Canadian Dog Food Brands

With increasing safety concerns for pet food produced in large factories overseas and a move toward buying local, many people are searching for Canadian dog food brands that meet their dog’s needs. And, with more and more quality choices available, it’s easier than ever to find an affordable, healthy dog food made in Canada.

The Search for Quality, Local Brands

We’ve sorted out the most extensive (and comprehensive) online list of dog food brands made in Canada into convenient categories, including kibble, canned, and raw. Find many of them right here in our online store - we ship all across Canada!

Dry Dog Food

Wet Dog Food

Freeze-Dried Food

Raw Dog Food

 

Canadian Dry Dog Food (Kibble) Brands

Acana Boreal
Canadian Naturals FirstMate
go! Holistic Blend
Homemade Pet Food Horizon Amicus
Horizon Complete Horizon Legacy
Horizon Pulsar Lifetime
Naturally Fresh Now Fresh
Nutram Nutrience
Orijen Performatrin
Petkind Proseries
Royal Canin Satori
Summit Wholesome Blend

 

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ACANA Dog Food

Acana Dog Food

ACANA is produced by Champion Petfoods, which has been in the pet food industry for 25+ years. ACANA uses a combination of fresh, regionally-sourced ingredients from Canadian farmers and fishers to make a food that closely mimics the diets of your dog's ancestors. They incorporate a whole prey diet (includes fresh meat, organs, marrow, and cartilage) to provide dogs with a biologically appropriate food that is rich in high-quality protein. ACANA formulas are cooked slowly at low temperatures (90 C/195 F) in order to preserve as much of the flavour and nutrient content as possible.

ACANA is produced in Champion Petfoods' own award-winning kitchen in Morinville, Alberta, Canada.

Key Features:

  • Biologically Appropriate Food: Heritage Formulas: 60 - 75% meat; 25 - 35% fruits, vegetables & botanicals; 0% grains, potato & tapioca; Regionals Formulas: 60% meat; 40% fruits, vegetables & botanicals; 0% grains, potato & tapioca; Singles Formulas: 50% meat; 50% fruits, vegetables & botanicals; 0% grains, potato & tapioca; Classics Formulas: 50% meat from fresh free-run/wild-caught meats, fish, and eggs
  • Fresh, regional, human-grade ingredients - free-run poultry, nest-laid eggs, wild and sustainably-caught fish, free-range red meats - delivered fresh to their own kitchen daily
  • Never outsources
  • Sticks to dogs' evolutionary adaptation of eating fresh meat and protein-rich diets
  • Formulas include a variety of meats: Black Angus Beef, Free-Range Bison, Alberta Lamb, Alberta Pork
  • High protein, low carbohydrate, and and low-glycemic formulas
  • Topped off with fresh, whole fruits, vegetables, and botanicals including Bartlett Pears, butternut squash, Red Delicious apples, whole carrots, whole greens, lavender, chamomile, chicory and licorice root, peppermint
  • Completely free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMO ingredients

Sources: http://acana.com

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Boreal Dog Food

Boreal Dog Food

Boreal is produced by Lincoln Biotech, a family-owned company run by two brothers (one of which is a veterinarian) with over 20 years of experience in the pet industry. Boreal's approach is to provide pets with diets similar to those of their ancestors. They produce products that are high in simple proteins (i.e. salmon, turkey, lamb), low in starch, and that rank low on the glycemic index in order to give dogs a more consistent source of energy. Their main goals are to promote a healthy weight, decrease symptoms caused by food allergies, and encourage overall wellness in dogs.

Boreal dry pet foods are produced in two different manufacturing facilities in Ontario.

Key Features:

  • Free of grains, gluten & potatoes
  • Uses Western Canadian peas and Northern White Pea beans as low-glycemic carbohydrate sources
  • Contains Zinpro, which is an organic zinc mineral supplement that is beneficial for dogs' skin and coat
  • Source the majority of their ingredients, including beans, peas, and all meats locally
  • Naturally preserved
  • Contains probiotics to enhance digestion
  • Offers a blend of herbs, fruits, and vegetables to provide essential nutrients like antioxidants & vitamins
  • Offers almost all single protein source formulas - great for dogs with food allergies

Sources: www.borealpetfood.com

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Canadian Naturals Dog Food

Canadian Naturals Dog Food

Canadian Naturals is owned by Canadian Supreme Pet Foods, which has over 30 years of experience in the the pet food industry. Their dog food formulas combine high quality meats with a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and supplements to create foods that meet the nutritional needs of dogs of all breeds and life stages.

Canadian Naturals takes pride in providing a good, quality food with natural ingredients that is reasonably priced and is manufactured in British Columbia and Alberta.

Key Features:

  • High-quality meat that is dense, yet easily digestible
  • Turkey and salmon are used as main protein sources in several formulas. These are typically less common allergens and are good sources of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, bananas, pears, broccoli, spinach, and sweet potatoes
  • Contains a variety of carbohydrate sources such as potato, sweet potato, brown rice, peas, millet, and barley
  • Herbs and supplements like flaxseed, garlic, and glucosamine are added to round out a complete diet
  • Offers formulas for all life stages, adults, seniors, and large breeds 

Sources: www.canadiannaturals.com/

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First Mate Dog Food

First Mate Dog Food

FirstMate Pet Foods is a family-owned and operated pet food manufacturer that began in 1989. Originally, the mission of the company was to make a high quality, fish-based dog food to keep dogs from eating the fish feed on salmon farms. Since then, it has developed into a global company that offers a variety of pet foods to meet the nutritional needs of pets in all walks of life. Quality control is assured with each of their products that is produced.

FirstMate pet foods are produced in a modern facility that they own in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Key Features:

  • Offers several grain-free and all life stage formulas
  • Simple, limited-ingredient formulas
  • Contains all natural, regionally-sourced ingredients (except for the lamb, which is from Australia)
  • Classic line of pet foods is free of corn and wheat.
  • Includes easily-digestible grains and adds a variety of antioxidant-rich berries
  • Made with a variety of protein sources, including various Pacific fish (i.e. wild tuna, salmon), turkey, chicken, and lamb (from New Zealand)

Sources: http://www.firstmate.com/ 

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Go! Dog Food

go! Dog Food 

GO! dog food is produced by Petcurean - an independently owned Canadian pet food manufacturer that was founded in 1999. is intended to be rich in nutrients and provide dogs with a high-quality diet that supplies essential nutrients and energy. Their formulas contain named meat meals (high-quality, concentrated protein source) to help your dog get more essential nutrients from a smaller amount of food. They offer a variety of limited ingredient diets with the intent of finding a food that suits even the pickiest of eaters.

