Safe Handling

Of Raw Dog Foods

Proper food safety techniques do not vary from human foods to dog foods. If it is a meat-based food product frozen in your home, it should be treated as a potential contamination threat but should be no more feared than a hamburger or chicken breast frozen in your freezer right now!


A few simple key points to remember:

  • Keep food frozen until ready to serve (or ready to defrost to serve)
  • Do not refreeze leftovers, these should be discarded
  • Serve in a bowl, on a eating mat as you would with kibble
  • Keep bowl and mat clean and disinfected
  • Watch your dog during feeding

You can find the full list of general food safety tips from Health Canada in the link below.