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

– George Eliot

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.

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.

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

─ Mark Twain

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

– Will Rogers

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

- Ellen Perry Berkeley

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.

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

– Anatole France

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

– Roger Caras

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.

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

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

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.

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. 

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.

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

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

- Terry Pratchett

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.

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

“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.

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

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

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!

Primal Pet Food for Sale in Hong Kong

Primal

Primal produces a wide range of frozen pet food, freeze dried pet food and treats. 

Primal pet food is made with fresh human graded ingredients.  The meat is antibiotic, hormone free.  Organic produce and organic minerals are added to provide a complete and balanced diet for cats and dogs.  Based on the quality of the ingredients, Primal is one of the best raw pet foods on the market today.  Dogs and cats not only benefit from the healthy raw nutrients, they generally love the taste as well.

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