GO! Natural dry dog food is made in Ontario.

Key Features:

  • High protein, low carbohydrate diets
  • Many limited ingredient diets for dogs with sensitive stomachs & allergies
  • Offers whole grain and grain-free options (no wheat or rice protein concentrate) 
  • All meat proteins, grains, cereals, fruits, and vegetables are sourced from farmers and ranchers in North America except for pasture-raised lamb and grass-fed venison (sourced from Australia and New Zealand)
  • Uses fresh meats and named meat meals (very concentrated source of quality protein) 
  • Provides formulas for each life stage (Puppy, Adult, Senior) and All Life Stages options 

Sources: http://www.petcurean.com/

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Holistic Blend Dog Food

Holistic Blend Dog Food

Holistic Blend is a Canadian and family-owned pet product manufacturer that began over 20 years ago. They take a holistic approach to pet health and nutrition in order to keep pets in optimal condition in terms of not just their body, but their mind and spirit as well. They produce highly bio-available formulas with ingredients of human-grade quality from Canada, the USA, and New Zealand. Each formula is cooked at a low temperature to preserve the flavour and nutrients.

Holistic Blend pet products are made in the production facility they own in Ontario

Key Features:

  • First Canadian-manufactured pet food company
  • High Bio-availability formulas cooked at low temperatures to maintain nutritional value
  • Each formula contains a minimum of one of the following meat proteins: lamb, chicken, wild-caught fish (salmon, cod, sole, flounder) 
  • Promotes healthy skin and coat 
  • Pet food products are of human grade quality 
  • Avoids using common allergens and fillers (i.e. corn, wheat, soy, beet pulp, corn syrup, salt, refined sugars) 
  • All ingredients are source from Canada, the USA, and New Zealand 
  • Offers Grain-Free & All Life Stages options 

Sources: http://holisticblend.com/

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Homemade Pet Foods

HomeMade Pet Food

HomeMade Pet Foods offers high-quality, lightly oven-baked dog foods using only locally-sourced, human-grade ingredients. The oven-baking process leaves the kibble slightly softer than traditional kibbles and more easily digestible. In addition, their recipes are free of grains and use only real meat, not meat meals or by-products. They are supplemented with a variety of fruits and vegetables to promote optimal health.

HomeMade Pet Foods is owned and produced by CaniSource, which has been producing dehydrated pet foods in Quebec since 2005.

Key Features:

  • HomeMade recipes are lightly oven-baked to preserve as many of the naturally occurring nutrients as possible
  • Two main formulas types: Grain-free Chicken - uses real, deboned chicken and low-glycemic carbohydrate alternatives such as chickpeas, green lentils, and sweet potatoes with a variety of fruits and vegetables; & Surf and Turf - uses real ocean fish, deboned pork, rolled oats, and a variety of fruits and vegetables Ingredients are sourced locally and are all of human-grade quality
  • Recipes are free of corn, wheat, soy, meat and bone meal, fish meal, and artificial colours and preservatives

Sources: www.hmpetfoods.com/en/

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Horizon Amicus Dog Food

Horizon Amicus Dog Food

Horizon Amicus takes great pride in sourcing their ingredients locally and maintaining highly sustainable, environmentally aware practices while keeping quality control an absolute priority during their production process. Their Amicus line is designed specifically to fulfill the nutritional needs of toy and small breed dogs. These formulas offer a smaller kibble size that is grain free yet high in dietary fibre to promote optimal digestive health.

Horizon Amicus is produced by Horizon Pet Nutrition which is a family-owned and operated company that manufactures from their own facility in Rosthern, Saskatchewan.

Key Features:

  • Sources many of their high-quality ingredients from local farmers 
  • 76% animal protein inclusion rate 
  • Grain-free, high fibre formulas enhance digestion 
  • Red lentils and peas are substituted for high-glycemic carbohydrates and to increase dietary fibre intake. Lentils are also a good source of antioxidants. 
  • Each recipe contains a combination of turkey, chicken meal, farm-fresh eggs, and salmon to satisfy small dogs' protein needs and provide great flavour 
  • Intended to promote a healthy weight and minimize the risk of obesity in toy and small breeds 
  • Cooked at a low temperature to preserve the most nutrients possible 

Sources: http://www.horizonpetnutrition.com/

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Horizon Complete Dog Food

Horizon Complete Dog Food

Horizon Complete takes great pride in sourcing their ingredients locally and maintaining highly sustainable, environmentally aware practices while keeping quality control an absolute priority during their production process. Complete is Horizon's only grain-based formula, although they have been able to keep it very low-glycemic in order to prevent various diseases, stabilize your dog's blood sugar, and help maintain a healthy weight. These formulas contain high-quality whole grains, like barley, oats, and rye and also have a 71% animal meat inclusion rate.

Horizon Complete is produced by Horizon Pet Nutrition, which is a family-owned and operated company that manufactures from their own facility in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. 

Key Features:

  • Sources many of their high-quality ingredients from local farmers Use low-glycemic whole grains, such as oats, rye, and barley 
  • 71% animal protein inclusion rate in the form of chicken and chicken meal 
  • Offers formulas for all life stages, large breed adults and puppies, and senior/weight management 
  • Provides a variety of fruits and vegetables, including carrots, apples, broccoli, blueberries, and bok choy 

Sources: www.horizonpetnutrition.com/

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Horizon Legacy Dog Food

Horizon Legacy Dog Food

Horizon Legacy takes great pride in sourcing their ingredients locally and maintaining highly sustainable, environmentally aware practices while keeping quality control an absolute priority during their production process. The intention of Horizon Legacy formulas is to reconnect your dog and his diet to that of his ancestors. It uses the same components of a raw dog food diet but comes in the convenient form of a kibble. The meats used in these recipes are of human-grade and they are paired with fruits, vegetables, as well as a variety of beneficial supplements to create well-rounded, grain-free formulas.

Horizon Legacy is produced by Horizon Pet Nutrition, which is a family-owned and operated company that manufactures from their own facility in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. 

Key Features:

  • Sources many of their high-quality ingredients from local farmers 
  • 81% animal protein inclusion rate in the form of chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, menhaden meal, and salmon meal 
  • Grain-free formulas 
  • Recipes include a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as apples, carrots, broccoli, blueberries, and cabbage 
  • Offers formulas for adult dogs and puppies

Sources: www.horizonpetnutrition.com/

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Horizon Pulsar Dog Food

Horizon Pulsar Dog Food

Horizon Pulsar takes great pride in sourcing their ingredients locally and maintaining highly sustainable, environmentally aware practices while keeping quality control an absolute priority during their production process. Horizon Pulsar replaces simple carbohydrates (i.e. corn, white potatoes) with low-glycemic alternatives, such as red lentils and peas, to create formulas that are rich in dietary fibre, will give dogs the energy they need, and will keep them feeling full longer. Pulsar has three single-protein formulas (fish, chicken, and turkey), which work well for dogs that have sensitive stomachs and allergies. Each formula is appropriate for all life stages and they also contain a variety of fruits, vegetables, and essential supplements to keep your dog happy and healthy, from puppy to senior.

