The best dog food for Beagles | Scratch Dog Food

Dog Food For Beagles

Beagles are sensitive souls in a stocky little body.

They need kibble that keeps them in tip-top shape with stacks of human grade meat, low-inflammation ingredients and a tailored feeding guide for seamless weight control.

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Baxter Beagle with Food

Scratch has helped hundreds of Beagles thrive thanks to:

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Using low-inflammation food without all the processing

Why do so many modern dogs suffer from skin & stomach issues? Cheap, powdered and over-processed ingredients are a common culprit. ‘Pet food meat’ is used in nearly every dog food out there, and is typically the lowest quality option (often with more bone and carcass than meat and organs).

Scratch uses meat from the human food supply chain and tops off each recipe with healthy oils for a resilient gut, shiny coat and tough immune system.

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A tailored feeding guide for the perfect weight

You don’t need Weight Watchers to help your woofer shed the kilos – all 3 Scratch recipes are high-protein, low in carbs and low in starch so your dog’s food doesn’t convert to fat and raise insulin levels.

Our calculator will whip up a personalised diet just for your Beagle – whether they need to lose, gain or maintain their weight.

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Avoiding the ingredients causing most sensitivities

It’s common for Beagles to experience yeast infections, which present as itchy & irritated ears/skin. Yeast issues and allergies come hand in hand: as the skin and gut irritation can cause scratching and chewing, which then causes broken or irritated skin, which then causes bacteria… and the vicious cycle continues.

Scratch kicks allergies to the curb with none of the common food triggers… the most frequent being dairy (17%), chicken (15%) and wheat (13%).

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Beagles should eat premium grub, human-grade meat and a recipe that caters to their special dietary needs

Your dog’s food should be doing more than keeping them alive. It should be sustaining them with top-quality ingredients, cutting out filler and enriching their health with wholefoods.

Dry food, wet food, freshly prepared or home-cooked, most of the dog food brands out there miss the mark.

✅ Scratch is formulated by master qualified nutritionists to meet all the nutritional requirements Beagles need, as set out in the AAFCO guidelines

✅ Each recipe is chockfull of premium, human-grade meat and real veggies (not powdered crap)

✅ Sustain your Beagle all day with low-GI energy sources… rather than burning and crashing

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Freshly made, low-processed dry food for beagles that’s actually good for them

The majority of Aussie beagles eat dry dog food (or kibble) as part or all of their diet, but it turns out that a lot of it isn’t doing old mate any good.

Not because dry dog food is bad – that’s just the way it’s prepared – but because big dog food companies often do things on the cheap, using high GI ingredients, straight in/straight out fillers, and very little actual meat (plus additives so it lasts longer on supermarket shelves). Eaten regularly, this gets your woofer’s body out of whack and can cause short-term upset and long-term illness.

Scratch puts better ingredients in, and you get a healthier dog out. Pretty simple but business gets in the way. So, is dry dog food bad? No – much of it is but Scratch is the dry dog food should be.


Read more about our kibble philosophy

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Why kibble vs. raw food, chilled food or freeze-dried food?

Dry dog food for Beagles is the most convenient, preserved by dehydration and receives a quick temperature kill-step to ensure all microorganisms are eliminated.

Compare Scratch to:

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Raw food

Raw food diets are great as they have no processing, but it can be hard to get a complete and balanced diet from raw food alone. It also has other drawbacks like being fresh only for a few days, potential microorganisms such as e-coli, salmonella etc. Cooked protein is also easier to digest than raw.

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Wet food

Wet dog food is processed at a high temperature for a long period while sealed to ensure that all micro-organisms are killed. It generally tastes great but contains mostly water and a lot of gelling agents to make the gravy. The term ‘what goes in comes out’ applies well to wet food, and can be the culprit for less-than-ideal number 2s.

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Freeze-dried food

Freeze-dried grub is generally higher quality than a lot of the dog food out there, but comes with its own drawbacks. Freeze-drying alone isn’t an effective way to kill all pathogens, so carries similar risks to raw. It’s also crazy expensive.

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Or chilled food?

Like dry dog food, chilled dog food has the kill step to eradicate pathogens. It has a short shelf life and is often treated with a lot of preservatives to last the time from factory to home.

3 damn good recipes, all 100% suitable for Beagles

Turkey, Beef & Lamb

From $83 PER 8kg

Our most popular option for dogs of all ages - even large breed pups.

Sensitive Kangaroo

From $94 PER 8kg

For any woofer that can't seem to shake tummy, skin or joint issues.

Pasture-raised Lamb

From $92 PER 8kg

Clean, mean recipe full of hypoallergenic lamb and some nutritious ancient whole-grains. Great for very active dogs.

Beagle Puppy

Scratch has what your Beagle puppy needs to thrive

Growing up is tough work. All three of our recipes are 100% nutritionally complete for Beagle puppies. Their food needs to contain:

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Energy from predominantly meat protein

Medium-breed puppies grow really quickly during the first six months, so Scratch is packed full of healthy energy sources to support them.

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Plenty of amino acids

Tons of DHA for brain development

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And tons of protein

Stacks of human-grade, premium animal protein (at least 24%).

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…And keeps senior Beagles going long into the golden years

All three of our recipes are suitable to adult & senior Beagles, and packed full of features your senior will benefit from, including:

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Gut and immune boosting ingredients

Help fight infection, deal with stress and protect from cancers later in life.

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Special additives for longterm health

Our grain-free kangaroo recipe even includes Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Collagen for extra joint support.

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A tailored feeding guide

Being overweight isn’t ideal at any breed, but for Beagles – quite prone to obesity – it can be tough to avoid. Take out the guesswork with a diet plan, personalised to your Beagle.

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Don’t just take our word for it!

My dogs love it and I love giving it to them!

I have two beagles – one aged three years and one aged 17 months. I only ever feed them the best of natural preservative free human grade foods. I was looking for a kibble type product that was natural and made with premium ingredients to supplement their diet and provide a healthy treat alternative. A friend recommended scratch so I tried it. I’m pleased to say my dogs love it and I love giving it to them knowing that I am giving them food that is natural high-grade and good for them.

Bindi has loved it from the start.

We were looking for an Australian made and owned food that came in smaller packages (for freshness and easy storage) and ticked all the Best ingredient boxes and found Scratch. Transition was a breeze and Bindi has loved it from the start. We chose to give her the two small feeds per day using the recommended daily allowance for her size and activity level and she seems very content. Her bowel habits are regular and we all know how important that is when we all live together under one roof! In general she’s very happy with her Scratch food and we know the quality is there for her.

They all love it!

We have two Westies (Wallace 3 and Ruby 12) and a 14 year old Beagle Max. Wallace has skin allergy problems and Ruby a sensitive tummy. Scratch Kangaroo was recommended to me by our Westie breeder and I am pleased to report all three love it.

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