Welcome to Grand Dog Essentials

August 30 2018 – Amanda Monsma

Greg Monsma standing with his German Shepherd, Kanti, with a a piece of Herring in his hand.  Kanti is looking longingly at the piece of herring.  The Grand Dog Essentials truck is in the background.
Greg Monsma standing with his German Shepherd, Kanti, with a a piece of Herring in his hand. Kanti is looking longingly at the piece of herring. The Grand Dog Essentials truck is in the background.

Raw dog food delivery is what we do in the metro Calgary and metro Edmonton areas.  We are keeping hundreds of dogs happy and well-fed throughout Alberta.  Our primary product line is provided by Dog's Choice located in central Alberta.  

Dog's Choice was started by Rudi Koller, a Master Butcher from Switzerland, who immigrated to Canada. Rudi applies the same level of professional diligence and quality to Dog's Choice and the Doggy Moggy line that earned awards in his previous business, Rocky Mountain Meats. Dog's Choice is our trusted source for raw food for our own dog and we have been feeding her Rudi's products since 2010 when we brought her home as an eight week old pup.  

If you are considering raw food for your dog please check out our FAQs and give our Top Dog, Greg a call if you have more questions.  If you are not in the metro Calgary or Edmonton area, give us a call as we are always expanding the distribution network and would be happy to try to accommodate you.

2 comments

  • Amanda Monsma: March 02, 2021
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    For your puppy, I would suggest starting with our Doggy Moggy Beef option first.  If you haven’t already, I would suggest you read our Guide to Feeding Raw to Puppies.  In there I give all my suggestions on how to transition, what to feed, how much to feed etc.  
    You want to ensure a slow and steady growth for your pup, always watching to ensure they are growing but are still showing signs of a healthy physique.  Your dog is a healthy weight when their ribs can be felt, their belly tucks up when seen from the side, and they have a visible waist when looking from above.
    I’ll email you with some more info!

    Amanda

  • Colleen Moore: March 02, 2021
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    Hello, I hv a double doodle puppy who is 4 months old. My last dog past away in September, he really healthy like a puppy upto 10 years when he died. He got hit by a car. I was considering raw food again. My puppy seems to be growing at a rate of 10 lbs per month. He is now 35 lbs at 4 months and was 15 lbs at 2 months. The food we bought for our past dog was a mix of 80% meat and 20% fruits and veggies. Legacy was the brand name. We gave him dried kelp as well as a supplement. Pal would eat 1 puck a day ( 1/2lb 2x/day at a weight if 22llbs) we would also feed him scraps of carrots, apples, bananas and berries for treats.

    What would you recommend for our new puppy who seems to gaining 10lbs a month?? I think at full grown he may reach 65 – 70 lbs ??? We saw his dad, he was quite big. Thank you for your time.

    Colleen

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