Horizon Pulsar is produced by Horizon Pet Nutrition, which is a family-owned and operated company that manufactures from their own facility in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. 

Key Features:

  • Sources many of their high-quality ingredients from local farmers
  • Offers three single-protein formulas - Fish, Chicken, and Turkey - which are suitable for all life stages 
  • Grain-free formulas 66% animal protein inclusion rate in the form of chicken, chicken meal, turkey, turkey meal, salmon, and salmon meal 
  • Good for dogs with sensitive stomachs and allergies 
  • Substitutes red lentils and peas as low-glycemic carbohydrates and good sources of fibre

Sources: www.horizonpetnutrition.com

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Lifetime Dog Food

Lifetime Dog Food 

Lifetime is made by Nutreco Canada Inc., which has been producing pet foods for over 25 years. With Lifetime, they have succeeded in creating an entire line of dog foods that is nutritionally appropriate for dogs of all life stages, from puppy to senior. That way, dog owners can avoid the hassle of transitioning their dog to new foods throughout different chapters in life. Each formula contains a single meat protein source, which makes it easily digestible.

Lifetime pet foods are produced in Nutreco's factory in St. Mary's, Ontario with many locally-sourced ingredients.

Key Features:

  • Sources many ingredients locally 
  • All recipes contain a single meat protein to enhance digestibility, especially for dogs with sensitive stomach and allergies 
  • Meat proteins include Canadian chicken meal, white fish & menhaden fish meals, and Australian lamb meal 
  • Formulas offer support for digestion, skin and coat, odour control, and joints and bones 
  • Uses low-glycemic carbohydrate sources, such as oatmeal, whole brown rice, and whole barley 
  • Free of corn, wheat, soy and meat by-products 

Sources: www.nutreco-pet.ca/

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Naturally Fresh Dog Food

Naturally Fresh Dog Food 

Naturally Fresh is made by Nutreco Canada, Inc., which has been producing pet foods for over 25 years. Naturally Fresh is a particular set of formulas under the Wholesome Blend pet food brand. Its foods contain 100% fresh, non-rendered meats, such as chicken, duck, turkey, rabbit, pork and beef, to provide optimal protein that is of superior quality. In order to keep the formulas as complete and balanced as possible, these recipes substitute wholesome ancient grains such as quinoa, pearled millet, and pearled barley, which are all low-glycemic carbohydrate sources.

Naturally Fresh pet foods are produced in Nutreco's factory in St. Mary's, Ontario with many locally-sourced ingredients.

Key Features:

  • Sources many ingredients locally 
  • 100% non-rendered meats - duck, turkey, chicken, pork, beef, rabbit 
  • Uses Canadian navy beans, ancient grains as low-glycemic carbohydrate sources 
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables, including apples, cranberries, spinach, carrots, and sweet potatoes 
  • Offers formulas for sensitive stomachs, all life stages, red meat-lovers, and large breeds 

Sources: http://www.nutreco-pet.ca/

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Now Fresh Dog Food

Now Fresh Dog Food 

Now Fresh is made by Petcurean - an independently-owned Canadian pet food manufacturer founded in 1999. Now Fresh uses a variety of 100% market-fresh meat and fish protein sources, including turkey, salmon, lamb, and duck, and combines them with fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to create formulas that suit dogs according to their breed, life stage, and individual dietary requirements.

All Now Fresh formulas are manufactured in Ontario and are free of grains, meat meals, and by-products.

Key Features:

  • All meat proteins, grains, cereals, fruits, and vegetables are sourced from farmers and ranchers in North America except for pasture-raised lamb and grass-fed venison (sourced from Australia and New Zealand) 
  • All recipes are free of grains, gluten, wheat, beef, chicken, corn, and soy 
  • Uses 100% market-fresh meats (turkey, salmon, duck, etc.) and no meat meals or by-products 
  • Formulas contain fresh Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in the form of coconut, canola, and vegetables 
  • Contains a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, including spinach, cranberries, lentils, carrots, peas, chamomile, pumpkin, and peppermint 
  • Offers specific formulas for your dog's life stage and/or breed size 

Sources: http://www.petcurean.com/

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Nutram Dog Food

Nutram Dog Food 

Nutram takes a holistic approach to fulfill the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats. All of their pet foods contain natural ingredients and are preserved naturally. They contain a blend of real, deboned meats (i.e. salmon, chicken, and lamb) and fresh produce to maintain optimal function of your dog's digestive system. Each food contains various "Optimum Combinations" - two ingredients intentionally paired to give a specific health benefit. For example, turkey and chamomile are paired to provide a calming effect for your dog.

Nutram is produced by Elmira Pet Products (EPP), a private Canadian pet wellness company that began in Elmira, Ontario almost 100 years ago and has produced pet food products for over 30 years. 

Key Features:

  • Three different formula lines: Nutram Sound Balanced Wellness - suitable for all life stages; Nutram Ideal Solution Support - formulas for specific health concerns & conditions (i.e weight control; sensitive skin and stomach); Nutram Total Grain-Free - low-glycemic carbohydrate alternatives (chickpeas, lentils, green peas), grain-free formulas 
  • Recipes use real, deboned animal meat - chicken, salmon, trout, and lamb - both fresh and in meal form 
  • Provides a variety of fresh produce, including apples, carrots, pumpkin, pomegranate, cranberries, butternut squash, kale, and broccoli, to create nutritionally-balanced recipes 
  • Free of corn, wheat, soy, potatoes, and hormones 
  • Optimum Combinations - various combinations of two ingredients that are paired to provide a certain benefit (i.e. pomegranate and turmeric are paired to boost immunity) 
  • No ingredients are sourced or produced in China 

Sources:http://www.nutram.com/

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Nutrience Dog Food

Nutrience Dog Food

Nutrience is made by Rolf C. Hagen, Inc., Hagen Pet Foods, which is a family-owned company established in 1955 that has been producing pet food for over 25 years. They offer several different lines of food and treats for cats and dogs, focusing on wholesome nutrition and sourcing their ingredients within Canada and the US. They use fresh meats and meat meals and combine them with complex carbohydrates, whole produce, and beneficial supplements to create foods for dogs' various nutritional needs. Their philosophy is "No bad anything," which means they leave out things like by-products, added glutens, "fillers," such as corn, wheat, and soy, and artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives.

