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Karnivor Frozen Calf Hooves – Benefits and Ways to Treat Your Dog!

It’s no secret that dogs need to chew on a daily basis.  Why not give them the best? Karnivor’s fresh frozen calf hooves are 100% natural and are recommended to fulfill our canine companions’ chewing needs and keep them entertained while cleaning and reducing plaque build-up on their teeth. 

In this post, find out how calf hooves can benefit your dog!

Meets Chewing Needs

Chewing sessions are physically demanding for your dog, helping to strengthen their neck muscles and reinforce their spine. Giving your dog a hoof is a great way to satisfy your best friend’s chewing needs. 

Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Did you know? Chewing activity provides your pet with entertainment and a sense of well-being that greatly reduces stress. Hooves not only effectively fight boredom but they can prevent the onset of boredom and stress-related behavioural problems, like destroying objects/furniture, by allowing your pet to expend energy with a natural, healthy and safe toy. 

Improves Oral Health

Calf hooves are softer when frozen than when cooked or dried, which helps clean teeth and reduce plaque, without damaging your dog’s gums. Whether your dog is on a natural diet or not, hooves are an excellent addition to your dog’s feeding routine to ensure good oral health.  

For Nice Skin and a Silky Coat 

Packed with keratin protein, calf hooves are an effective way to promote healthy skin and hair. You’ll notice your dog has a silkier coat and fewer skin problems, resulting in healthier skin. 

Perfect for Overweight Dogs

Calf hooves are the perfect recreational bone for slightly overweight dogs, since they contain mostly protein and very little fat. 

How to Give the Hoof

You can give it on its own or to stuff it with a medallion of your favourite Karnivor recipe for a more intense and rewarding playtime that doubles as snack time. 

Some Safety Rules 

Our hooves are sold raw and frozen, which makes them softer and less brittle. They can therefore be chewed risk-free for a long time! It’s still important to supervise your dog’s chewing sessions and to remove any fragments that may be left behind. If your dog hasn’t finished the hoof after the session, you can put it back in the freezer in an airtight bag and give it back to him another time. 

Lastly, whether for entertainment, relaxation or to improve overall dental and oral health, hooves are an excellent addition to your pet’s daily diet. 

Feel free to contact our canine and feline support via [email protected] or 1-888-855-9622 with any questions about our 100% natural raw calf hooves!

Quail Eggs for Dogs: A Great Addition to Their Diet!

Like any dog parent, you’re probably concerned about your dog’s well-being and want to give them the right food supplements to meet their physiological needs and maximize their health. 

Did you know that quail eggs have been shown to positively impact many health problems among humans, as well as dogs? Quail eggs are packed with nutrients: essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. You can give it to your dog as a treat or add it to their daily diet as a supplement. 

Health Benefits of Quail for Dogs 

Adding quail eggs to your dog’s diet offers many overall health benefits. They’re low in cholesterol and contain high levels of vitamins and minerals relative to their volume.

Overall Health

Compared to chicken eggs, quail eggs are 5 times smaller and contain 5 times more phosphorus, 7.5 times more iron, 6 times more B1 vitamins and 15 times more B2 vitamins. They stimulate growth, replenish the body, improve brain capacity, fight stress, obesity, various forms of allergies, high blood pressure, liver and kidney diseases. Quail eggs are also effective in fighting age-related macular degeneration, improving eyesight, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and kidney disorders. 

Improved Eyesight

The lutein content in quail eggs helps keep our furry companions’ eyes healthy and reduce the risk of certain conditions like cataracts.

Silky Coat and Healthy Skin

Quail eggs are high in fatty acids, selenium, iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin A, which gives your pet a visibly silkier coat. Moreover, the egg yolk helps prevent certain skin diseases and improves the look of their skin. 

Oral Health

Quail eggshells are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus, which are beneficial to your pet’s dental and bone health. 


Given that chicken allergy is one of the most common intolerances affecting our canine friends, quail egg is the ideal alternative for dogs who are allergic to chicken eggs. 

How to Give Your Dog Quail Eggs

Like with any new food, you should introduce quail eggs gradually into your pet’s diet. This way, your pet’s intestinal flora will adapt more easily.

Start by adding shelled or peeled quail eggs to your pet’s dish as a supplement or healthy treat once a week, then increase progressively. 

