What Is A Raw Diet? And why is it better for your pet?

Food has a significant impact on overall wellness for every member of our family, including our pets.

Recent research has identified processed food as a major contributor to many illnesses including obesity, diabetes, and even cancer.  We intuitively know that a healthy diet for us includes a variety of fresh, whole, minimally processed ingredients.  It makes sense to extend this same principle to the dogs and cats we share our lives with.  Continue reading


VIP Giveaway #1: What is your favorite pet supplement!

Tell us – and you could win two (2) tickets for you and a friend to see Dr. Becker, Rodney Habib and Julie Ann Lee at our by-invitation-only Pet Health Event! Contest closes on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at midnight. 

We have come a long way in understanding pet health in the past decade.  The conversation about health topics is getting louder thanks to caring and engaged pet owners like you!!! And that is important.

To show our appreciation to all the pet guardians out there that are demanding better care, better food, better everything for your pet, we are giving away a pair of tickets to our Red Dog Blue Kat Pet Health Event on March 26th, 2018. Continue reading

Bacteria: Friend or Foe? (Part 1)


Microbes are all around us and have a huge impact on our food system, our lives and our health.  We think this is such an important subject that we’ve dedicated our next 3 blogs to discussing it.

So, are bacteria good or bad? For years, bacteria were villainized and the mainstream theory developed by Louis Pasteur in the 19th century was that microbes were the cause of diseases in animals and people (1). This resulted in a health management strategy that focused on eliminating microbes from our environment and bodies and created a whole industry of disinfectants and pharmaceuticals designed to kill bacteria.  Continue reading

Join RDBK, Dr. Becker, Rodney Habib and Julie Ann Lee for an inspiring evening dedicated to Pet Health!

RDBK-GrandOpeningEventbrite.jpgWe love our pets – they are our companions and are a part of our family. New research is emerging about food and other natural options that we as guardians can use to help dogs and cats live longer and healthier lives. At Red Dog Blue Kat, we are committed to being at the forefront of this positive change.

On March 26, Dr. Karen Becker, Rodney Habib, Julie Ann Lee and many other industry leaders will join us to celebrate the future of pet health and the Official Grand Opening of our new facility in Port Coquitlam! Although the event is by invitation only, you can join us here on Facebook and be a virtual part of it all – via Facebook Live.

Sign up at our Facebook Event to get updates  about this exciting LIVE event and for a chance to win tickets to attend the event in person! https://www.facebook.com/events/561201230911223/

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10 Tips for Switching Your Pet to Raw Diet

shutterstock_415845844At Red Dog Blue Kat, we want everyone to have the best experience possible as they introduce raw food to their pet. This week, we’ve put together a guide of all the tips and tricks to pave the way for a safe and successful transition. Here are our top 10 tips for a successful switch to raw diet:

1. PROBIOTICS! We recommend to start your pet on a live liquid probiotic supplement 2-4 weeks prior to the switch. During any food switch, there is a natural adjustment to your pet’s gut microbiome. This can sometimes cause a brief period of digestive unrest. Probiotics will help to support and maintain a healthy microbiome in the gut and prepare them for new foods. This is especially important for animals that have seemingly “sensitive tummies.” Continue reading

Finding Balance: Sustainability of the Meat Industry

shutterstock_83847592At Red Dog Blue Kat, we are all about balance.  We want our pets to be healthy and we know that animal protein is an essential part of that. However, we also can’t ignore the elephant in the room: the meat industry is greatly affecting our environment and the Earth’s climate.

There is now enough published scientific research on the subject that it’s undeniable: human overpopulation, industrial, transportation and agricultural industries and over-fishing of the oceans have put us in a very tight spot. The long-term prognosis of the health of our planet is completely in our hands. And we are going to have to make some big changes in order to live in a balanced way with the Earth, including how we feed our pets.   Continue reading