Nutrience SubZero formulas are currently the only Nutrience formulas that are completely sourced and produced within Canada. Other lines are produced within the U.S.A.

Key Features:

  • Four different formula lines: 
    • Nutrience Original - The most basic, economical choice of the Nutrience formula lines, these recipes contain meat meals, complex carbohydrates (i.e. brown rice, oatmeal, barley), as well as some whole produce to provide vitamins and antioxidants
    • Nutrience Natural - Nutritionally balanced recipes that contain fresh meats, whole produce, and low-glycemic carbohydrates (i.e. steel cut oats, sweet potatoes, lentils, and green peas)
    • Nutrience Grain Free - Formulas that have substituted low-glycemic sweet potatoes and lentils for all grains to enhance digestion and create an alternative for picky eaters and dogs with sensitive stomachs
    • Nutrience Subzero - Made in Canada. High-protein, grain-free recipes that use fresh, Canadian meats and freeze-dried "Nutriboost" pieces to give dogs the benefit of feeding a raw food diet in the convenience of a dry kibble 
  • Recipes use fresh, high-quality, Canadian-sourced meats: beef, wild boar, bison, wild-caught & de-boned fish, cage-free chicken, duck, turkey, and New Zealand lamb Fresh fruits, vegetables, and botanicals to provide vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients (i.e. sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, spinach, apples, blueberries, broccoli, peppermint, juniper, ginger, chamomile) 
  • "No Bad Anything" - All formulas are free of corn, wheat, soy, by-products, and artificial colours, flavours, and preservatives 
  • Nutrience sources their ingredients in Canada and the U.S.A. 

Sources: https://www.nutrience.ca/

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Orijen Dog Food

Orijen Dog Food

Orijen is produced by Champion Petfoods, which has been in the pet food industry for 25+ years. Orijen uses a combination of fresh, regionally-sourced ingredients from Canadian farmers and fishers to make a food that is biologically appropriate for dogs. They incorporate a whole prey diet (includes fresh meat, organs, marrow, and cartilage) to provide dogs with a food that mimics their ancestors' diets - rich in a variety of protein sources. Orijen formulas are cooked at low temperatures (90 C/195 F) in order to preserve as much of the flavour and nutrient content as possible.

Orijen is produced in Champion Petfoods' own award-winning kitchen in Morinville, Alberta.

Key Features:

  • Biologically Appropriate Formulas - 75 - 80% meat, 20 - 25% fruits, vegetables & botanicals, 0% grains, potato & tapioca 
  • High Meat Content Whole Prey Diet: incorporate nutrient-rich fresh meats, cartilage, marrow, and organs in amounts that mimic diets in the wild 
  • Fresh, regional, human-grade ingredients - cage-free poultry, nest-laid eggs, wild-caught fish, ranch-raised meats - delivered fresh to their own kitchen daily 
  • Never outsourced Formulas include a variety of meats - Free-Run Cobb Chicken, Free-Run Turkey, Nest-Laid Eggs, Heritage Pork, Alberta Lamb, Free-Range Wild Boar, Free-Range Bison, Free-Range Black Angus Beef, Freshwater Fish, Saltwater Fish 
  • Low carbohydrate and low-glycemic formulas 
  • Topped off with whole fruits, vegetables, and botanicals, including Red Delicious apples, Bartlett pears, cranberries, blueberries, butternut squash, whole carrots, spinach greens 
  • Completely free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMO ingredients

Sources: http://www.orijen.ca/

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Performatrin Dog Food

Performatrin Dog Food 

Performatrin is owned and manufactured by the Pet Valu franchise within Canada. Their recipes contain high-quality ingredients, such as fresh meats and meat meals that are free of artificial hormones and steroids. They are scientifically-based and provide dogs with essential nutrients while taking into account their breed, life stage, and activity level.

Key Features:

  • Real animal meat and meat meals (i.e. chicken, lamb meal) as the first ingredient 
  • Prebiotics to enhance digestion 
  • Promotes positive oral care 
  • Performatrin Ultra offers whole grain, grain free, and gluten free options 
  • Performatrin Ultra Limited formulas have limited ingredient lists and a single protein source. Good option for dogs who are picky or have sensitive stomachs. 
  • Provides a variety of fruits and vegetables 
  • Uses a variety of chicken, lamb, salmon, and turkey meat and meat meals as sources of quality protein 
  • Offers a variety of recipes specific to certain dog breeds, life stages, and lifestyles/activity levels 
  • Found exclusively at Pet Valu locations 

Sources: www.performatrin.com/

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Petkind Dog Food

Petkind Dog Food 

Petkind dog food formulas use unique, wholesome ingredients, such as green tripe and organic quinoa, to create a diet that supports dogs of all different backgrounds and lifestyles. Among many other health benefits, green tripe is an excellent source of amino acids, is great for picky eaters, and works to aid digestion. Petkind sources almost all of their ingredients in Canada, with the exception of lamb tripe (New Zealand), quinoa (Canada and Peru), and fresh fruits and vegetables (USA).

Petkind is independently-owned and has been producing dog food in British Columbia since 2001. 

Key Features:

  • Organic quinoa is a low-glycemic carbohydrate and complete protein source
  • Recipes contain green tripe, which has lots of health benefits for dogs in all life stages 
  • Great for picky eaters and active dogs 
  • Formulated for all life stages 
  • Offered in four different flavours - Beef Green Tripe, Bison Green Tripe, Wild Salmon, and Lamb Green Tripe 
  • Free of corn, soy, grains, wheat, and potatoes 
  • All ingredients sourced within North America with the exception of quinoa (Canada and Peru) and lamb tripe (New Zealand) 

Sources: http://petkind.com/

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ProSeries Dog Food

Proseries Dog Food 

ProSeries is the only family-owned and operated pet food manufacturer based on Canada's east coast. They use high quality chicken and fish meals in their formulas to encourage healthy skin and coat, heart, joints, bones, teeth, and muscles. ProSeries Pet Foods produce their products in their own facility where they ensure maximum food safety practices and maintain human-grade standards. Many of their ingredients are sourced locally, including wild-caught herring.

ProSeries is produced by the Corey Nutrition Company in New Brunswick. 

