For immediate release

September 11, 2023

Smithville, Ontario – Pet owners have something to celebrate as Geraldine and Rob Brouwer, the dedicated owners behind Big Country Raw, proudly introduce their latest advancement in pet nutrition – Caravan Country Cookhouse.

This innovative venture represents a natural extension of their expertise in the frozen pet food industry. The mission was clear: to develop a premium-quality, gently cooked pet food that offers Canadian pets an exceptional level of nutrition and value. To achieve this objective, the Brouwer team partnered with certified Agrologist Julie Lauzon, M. Sc., a pet nutrition expert, to create an incredibly nutritious gently cooked recipe, a step close to raw without being raw, setting a new standard in the industry.

The Caravan journey began with the discerning palate of Peaches, Rob and Geraldine’s picky Cavapoo. Her selective tastes played a crucial role in crafting the most wholesome and delectable recipes. Caravan Country Cookhouse is a small batch, kettle-cooked nutritionally balanced meal, ready for canine enjoyment. Cooked at a low temperature and then flash frozen to retain maximum nutrition. Loaded with 80% fresh meat, and 20% fruits and vegetables, and carefully chosen seeds, oils, and spices.

An investment in category and brand research provided key insights which were then leveraged for the development and positioning of Caravan Country Cookhouse. This ensured that the brand would appeal to Canadian pet parents and provide the brand with a “leg up” once launched.

While Caravan Country Cookhouse has just been launched, pet nutrition is far from new to our team. In 2012, Big Country Raw was born from a desire to ensure that the best nutrition is accessible to Canadian pet parents. Since then, our pet nutrition experts have perfected raw nutrition for Canadian pets, becoming a trusted and familiar household brand name. Caravan was the logical next step in our quest for optimal pet nutrition!

Geraldine Brouwer shared her enthusiasm about the launch of Caravan Cookhouse: “We consider pets as family, and they deserve nothing but the best. Caravan Cookhouse reflects our unwavering commitment to their well-being. We invite pet owners to discover the positive impact our gently cooked pet food can have on their pet’s life.”

Caravan Pet will be exhibiting for the first time at the Pets Canada show on September 18th and will also be present at the Pet Valu Annual Convention from September 19th to 21st, and is currently being distributed to pet specialty stores across the country.

About Big Country Raw

Big Country Raw is not just any pet food company – we are proud to be Canada’s leader in the frozen raw pet food category. We provide our consumers with a natural raw food diet for dogs and cats,

including complete meals, supplements, and treats as well as distribute third-party premium pet products. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of pets and their owners through high-quality and innovative products. With a profound passion for pets, we continually strive to set new benchmarks for pet nutrition and well-being. In 2022, the Globe and Mail and Canadian Business Magazine recognized Big Country Raw as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Most recently, Big Country Raw won a 2023 Pet Innovation Award for Product of the Year for Dog Food and Frozen / Raw.

For More Information Contact:

Sarah Ripley Director of Marketing

Big Country Raw / Caravan Pet


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