Single protein dog food | Kangaroo recipe by Scratch
Single Protein Kangaroo

Premium Grain-free Kangaroo Dry Dog Food

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$87 for 8kg (2x freshly-sealed 4kg bags)
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Our original single protein dog food that’s made for dogs who can’t stomach what big pet food puts out there. Read more.

A high-protein + grain free recipe made from sustainably-sourced kangaroo for healthier skin, a shinier coat, a stronger immune system, and all the energy to chase down magpies. Free from artificial preservatives, dodgy meats, and cheap ingredients.

The perfect mix for dogs with allergies, tummy troubles, or are fed up with average tasting food.

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5 reasons why dogs love our single protein Kangaroo:

Dogs

Deliciously Fresh

Normal store dog food can be up to 9 months old before it hits your shelves. We ship Scratch within days of making it.

Dog Food Meat

Lean, mean sustainably-sourced kangaroo

A 28% protein hit to keep your pup up and at it all day long.

Carrots

The best produce a dog can find

Not all ingredients taste the same. We find the best, unprocessed Aussie ingredients to keep your dog healthy.

Salmon Dog Food

Designed to correct dodgy tummies

Say goodbye to runny tummies and hello to perfectly firm number 2s.

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It’s 100% grain-free goodness

Most grain free food swaps a crappy grain for a crappy processed starch. Scratch is choc full of premium meat & whole veggies.

The nitty gritty

You won’t find generic names that could mean any part of an animal.

We only use real names for real ingredients and tell you exactly how much of it is in there.

Just hover over any ingredient below to understand why we use it. Doesn’t have a percentage shown? That means it is included at 1% or below. Small, but important!

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Meat
Kangaroo 21% (Roo Meal 16%, Meat & Liver Digest 5%)
Dog Food Meat
Kangaroo is high-protein, lean, great for dogs with allergies and free from added hormones.
Veggies
Broad Beans 21%,
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Great source of protein, fibre and vitamins & minerals. "I guess veggies are ok…. As long as it means it is Grain & Soy Free"
Chick Peas 21%,
Chickpeas
Great source of protein, fibre and complex carbs.
Pea Protein 13%,
Packed full of balanced protein.
Potato Starch 13%,
Mmmm... Carbs! But gluten-free of course. This helps provide the optimum level of easily accessible energy when they need a burst of speed.
Beet Pulp,
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Moderately fermentable fibre to support good gut health
Chicory,
Prebiotic that promotes beneficial gut bacteria
Alfalfa,
Protein, fibre and vitamins & minerals
Yucca Extract,
Plant extract to help reduce stool odour. You're welcome, Poo Slave.
Carrots,
Carrots
Natural Source of Vitamin A & Beta Carotene. "Carrots help me see better right? All the better to see you with!"
Chia,
Berries
Omegas, fibre & B vitamins
Spinach,
Antioxidants, Vitamin K & Iron. "Soo much tastier than Kale"
Pumpkin,
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Fibre, Vitamins & Potassium
Kelp,
Kale
Concentrated source of iodine, zinc, iron & copper
Turmeric
Source of Curcumin, a powerful antioxidant. "Like a daily Golden Latte! Hey, when's our next trip to Byron?"
Fats & Oils
Beef Fat (7%),
Great tasting source of energy. "Can I pleassse lick the bowl?"
Sunflower Oil (1.8%),
Excellent source of Omega-6 to help maintain healthy skin and glossy coat. "Shiny fur helps me get my strut on at the dog park".
Salmon Oil,
Salmon Dog Food
Tasmanian Salmon oil is a great source of Omega-3 EPA & DHA to support brain development in puppies.
Flaxseed Oil,
Included for its high percentage of Omega 3
Coconut Oil,
coconut
Concentrate source of energy that helps maintain healthy skin. "This is paleo right?"
DHA from Algae
Kale
Long-Chain Omega-3s that help brain development in puppies and promote a healthy coat and skin.
Vitamins & Minerals
Monosodium Phosphate,
Needed for healthy bone development.
Salt,
Salt is required to maintain the electrolyte balance, organs and nervous system.
DL Methionine & Taurine,
Extra amino acids for heart and eye health. Especially important for large breed dogs and breeds predisposed to some heart conditions.
Glucosamine Sulphate,
Popular amongst the oldies, Glucosamine is a naturally-occurring molecule that dogs are now getting their paws on. Used to treat and prevent joint disorders such as osteoarthritis, it's also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.
Hydrolised Collagen,
Collagen is a protein that connects dogs (and human) joints and tissue together like a spiderweb. We boost this recipe with small, easily-digestible collagen particles to strengthen damaged joint cartilage.
Chondroitin Sulphate,
More joint food. Chondroitin supports the development and maintenance of cartilage for legs that can keep up all sorts of mischief.
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate,
Important for a healthy coat, skin, and immune system. "Silky smooth skin = more belly rubs"
Essential Vitamins & Minerals
Concentrated supplement of vitamins and minerals to ensure that your woofer has everything he needs to thrive. Bet you can't say them in one breath! - Choline chloride, Calcium carbonate, Zinc sulphate, Vitamin E, Ferrous Sulphate, Vitamin C, Copper Sulphate, Vitamin B3 Niacin, Vitamin B5 D-Calpantothenate, Vitamin B2 Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 Cyanocobalamin, Vitamin B1 Thiamine, Selenium, Manganous oxide, Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B9 Folic Acid.
Natural Antioxidants
Mixed Tocopherols and Rosemary Extract
Vitamin E and other natural mixed Tocopherols combine with Rosemary Extract to make sure everything stays fresh.

