Hello and welcome to Prairie Carnivore! We are the founders Amy and Joel. We were both born and raised in Manitoba. Amy grew up just outside of Winnipeg in Headingley and Joel is from the small town of The Pas.
We are extremely passionate about animals; especially dogs. We currently have two rescue dogs; Paul and Jetson, who are the loves of our life. We believe that dogs deserve an active lifestyle with a biologically appropriate diet. A well fed and exercised dog is a happy dog! We foster dogs often and there is no doubt that if we had more space our house would be full of them!
We have been feeding and learning about raw diets for the better part of five years now. Our journey began when we rescued our dog Paul. Paul seemed very uninterested in the food we were providing. He would eat small amounts at a time, or sometimes nothing at all. He also had a number of ailments and allergies that we just could not seem to find a fix for. We tried a number of options and finally came across the idea of feeding raw. We had so many questions and we were very unsure in the beginning. It was a slow process to perfect with a great deal of research and trial and error, but the results spoke for themselves. Paul began eating his meals entirely and looking for more. We began to see improvements in both our dogs, starting with beautifully thick and soft coats, easier poo cleanup, and better breath. Both their energy and appetite increased significantly. Paul's health issues and allergies have cleared up and his overall well being improved. The benefits of raw far outweigh the costs and we have no intention of ever going back to kibble.
As we have gone through the process converting our dogs to raw, we realized there are very few options and none which provide local or environmentally friendly products. Our goal at Prairie Carnivore is to provide just that; a local option for people who want to leave a minimal footprint, and who care greatly about animal welfare. Prairie Carnivore was created to share our passion for dogs, as well as to help educate others on the benefits a raw diet can provide.