Key Benefits:

  • Manufactured with human-grade standards 
  • Uses high quality fish and chicken meals 
  • Uses many locally-sourced ingredients, including wild-caught herring 
  • Offers formulas to fit a variety of nutritional needs for various life stages and activity levels, including puppy, adult, senior/weight management, performance, and even an hypo-allergenic option 
  • All ingredients are tested before being used in pet foods 

Sources: http://proseriespet.ca/

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Royal Canin Canada Dog Food

Royal Canin Canada Dog Food

Royal Canin began in 1967 in France and was established in Canada in 1999. They have since joined MARS (a larger umbrella company that manufactures other confectionary brands such as Cesar, Snickers, Nutro, Whiskas, and Pedigree). Royal Canin produces their pet food products for pet stores, breeders, and veterinary clinics. They use a scientific approach to meet the nutritional needs of pets.

Royal Canin has several manufacturing facilities throughout North and South America (USA; Guelph, Ontario; Argentina; Brazil)

Key Features:

  • Produces vet-specific formulas as well as pet store formulas
  • Provides a wide variety of formulas for specific breeds, health requirements/symptoms, and life stages
  • Uses ingredients such as chicken and pork meal/by-product meal as main protein source and corn and brewer's/brown rice as main carbohydrate source in most formulas

Sources: http://www.royalcanin.ca/

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Satori Dog Food

Satori Dog Food

Satori is made by NorthPaw Nutrition - a family-owned, Canadian company that began manufacturing pet food in 2010. Satori dog foods take into account both your dog's natural anatomy and his modern lifestyle, adjusting the caloric and nutrient intake to suit a lifestyle that is less physically demanding than that of his wild ancestors. Satori recipes are formulated for all dog breeds and life stages. They offer a variety of fresh protein sources (chicken, duck, turkey, egg, lamb, and salmon) to make it easy to find a flavour that best suits your dog. Formulas also contain low-glycemic fruits, vegetables, and legumes to replace all grains.

Satori products are made in Ontario and distributed from Saskatchewan.

Key Features:

  • Include fresh protein sources combined with fresh fruits and vegetables - similar to the diet wolves would forage for in the wild
  • Recipes are free of grains to make them more easily digestible
  • Ingredients sourced within Canada
  • Formulas are supplemented with ingredients such as green lipped mussels (joint support), probiotics (digestive support), and green tea extract (source of antioxidants)
  • Suitable for dogs of all breeds and life stages
  • Free of corn, wheat, soy, dairy and other "fillers"
  • Emphasis on eco-friendly practices (i.e. practical, recyclable bags

Sources: http://satoripetfood.com/

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Summit Dog Food

Summit Dog Food

Summit is produced by Petcurean, which is an independently-owned pet food manufacturer that was founded in 1999. Summit dog foods use a three-meat approach to create a rich, full flavour as well as provide a combination of nutrients and health benefits for dogs. Each of their formulas contains a mixture of high-quality chicken, salmon, and lamb meals and pairs them with complex carbohydrate sources, such as whole brown rice, oatmeal, and barley to give your dog a balanced, consistent source of protein and energy. Summit foods are made with ingredients sourced in North America (with the exception of New Zealand and Australian lamb) in Ontario.

Key Features:

  • Each formula contains three meat protein sources - chicken meal, lamb meal, and salmon meal
  • Meat proteins, grains, cereals, fruits, and vegetables sourced as close to the production facility as possible, all within North America except for lamb (comes from New Zealand and Australia)
  • Offers formulas for puppies, adults, weight management, and large breeds
  • Supplements vary from formula to formula, but some added benefits include supporting healthy hips and joints, enhancing digestion and the immune system, and improving skin and coat
  • Complex carbohydrates used in recipes include whole brown rice, oatmeal, and barley

Sources: http://www.petcurean.com/

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Wholesome Blend

Wholesome Blend Dog Food

Wholesome Blend is made by Nutreco Canada, Inc., which has produced pet foods for over 25 years. Wholesome Blend uses a combination of high-quality meat and fish proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-glycemic carbohydrate sources like navy beans and peas, to provide dogs with essential nutrients and promote overall health. The formulas are completely free of grains to make them easily digestible. Many of their ingredients are locally sourced

Wholesome Blend foods are produced in Nutreco's own facility in St. Mary's, Ontario.

Key Features:

  • Sources many ingredients locally
  • All formulas are grain-free and all-life-stage
  • Offers limited ingredient, fish-based protein options for more sensitive dogs
  • Red meat and poultry recipes available for adult dogs
  • Uses Canadian navy beans and peas as substitutes for high-glycemic carbohydrate sources 
  • 25% of each formula is made up of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as pumpkin, apples, carrots, spinach, and cranberries

Sources: http://www.nutreco-pet.ca/

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Canadian Wet Dog Food (Canned) Brands

Boreal First Mate
go! Petkind

 

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Boreal Dog Food

Boreal Dog Food 

Boreal is produced by Lincoln Biotech, a family-owned company run by two brothers (one of which is a veterinarian) with over 20 years of experience in the pet industry. Boreal's approach is to provide pets with diets similar to those of their ancestors. They produce products that are high in simple proteins (i.e. salmon, turkey, lamb), low in starch, and that rank low on the glycemic index in order to give dogs a more consistent source of energy. Their main goals are to promote healthy weight, decrease symptoms caused by food allergies, and encourage overall wellness in dogs.

Key Features:

  • Boreal's canned foods contain 90% meat and/or fish protein
  • All ingredients are sourced within North America
  • Minimal carbohydrates to prevent and reduce weight gain
  • Free of grains, starches, cereals, added salt, and artificial colours
  • Naturally preserved 

Sources: http://borealpetfood.com/

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FirstMate Dog Food

FirstMate Dog Food 

FirstMate Pet Foods is a family-owned and operated pet food manufacturer that began in 1989. Originally, the mission of the company was to make a high quality, fish-based dog food to keep dogs from eating the fish feed on salmon farms. Since then, it has developed into a global company that offers a variety of dry and canned pet foods to meet the nutritional needs of pets in all walks of life.

FirstMate Pet Foods are produced in their human-grade manufacturing facility in Surrey, British Columbia, where quality control is assured.

Key Features:

  • Contains high-quality protein sources, such as free-run chicken and turkey and wild-caught salmon and tuna
  • Offers several grain-free, limited ingredient options
  • Contains human-grade ingredients
  • Suitable for maintenance feeding and dogs with allergies or sensitivities
  • All canned dog food recipes are formulated for all life stages

Sources: www.firstmate.com

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go! Dog Food 

go! Dog Food

Petcurean is an independently-owned pet food manufacturer that was founded in 1999. go! dog food is intended to be rich in nutrients and provide dogs with a high-quality diet that supplies essential nutrients and energy. Their canned formulas contain named meat meals (high-quality, concentrated protein source) to help your dog get more essential nutrients from a smaller amount of food. They offer a variety of limited ingredient canned food diets with the intent of finding a food that suits even the pickiest of eaters.

