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Debunking the myths about home-cooked dog food

Debunking the myths about home-cooked dog food

There are a lot of preconceived ideas when it comes to feeding your dog fresh food or a home-cooked diet. With years of feeding our family’s dogs on a budget and now being in the business of nutritious dog food, it’s a subject that is close to our hearts. Let’s debunk 5 myths about home cooking for your dog! Myth 1: Cooking for my dog is expensive. Price will depend on where you shop, and whether organic or human grade ingredients are important to you. Here are some tips to keep cost low: Buy any meat and veggies in bulk....

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Can dogs eat chia seeds?

Can dogs eat chia seeds?

Many of the seeds we incorporate in our diets are also healthy choices for our dogs. Flaxseeds, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds all have wonderful benefits for our pup’s health, but today, we’re looking at chia seeds more specifically, and why you should be adding them to your dog’s diet. Plus, a yummy doggy chia pudding recipe at the end. Spoiler alert: you’ll want to eat it yourself! Are chia seeds a superfood? Chia seeds are the edible seeds of Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant from the mint family and native to central and southern Mexico. These tiny ancient grains have a...

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Why does my dog eat grass?

Why does my dog eat grass?

Have you ever wondered why your dog chomps on grass and sometimes even vomits right after? As dog owners, we’re used to curious behaviours coming from our pets but this one is a bit of a mystery. Let’s try and uncover why dogs eat grass! Upset tummy Most veterinarians agree that eating grass probably helps settle an upset stomach. This will usually induce vomiting and bring relief to your pet. However, it is difficult to tell whether the dog is regurgitating from eating the grass or because the stomach was upset. Nutrient deficiency Another theory suggests that dogs are craving...

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Insect dog treats, what's the buzz?

Insect dog treats, what's the buzz?

Aussies are becoming more and more health conscious and aware of environmental footprint, and this extends to the choices we make for our pets. At Doggy Grub, we have made the decision to select high quality proteins such as chicken and kangaroo, that have a low impact on the environment in comparison to beef. The solution for treats? Insect protein. Enters BuggyBix! BuggyBix is the first insect-based dog treat to launch in the Australian market. We’re very excited for Doggy Grub to be stocking them. But why exactly are insects suitable for dogs? And more importantly, do they like it? (spoiler:...

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