Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Japan is allowing whale to be used in pet treats... What???

I just got notice of the following article published by

Icelandic whales exported to Japan for use in petfood

Environmental Investigation Agency says Iceland is hunting North Atlantic fin whales for dog treats

Release Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Comments(0)
Meat from North Atlantic fin whales is being sold by Iceland to Japan to be used in pet treats, according to a report.
Iceland plans to resume commercial whaling in June, which is expected to result in catching of more than 180 whales over the next few months.
However, the Environmental Investigation Agency is accusing the country's government of breaching a global moratorium on whale hunting, calling the inclusion of the whale species in specialty dog foods in Japan "grotesque." According to the agency's senior campaigner, Clare Perry, "almost 100 percent" of whale meat is being exported to Japan from Iceland.  
Fin whales are at a very high risk of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but Iceland says the fin whale population has increased enough that it can withstand sustainable hunting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meaty Rox

We have a new packaging option...

Our Meaty Rox TM are little bite size pieces making it even easier to feed our food.  The Meaty Rox are a simpler way to feed the smaller dogs eliminating the need to cut the patty into smaller portions.  The Meaty Rox are also good for those Pet Parents who frequently forget the thaw the food the night before since the little bite size pieces thaw very quickly.  

The Meaty Rox are available in all 8 canine proteins:
     Chicken & Produce
     Chicken, Fish & Produce
     Turkey & Produce
     Beef & Produce
     Lamb & Produce
     Fish & Produce
     Rabbit & Produce
     Goat & Produce

If you like the Meaty Rox, please let us know.

Happy Holidays,

Olivia Hudson
OC Raw Dog    

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's been a while...

I know its been a while since we've posted on the blog but this is what we've been working on...

We have launched the new 5 LB Beef & Produce Bags.  They are available now at all the current retailers listed on the website:

We are also excited to announce to the blog that we have launched the new Exotics Proteins to OC Raw Dog line of Products also available through your local Retailer.

Added to the Current Proteins of Chicken & Produce, Chicken, Fish & Produce, Turkey & Produce, Beef & Produce, and Lamb & Produce.  We now offer the additional - Fish & Produce, Rabbit & Produce, and Goat & Produce.

We now have 8 - EIGHT - different proteins to choose from...  I told you we've been busy...

New Packaging

Just wanted to let ya'll know that we are working on new stickers for the containers so the color will not bleed, and they will be more scratch resistant. :) The new labels will be available on new product dated after July 1, 2011.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New FDA Guidelines for Dog Food

How many of you have heard of the new recommendations the FDA is trying to pass regarding a zero tolerance for salmonella in all dog food, raw included?  The FDA is going to mandate that all manufacturers cook, irradiate, pasteurize, or high pressure process.  This will serious impact small businesses like me.  Several manufacturers and I are banding together to try to urge the FDA to reconsider their position and re-classify the dog food category into raw and processed.

Please go to, search under FDA, open comments, keyword…Salmonella in Animal Feed or Docket# HFA-305.  I urge you to comment – the deadline to submit is December 31, 2010.

Here are my comments to the FDA...OC Raw Dog Comments for FDA Docket #HFA-305

FDA recommendations...Guidance_for_Industry_Raw_Diets[1]

Friday, August 13, 2010

70% Less POOP

I know, it sounds too good to be true.  But when your dog/cat is eating RAW there is sooooo much less poop to pick up.  Dogs metabolize fat and protein the way we metabolize carbs and protein.  Dogs and cats do not need grains and rice.  They are considered "fillers" and is why kibble eaters produce soooo much poop.  Not to mention a lot of our beloved animals and companions are developing allergies - red eyes, chronic ear infections, yeast infections between the toes itchy skin, excessive shedding, etc.  This is a picture of what "Vito" my mini English Bulldog made :) and after it was in the sun for a day. 

Biologically, Cats should eat the same as lions, and dogs should eat like coyotes & wolves.  Neither of which cook their food.  So stop feeding kibble...    Trust me once you start feeding raw you will never go back to kibble.