Then use the following quantities:

  • Small- or medium-sized puppy: 1 egg/day
  • Large puppy: 1 or 2 eggs/day
  • Small or medium breed adult dog: 1 or 2 eggs/day
  • Large breed adult dog: 2 or 3 eggs/day

Quail eggs make a tasty addition to a complete and balanced diet and provide multiple benefits to your best friend’s overall health, as well as different textures to their meal. Feel free to contact our Canine & Feline Support if you have any questions about quail eggs. 


Karnivor Raw Food – Safety First

As pet parents, we know how important it is to know the source of the ingredients as well as the production processes behind the food we offer our dogs. It’s completely normal to want to make sure that what we offer our dog is safe and suitable for him.

At this level, rest assured that Karnivor takes all the necessary measures to offer the best possible quality of food for your pets. In this article, you will learn all the aspects of our production that contribute to making our product completely safe for your pet.

Human-grade ingredients

All of our ingredients come from local producers, located in Quebec. Our meat is produced without hormones, steroids and antibiotics.

In addition, for each of Karnivor’s recipes, only human-grade ingredients are used, i.e. ingredients of as good quality as those that end up on your plate. More specifically, we upgrade animal parts less appreciated by humans (bones, offal, pieces of meat that are difficult to cook) in order to make up our recipes. It also allows us to avoid food waste.

Food Analysis and Safety

To ensure optimal safety, we adhere to a standardized HACCP-type food safety system. This allows us to identify, assess and control hazards that could threaten food safety. This method helps prevent, reduce or eliminate biological, chemical and physical hazards that could threaten food safety.

In addition to the HACCP method, we apply several processes that allow us to guarantee optimal safety:

✓ We carry out bacteriological analysis of our products regularly.

✓ We use a product traceability system.

✓ All our employees at the factory are adequately trained to comply with hygiene and sanitation policies

Quality Standards

Throughout the production process, we work according to quality standards that are higher than those required by MAPAQ. We respect the cold chain through all stages of production – from the supplier of the raw material to the store where we distribute our finished products. This way, you can be assured that the ingredients of the medallions you buy have been kept at the ideal temperature throughout their processing.

Our recipes are made in state-of-the-art facilities. Each medallion is carefully inspected by our team before being packaged and put on the market.

As you have seen, the safety and wholesomeness of our products is an essential aspect for Karnivor. We believe your pets deserve to eat high quality food just like we do.

If you have any questions about our products, we will be happy to advise you and answer your questions. Do not hesitate to contact our canine support:
[email protected]

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Tips for better dental care for your dog

In the pet industry, the month of February is well known as the month of dental health. Did you know that over 90% of dogs over the age of two have dental health issues? Dental health is clearly not an aspect to be neglected.

In this article, we will share some tips to provide optimal dental health for your dog.

Offer Karnivor’ raw food

Feeding your dog Karnivor’ raw food is a great start to keeping your dog’s teeth healthy. A diet of fresh meat and plants is naturally high in calcium and phosphorus, two minerals that help build strong teeth and healthy gums.

Plus, raw food contains natural enzymes that help prevent tartar buildup. What could be better than a food that your dog loves while allowing him to maintain healthy teeth?


Use a natural dental gel

Using a natural dental gel is a simple and effective way to keep your dog’s teeth healthy. There are several natural dental gels on the market that can help prevent bad breath and plaque buildup.

In addition, dogs generally love these dental gels due to their interesting flavor. Animora‘s cranberry dental gel is a good example. It can be used on food, on a treat or by applying it directly to your dog’s teeth.


Offer recreational bones

Another great way for your dog to clean his teeth properly is to use recreational bones. Recreational raw bones act like a toothbrush and help reduce tartar. Not to mention, they taste great and mentally stimulate your dog. It’s a 2 for 1!

If you have a large breed dog, our beef shoulder blade is ideal for giving them a nice chewing challenge while keeping their teeth clean.


Add natural coconut oil supplements

Natural coconut oil contains several interesting properties for both humans and dogs. The antibacterial properties of this oil prevent harmful bacteria from colonizing your dog’s mouth while helping to control bad breath.

You can add a teaspoon of natural coconut oil to your dog’s meal daily. Another way to use it is to freeze it in small silicone molds and offer it as treats to your dog.


Finally, there are several different and interesting ways to maintain your dog’s dental health. No matter which one you choose, these tips will help you avoid the most common dental health issues seen in dogs.

