We get a lot of questions about our raw pork dog food blend and with the introduction of our new variety dog food packs, which include our pork blend, we thought we’d take a moment to chat about how we keep our pork products safe for all canines.
The major concern with raw pork is trichinosis, which is caused by the parasite T.spiralis. If this parasite gets into a canine’s gastrointestinal system they will likely experience vomiting, diarrhea and some major muscle pain. The parasite is treatable, but it can be a long and slow process if the muscles have been affected.
As a pet food company, and major dog lovers ourselves, we take extra care to keep our products safe and free of parasites.
The T.spiralis parasite can be killed by freezing the pork. We ensure all our pork products are processed in a semi frozen state and then freeze the final product for a minimum of 48 hours before we deliver to any retailers. This gives us peace of mind, knowing our pork products are safe for your pets. It's important to keep in mind we also only use human grade meat, which has all been inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
We definitely don’t want to gloss over the dangers or raw pork, as feeding you dog bacon directly from the fridge can be dangerous - but as a company we take precaution to keep all our products safe. Our motto has always been to make products we want to feed our dog, and our pork blend is one of Moose’s favorites.