As pet owners ourselves, we understand the importance of safety and health when it comes to our furry friends. We are proud of the transparency we’ve created when it comes to our process.
We started making raw pet food for our kennel, Big Country Kennels, with the desire to feed our dogs and growing puppies a nutritious raw diet. We opened our store in 2012 with a commitment to produce a high quality, affordable and safe raw pet food. We are thankful for the many loyal customers that have chosen to support us and our brand.
We are proud to call Ontario home and contribute to the Canadian pet food industry. Our family, faith, and hardworking team is what makes us proud owners of Big Country Raw.
Our mission is to get raw food to our customers with as few steps as possible, to ensure the freshest and healthiest food available. We don’t have anything to hide, and we’re proud to say everything is made right here in Ontario with Canadian products.
We believe that raw, natural foods are the key to optimal health for your dog or cat, and it’s never too early or too late to make the switch!
We source all of our ingredients from local farms to ensure Big Country Raw products use only the highest quality meats, fruits and vegetables. Our ingredients are delivered straight from the farm for optimal freshness.
We follow Good Manufacturing Principles and HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) processes from the first step of production through to finished goods. You can be confident that the meat in your pet’s raw meal was subject to the same strict inspection criteria as meat intended for human consumption. This inspection process includes checks for the presence of disease, parasites, e.coli, salmonella, listeria, as well as hormones and antibiotics.
Our products are flash frozen at temperatures below –20 degrees to maximize the nutrients in our fresh prepared raw meals. Our products remain at a constant frozen state from the date of production to the day they arrive at your doorstep.
“Ashia had always been food motivated so we knew the transition itself wouldn’t be an issue – what has changed the most is her overall well being and her quality of life. Her eyes were getting glazed over, she was a little overweight.
1 month into feeding BCR, and it’s like we have a new dog in the house. Ashia has lost weight, her coat is so shiny and soft, her eyes have completely cleared up and she is just “brighter.”
– BCR Customer
We produce all of our raw pet food right here in Smithville, Ontario. All raw products are transported from the processing plant to Big Country Raw on temperature controlled trucks.
Our products are flash frozen at temperatures below –20 degrees to maximize the nutrients in our fresh prepared raw meals. Our facility is equipped with a Temperature Monitoring System to ensure all products remain at a constant frozen state.
If you have been searching for a great place to work…look no further. Big Country Raw is a place where we are truly passionate about what we do! We are proud of who we are, committed to the product we make, and care about our customers we serve. It is a place where we encourage each other to challenge the status quo so that we may achieve great things now and in the future.