Let us know how you maintain your dog’s oral health in the comments!

Our top tricks for introducing your dog to Karnivor raw food

The new year screams new year’s resolutions! Switching to Karnvior raw food is a great resolution to make on your dog’s behalf. You’ll improve their overall health, and much more:

  • Better weight and muscle mass management
  • Optimized digestion
  • Smaller, less odorous stools
  • A silkier coat
  • Healthier teeth and gums
  • And more!

Without further ado, let’s have a look at our tried and true tips for a smooth transition to Karnivor raw food.

tip 1: Follow Karnivor’s recommended transition steps

In order for your transition to Karnivor to be a success, we recommend that you slowly integrate this new food into your dog’s diet.

  1. Skip 1 or 2 meals to allow your dog’s digestive system to rid itself of its previous diet (skip this step for puppies).
  2. Add a ½ cup of hot water to the medallions during the introductory week. This step helps ease the transition to raw food.
  3. Done! The transition is complete. You can stop adding hot water to the medallions. However, you can keep adding the hot water if your dog likes it.

Tip 2: Check your dog’s suggested daily portion size

The suggested daily portion size will vary depending on several factors: your dog’s age, weight, and the size of medallions chosen.


For an adult dog (a dog over one year old), you can consult the suggested serving size located directly under each product sheet on our website. The serving size will vary depending on your dog’s weight.

Note: if your dog is overweight, offer them the suggested portion of their ideal weight, or reduce the portion size slightly.

If you want to introduce raw food to a puppy or senior dog, the suggested serving size is a little different than it is for an adult dog.


Since puppies need more energy to grow, their daily portion should be doubled until they reach their full adult size. For example, if your puppy currently weighs 10 lbs and their adult weight will be 50 lbs, follow these guidelines:

  • 2 x ½ medallions per day, for a pup weighing 10 lbs
  • 2 x 1 medallion per day, for a pup weighing 20 lbs
  • 2 x 2 medallions per day, for a pup weighing 40 lbs
  • 1 x 2 ½ medallions per day when the pup reaches adulthood (50 lbs)

We recommend our Beef recipe for young puppies. It’s high in protein and ensures healthy weight gain.

senior dog

For an older dog, we recommend reducing the suggested daily portion from 1 to ½ medallion. Because they’re older and often less active, older dogs require less energy than adult dogs. Reducing the suggested serving size helps prevent your doggo from gaining weight.

For older dogs, we suggest our lowest calorie recipes: Chicken, Horsemeat, and Horsemeat & Rabbit.

tip 3: Make sure to thaw the medallions in the fridge the night before your meal

While some dogs enjoy frozen food, many will prefer cool/room temperature food. After all, our dogs love the smell of the meals we cook for ourselves. By serving the food at room temperature or adding a little hot water, the flavours and aromas of the medallions will be stronger, making them more interesting to your dog.

That’s why you should take out the medallions and put them in the refrigerator the day before in order to offer your dog’s meal at an ideal temperature.

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Enjoy these great tips to make the transition to Karnivor raw food easier. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our canine support team. We’d love to answer your questions.

Karnivor Canine Support
email: [email protected]
phone: 1 888-855-9622

5 idyllic places to take your dog for a weekend getaway this winter

Winter is our favourite season to leave for a weekend escape in the mountains. It’s what we need to unwind. The snow and cold weather make us want nothing more than to seek a cozy refuge and wrap ourselves in warm blankets. So we came up with this list of 5 fantastic, dog-friendly spots where you and your four-legged pal can spend a weekend.

THE zen house

Lac-Supérieur (Morin-Heights)

A fan favourite among travellers looking to rest and recharge. The Zen House is a contemporary and refined chalet in the heart of nature, located right on Lac-Supérieur. Equipped with an indoor fireplace and an outdoor spa, warm up how you dreamed you would after a gorgeous snowy hike.


La Conception (Mont-Tremblant)

Fans of nature and architecture will be in awe. The Hinter Cabin offers a restful sanctuary overlooking the mountains of Mont-Tremblant. Inspired by simplicity and the great outdoors, the Hinter Cabin has been designed to reconnect its guests with nature and to optimize their wellbeing. Bring your dog here for a truly rejuvenating weekend.

