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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!

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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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.

ADULT DOG

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.

pup

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