The majority of essential oils are toxic to cats. All cats lack glucuronyl transferase, a liver enzyme, that helps to break down most essential oils.

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat."

- Ellen Perry Berkeley

Freeze drying is a process that involves freezing the product, lowering pressure, then removing the ice by sublimation. In contrast, conventional drying uses heat to remove water.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”

– Josh Billings

The first three ingredients are the most important in pet food. You can tell if the food is grain based or meat based.

Pet food usually includes these essential nutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

– Anatole France

Complete and balanced pet food are those with added vitamins and minerals.  Those without are labeled as food for supplementary feeding only.

How much you should feed your pet depends on its age and activity level.  Daily feeding amount in food label only serves as a reference.

Dogs scoot because of overly full anal glands. Adding fiber to your dog's diet can minimize the necessity of manual anal gland expression.

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."

- Terry Pratchett

Digestive enzymes and probiotics can help maintain a healthy digestive tract and improve the absorption of nutrients.

"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats."

- Unknown

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

– Will Rogers

Small breeds tend to live longer than larger breeds. Tiny and toy breeds only become "seniors" when they are around age 10.

Some nutrients are lost due to heat and high pressure in pet food production.  Vitamins and minerals are added to make the food complete and balanced.

Grapes, raisins and currants can cause kidney failure in dogs. Currently, it is not known why these fruits are toxic. Individual dogs have different sensitivities to these fruits.

Ingredients in pet food should be high quality and highly digestible. Your pets cannot digest feathers, hide or hoofs (animal digest / by-products).

Paraben and its derivatives are commonly found in pet shampoo to prolong shelf life, but they may cause allergic contact dermatitis in pets and human.

Dogs and cats most often develop allergies to the protein in meat and dairy products.  Hydrolysis is a method to break down protein molecules to prevent food allergies.

“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”

– George Eliot

“The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

─ Mark Twain

Both flaxseed oil and fish oil provide omega-3 EFAs. However, the omega-3 EFA in flaxseed oil (ALA) is an inactive form and must be converted to EPA and DHA, the active forms of omega-3 EFA.

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

– Roger Caras

Chocolate is toxic to dogs because it contains a chemical called theobromine. The first signs of theobromine poisoning are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased urination.

Some low-quality cat litters contain crystalline silica dust.  Crystalline silica can may accumulate in your cat’s lungs, resulting in silicosis.

Preservatives such as Ethoxyquin and BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) are banned from human consumption. Avoid them in pet food as well.

Brushing your dog's teeth at least 3 times a week is essential for good dental health.  Train your dog to accept teeth brushing early on. 

Some common house plants are poisonous to dogs and cats. If you see your pets chewing on the plants, it is better to remove the plants.

Wise Pet is a holistic pet shop selling only high quality natural pet products. We provide free delivery on orders over $400.  Delivery will be made within 2-4 business days (please refer to shipping policy). Tier price discount and volume discount are available for selected products (please check our discount page for details). 

We are closed for Lunar New Year from Jan 30 to Feb 6.  Delivery service will resume on Feb 7.  Please place your order on or before Jan 26 if you would like to receive your order before Lunar New Year.  Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous Year of the Tiger!

Natural Supplements for Dogs (Hong Kong)

Many people wonder if their dogs require dog supplements.  The answer is "yes" and "no".  If you have a young healthy dog fed with a premium dog food, he is probably happy without dog supplements.  If your dog is aging, or suffering from skin, joint or digestive problems, or separation anxiety or food allergies, feeding supplements can help to relieve the problem and maintain good health.

Our supplements have different functions: omega-3 and coconut oil for skin health, joint supplements (glucosamine, chrondroitin, green mussel extract) for joint and bone health, calming supplements for anxiety, immune boosting supplement to strengthen the immune system, enzymes and probiotics for better digestion, herbal supplements for liver, kidney, heart health.  All supplements are chosen because of the premium natural ingredients and their efficacies.

When feeding dog supplements, remember to read the product label carefully and follow the dose instruction.  Our supplements are made of natural ingredients and are safe to use.  Nevertheless, do not overfeed or increase the dose without consulting your veterinarian.  

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