Which Raw Food for Dogs? The Complete Breakdown of Best UK Suppliers & Brands
Is your pet's diet the healthiest it can be?
Unsure of which brand has the best raw dog food?
That’s where we come in!
When I switched my dog George's food I was panicking about it, so like I always do I started a bout of manic research to see if I was making the right decisions and what the best raw diet to go with was.
This is what I found!
Below, you have the healthiest choices on the market, and ones I’m sure any of your furry friends would love to get their paws on!
The variety of different types of dog food available is mind-blowing (see here for grain free). You now have dry kibble, cans, pouches, and of course raw. But how do you choose which one is the best for your pet? Which provides them with the best nutrition and will result in them leading a long healthy life?
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A raw food diet is becoming increasingly popular for several reasons
No wonder then more people than ever are searching for where to buy raw dog food? While most people who feed raw pet food, buy fresh meat from suppliers and add a percentage of vegetables, offal etc, this can be time-consuming, confusing if you are not familiar with the ratios involved and simply not feasible if you are travelling or your pet is staying with someone else.
The good news is: there are more complete raw foods, than ever, which can be purchased from specialist suppliers and pet shops. Pets at home raw food has seen an increase in sales and a number of brands like Country Hunter provide complete raw meals making the BARF (Biologically Approved Raw Food) diet hassle-free.
Nutriment Variety Pack, 8 different formulas (20 x 500g)
This great value variety pack contains fresh meat, bones and offal and consists of 20 x 500g frozen tubs; including flavours like salmon, beef, chicken, lamb and venison for a completely natural diet.
AniForte BARF Vegetables & Herbs 1KG Dog Food Mix: Gluten Free Dog Food with Dog Vitamins & Minerals
This is a fantastic supplement for raw food diets containing nutritious vegetables and natural herbs in flake form it is gluten-free with no colourings, flavouring or preservatives and is the perfect addition to meat ensuring a complete balanced diet.
Benyfit Natural For Senior Pack 10kg Dog Food, Chicken, Turkey (20 x 500g Tubs)
Combining the best quality meat with the correct amounts of bone, offal, and tasty vegetables. This DEFRA approved dog food has been developed specifically for senior dogs, providing them with all the essential nutrients they need.
Nutriment Raw Puppy Formula 20 x 500g
High in protein and all the essential nutrients needed for a growing puppy this frozen complete formula is a great introduction to a raw diet. Containing all-natural British human-grade ingredients it is suitable for all breeds of dogs.
Natural Instinct Working Dog Variety Box 12 x 1kg
This complete balanced frozen raw food for working dogs is made from human grade ingredients and is approved by vets. It is suitable for dogs of all breeds but is especially good for competition and working dogs maintaining healthy joints and ligaments.
Natural Selections bones and treats variety box - raw
These raw treats are an excellent supplement to a BARF diet the pack contains 3 chicken carcasses, 3 British duck necks, 2 x 500g chicken wings, 2 x 100g tasty liver treats 1 pack of 6 beef jerky perfect as a healthy special treat, dogs will love.
AniForte Meat & Bone Meal 2kg: Raw Food Supplement for Cats, Dogs & Pets with High Calcium
Perfect for growing puppies, pregnant females and senior dogs who have difficulty eating bones or need more calcium. Just sprinkle onto food to ensure they are getting the right nutrients. Made of 100% ground beef bones it is a completely natural supplement.
Nutriment Raw Natural Adult Low Purine and Phosphorus Formula 20 x 500g
Specially designed for dogs suffering from bladder stones, kidney disease, and liver issues. Containing 75% fresh meat and bone, a low-purine diet is often recommended by vets to prevent problems in susceptible breeds. Frozen in convenient 500g tubs it is also low in fat for dogs suffering from pancreatitis.
Feeding a Raw Diet
A diet should consist of between 70-85% meat, bones and organs with the rest made up of fruit, vegetables, perhaps some raw eggs, cottage cheese or yogurt.
You can find a local raw pet food supplier here do a bit of research and make up your own tasty menus, however, if you are a bit squeamish about feeding carcasses and other not so pleasant animal parts you can purchase complete raw foods from many pet stores and online like the ones we have reviewed above, the former works out cheaper but the complete meals are hassle-free and a great alternative.
There are some things to remember when feeding a raw diet
This video is a great raw feeding guide
We have reviewed some of the best raw dog food online, so you don’t have to.
There are pros and cons of a raw food diet; some owners worry about bacteria and parasites, but dogs have very strong saliva and can eat things a human can’t. As long as you are vigilant with worming treatments and buy quality meats there should be no problem.
Always remember to wash your hands after preparing your pet’s meals or wear gloves.
There has been a lot of controversy about processed dog foods recently with some experts declaring feeding your dog products which are full of fillers, chemicals, and rancid fats is the same as consigning them to a life on a fast-food diet, which we all know isn’t healthy.
Feeding a complete balanced raw food diet has tons of benefits for your four-legged friend and once you have done some research is relatively easy and inexpensive, so, give it a try, be the owner your dog deserves.