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  • Mostly powdered ingredients from China
  • 'Meat' that changes batch to batch
  • 95% owned by big multinationals
  • Unregulated & with misleading labelling
  • Made in bulk, marked up by nearly 50%
  • Good luck getting quick service
  • πŸ₯• Whole Aussie produce
  • πŸ₯© Premium Aussie meat (& more of it)
  • πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 100% independent & Australian-owned
  • πŸ“¦ Fully transparent labelling
  • 🐢 Fresher food, direct for your dogs
  • πŸ’¬ You're talking to the people who make it

Compare Australian Dog Foods

With such vague labelling, comparing ingredient quality is hard. So let's compare Australian dog food options and how they operate.

As grain-free dog food got popular, plenty of brands just swapped corn or wheat for heavily processed ingredients that can do just as much harm. There are some good options out there so it's important to compare ingredients and ask questions wherever possible.

Dog Food
Priceper kg
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Single animal protein
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No added starchi
Transparent labeling
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Shows main ingredient %
Australian owned
Suitable for most puppies
Scratch Grain Free Kangaroo 8kg See recipe
$10.87
  • 84% Australian produce
  • Supplemented with Glucosamine & Collagen for joint support
Scratch Grain Free Turkey, Lamb & Beef 8kg See recipe
$9.87
  • Only whole ingredients
  • 97% Australian produce
Billy & Margot Chicken Superfood 9kg
$13.33
Black Hawk Kangaroo 7kg
$12.85
Savour Life Kangaroo 10kg
$9.50
Ivory Coat Lamb & Roo 13kg
$9.99
Meals for Mutts Kangaroo 14kg
$8.64
Prime100 Zerog SPD Dry Dog Food Kangaroo 12kg
$14.16
Compare Dog Foods

And not all grains are created equal. β€œGrain” can mean a whole lotta different things, from highly processed and refined wheats and corns, to healthier alternatives of ancient grains and pseudo-cereals like spelt, freekeh, bulgur, farro, oats, brown rice, chia and pseudo-cereals like quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and chia. Best to check labels carefully.

Dog Food
Priceper kg
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Single animal protein
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Whole grains
Gluten free
Transparent labeling
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Shows main ingredient %
Australian owned
Suitable for most puppies
Scratch Pasture-raised Lamb with Ancient Grains 8kg
$10.50
  • 91% Australian produce
Black Hawk Lamb & Rice Adult Dog Food 10kg
$9.29
Savour Life Gluten Free Lamb Ancient Grain Puppy 20kg
$6.74
Meals for Mutts Gluten Free Salmon & Sardine Puppy 9kg
$9.77
Eukanuba Small Breed Adult Dog Food
$11.33
Royal Canin Medium Adult 15kg
$9.33
Hills Science Diet Sensitive Stomach 12kg
$11.91
Advance Puppy Plus Growth 8kg
$10.37
Dog Food with grains

Ahhh, puppies. Those furry little legends. Puppies require more DHA, salt and protein than adult dogs, so generally puppy food is the best quality stuff around. Adult dogs benefit from those same high standards (they just don't need it to 'sustain life' which is what standards are based off.

All Scratch recipes exceed minimum standards for puppies and adults, so they can keep the same high standard of food once they grow up strong and resilient.

Dog Food
Priceper kg
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Single animal protein
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Grain free
Gluten free
Transparent labeling
i
Shows main ingredient %
Australian owned
Suitable for large breed puppies
Scratch Grain Free Kangaroo 8kg
$10.87
  • 84% Australian produce
  • Supplemented with Glucosamine & Collagen for joint support
Scratch Grain Free Turkey, Lamb & Beef 8kg
$9.87
  • Only whole ingredients
  • 97% Australian produce
Scratch Pasture-raised Lamb with Ancient Grains 8kg
$10.50
  • 91% Australian produce
Billy & Margot Chicken Puppy Superfood 9kg
$13.55
Savour Life Grain Free Lamb Puppy 10kg
$9.80
Ivory Coat Grain Free Lamb Large Breed Puppy 13kg
$9.99
Meals for Mutts Gluten Free Salmon & Sardine Puppy 9kg
$9.77
Royal Canin Puppy Maxi Junior
$9.66
Hills Science Diet Puppy 7.03kg
$13.79
Advance Puppy Plus Growth 8kg
$10.37
Black Hawk Large Breed Chicken Puppy Food 10kg
$10.19
Eukanuba PuppyLarge Breed Chicken 7.5kg
$10.93
Compare Puppy Food

Single-protein dog food is generally the gold standard, but not necessary for every dog. Typically they're especially sought after for dogs with very sensitive stomachs or skin as the idea is to contain a single type of low-allergen meat that doesn't change (you'd hate to know how often companies change the type & quality of meat batch to batch).

Dog Food
Priceper kg
i
Single animal protein
i
Grain free
Free From Chicken
Transparent labeling
i
Shows main ingredient %
Australian owned
Suitable for most puppies
Scratch Grain Free Kangaroo 8kg
$10.87
  • 84% Australian produce
  • Supplemented with Glucosamine & Collagen for joint support
Scratch Pasture-raised Lamb with Ancient Grains 8kg
$10.50
  • Only whole ingredients
  • 97% Australian produce
Billy & Margot Lamb 9kg
$13.33
Savour Life Grain Free Kangaroo 10kg
$9.50
Ivory Coat Grain Free Large Breed Puppy 13kg
$9.99
Meals for Mutts Grain Free Kangaroo 14kg
$8.64
Hills Science Diet Adult Chicken 7.5kg
$14.26
Prime100 Zerog SPD Dry Dog Food Kangaroo 12kg
$14.16
Black Hawk Grain Free Kangaroo 7kg
$12.85
Royal Canin Medium Dermacomfort 10kg
$11.79
Advance Lamb & Rice Adult Toy & Small Breed 8kg
$10.62
Eukanuba Puppy All Breed Chicken 7.5kg
$10.93
Single Protein Comparison
Australian Dog Food

So there you have it. While most dog food on Aussie shelves are Australian made, over 90% of the industry is owned by multinationals. We're proud to be 100% independent, focused on Australian dogs and their humans.

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Which Scratch recipe
is best for your pup?

Grain-free
Turkey

Turkey, Beef & Lamb

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

$77 PER 8kg
Kangaroo

Sensitive Kangaroo

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

$87 PER 8kg
With Grains
Lamb

Pasture-raised Lamb

Delicious new recipe with plenty of hypoallergenic lamb and some nutritious ancient whole-grains.

$84 PER 8kg
Dog on box

FAQs

Raw food diets are great as they have no processing, but it can be hard to ge...

Raw food diets are great as they have no processing, but it can be hard to get a completed 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.

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

Wet dog food is also 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. A half-used can stinks out the home pretty quickly too!

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

We’re generally around the same price or better than ‘premiumR...

We’re generally around the same price or better than ‘premium’ dog foods that you’ll find in the store, with Scratch also including free shipping to much of Australia.

We can’t really compete against those big 20kg bulk bag prices that are on special though. We figure there’s enough people making cheap dog food, so we focus on sending you fresher food, more often and at a fair price.

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