LA STATION du chêne rouge

Eastern Townships

Designed with lovers of simplicity and camping in mind. Located in the Eastern Townships, the Station du Chêne Rouge offers unusual accommodations to recharge your batteries in nature. You may be put up in a pod, a rectangle, a triangle, or a bubble—each more heartwarming than the last. The reserve offers a place for fauna, flora, and walkers to coexist. A little piece of paradise for you and your dog!

WOLM Cabin

La Conception (Mont-Tremblant)

A magnificent modern cabin adorned with large windows, nestled in the heart of the Laurentian forest. A few minutes from downtown Tremblant, the WOLM Cabin offers a breathtaking view of Mont-Tremblant. An adorable, luxurious escape for anyone who needs some time in nature to recharge their batteries.

Le vertendre

Eastman (Estrie)

Do you like to challenge yourself? Even on vacation? Then the Vertendre Zooboxes are just the thing for you! These Zooboxes are contemporary open concept lofts that are totally self-sufficient. You’ll have to create your own electricity with the help of a wheel and a bicycle. If nothing else, the Zooboxes are unique, and they should be experienced at least once.

Have any of these spots piqued your interest? Tell us more about your next dream weekend destination in the comments!

10 fall hikes for you and your dog

For many, fall is synonymous with hiking in the great outdoors! Nothing beats cool weather dog walks. So we came up with a list of beautiful hikes for you and your dog, right here in Quebec.

Remembering the essentials before your hike

First and foremost, our Horse & Rabbit recipe will fill your dog with energy for their big, fun-filled day. It’s easy to digest and packed with fruits and vegetables.

To make your life easier, we’ve listed a few things to bring with you on your dog hike:

  • Collapsible bowl
  • Water bottle
  • Treats (we love Petit Muso’s Chicken Hearts)
  • Leash, harness, and collar
  • Poop bags
  • Moist towelettes
  • Dry towel
  • Tick repellent

Download this list to make sure you don’t forget anything next time you head out!

Where to hike with your dog



To sneak in a day in nature, Bromont’s your best bet. Once at the top, you’ll find plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and cafes so you can catch your breath and enjoy the panoramic view.
Number of trails in Bromont: 9 (140 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy to Intermediate

Mont Saint-Bruno

A perfect spot for those who enjoy mellower hikes. You’ll have the chance to look at several magnificent houses on the way up.
Number of trails: 6 (27 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy

Mont Pinacle

For a mountain with a panoramic view, Mont Pinacle delivers the goods! It’s a short trail, but the views don’t disappoint.
Number of trails: 1 (4.3 km)
Difficulty level: Easy

Mont Orford

Definitely visit Mont Orford if you’re looking for the perfect Insta-worthy shot! The colours, sights, and trails are absolutely stunning.
Number of trails: 8 (over 80 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult

Mont Mégantic

The Observatory sector has over 20 km of trails. It also has two exceptional panoramic views, one at the top of Mont Mégantic and the other at the top of Mont Saint-Joseph.
Number of trails: 4 (20 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult


Parc ECO Laurentides (CTEL)

The hidden treasure of the Laurentians! Take the panoramic path for a breathtaking view of Lac du Cordon.
Number of trails: 10 (30 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult


See the fall colours and enjoy a delicious meal all in one place. Mont Tremblant is well known for its small restaurants and enchanting fall foliage.
Number of trails: 11 (11 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult


Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier

Beloved amongst hiking enthusiasts, the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier has tons of trails, each view more spectacular than the last.
Number of trails: 13 (over 100 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult

Sentier Bras-du-Nord

Find the trail that matches your ability level. Plus, the fall views are sublime!
Number of trails: 9 (over 80 km of trails in total)
Difficulty level: Easy to Difficult


Parc du Mont-Royal

Obviously, we can’t mention Montréal without mentioning Mont Royal. It’s the perfect park for just about everyone—runners, walkers, dog walkers… And it’s free.
Number of trails: 1 (10 km)
Difficulty level: Easy

Remembering the essentials after your hike

Get your dog back up to speed with our reinvigorating Beef recipe. It’s heavy in calories and especially yummy after a big hike. Beef helps your dog preserve a healthy muscle mass and maintain an ideal weight. At the very least, your four-legged pal won’t leave any food behind. Find a store near you.

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Tell us in the comments what hikes you have your sights set on.