Rabbit Farm in Ontario
Shades of Gray Rabbitry
Sustainable Rabbit Farming
We love raising rabbits! Rabbits are a truly remarkable animal with many benefits to us and our pets. Eco- Friendly sustainable farming. All of our rabbits are Federally Inspected and you can find them in Local Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Wineries, Butcher Shops, and of course at the Farm upon order. Find our Pet Treats at our online store.
Federally Inspected Rabbit Meat Pet Products. Shades of Gray Rabbitry has been awarded a Federal Grant for business expansion.
We provide rabbit meat to Restaurants Grocery Stores Butcher Shops
Rabbit Protein Benefits
Research has shown that rabbit meat is great for special diets such as for heart disease patients, diets for elderly, low sodium diets, and weight reduction.
Rabbit meat is lean making it a superb choice of protein for carnivorous or omnivorous pets. It’s significantly leaner and higher in protein compared to other meats, making it ideal for pet owners looking to diet their pets or just looking for a healthy alternative to high sugar or processed fats found in many other pet treats.
An 85gram serving of uncooked rabbit has only 96 calories, according to the USDA. It also delivers about 18 grams of protein, fewer than 2 grams of fat and no carbohydrates. Compared to other meats, particularly beef, rabbit has very little fat.
This means that pets fat intake is better controlled and regulated by consuming rabbit than any other protein, apart from free range chicken. High fat diets are a major killer of not only humans but of a lot of pets as wells, especially indoor cats.
The feeding of corn and treated grains to farm animals, typically used in Pet Food or Pet Treats, not only increases the total fat content but also the omega-6 fatty acid content. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, omega-6 fatty acids increase markers of inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is associated with health conditions including obesity, diabetes, cancer and arthritis. Shades of Gray Rabbits eat more grass, green leaves and plants than their domesticated counterparts, which leads to leaner meat with lower omega-6 fatty acid content.
Rabbit meat is lower in cholesterol than most other protein sources, containing minimum amounts of saturated fats. The healthy fats in rabbit meat will keep your dog or cat’s joints lubricated and coat shiny.
Rabbit meat is an excellent source of vitamin B12 which works to ensure that a dog or cat’s nervous system functions properly. It is also needed for normal cell growth. If your dog or cat is acting sluggish, it may be because they are lacking B12. Vitamin B12 really helps maintain their energy level.
Rabbit is a novel protein which means that your pet is unlikely to have been exposed to this type of meat which is why it is a wonderful protein choice for pets whose stomachs are sensitive. If they have a food allergy to other protein sources this can also give them a much-needed neutral protein option. If your pet is seemingly itchy, or has some GI issues, introducing a novel protein, like rabbit, into their diet can help “reset” their system and give their immune system a break from fighting off the proteins it may be reacting to. Top veterinary dermatology specialists highly recommend it. Speak to your local Vet if you have any additional questions relating to pet diet’s and proteins.
Rabbit fur in small volumes is great for Carnivore digestion processes. It follows a natural process that would occur in the wild. The fur also helps to clean the teeth when chewed, not unlike your own toothbrush which vastly improves dental hygiene of your pet. The bone is also rich in marrow and calcium which offers some much needed naturally occurring sources of vitamins and core compounds fundamental in bone growth.
Shades of Gray is a 100% owned and operated Indigenous Algonquin of Pikwakanagan First Nation Business. We are proud of our roots and honor them in moving forward with our mission to provide organic, indigenous pet treats.