The best dog food for Whippets | Scratch Dog Food

Dog Food For Whippets

With sensitive tummies and a higher-chance of food allergies and intolerances than other breeds, the perfect Whippet dog food is high in human-grade meat protein, well balanced and low in inflammatory ingredients.

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Scratch has helped hundreds of Whippets thrive thanks to:

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Well-balanced recipes that rebuild healthy gut flora

We chuck in tons of gut-boosting superfoods to help with short-term relief from gut, skin & allergy issues: like flaxseed, sunflower and salmon oils. Glucosamine and DHA help too. Then we focus on a high-fibre balanced recipe that helps their guts to be more tolerant in time.

Scratch removes the most common causes of gut & skin issues, includes premium ingredients that ease the symptoms, and over time gets to correcting the cause.

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Avoiding the ingredients causing most sensitivities

Whippets require delicate diet handling.  It’s common in the breed to experience food allergies and IBD, 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 dog food for Whippets 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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Whippets should eat premium grub that focuses on gut health, and caters to their special dietary needs

Your Whippet dog 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 Whippets 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 Whippet all day with low-GI energy sources… rather than burning and crashing

Freshly made, low-processed kibble that’s actually good for your Whippet

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 Whippets, 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 Whippets 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 Whippet dog food recipes

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.

Scratch has what your Whippet puppy needs to thrive

Growing up is tough work. All three of our recipes are 100% nutritionally complete for Whippet puppies. A healthy Whippet dog food 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 Whippets going long into the golden years

All three of our recipes are a suitable adult & senior Whippet dog food, 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. Take out the guesswork with a diet plan, personalised to your Whippet.

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Don’t just take our word for it!

Thank you Scratch!

Tilly the whippet loves her new Scratch food in Lamb flavour! She has sooo much energy now and far fewer upset tummies.

Success at last!

I’ve been struggling with my whippet who’s quite a fussy eater! I’ve tried at least 20 kinds of kibble before now, and the longest she’s shown interest in any of them is 2-3 days. I’d all but given up on finding a kibble she would eat, but thought I’d give Scratch a go. My fussy girl’s been on Scratch 2 weeks now, and gobbled it up every day. Yay, success at last… I can hardly believe it!!

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