Why Feed Your Dog a Raw Diet With Big Country Raw

Why Feed Your Dog a Raw Diet With Big Country Raw

When it comes to the diets of our canine companions, there is an information overload! Grains vs grain free, kibble vs raw, there’s so many options to choose from and if you’re considering a raw diet for you dog, you need to check out our favourite brand, Big Country Raw!

Who is Big Country Raw?

Big Country Raw (BCR) was started in Ontario by Big Country Kennels, an experienced breeder of Bernese and Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs. As pet owners themselves they understand the important of safety and health and they started BCR with the desire to feed their puppies a nutritious raw diet. In 2012 they opened their store with a commitment to product high quality, affordable and safe raw food.

Why is their food so special?

With lots of brands offering raw food, what makes BCR stand out from the crowd?

  • Big Country Raw is a proud, Canadian company who source from Canadian farmers and produce everything in Canada.
  • They use pasture-raised beef, lamb and buffalo which is much higher in important nutrients such as omega-3 and B vitamins and their poultry comes from free range farmers that allow their birds to roam and roost.
  • All of their fish products are from Canadian fisheries committed to environmentally sustainable sourcing.
  • BCR offers complete and balanced nutrition, meeting high quality standards both in nutritional completeness as well as food safety. 
  • They only source the best possible ingredients including certified organic fruits and vegetables. 

Recipe Breakdown

Big Country Raw offers 3 key recipes to allow maximum customisation for your dog’s nutritional requirements. 

Dinners

These recipes are formulated to the National Research Council’s nutrient requirements for dogs. These foods are formulated for dogs and puppies and are a complete raw meal with 70% meat, 10% bone, 10% organ and 10% fruit and veg.
All dinner recipes require additional supplementation with an omega 3 fatty acid such as Thrive herring, salmon or hempseed oil, with the exception of the fish dinner. 

Signature Blends

These recipes are include multiple proteins and offer a ratio of 80% muscle meat, 10% bone and 10% organ meats.
It is recommended to supplement these recipes with Thrive Fortify Supplement and a source of omega 3 fatty acids to ensure a balanced meal.

Pure Formulas

These receipts contain only 1 singular protein and offer a ratio of 80% muscle meat, 10% bone and 10% organ meats. They are the perfect choice for dogs with food intolerances or allergies and fed in rotation can form a balanced diet. 

It is recommended to supplement these recipes with Thrive Fortify Supplement and a source of omega 3 fatty acids to ensure a balanced meal.

What are the extras?

To ensure you’re feeding your pet the most nutritionally balanced diet possible, Big Country Raw offers tasty extras for you to add to your dogs meals to keep things exciting! 

Eggs

An excellent source of vitamins, protein and fat, the quail and duck eggs are a unique offering. They’re also an excellent source of calcium and you can feed the shells too!

Goat’s Milk 

Sourced from a Canadian dairy who’s goats are raised on a nutritious, year-round diet of natural alfalfa hay, BCR’a goat milk is free of antibiotics and hormones. Raw goat milk is a probiotic powerhouse that helps promote a healthy digestive system, restore gut flora, strengthen the immune system and help successfully transition to raw food!

Side Dishes 

Designed for supplemental feeding to enhance or customise your dogs dietary choices, side dishes are available in a variety of different flavours including fruit & veg, pumpkin, super food and beef organ. They are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and can also be frozen in small treats ready for an easy addition to regular meals. 

Thrive Supplements

Thrive offers a full range of health and nutritional supplements to support customised raw meals (ensuring a nutritionally balanced diet) as well as to target specific health needs such as Digestive Health, Immune System Support, Joint Health, Allergies and Skin and Coat Health.

Thrive Fortify and Herring / Salmon / Hempseed oil are recommended additions to BCR recipes to meet basic nutritional requirements.

What are the benefits?

There are so many benefits to feeding your dog a raw diet, some of the most notable being:

  • Reduced itching, tearing and ear infections
  • A healthier, shinier coat with less shedding
  • Better breath
  • More energy
  • A stronger immune system
  • Less poop, both in volume and smell!