Pets have a funny—and fluffy—way of making us smile and providing incredible unconditional love. To return those favours, we enlisted the help of Bodega Pets Foods and Supply, an independent pet store located in Richmond, B.C., to highlight some favourite Canadian brands dedicated to making world-class pet foods and products, right here at home. —Louisa Chan
Making farm-to-table, humanely raised, single-ingredient treats for dogs and cats in Ontario, Shades of Gray is a 100 per cent owned and operated Indigenous Algonquin of Pikwakanagan First Nation Business, certified by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Carrie Gray, the mastermind behind the brand, recognized the health benefits of all-natural, all-meat pet treats and partnered with a Guelph University rabbit specialist to create a farming environment that contributes to the great taste and quality of her products. Besides rabbit, Shades of Gray also offers some interesting yet biologically and culturally appropriate novel protein options like beaver, elk and bison.
If you are Canadian and a pet parent, chances are high that you feed your fur baby products made by Alberta’s Champion Petfoods, like Acana or Orijen. Committed to making biologically appropriate food for pets, the brand collaborates with farmers, ranchers and fisheries to obtain the world’s best ingredients.
The story of this Vancouver company started off as a mistake; back in 1987, Rory Carr accidentally ordered 10,000 instead of 100 yards of nylon webbing to make ski straps for his skiing/snowboarding gear brand, RC). In order to make use of the durable, dependable webbing, Rory started making dog leashes and collars. Now, RC Pets’ huge Vancouver head office houses a team of local sewers and technicians that works passionately on making stylish collars and leashes.
A raw food diet doesn’t mean throwing your cat or dog a piece of raw meat. It takes a tonne of scientific research to make this holistic diet complete and balanced. One of the oldest raw pet food brands in B.C., Red Dog Blue Kat has paved the way in this industry, partnering with vets and other pros to pour evidence-based, scientific info into the making of raw pet food.
A dog’s life is too short for skin issues. Good Girl Good Boy organic grooming products for dogs was founded to celebrate dogs’ precious lives. Everything is handmade in Quebec by Marc April and Marie-Andrée Marchand, with supervision by their dog Sally April Marchand. These dog soaps are biodegradable, non-toxic, non-irritating, organic, all natural, vegan-friendly and only include the finest ingredients. (Their all-natural strawberry and banana canine toothpastes are also irresistible!)
Win! A $155 Taste of Canada Pet Gift Set From Bodega Pets!
Congrats Lisa J. of Port Coquitlam, B.C., will receive a Taste of Canada Pet Gift Set from Bodega Pets, including:
- Dog Pacifica 2kg / Cat Pacifica 1.8kg $29.99
- Shades of Gray Indigenous Pet Treats Rabbit Roll 5 pc $19.99
- Good Girl Good Boy Dog Niaouli Organic Antibacterial Soap 135g $18.99
- RC Pets Clip Collars L $16.99 (equal or less value)
- RC Pets 6ft Leash 1” $25.99 (equal or less value)
- Yappetizers Dehydrated Venison Meat 85g $12.99
- Puppy Love Duck Wings 227g $15.99
- Healthy Bud Dog Treats Duck Calming Aid 4.6oz/130g $13.99
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