Dog Food For Pugs
With sensitive tummies and a higher-chance of food allergies and intolerances than other breeds, the perfect Pug dog food is high in human-grade meat protein, well balanced and low in inflammatory ingredients.
You don’t need Weight Watchers to help your woofer shed the kilos – all 3 Scratch Pug dog foods are high-protein, low in carbs and low in starch so your Pug’s food doesn’t convert to fat and raise insulin levels.
Our calculator will whip up a personalised diet just for your Pug – whether they need to lose, gain or maintain their weight.
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.
Pugs require delicate diet handling. It’s common in the breed to experience a host of intolerances and food allergies, and to be – in general – more sensitive than the average pup.
Scratch kicks allergies to the curb with none of the common Pug dog food triggers… the most frequent being dairy (17%), chicken (15%) and wheat (13%).
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 needed in a dog food for Pugs, as set out in the AAFCO guidelines
✅ Each recipe is chockfull of premium, human-grade meat and real veggies (not powdered crap)
✅ Sustain your Pug all day with low-GI energy sources… rather than burning and crashing
The majority of Aussie dogs 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 into our dog food for Pugs, 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.
Dry dog food for Pugs is the most convenient, preserved by dehydration and receives a quick temperature kill-step to ensure all microorganisms are eliminated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our most popular option for dogs of all ages - even large breed pups.
For any woofer that can't seem to shake tummy, skin or joint issues.
Growing up is tough work. All three of our recipes are 100% nutritionally complete for Pug puppies. Their food needs to contain:
Small-breed puppies grow really quickly during the first six months, so Scratch is packed full of healthy energy sources to support them.
Tons of DHA for brain development
Stacks of human-grade, premium animal protein (at least 24%).
All three of our recipes are suitable to adult & senior Pugs, and packed full of features your senior will benefit from, including:
Help fight infection, deal with stress and protect from cancers later in life.
Our grain-free kangaroo recipe even includes Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Collagen for extra joint support.
Being overweight isn’t ideal at any breed, but for Pugs – quite prone to obesity – it can be tough to avoid. Take out the guesswork with a diet plan, personalised to your Pugs.
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I have 2 pugs and switched to scratch about a month ago. The pugs love it, but more importantly they lost a bit of weight they needed to lose and have bigger, healthier poops!
Their health is so important to me and the switch has been noticeable.
We found the change from his other food to Scratch to be very easy. He absolutely loves it. I’ve noticed a massive change in his breath, coat and number twos! So much better than before.
My 10 year old Pug-Shihtsu has turned into a bouncy excited pup whenever it’s dry food (Scratch) time. He has NEVER been like this, it’s very funny. Totally impatient! Even though I had always bought top shelf ranges for sensitive skin. His incessant scratching also disappeared! Also extremely happy with the individual attention given to Manny, it’s a big surprise. I am an advocate.
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