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Transforming Lives with Nutrition – One Paw at a Time

Free Korean Dogs & Smack Pet Food

In the heart of every rescue lies a story of resilience and hope. At Smack Pet Food, we are honoured to be part of these incredible journeys, partnering with Free Korean Dogs to turn the tide for canines in need. Our collaboration is more than just a partnership; it's a shared mission to provide optimal nutrition and a new lease on life for rescued dogs. From the harrowing conditions of dog meat farms to the warmth of loving homes, our commitment extends beyond just meals. With each bag of Smack Pet Foods, we aim to restore health, vitality, and joy to these deserving furry friends. Join us in this heartfelt endeavour and learn more about the transformative power of proper nutrition and care.

Smack Pet Food's Evolution

CEO Insights: Exclusive Interview with DeliveryRank

Discover the journey behind Smack Pet Food's growth with CEO Jon Giller. From a heartfelt tribute to a family dog to pioneering raw dehydrated food for pets, Jon reveals the inspirations, the unique processes, and the superfood ingredients that make our products stand out. Dive into the Smack difference for pet health and well-being in the interview with DeliveryRank.

Animal Pain Awareness

Keep Your Pets Healthy and Happy

One often-overlooked aspect crucial for the well-being of our pets is recognizing the signs of pain they exhibit. Equally significant is our knowledge of how to maintain their overall health through a proper diet, which aids in preserving robust joint health and alleviating discomfort for our beloved companions. In this blog, we delve into the topic of animal pain awareness and offer expert insights from Belinda Morrison, the founder of CB Rescue, a non-profit dog rescue organization in Calgary, Alberta.

The Benefits of Pumpkin

How Pumpkin Can Boost Your Pet’s Diet

’Tis the pumpkin season! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread - it’s hard to avoid this Thanksgiving favourite. But did you ever wonder if your pet was missing out by not getting to join in on this taste of fall? Perhaps surprisingly, pumpkin is an amazing ingredient to include in your dog or cat’s diet, and offers a huge range of benefits to their short and long-term health. Read on for more about what makes pumpkin so perfect!

How to help your pet thrive while home alone

Let's compare!

We take pride in crafting top-quality pet nutrition. Our raw, dehydrated offerings deliver the goodness of fresh and raw ingredients in an easy-to-serve format, no refrigeration needed. Wondering how we stack up against traditional fresh pet food? Let's explore the benefits of choosing Smack for your furry friend.

How to help your pet thrive while home alone

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Companion

We understand that leaving your beloved pet alone at home can be a daunting task. Whether you are returning to the office after years of remote work or the kids are heading back to school after a summer of play, your pet will likely need some support as they adapt to solitude. Discover how to smooth this transition and understand the emotional cues your pet may convey during your absence.

The Benefits of Apple

Why Opt for Apples in Your Furry Friend's Diet?

When you introduce apples into your dog's or cat's diet, you're gifting them essential nutrients like vitamins A and C, contributing to their overall health improvement. As the most budget-friendly fruit available year-round, apples are the perfect nutritious treat to lovingly offer your cherished pet, all while being easy on your wallet.

Lost Pet Prevention

5 Tips for Lost Pet Prevention and Pet Safety

July is National Pet Appreciation Month, and what better way to show our love for our furry friends than by ensuring their safety and well-being? We've put together five essential tips to help you keep your pets safe both indoors and outdoors, giving you peace of mind as you care for your beloved companions.

The Benefits of Blueberry

Why blueberries are great to your pets...

Blueberries are more than just a delicious treat for humans; they are also packed with numerous health benefits for our furry friends. These tiny berries are a superfood that can provide essential nutrients, antioxidants, and other valuable properties to support the overall well-being of dogs and cats.

Pet Hydration Awareness

How to Help Your Pet Stay Hydrated This Summer

After all those months of cold weather, it’s safe to say that almost everyone looks forward to the summer. Sunshine, trips, beaches, camping - it’s hard to go wrong! But when those temperatures finally start rising and we find ourselves reaching for an ice-cold drink at every opportunity, it’s important to remember that our furry friends feel the heat just as we do, and they need to hydrate more than ever in the hot months. This July, in recognition of Pet Hydration Awareness Month, we're sharing valuable insights on how to keep your pets safe and hydrated during the summer.

Camping with your pets

Tips and tricks for a pawsome adventure

As summer approaches, many of us are eager to explore the great outdoors with our furry friends. Camping with your pet can be an exciting and fun-filled adventure that creates a lasting bond between the two of you. However, before you hit the road with your pet, it’s important to prioritize their safety and comfort. That’s why we’ve put together a list of valuable tips to help make your camping trip with your four-legged friend a success!

The Benefits of Pineapple

A tropical treat: why pineapple is great for dogs

Pineapple… the taste of summer! But have you ever wondered if your dog might enjoy some of this tropical fruit? In small quantities, fresh or raw pineapple (without any preservatives or added sugar) can actually make for a tasty, nutrient-dense snack for your pup. Read on for more on the benefits of pineapple in your dog’s diet!

Why Smack is great for cats...

Optimal feline nutrition

Discover why Smack is the perfect choice for your feline friend's health and happiness! With its protein-rich goodness, low carbohydrates, and dental benefits, it's the best alternative to kibble... Smack provides everything your cat needs for a balanced and nourishing diet.

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.

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.

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!