Calabash Kennels & Cattery is a modern, luxury and professional organisation. It employs latest technology and state-of-the-art methods. Current management practices are followed. To this end the organisation has the following Mission, Vision and Corporate Strategies.

What’s for Dinner?
Foods are healthiest as close to nature and as unprocessed as possible. Serving our pets wholesome foods is not much different from feeding ourselves a healthy diet. Our pets bodies are adapted to fresh raw foods, such as meats, bones, fish, chicken and also various plant foods. Many commercial food products or nutritional supplements available fail to provide your pets with the outstanding goodness that is to be found in freshly prepared foods.

A Question of Health
The more that is learned about the beneficial elements in fresh foods the more it becomes evident that these elements collectively play a major role in keeping our pets' bodies healthy and ultimately disease-free.

However, we also believe that high quality commercial products also help us provide the essential vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants needed in cats and dogs of all ages. We are very happy to feed our pets the Royal Canin range of delicious nutritional products.

Barf Big Dog

A long time ago I started feeding my dogs according to Dr Ian Billinghursts BARF diet.  My dogs have never looked back.  They have always had wonderful soft shiny coats – which is very important as we all love to pat our pets, fresh breath a must for up close & personal, no vet fees (except for annual  vaccinations & heartworm)meaning  more money that can then be spent on doggy toys & beds, and,  white shiny teeth – excellent for crunching those wonderful healthy bones & once again no vet fees to clean them – see above for  ways of spending money saved!!
Not only are there the benefits that we see above but others like longevity, very few skin problems, smaller less smelly stoels (fantastic!!) , bright eyes and much healthier happy dogs.
AND it is not difficult or expensive.  Chicken wings, necks, carcasses, the softer non weight bearing raw meaty bones, fresh sardines (always a favourite with mine) and the wonderfully easy Dr Billinghurst meat patties or Big Dog Barf patties.
Start your best friends on the raw, natural diet at Calabash Kennels and you will  have happy, healthy dogs for life.
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Big Dog Barf & Muesli
RAW Food for Dogs
Ensuring your pets wellbeing
RAW Food for dogs (also known as BARF – Bones and RAW Foods Diet or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) is loaded with natural raw ingredients to ensure optimum health, wellbeing and longevity.
Big Dog RAW Food diets offer essential balanced nutrition, based on the natural instinct of your dog.  RAW Food contains the finest Australian grown raw ingredients sourced from leading human consumption facilities. Where possible we try to source from organic resources or local farms.
Big Dog RAW Food diets have a nutrient packed profile that is:

  • unaltered by temperature
  • free from fillers, chemicals or preservatives
  • already supporting your pets’ health after their first meal. 

Our recipes all contain the natural forms of essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes and oils.
Making the switch is a natural choice!
We wouldn’t let our two legged children dine on cereal, chips, biscuits or processed foods as a staple, so why should we base our four legged family member’s diet on these types of foods?  By including a range of whole raw, natural foods in their diet we encourage optimal health and longevity.   
The kind of diet that nature intended or they would dine on in the wild. 
Big Dog Muesli is a great accompaniment to our RAW patties range. Developed as a healthier alternative to dry food/ kibble, our muesli is a convenient way to keep your dog feeling fuller for longer.
Our Muesli is great for dogs who suffer from inflammation as it contains no wheat, corn, soy or other pro-inflammatory grains.

Rolled Oats

Good source of complex carbohydrates that is used to sustain energy. They contain twice as much protein as brown rice, and are rich in Thiamine (B1), Selenium, Manganese, Magnesium and Phosphorous. Also, is a superior source of Fibre, both soluble and insoluble.


An excellent source of Dietary Fibre, Lysine (Amino Acid), Calcium, Carotene (Provitamin A), Vit D2, Vit E, Biotin, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid (B5), Niacin (B3), Riboflavin (B2), Pyridoxine (B6), Thiamine (B1), Methionine (Amino Acid), Phosphorous, Zinc, Iron, Selenium and Manganese.


Provides Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Magnesium.

Flaxseed Meal and Oil

Good supply of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid, Dietary Fibre, Lignans (anti-oxidant properties), Calcium and Iron.


A nutrient dense raw material boasting a huge range of vitamins and minerals present in a ‘naturally’ chelated form, that do not react with one another and are readily absorbed in the intestines. Kelp also contains good levels of Iodine, beneficial for proper functioning of the thyroid gland. A healthy thyroid gland results in a healthy metabolism.

Fish Oil

Linolenic  Acid (Omega 3) ~ derived from fish oil.


















Here at Calabash Kennels & Cattery we serve lovingly prepared and fresh delicious meals for your cats and dogs. But that is not to say we ignore your pets preferred foodstuffs. We are happy to follow your dietary specifications and recognise the importance of your pets preferred needs.

We source our wonderful menu from Seven Hills Pet Foods. Not only do they have a superb selection of fresh foods and treats, they also have a full range of all pet accessories from bowls & collars to beds and doggy doors.



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Hi Linda and all at Calabash,

When I came to collect Chloe I worried that she might have missed us, been fretting, got nervous etc.,  I should have remembered that when we dropped her off Linda clipped a leash on her and walked away, with Chloe not looking back even once.
We collected a healthy and happy Chloe who probably hadn’t missed us at all.  My thanks to all at Calabash for making Chloe’s stay such a pleasant experience for her and made our trip away so free of worry about her.

Pat Glandian


Dear Linda
I was delighted with your high quality care of Tom and Sam. Sam is not the easiest dog in the world to keep happy but you managed it! I did not mention to you that Sam has a funny quirk that if she is is distressed she loses her eyelashes, so the first thing I check with her when I collect her from a kennel is whether or not she has her eyelashes.

If she has then she has been happy - and if she has no eyelashes then she has been unhappy. I noted that all eyelashes were intact and beautifully long when I collected them both on 10th December. Congratulations.

Many Thanks,
Cheryl Clarke.


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