Grain Free Dog Food, by Scratch | 4.95 Average Rating

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Grain free dog food
you can feel good about

Cast your eye back 5 years and you’d struggle to find a grain free dog food bag on the shelf. Today, the premium end of the aisle is full of them but grain-free can be just as bad if not done properly.

No mark-ups. More grain-free goodness

Grain free is only as good as what you replace grains with. Scratch has improved the health of thousands of dogs with our game-changing grain free kibble.

Berries

Zero grains

Grains aren’t all bad, but the cheap ones used in dog food offer little nutrition, increase inflammation and contribute to big blood sugar spikes. We don’t just replace crap with better sounding crap and sell direct to you to put dogs first

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.

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Whole, Aussie 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 grain free dog food – one full of better, whole Australian ingredients from sources he could trust.

Dog

Completely balanced, even for at-risk breeds

Grains are actually pretty good at providing essential amino acids that many vegetables don’t have. Our recipes are 100% nutritionally complete, including extra Taurine and Methionine to reduce risk of DCM in at-risk breeds.

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Large Breed Puppy Kibble

Our most popular option for dogs of all ages, this high-protein recipe is also packed full of veg, healthy oils and vitamins to keep your pup active all day.

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Sustainably sourced roo with glucosamine and collagen for any woofer that can't seem to shake tummy, skin or joint issues.

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Dog Food
  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 grains, soy, corn, cellulose 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

Common questions about grain free dog food & Scratch

There is a growing number of pets that have allergies or are sensitive tummies to specific ingredients. These are often things like wheat, corn, soy, dairy, chicken and beef.

As pet food has become such a big industry, stores and brands have tried to cut costs and keep dog food affordable as the price of marketing and rent has risen. The food has been compromised as a result, using cheap grains instead of meat or vegetables to fill your dogs stomach.

Just because it fills them up, doesn’t mean it’s good for them, however. Most grains are very hard to digest, so they don’t just increase the risk of allergies and health issues, but also require a lot of your woofers energy to break down and process.

Many dog owners report an improvement to their dogs skin, coat, energy levels, and digestion after moving to a grain free food.

Pet food marketing laws don’t exist in Australia, so it’s hard for to know what’s really in your dog food.

Grain Free dog food has become associated with higher protein and higher fat as there are less grain filling up the ingredient list but this is not always the case.

The easy (and cheap) way to to make a grain free dog food is just to swap the grains for plenty of refined carbohydrates like tapioca starch.

It’s a tricky one, but largely it is hysteria so far. Of the estimated 77 million dogs in the US, there have been 560 dogs affected in the last 5 years. This is a very low percentage, but any preventable issue and attention to proper dog nutrition is a good thing.

Golden Retrievers are very highly represented and their genetics and others are also being investigated. 91% of cases are associated with grain-free food with some even from raw fed dogs. 89% had “Peas” as a main ingredient which we do not use. In comparison only 62% had lentils. This is where Chickpeas and Broad Beans fit into the FDA groupings. Chicken and Lamb were the most prominent meat ingredients reported.

The FDA is not suggesting that people should move away from grain free at this stage. They are continuing to investigate and believe it is a “complex scientific issues that may involve multiple factors”.

We believe that most likely, grains are being replaced with ingredients that don’t account for the taurine that grains offer, and often replace them with ingredients that consume more taurine (as food ferments in the gut longer – a good thing for gut health).

Working with our nutritionist and US based nutrition experts, in June 2019 we decided to add two amino acids to our recipe to help mitigate any risk for dogs with genetic deficiencies while the investigation is ongoing, and continue to believe that high quality grain free food is the best option available (just don’t replace grains with more crap!).

We designed our Turkey kibble recipe without these refined carbohydrates, instead using high protein and fibre based whole vegetables such a broad beans and chickpeas.

Our Kangaroo single-protein dog food also has 84% whole ingredients with low levels of potato starch.

Dog Food Meat

Real ingredients.

We take the retail markup and invest it in healthier ingredients. One chomp of this high protein Australian kibble and your dog’s old diet will feel like junk food.

Dogs

Made fresher on subscription.

We use data to know when your dog will be due for more kibble. No more bags of old dog food from 18 months ago. Just the best dog food made fresher for your little mate.

Free Delivery

Delivered to you.

We know when you need it and deliver it straight to your door – for free. Now you can spend your Sunday watching Netflix – not hangin’ in the pet food aisle. We think it’s Australia’s best dog food.

Dog Food
Priceper kg
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Grain free
Single animal protein
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Shows main ingredient %
Australian made & owned
Suitable for puppies
Scratch Grain Free Kangaroo 7.5kg
$10.53
  • 84% Australian produce
  • Supplemented with Glucosamine & Collagen for joint support
Scratch Grain Free Turkey, Lamb & Beef 7.5kg
$9.20
  • Only whole ingredients
  • 97% Australian produce
Billy & Margot Chicken Superfood 9kg
$13.33
Black Hawk Grain Free Kangaroo 7kg
$12.86
Savour Life Grain Free Kangaroo 10kg
$9.50
Ivory Coat Grain Free Lamb & Roo 13kg
$9.00
Meals for Mutts Grain Free Kangaroo 14kg
$8.64
Compare Dog Foods

Grain-free
Turkey, Lamb & Beef

$69 per box

 

Grain-free
Kangaroo

$79 per box

Large Breed Puppy Kibble
Both Recipes are:
  • Packed full of whole, Australian vegetables
  • Protein rich with local, sustainably-sourced meat
  • Cooked with four healthy oils for healthy skin & coat
  • Nutritionally (and emotionally) complete
  • Naturally high in fibre to fix gut problems
  • Suitable for all life stages, from puppies through to silver foxes
  • Are great for allergies & intolerances
Dog Food
Kibble size
30% Protein
Large breed puppy friendly!
Multiple animal proteins for diverse nutrients
Differences:
Kibble size
28% Protein
Not for large breed puppies
Single animal protein - amazing for dogs with allergies or on elimination diets
Sustainably-sourced Kangaroo
Added supplements for joint health (great for older dogs)
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