Australia's best puppy food | 4.95 rating | Scratch Dog Food

The goodest pups deserve the best puppy food

Skip the stores and get your pups food direct from Scratch. Without the retail markup, we designed a business model to put dogs first and make the best puppy food.

Food for puppies

Puppy food to build strong immune systems and healthy tummies

Dog Food Meat

More meat

Scratch contains more meat than just about any kibble in Australia. We top off each recipe with whole veggies, healthy oils, and extra vitamins for a resilient gut, shiny coat and tough immune system.

Berries

Using better Australian produce

Our co-founder Doug made recipes for the big guys, but grew angry seeing how they saved costs. A filler too far, he set his mind to making the best puppy food – one full of better, whole Australian ingredients from sources he could trust.

Dogs

From pup through to old gal

Puppy food is generally just better adult food – more protein, plenty of DHA & healthy omega’s. Seems common sense to feed dogs of all ages the best ingredients so we’ve designed both Scratch recipes to be 100% nutritionally complete for both puppies and adult dogs as they grow.

Plus a personalised feeding plan as they grow

We’ll get the low down on your dogs and give each a personalised scoop and feeding plan, even if they’re different breeds or ages. We’re always on live chat and ready for dog photos if you have any questions.

Dog Food
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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

Taste Of the WildHigh Prairie Puppy 12.2kg
$11.14

Pick the best puppy food and start them off right

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
Reginald
  1. PLENTY of lean, high-quality protein from the best possible Australian meat
  2. ENERGY from animal fats, not carbs.
  3. NO preservatives and no added colours or flavours
  4. NO processed soy, corn, cellulose, wheat and low starches
  5. WHOLE ingredients as much as possible
  6. NOTHING grouped, disguised or hidden
  7. PLENTY of healthy oils with a variety of Omega-3 sources
  8. EVERYTHING your woofer needs not just to sustain them, but to help them thrive
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Common questions about puppy food & Scratch

Sure is. Both Turkey & Kangaroo recipes are 100% nutritionally complete f...

Sure is. Both Turkey & Kangaroo recipes are 100% nutritionally complete for all life stages.

We’ve got large breed pups & their quick-growing bones covered too, but...

We’ve got large breed pups & their quick-growing bones covered too, but only on our Turkey, Beef & Lamb Recipe.

Our Kangaroo recipe has a calcium:phosphorus ratio slightly too high for us to recommend, but we’ll tell you at checkout if we don’t think either recipe is right for your dog.

Puppies require at least 22.5% protein (on a dry matter basis).

A high...

Puppies require at least 22.5% protein (on a dry matter basis).

A high-quality protein provides the essential building blocks for muscles and organs. But not all protein is created equal. Dogs do better with plenty of high-quality animal protein. The best puppy food should have a specific animal protein as the first ingredient – for example ‘Turkey’, not ‘poultry’ which can suggest a mix of animal leftovers.

Both Scratch recipes only use specific animal proteins and have more meat than most other foods.

This one’s a tricky one.

Adult food is just a worse version of puppy...

This one’s a tricky one.

Adult food is just a worse version of puppy food, not requiring as much protein and DHA. But a healthy adult dog will thrive on high protein diets and DHA comes from salmon oil, so a really good puppy food should be ideal for a dog through their adult lives.

A puppy is technically an adult for feeding requirements once they physically mature and stop growing in height.

Sure can. We have plenty of customers mix feeding Scratch with raw, or even w...

Sure can. We have plenty of customers mix feeding Scratch with raw, or even wet food in their younger years.

We’ll give you a feeding guide upon signup, and you can change how often you’d like Scratch sent to suit your mix feeding habits.

Puppies should get solid food starting at about four weeks, when they’re no...

Puppies should get solid food starting at about four weeks, when they’re not able to get all the calories they need from their mother’s milk. Most puppies are weaned by six weeks.

Good question. It depends on their age, breed & expected adult size. A Sa...

Good question. It depends on their age, breed & expected adult size. A Saint Bernard is a puppy for a lot longer than a Chihuahua for instance.

The food they’re eating also changes things as different foods produce different energy. Scratch feeding plans are tailored to the recipe that they’re eating (which you can also switch up if they’re fussy and seek variety).

When you get started with Scratch, we’ll ask some questions and calculate a feeding guide for your puppy based on this information.

As they grow, you can update their weight via your pups plan webpage for their instantly updated feeding guide. You can see our suggested feeding guide prior to signing up if you’re curious.

Some tips in evaluating our best puppy food versus options at the store

Best Puppy Food

Dog food is unregulated. Ask questions of brands

Yep, it’s true. Despite our furry compadres meaning so much to us, dogs are still objects in the law and their food is completely unregulated. Scratch is the only brand to reveal every % of every ingredient, and get to know your pup from day 1.

Food can contain as little as 5% of the meat advertised

Crazy, huh. Store-bought foods are members of the PFIAA (code for pet food industry of Australia). Being a member gives the green light to promote a meat in the name, but to have as little as 5% of it in the recipe. A little dodgy we think!

Avoid anything showing ‘and/or’

Recipes change all the time without anyone being the wiser. Look out for ingredient lists that say vague things like ‘may contain’, or ‘and/or’ that suggests brands switching to whatever ingredients are cheaper at the time. Scratch uses the exact same ingredients everytime so you know what’s really in your puppies food.

Make sure everything is weighed evenly

Ever wonder how some foods promote over 60% meat? They’re sneaky buggers dog food companies. In kibble, all food is dehydrated before food is made. Sneaky brands compare meat when fresh (and weighing more) to vegetables when dehydrated (and light) to make the meat content seem more than what it really is.

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