We are a farm-based business located in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley with a passion for ethical animal husbandry, holistic pet nutrition, and environmental responsibility. This perspective has shaped the development of our farm, Wild Mountain Farm, and given rise to Green Dog Real Foods, our petfoods enterprise.
We produce high quality petfoods using livestock and vegetables from farms in Nova Scotia and the Maritimes. Some of our ingredients are from products that do not make it to the (often wasteful) human food system, like chickens that were cut wrong on the assembly line, or a catch of fish too abundant to sell at market. Much of our beef, for example, comes from a machine at a processing facility that identifies bone particles in ground beef and extracts some of the beef to catch the bone. We don't want bone bits in our burgers, but it's exactly what our pets need in theirs! Using ingredients like these, our pets get to live awesome wholesome lives by our sides, but well within the ecological shadows already cast by us humans.
We are pet owners ourselves who have lived the benefits of feeding primarily raw animal based diets to our cats and dogs. For many pets that don't do well on grain-based kibble foods, we've seen raw food become the only medicine these animals needed to return to full health. As raw feeding expands in popularity, we'll be working towards seeing that good pet health expands with minimal consequences for the planet related to abundant happy carnivors!