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Natural vs synthetic vitamins

The differences and why they matter...

We all know that essential vitamins and minerals are an important part of your pet’s overall health, but when it comes to the type of vitamins that they’re getting, it can be hard to know whether synthetic vitamins are really up to the task. Read on for some key differences between synthetic and natural vitamins - and why it matters for your pet's health.

Kitten Season

What it is and why it matters

From April to October, we are officially in 'kitten season' - the time of year when female cats begin producing litters, and when humane socieites and shelters see their biggest influx of kittens in need of homes. Read on for more about why this matters and what you can do to help.

The benefits of turmeric

Discover this incredible ingredient...

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic... turmeric does it all! This bright, golden-orange spice adds colour, flavour, and most importantly AMAZING nutrition to our food - and our pets! Read on for more about why you should consider introducing turmeric into your pet's diet.

Smack...vs raw

How we measure up

Here at Smack, we pride ourselves on creating the best quality food for your pet. Our raw, dehydrated product offers the perfect combination of raw, fresh food in an easy-to-serve format - no fridge or freezer required! Read on for how we compare to other raw pet food products.

Steamed, raw or cooked?

The benefits of carrot for your dog

This month, we're highlighting all the amazing benefits of CARROTS! From eye health to the gut to the immune system, this vegetable is packed with benefits that make it a paw-some (and delicious) addition to your dog's bowl!

Smack vs freeze-dried

Let's compare!

Wondering how our food compares to other freeze-dried alternatives? From cost, to gut health, to the all-round benefits, check out how we measure up - and why our raw, dehydrated food is the best choice for your customers.

Playing it safe

Household products TOXIC for pets

Knowing what to look out for and what to do in case of pet poisoning is incredibly important. We've compiled a list of the top toxic products you can find in your house - and backyard - that could cause serious harm to your cats and dogs.

Customer testimonial

Alison and Harley

For Alison, Smack was a game-changer in terms of her dog Harley's health, appetite and her energy. "I have never seen such a shiny coat on a black dog (she gleams in the sun) and she now has so much energy every day. She must feel great!"

Eat your greens

The benefits of spinach for your pet

We're taking a look at one of our favourite vegetables - spinach! In small doses, this leafy green can bring excellent nutritional benefit to your pet - which is why we include it in almost all of our recipes!  

Smack vs kibble

How we measure up

Ever wondered how we really measure up? From our ingredients to our process and everything in between. Check out all the ways our raw dehydrated food compares to kibble to see why Smack really is the best choice for your pets!  

Rotational feeding

Why a variety of proteins is important

Much like a traditional raw diet (based on a regular rotation of proteins), we believe a rotational feeding method is one of the top ways to positively impact your pet’s overall health. Discover our top reasons to introduce variety to your pet's bowl.

It's Peanut Butter Day!

March 1, 2023

March 1 is Peanut Butter Lovers' Day! To celebrate, we've teamed up with our Smack Ambassador Franklin & Bear, who's created a smack-a-licious peanut butter ice cream recipe for your to try. The paw-fect treat for your favourite pup!

All about celery

More than just a crunch!

Celery... it might not be the most exciting of all the vegetables, but when it comes to nutrition, it can be a paw-some addition to your dog's bowl! Read on for more about how celery can positively impact your dog's health.

On the road again

This time with extra safety measures

Travelling can be a stressful time for everyone, but travelling with pets adds another layer of complexity when it comes to sorting out a trip. We've rounded up our best safety tips for ease of mind when taking your furry friend along with you!

Super strawberries

The benefits of this delicious fruit

This month, we’re putting the spotlight on one of our favourite fruits, strawberries! Found in five our of lip-smacking recipes, our organic, GMO-free strawberries come from certified organic farms in Canada. Read on for more about this delicious berry!

They are what they eat

How a good diet can help prevent poor pet health

As part of our latest blogpost series, we take a look at the importance of preventative care, and how a good diet can help prevent health issues in your pet.

A nutritional powerhouse

What parsley can do for your pet's health

Parsley isn't just a fun pop of colour in your pet's bowl... it's actually a super herb packed with incredible nutritional benefits. From a boost to the immune system to its anti-inflammatory properties, read on for more about this excellent ingredient!

Delicious and nutritious

How important is your pet's diet?

As pet parents, we know what our furry friends need the most - love and attention, exercise and socializing, food and water (and a little more love). But when it comes to the diet we decide to feed them, just how important are the choices that you make?

Toxic plants for pets

Making your home safe

It’s important to make sure that your floral decorations aren’t creating an inadvertent hazard for your furry friends, so we’ve put together a list of some toxic plants that are best avoided in pet-loving households

It's thyme for...

Some good nutrition!

We're highlighting one of our favourite herbs, thyme! Thyme can help improve pets' digestion, strengthen bones and muscles and reduce inflammation and pain. Read on for more about why you should be adding thyme to your pet's bowl!

Paw-fect pumpkin treats

Let's get baking!

Pumpkin is a PAW-some ingredient to feed your dogs! So why not go the extra mile and bake them some pumpkin treats. Check out the recipe on our blog!

Small but mighty

The benefits of cranberries

Read on for more about why this ingredient is more than just a festive fruit for Thanksgiving or Christmas - and why including it in your dog or cat’s diet is a great idea.

Nothing spooky here

How pumpkin can boost your pet's diet

Pumpkin is one of our (f)all-time favourite ingredients - but did you know that it can be an amazing for your pet too? Find out why you should be adding this fall staple to your pet's bowl!

Safe at home

Lost pet prevention awareness

We’ve compiled a list of our top five tips for pet safety, both indoors and outside, to help you have some peace of mind when it comes to caring for your loyalest friend.

Raw and rewarding

The benefits of organ meat

It might not be the most appetising of ingredients, but organ meat offers an amazing range of benefits to your pet. Read on for more about optimising your pet's health with this ingredient!