Chicken Free Dog Food - Scratch

Chicken Free Dog Food

Chicken is one of the most common ingredients in dog food – and one of the most likely to cause skin & gut issues in dogs.

We designed Scratch to be the best dog food for allergies. And we started by creating 3 healthy recipes with zero chicken.

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Up to 15% of dogs are allergic to chicken in their food, and even more are intolerant to it.

But what’s the difference?

Food Allergies

Legitimate food allergies are much less common that people think, and account for just 10% of dog allergies. With an allergy, your dog’s immune system confuses an ingredient (like chicken) as a threat.

Allergies generally cause the most dramatic issues in your dog’s health. Skin issues like rashes, hot spots, fur loss and hives are common. Gut issues usually follow. In severe cases, dogs can experience anaphylactic responses like tremors, swelling in the airways or difficulty breathing.

Food Intolerances

Intolerances are usually less serious than allergies, but they still suck for old mate. They’re also much more common.

Intolerances usually happen when they lack the digestive enzyme to properly digest certain ingredients.

Symptoms are usually in the gut, with diarrhoea, vomiting or constipation. Dogs with a more severe food intolerance can present with itchy skin and rashes, too.

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How can I tell if my dog is allergic or intollerant to chicken?🐔

An allergy or intolerance to chicken should be diagnosed with an exclusion diet.

Your vet will generally recommend 6-8 weeks of avoiding the suspicious ingredient. If symptoms desist, then your dog might have an allergy or intolerance to chicken!

Every Scratch recipe is chicken-free dog food. So whether your dog has an allergy or intolerance to chook, they’ll start feeling better right away.

We’re more than just chicken free dog food.

We’re also super healthy, made by people who actually care about your dog’s health. The 3 Scratch dog kibble recipes are full of:


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Low inflammation goodness

No filla, all killa. No processed grains and corns that make your dog declare it’s turned paleo. Just all the premium meat and vegetables they could ever need in the one box.

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Lean, mean protein.

100% locally and sustainably sourced from Australia. No dodgy bits. Just high protein dog food to keep you pup up and at it all day long, and your senior dog from putting on the pounds.

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100% Transparent ingredients.

No sneaky names and hidden ingredients – just the real deal. When we say ‘kangaroo’ we mean ‘kangaroo’. That along with goodies like pumpkin, turmeric, and chickpeas, our dog food sounds like your kind of shopping list.

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Good oils.

Salmon, coconut, you name it. We mix through a stack of healthy oils high in DHA to give your puppy strong brain development & senior dog a shiny coat in those twilight years.

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Extra vitamins.

A healthy dose of supplements to top off an already drool-worthy recipe. Formulated with an animal nutritionist, Scratch is 100% nutritionally complete chicken free dog food for all life stages.

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Rich in fibre.

Gotta keep those pipes flowing, hey? All of our recipes are naturally rich high fibre dog food to promote good digestive health and boost the immune system. Say goodbye to runny tummies and hello to perfectly firm number 2s.

3 damn good recipes, all 100% free from chicken

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.

You don’t need to cop expensive prescription food for a plain-old chicken allergy. Just pick a healthy, wholefood recipe made with zero chook meat or byproducts.

… Just like these guys did!

We are total converts to Scratch!

We changed our two dogs Norman and Luna to Scratch a few weeks ago now because they were itchy and scratchy and stinky and farty! I won’t lie, I was sceptical about trying another food as we have been through a few over the last couple of years but I must say we are total converts to Scratch! The incessant scratching has noticeably decreased and OMG! the nightly gassing sessions on the couch have all but ceased.

Thanks Scratch!

Archie is a 5 year old Frenchie who has always suffered with tummy upsets and / or itchy paws. I came across your product on social media and then read some of the reviews and thought it was time to give something new a try. He has been on the new biscuits and his coat is shinier and softer, his paws seem to be less itchy and his poops are the best they have ever been (if you can talk about poop like that)…. Thanks Scratch!

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If your dog is allergic to chicken, there’s a good chance any three of our Scratch recipes can help sort out itchy skin.

For super sensitive dogs, our Grain-free Kangaroo recipe can be a game-changer.

Chicken and rice is often recommended to dogs with upset tummies. Seems a bit self-defeating, right?

If your dog is allergic or intolerant to chicken, other gentle protein options are steamed turkey, white fish, kangaroo or lamb.

Beef and chicken are both serious culprits in canine allergies & intolerances. For really sensitive dogs, steer clear of both.

No! The one good thing about food allergies and intolerances is they’re pretty easy to manage, once you’ve identified the culprit. Just avoid any foods that included chook or chicken byproducts in the ingredients, and your dog should improve quickly.

All three Scratch recipes are completely free from chicken and chicken by-products. Dig in!