Go! canned foods are produced primarily in Ontario and secondarily in New Jersey.

Key Benefits:

  • Canned dog food recipes are made with high-quality meats (i.e. chicken, turkey, salmon, trout, duck) and a variety of fruits and vegetables and supplements (i.e. omega oils) 
  • Offers several grain-free, limited ingredient options
  • Recipes for growth and maintenance as well as all life stages

Sources: http://www.petcurean.com/

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Petkind Dog Food

Petkind Dog Food

Petkind canned dog foods use unique, wholesome ingredients such as green tripe and organic quinoa to create a diet that supports dogs of all different backgrounds and lifestyles. Among many other health benefits, green tripe is an excellent source of amino acids, is great for picky eaters, and works to aid digestion. Petkind sources almost all of their ingredients in Canada, with the exception of lamb tripe (New Zealand), quinoa (Canada and Peru), and fresh fruits and vegetables (USA).

Petkind is independently-owned and operated as has been producing dog food in British Columbia since 2001. 

Key Benefits:

  • Offers a variety of protein sources, including beef tripe, bison tripe, wild salmon, lamb tripe, duck, and venison tripe
  • Recipes are grain-free and gluten-free and have substituted low-glycemic, organic quinoa as an additional protein and carbohydrate source 
  • Recipes contain green tripe, which has many health benefits for dogs in all life stages 
  • "That's It" recipes contain green tripe along with other gourmet protein sources, combined with organic quinoa and boosted with acai berry for antioxidants 
  • "Tripett" recipes are made with 99% pure meat and tripe and do not contain quinoa 
  • Great for picky eaters and active dogs
  • Recipes are formulated for all life stages
  • All ingredients sourced within North America with the exception of quinoa (Canada and Peru) and lamb tripe (New Zealand) 

Sources: www.petkind.com

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Canadian Freeze Dried/Dehydrated Dog Foods

Amore Canisource
NRG Orijen
Smack  

 

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Amore Dog Food

Amore Dog Food

Amore Pet Foods has been in the raw pet food industry for over 13 years. In addition to the wide variety of frozen raw pet foods they produce, Amore Pet Foods has addded dehydrated pet foods to their list. Their De-Light MEGA Morsels dehydrated dog foods use fresh, free-range meats combined with fresh vegetables and are cool air-dried, rather than dehydrated. This process removes only the water and leaves the remaining nutrients in tact, maintaining both the texture and rich flavour.

Amore Pet Foods are manufactured in Richmond, British Columbia.

Key Benefits:

  • Contains fresh vegetables like squash, yam, carrots, kale, broccoli, and spinach to provide antioxidants and other essential nutrients. They use the entire vegetable and do not let any go to waste. 
  • One supplier is used for each unique protein source (lamb, turkey, chicken, salmon, beef, kangaroo), most of which is sourced within British Columbia
  • De-Light MEGA Morsels are cool air dried - only the water is removed while the rest of the nutrients are maintained
  • Recipes can fed as-is or rehydrated
  • The texture is maintained, even if the food is rehydrated

Sources: www.amorepetfoods.com

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CaniSource Dog Food

Canisource Dog Food

CaniSource has been producing dehydrated pet foods in Quebec for over 10 years. They produce raw dehydrated dog foods that use ingredients of human-grade quality and retain the maximum amount of nutrients possible through their slow, low-temperature dehydration process. Their products and processes are produced based on results and observations and they are continually researching pet nutrition to improve their formulas. CaniSource offers two types of formulas: red meat and grain-free fish. Both types are suitable for all breeds and life stages.

Key Features:

  • Ingredients are preserved through a slow, low-temperature dehydration process
  • Fresh, unprocessed meat remains the first ingredient, even after dehydration
  • Two main formula types: 
    • Red Meat - Pairs fresh, unprocessed pork and beef with fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, complex carbohydrates (i.e. rolled oats, white rice, barley), and herbs, spices, and supplements 
    • Grain-Free Fish - herring (frozen at sea) and whitefish (land-frozen), buckwheat, fresh lamb liver, chickpeas, fresh fruits and vegetables and additional antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals 
  • All ingredients are sourced within 45 minutes of the manufacturing plant with the exception of rice
  • Formulas are suitable for all breeds and life stages

Sources: www.canisource.com

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NRG Dog Food

NRG Dog Food

NRG Pet Products produces three lines of all-life-stage dehydrated dog foods that with only fresh, human-grade ingredients that have been sourced from North American farming families. Their foods provide 100% whole and complete diets for dogs. This means they do not use additional supplementation like vitamin pre-mixes; instead, nutrient requirements are met simply with the variety of whole foods in their ingredient lists. They are 100% bioavailable and do not contain by-products, meat meals, or additional supplements.

NRG Pet Products is made in British Columbia and have been in the pet food industry for 15 years. 

Key Features:

  • 100% whole food diets balanced for all life stages - no additional supplementation
  • All ingredients are sourced from North American farming families
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are delivered to the facility on a daily basis
  • Free-range animal protein sources are either fresh or flash frozen to maintain as many nutrients as possible
  • Three formula lines - Original, THE RAW ONE, and Optimum 
  • Offers grain-free options

Sources: www.nrgpetproducts.com

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Orijen Dog Food

Orijen Dog Food

Champion Petfoods, maker of Orijen Dog Food, has been in the pet food industry for 25+ years. Orijen uses a combination of fresh, regionally-sourced ingredients from Canadian farmers and fishers to make their dehydrated foods that are biologically appropriate for dogs. Each formula has been gently freeze-dried in order to lock in all of the nutrients and keep them as fresh as possible. They incorporate a whole prey diet (includes fresh meat, organs, marrow, and cartilage) to provide dogs with a food that mimics their ancestors' diets - rich in a variety of protein sources. Produced in small "medallions", these freeze-dried foods are convenient and easy to re-hydrate or sprinkle on top of your dog's food as a tasty treat.

Orijen's freeze-dried formulas are produced in Champion Petfoods' award-winning kitchen in Oakville, Ontario.

