Health Mutts creates products to feed your dog as nature intended. That’s why we source our meat and poultry from the Oulton's family, a local farm called Martock Glen in Windsor, N.S. We look for suppliers who meet our standards for freshness and quality, with no steroids, hormones, or antibiotics. Our select products are prepared according to the highest standards of handling, cleanliness, and precision.
Following how dogs ate in the wild, we designed a menu based on the rough proportions of each animal. For example, chicken legs and thighs being a high bone content + beef of 90% lean meat and includes heart and liver. This creates a perfect balance with about 10% bone content and less than 10% fat, we add a small amount 5% of no glycemic vegetables (Spinach and broccoli) which makes up for the grasses wild canids would be eating in the wild. For quality purposes we do not use fillers or gluten based cereals, nor do we cook our products. The end result works best with a dog’s digestive system and taste buds.
Each dog is unique in size, age, energy, and healthiness and some breeds require specific supplements. Our staff study the best and latest research in animal nutrition. That’s why we talk with you to before we design your dog’s diet. In addition to a product, we provide valuable advice on nutrition. Where required, we balance your dogs protein diet with wholesome local eggs, oily fish, and vegetables.
We want you to know what you are feeding your dog, its nutritive value, as well as where it comes from. Our transparency is so you know the full, truthful story of what you are feeding your pet and where it comes from, so you can have complete confidence. We have an open kitchen door policy, at any time you are welcome to see our products being made. We are the only pet food company that does this.
We want to feed your animals to the same standards that we feed ourselves and our own dog. That means getting to know you and your animal.
Being local, we’re close to our suppliers.
We know the farmers and how they raise their stock. Fresh supplies arrive directly from the farm and we process ourselves. We take advantage of the seasonality of animal harvesting and our selection can vary accordingly.
Meats are immediately ground. Some is shaped into individual patties, and then flash frozen for retail sales. Some is placed into trays for flash freezing and freeze-drying. Our products often go from farm to finish in less than 48-72hrs. Our procedures are trying to set an industry standard for minimum nutrient loss and maximum hygiene. Because of this extra effort, the product is as close to fresh raw as you can get with the least amount of denaturing to the nutritional value.
Our kitchen is designed and maintained to the highest standards. We invite you to see our kitchen or meet our farmers.