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Hill’s Science Diet dog food

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Owned by the American conglomerate Colgate-Palmolive Co, Hill’s Science Diet is made in the US, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.

Hill’s has a huge range of food, from specialised prescription diets to dinner for your average Joe. They pride themselves on the research behind their recipes, but tend to cut corners with cheap filler like brewers yeast, barley and corn. Without ingredient quantities it’s impossible to tell exactly how much of each recipe is actually meat – and in some Hill’s bags, meat isn’t even the majority ingredient.

Hill’s sources their ingredients from around the globe, but mostly from America. Scratch uses human food-chain meat & organs, nutritious veggies – which Hill’s tends to substitute with artificial vitamins and minerals – and shows you exactly what goes into each bowl with ingredient quantities.

A bag of Hill’s adult dog food retails for nearly $10 per kilo. Paired with an ingredient list packed full of low-value grains, it’s a tough price to justify.

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100% Independent & Aussie Owned by Colgate-Palmolive Co. (USA)
Leading. Shows how much we use of ingredient, and why Decent labelling
Human-grade, 100% Aussie meat Unclear
Fresher food, delivered free Sell through stores
4 of us ready to chat Minimal
Donates 2% of all revenue. Only B-Corp dog food in Aus Public co. & profit-focused
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Aussie dogs have switched to Scratch

Puppy eating food

Better for your dog

Tons of Aussie meat, whole veggies, healthy oils, and extra vitamins for a resilient gut, shiny coat and tough immune system.

Dog Food Meat

Meat from local, more sustainable sources

Scratch contains more meat than just about any kibble in Australia.

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Whole Aussie vegetables with max. nutrition

Most pet food ingredients are powdered from China. Scratch is up to 97% Australian whole ingredients.

Made fresher than store-bought food

Our direct to you model puts freshly-made food in your dog’s bowl – not bulk stuff made months ago.

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Avoid skin & gut problems later in life

High fibre to promote beneficial gut bacteria, and high quality low-allergen proteins.

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Healthy brain development

With plenty of DHA from Australian salmon oil.

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Dogs

A personalised feeding plan as they grow

Take the guesswork out of feeding with their personalised feeding plan and dashboard as they grow.

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Speak to the people who make your dog food

We’re sure they’re nice but those big dog food giants are so hands off! We know your pup from the start.

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Occasionally we meet a pup we can’t win over. You’re covered if your little mate is threatening a hunger strike.

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Set from pup through to old gal

All Scratch recipes are 100% nutritionally complete for puppies and adult dogs. We’re in this for the long haul.

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Plus, we donate 2% of every order

to Australian environmental & dog welfare initiatives

Dog - Ziggy

“It’s the only food that the dogs did better on than raw”

Dog - Alyssa, Duke's Mum

“Since starting Duke on Scratch he isn’t scratching so much & no more runny #2’s!!! Now onto the customer service. Hands down THE BEST, customer service around!”

Dog - Amanda, Loki's Mum

“We came across scratch and we haven’t looked back! Number 2’s are wonderful, no more itchy pooch and he absolutely adores the taste.

A clean bowl every meal.”

It's not just dogs that love it

From world champion surfer Mick Fanning investing in Scratch, to news spots around Australia, we're not alone in wanting better food for Aussie dogs.

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Surfing legend Mick Fanning has entered into the dog food business after investing in a trendy grain-free product that helped his pooch Harper.

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Channel 9 dog food industry

In a horribly deceptive and broken market, Scratch has launched its fresher, healthier and more ethical food for Australia’s 4.8 million dogs.

Sold online and delivered via a personalised subscription, Scratch takes out dog food’s large retail margins and puts it into the recipe, spending up to 50 per cent more on Australian ingredients (no artificial preservatives or dodgy meats).

Subscription usually sucks. Ours is built with total flexibility.

How Scratch Works

Growing pup? Easily calculate their feeding as they develop. Mix-feeding? We'll help you adjust for that. Change of schedule? No worries. Bring your delivery forward, skip a box, get it delivered to your holiday destination on the moon. You're in control.

Full control over if, when or what food you want
Two freshly sealed 4kg bags at a time
Money back if your pup isn’t into it
Free delivery to metro areas
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