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The Best Staffy Dog Food from Puppy to Senior

Staffies are sensitive souls with a tough exterior. They need kibble that supports their temperamental tummies and liability to food allergies & intolerances.

We designed Scratch to keep Staffies in tip-top shape with stacks of human grade meat, low-inflammation ingredients and a special 4-oil blend for healthy skin.

Find your staffy's perfect recipe

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Scratch has helped hundreds of Staffy’s avoid chronic skin issues thanks to

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Well-balanced recipes that rebuild healthy gut flora

Built like a brick sh*thouse applies to most Staffies. Small, stocky little things, they’re prone to overfeeding. Weight gain is even easier on high-carb foods, and most of the grub out there is chock full of carbohydrates (sometimes 60% or more!).

Scratch has low carb recipes, as little at 32.5% – and considerably less carbs than most other brands. The carbs we do have all come from nutritious, low-GI sources of energy that sustain your dog all day.

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Avoiding the ingredients causing most sensitivities

Staffies are sturdy but surprisingly sensitive little dogs. 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 food triggers…  the most frequent being dairy (17%), chicken (15%) and wheat (13%).

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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 human grade meat and tops off each recipe with healthy oils and extra vitamins for a resilient gut, shiny coat and tough immune system.

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Staffies should eat premium grub that caters to their sensitive skin, tummies and 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 Staffies 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 Staffy all day with low-GI energy sources… rather than burning and crashing

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Freshly made, lightly cooked kibble that’s actually good for your dog

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 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.

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

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

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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.

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 puppy & adult Staffies

Turkey, Beef & Lamb

From $83 PER 8kg

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

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.

Sensitive Kangaroo

From $94 PER 8kg

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

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A personalised feeding plan for your Staffy.. even if they’ve got to lose a few.

Since they’re prone to weight gain, it’s natural that many Staffy owners gravitate towards special ‘weight loss’ formulas. Although this makes sense, it usually limits your dog to bland, tasteless, low-nutrient grub just designed to fill your dog up.

You don’t need to feed your Staffy a dog diet shake to shift the kilos (or keep them at bay). Scratch whips up a personalised feeding plan for every dog, tailoring their ideal diet… whether they need to put on weight, lose it, or maintain their summer bod.

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Scratch has what your Staffy puppy needs to thrive

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

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Sustainable energy

Small-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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Smart pups

Tons of DHA for brain development

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

…And keeps senior Staffies going long into the golden years

All three of our recipes are suitable to adult & senior Staffies, 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 age, but for seniors – prone to joint and vertebrae issues – it’s even more harmful. Take out the guesswork with a diet plan, personalised to your Staffy.

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Don’t just take our word for it!

The switch to Scratch has been completely seamless. Scratch makes it super easy to transition your dog into their new diet. Unlike Noona, we love to know where our food comes from and what’s in it, so as dog parents, we’ve really appreciated how transparent Scratch’s supply chain is. Would recommend to anyone with a four-legged friend and questionable poops.

Our 6 month old Staffy had always been super gassy on her previous dry food. She could clear a room in seconds and it was happening very frequently. Since we’ve fully transitioned her over to Scratch we have barely noticed any nasty smells exiting our gorgeous pup. Plus she absolutely loves the food, and was actually picking out the Scratch food to eat first over her old dry food during the transition to Scratch.

Scratch dog food is perfect for our staffy cross. She transitioned easily off her puppy dry dog food to scratch with no dramas and enjoys it! The Custom delivery options are great to adjust delivery frequency, and the calculated “macro tracking” by scratch for Rosie based On her weight, age, activity level and breed means she eats just the right amount to stay at the perfect weight!

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over 40,000 Aussie dogs

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