working hard to help others. But for us, the uneasiness we feel upon seeing the stories of the floods, leads us to look beyond the recovery efforts, and consider the bigger picture. Because the floods are just a symptom of a more sinister disease that is wearing down our...

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Fact Fridays: an introduction to Raw vs Processed Dog Food with Dr Nicole Rous

We talked with Dr Nicole Rous, owner of Mont Albert Vet (VIC) and founder of Shy Tiger, a professional grade natural animal health brand, about what we feed our pups, and what we should be thinking about when choosing between processed or raw dog diets.  What do we mean when we say a food is 'processed'? Food is 'processed' in order to make it easier to package up and last longer on a shelf. Processing can refer to chopping, mixing, heating, adding other ingredients (often preservatives and fillers) in order to make a finished product that can last on a shelf until you buy it, and until your dog eats it. Practically all food is 'processed' to some extent - even cutting meat off...

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