Key Features:

  • Whole-prey diet (includes fresh meat, organs, marrow, and cartilage)
  • Biologically appropriate recipes that are rich in protein and supplemented with fresh fruits, vegetables, and grasses
  • Fresh, regional ingredients, including high-quality animal proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Orijen's ingredients are never outsourced
  • Each recipe contains multiple animal protein sources to add variety to dogs' diets
  • Ingredients are first flash-frozen to preserve nutrients and flavour and then are slowly freeze-dried at extremely low temperatures (-50C)
  • Produced in medallions, which makes it easy to measure serving sizes and to rehydrate 

Sources: www.orijen.ca/

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Smack Dog Food

Smack Dog Food

Smack Pet Food strives to provide top-notch raw, dehydrated dog foods that are delicious and convenient to feed. Their limited ingredient lists incorporate fresh meats, fruits, vegetables, and herbs and spices in order to improve dogs' overall health by boosting vitality and energy and enhancing digestion. They make use of whole superfoods and organic ingredients and leave out grains, gluten, and unnecessary fillers.

Smack Pet Food has produced raw dehydrated pet foods in their own facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba since 2008. 

Key Features:

  • Ingredients are sourced regionally - Manitoba free-range chicken, BC wild pink salmon 
  • Recipes are appropriate for all dog breeds and life stages 
  • Limited ingredient lists make these formulas easy to digest and good for picky eaters
  • Available in original (a powder easily rehydrated with warm water) and crunchy (bite-sized portions that can be fed dry like a kibble or rehydrated with warm water)

Sources: www.smackpetfood.com

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Canadian Raw Dog Food Brands

Amore Artisan Raw
Carnivora IrRAWsistible
K9 Choice Legacy Pet Foods
Mountain Dog Food Pets Go Raw
Red Dog Blue Kat Spring Meadows Natural

 

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Raw Amore Dog Food

Raw Amore Dog Food 

Raw Amore Dog Food formulas are created based on the belief that dogs are predators and carnivores, designed to eat raw meat and chew on raw bones. They use high-quality, free-range protein sources, and not just the meat - they also include bone, heart, and liver for optimal nutrition. These high-protein diets are supplemented with fresh vegetables to make sure dogs receive all of the vitamins and minerals they need. They produce dog food recipes both with and without grains, as well as straight meat mixes, meaty bones, and poultry parts.

Amore Pet Foods has been in the raw pet food industry for over 13 years and their products are manufactured in Richmond, British Columbia. 

Key Benefits:

  • One supplier is used for each unique protein source (chicken, turkey, quail, ostrich, lamb, beef, buffalo, kangaroo, salmon)
  • All ingredients are are human-grade and are sourced from within British Columbia except for ostrich (Saskatchewan) and kangaroo (Australia)
  • Contains only fresh, free-range meats, all of which is free of added hormones and steroids.
  • Includes bones to help clean the teeth and gums, ensure dogs receive enough calcium, and to keep them entertained
  • All foods are vacuum-sealed to keep them fresh and then flash-frozen.
  • Offers meaty bones, meat and vegetable dog foods (both with and without grains), meat-only formulas, and poultry parts
  • Raw dog food formulas contain kale, broccoli, spinach, squash, yams, and carrots to provide antioxidants and other essential nutrients

Sources: www.amorepetfoods.com

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Artisan Raw Dog Food

Artisan Raw Dog Food

Artisan Raw Dog Food is a family-owned business that uses whole, natural raw foods, such as Hutterite free-range chicken (bones and cartilage included), grass-fed beef, farm fresh eggs, organs (heart, green tripe, liver, lung, and spleen), and a host of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other supplements to form a healthy combination of micro and macronutrients in their products. They offer a complete meal, low fat meal, and hypo-allergenic meal as well as frozen bones, raw green beef tripe, and chicken carcasses.

Artisan Raw was established in 2009 and operates out of Canmore, Alberta.

Key Features:

  • Formulas contain free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, wild-caught salmon, and farm-fresh eggs as protein sources
  • Bones, cartilage, and secreting organs (heart, green tripe, liver, lung, and spleen) are included
  • Meals combine meat proteins with fresh fruits, vegetables, and additional supplements like seaweed, spices, and garlic
  • Raw meaty bones and raw green beef tripe are also available
  • Suitable for all life stages
  • Ingredients are all-natural and sourced within Canada

Sources: www.artisanrawdogfood.com

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Carnivora Dog Food

Carnivora Dog Food

Carnivora has been manufactured in Canada since 2003, but the owners have had over 20 years of experience in the raw pet food industry. Carnivora has developed a wide range of whole animal carcass diets in patty form for dogs. Their products are processed at very low temperatures and then flash-frozen to preserve freshness. Carnivora patties include almost the entire animal protein source, excluding parts such as the feathers, intestines, hooves, horns, and bladder. They also offer whole raw meat bones (chicken necks and chicken backs), which are great for smaller dogs.

Carnivora is manufactured by Riveriene Farm Ltd. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Key Benefits:

  • Uses a variety of high-quality, all-natural animal protein sources, including elk, lamb, turkey, beef, duck, bison, and chicken
  • Almost the entire animal is used in the patties, excluding parts such as intestines, bladders, feathers, hooves, and horns
  • Most of their formulas are strictly whole animal carcass diets in patty form, but some include fruit, vegetables, and even green tripe
  • Offers whole raw meaty bones - chicken necks and chicken backs
  • Sources their ingredients from "small scale [Canadian] establishments that follow holistic management and feeding practices" 

Sources: www.carnivora.ca

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irRAWsistible Dog Food

IrRAWsistable Dog Food 

IrRAWsistible Pet Foods Inc. is a small, family-owned company that began in 2011. Their formulas use 75% human-grade meats and offal and 25% fruits, vegetables, and supplements to make highly digestible diets. The flavours include duck, chicken, turkey, and beef and they are suitable for dogs of all life stages. Their formulas are free of grains and do not contain any added hormones, antibiotics, or chemical preservatives. Once mixed, the patties are frozen using an efficient process that seals in freshness.

IrRAWsistible dog food manufactures in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Key Features:

  • Available in patty or medallion forms
  • Free of fillers, grains, and added chemical preservatives, hormones, and antibiotics
  • Appropriate for all life stages
  • Formulas are 75% meat and 25% fruits, vegetables, and supplements

Sources: www.irrawsistiblepetfoods.com

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K9 Choice Dog Food

K9 Choice Dog Food

K9 Choice Foods, Inc. is a family-owned company that has been operating for over 10 years in the frozen raw dog food industry. K9 Choice products were inspired by the desire to provide complete, wholesome raw dog food diets to dogs, and especially those whose lives are comprised due to a terminal condition or illness. K9 Choice products meet government inspection and the ingredients are of human-grade quality. They produce a combination of frozen raw foods (complete, ready-to-serve as well as strictly meat/bone formulas) and raw meaty bones with ingredients that are sourced locally. The mixtures are triple-ground to ease digestion and ensure consistency and are then frozen fresh to lock in as many nutrients as possible.

K9 Choice dog food operates a 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Tofield, Alberta.

