Check out the list below to find a wealth of information generally requested by pet owners of Surrey Meat Packers Ltd. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, then get in touch with us for more information..
How should I prepare the food?
We highly recommend thawing the frozen food in your fridge and not at room temperature. This will lower the risk of bacteria growth and extend the length of time it can be kept in the fridge. Remove the quantity you need from the freezer and allow 8-12 hours for thawing. To avoid meat sticking to the plastic once thawed, prepare the food by cutting and peeling off the casing when the product is still 20-30% frozen. For smaller dogs, you can cut the tube into portions prior to removing the casing when 40-50% thawed. Meat can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days.
“This is my first time feeding raw. What should I start with?”
We recommend starting with a chicken or turkey blend. Most dogs of all ages will digest poultry much better than red meats.
Where does your meat come from?
We source chicken, turkey and beef locally; however our duck comes from Eastern Canada. We import lamb and venison from New Zealand. All our meat products are made from Government inspected human-grade meat.
What are the advantages of organs and hearts in the dog food?
Organ meats are loaded with nutrients. Liver, for example, is rich in vitamin A. Organs are rich in enzymes and B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, and B12), vitamin D and folic acid, which are essential in your dog's diet. Hearts have a high taurine content, which is an essential amino acid.
Why should I feed my dog raw food?
Is it okay for my dog to eat chicken bones?
Yes, it is absolutely fine. However, please make sure the bones are not cooked. Raw bones, especially those of chickens, are very soft and easily digested. Raw bones provide many benefits for a dog’s overall health. It is when chicken bones are cooked, that they become brittle and splinter easily, potentially causing damage.
Do you carry supplements for dogs?
Yes, we do carry pet supplements as well! Also, we carry a broad selection of BiologicVet and Purica Recovery SA products.
What else do you carry besides raw dog food?