Key Features:

  • Free of grains, which makes them easily digestible for most dogs
  • Ideal for dogs with allergies or food sensitivities
  • K9 Choice products act as a natural toothbrush, preventing the buildup of plaque and tartar in dogs' mouths
  • Many of the ready-to-serve meals and meat formulas include offal and finely-ground bone for added essential nutrients
  • Use a variety of animal protein sources - free-range chicken, pasture-raised Alberta beef, buffalo, pasture-fed llama
  • Fresh, locally-sourced seasonal vegetables are used in their ready-to-serve meals
  • Also offer formulas specifically made for small dogs and puppies

Sources: www.k9choicefoods.com

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Legacy Pet Food

Legacy Raw Dog Food

Legacy Pet Foods, Inc. is an independent, family-owned and operated business. They currently offer several different food options - chicken dinner, turkey dinner and beef dinner (all of which include fresh, ground whole carcasses and freshly ground fruits and vegetables), fresh Pacific salmon dinner, and meaty ground chicken necks and backs. Legacy Pet Foods is committed to only using meats that have been government-inspected and are of human-grade quality. Their animal protein sources are fresh, free-range, and do not contain added hormones or antibiotics. In addition, the vegetables and fruits used in their products are not dehydrated or frozen - they are ground from their fresh, natural form to provide optimal nutritional value.

Legacy Pet Foods operates out of their own facility near Edmonton, Alberta.

Key Features:

  • Contains human-grade, government-inspected meat that is fresh, range-fed, and free of hormones and antibiotics
  • Dinner formulas include 10 fresh, wholesome fruits and vegetables from British Columbia - carrots, broccoli, green beans, green peas, sweet potatoes, pumpkin meal, apples, blueberries, cranberries, and cantaloupe 
  • Dinner formulas contain whole carcass animal proteins, including meat, organs, and bones
  • A small selection of raw meaty bones are also available

Sources: www.legacypetfoods.com/

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Mountain Dog Food

Mountain Dog Food

Mountain Dog Foods, Inc. is family-owned and operated and has been in the raw pet food industry since 2000. Mountain Dog Food uses only fresh, natural ingredients in their frozen raw dog products. They use a combination of both ground and whole meats (all Canadian and human-grade) from a variety of different animal sources in their formulas and supplement with fresh fruits and vegetables. They produce several limited ingredient formulas as well as some suitable for small breed dogs. All Mountain Dog Food formulas are free of grains and corn to make them more easily digestible for dogs.

Mountain Dog Food operates out of their facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

Key Features:

  • Use both ground and whole meats, including chicken, turkey, beef, salmon, and lamb
  • Formulas are all of human-grade quality, are Canadian, and have been federally-inspected
  • All but one formula includes bones and several are supplemented with organs for optimal nutrition
  • Formulas are double-ground to ensure consistency in bone size
  • Free of grains and corn
  • Offers several meat and vegetable mixtures, which contain carrots, yams, celery, apples, and dehydrated alfalfa
  • Several limited ingredient formulas as well as formulas made specifically for small breeds

Sources: www.mountaindogfood.com

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Pets Go Raw Dog Food

Pets Go Raw Dog Food

Pets Go Raw has been producing and selling frozen raw pet food commercially for over 10 years. Pets Go Raw uses only human-grade meats, fruits, and vegetables to create high quality frozen raw dog formulas that are both easy to feed and very digestible. The majority of their formulas contain a single animal protein source, which is ideal for elimination diets and dogs with food allergies or sensitivities.

Pets Go Raw products are processed and manufactured by Top Hand Supplies Ltd., which is located in Cranbrook, British Columbia. 

Key Features:

  • Easy-to-feed patties and sausages
  • Provides full meals and combinations of meat with fruit and vegetables (all of which are 75% meats and 25% produce), as well as ground meat-only formulas
  • Offers a variety of high-quality animal protein sources, including chicken, beef, farm fresh eggs, turkey, bison, lamb, goat, salmon, and rabbit
  • Single-source protein formulas work well for dogs with food sensitivities and allergies
  • Many formulas include finely ground bone and a variety of beneficial organs
  • Suitable for dogs of all life stages

Sources: www.petsgoraw.ca

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Red Dog Blue Kat Dog Food

Red Dog Blue Kat Dog Food

Red Dog Blue Kat is manufactured by Red Dog Deli Raw Food Company, Inc., which was founded in 2004 by a small group of friends and continues to be independently owned and operated. Their foods incorporate fresh, free-range meats that are non-medicated as well as organic, juiced vegetables to create raw pet foods that are similar to the diets of dogs' and cats' wild ancestors. They use a variety of high-quality animal protein sources, including beef, tripe, buffalo, elk, chicken, cornish hen, herring, kangaroo, lamb, rabbit, salmon, venison, and wild boar. The full meals are high in protein (75%) to keep dogs' muscles lean and strong while the added vegetables provide essential nutrients.

Red Dog Blue Kat foods are manufactured in North Vancouver.

Key Features:

  • Offers a combination of meat and vegetable mixtures, meat-only formulas, and raw meaty bones
  • Dog meals are 75% meat (muscle, organ, and bone) and 25% organic, juiced vegetables
  • Organic vegetables used include bok choy, lettuce, zucchini, yams, kale, chard, sweet potato, squash, beets, celery
  • Also offer raw meaty bones, including buffalo femurs and knuckles, chicken necks, elk bones, lamb shanks, and whole herring

Sources: www.reddogdeli.com

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Spring Meadows Natural Pet Food

Spring Meadows Dog Food

Spring Meadoes Natural Pet Food produces high-quality, double-ground raw pet foods using premium meats (including muscles, bones, and vital organs) that are sourced from local farms in Saskatchewan. The majority of their formulas contain a single protein source, making them suitable for dogs with sensitive stomachs or food allergies. These easy-to-feed meals are available in 1/2 lb and 1 lb patties that are frozen and vacuum sealed to preserve the nutrients and quality.

Spring Meadows Natural Pet Food is a family-owned company that was founded in Saskatchewan in 2004. 

Key Features:

  • Double-grinding process to ensure uniform and well-mixed formulas
  • All meats are sourced from local Saskatchewan farms and are free of hormones and antibiotics (except for the turkey) Available in 1 lb and 1/2 lb patties, which include a combination of meat, bones, tripe, and organs (liver, lungs, heart, kidneys, gizzard)
  • Most formulas contain a single meat protein, which is ideal for digestion and sensitive stomachs
  • Select meat and vegetable mixtures - 15% organic vegetables and fruits, 85% beef or chicken

Sources: Spring Meadows Pet Food

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