What makes it so good

Made in... NSW
Aussie-ingredients? 83%
Grain-free? 100%
Protein (Min) 28%
Fat (Min) 15%
Total Carbohydrates(calc) 35%
Metabolisable Energy 368Kcal/100g
Sustainably-sourced Kangaroo

Meat industries can be horribly inhumane so we take our supply very seriously. We only use kangaroo that is processed by members of the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia.

This provides a more humane, higher quality and more sustainable kangaroo that has been primarily collected for human consumption, not just pet food.

Glucosamine

Used to treat and prevent joint disorders such as osteoarthritis, it's also been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Collagen

We boost this recipe with small, easily-digestible collagen particles to strengthen damaged joint cartilage.

Great for puppies and adults

This recipe is 100% nutritionally complete from puppy through to their vintage years. We don't suggest this for large breed puppies until fully grown.

Honest Dog Food

Dog food is unregulated and can feature only 5% of the promoted meat. We're leading a new standard of transparency with ingredient percentages so you can really know what's in your dogs food.

AAFCO

Common questions

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The Food

Yes, our kangaroo recipe is great for all puppies except for large breed pupp...

Yes, our kangaroo recipe is great for all puppies except for large breed puppies (woofers who are expected to weigh over 30 kilograms as an adult).

Large breed puppies have very specific requirements to allow them to grow healthily and to reduce the risk of developmental orthopaedic diseases.

The kangaroo recipe has a high energy content (from good fats & oils) which can lead to large breeds growing too quickly and increasing health risks. It also has higher calcium content than suggested for large breeds. If we think your dog might not be suitable for Scratch while it’s growing, we’ll prevent you from purchasing at checkout to ensure that no dog owner purchases without checking with their vet first.

If you have a large breed puppy, our Turkey recipe is for you.

‘All Life Stages’ includes puppies, adults & seniors.

‘All Life Stages’ includes puppies, adults & seniors.

This food is nutritionally complete and designed to be great for all breeds, ...

This food is nutritionally complete and designed to be great for all breeds, in all stages, except for Large Breeds while they are puppies. If your dog is a puppy and you’re unsure, see ‘Is this OK for puppies’.

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.

Sure! Mixing different types of food is great, but try to be consistent.

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Sure! Mixing different types of food is great, but try to be consistent.

Dogs digestive systems are not as flexible as ours so when you do mix, try to keep the mix more or less the same.

There’s no such thing really. Sure, we could find a hot celebrity vet, ...

There’s no such thing really. Sure, we could find a hot celebrity vet, pay them some cash and have a photoshoot as they run down a beach with a dog, but thats not how we roll.

Our recipes are developed with a Masters Degree qualified Animal Nutritionist. Scratch grain free dog food exceeds the standards of ‘complete & balanced’ pet food as defined by AAFCO.

Scratch is made in Sydney and is annually audited by a 3rd party as complying...

Scratch is made in Sydney and is annually audited by a 3rd party as complying to the Australian Standard for the Manufacturing and Marketing of Pet Food (AS 5812-2017).

Subscription changes everything. We know how many subscribers we have, when t...

Subscription changes everything. We know how many subscribers we have, when their next deliveries are due and can time when we make and send them a fresh box.

Traditional store-bought dry dog food may be up to a year old before you buy it. Generally, it will have a best before date, but not a production date so it is hard to tell how old it is. Dog food is normally made in large runs, then sits in the manufacturer’s warehouse waiting for a distributor or retailer to place an order.

It then sits in their warehouse waiting for a distributor or retailer to place an order. Finally it sits on the shelf at the retail store with hundreds of other varieties, waiting for the customer to come in and want that exact product.

We always kept in mind that Snoop (Doug’s beagle) would be our first cu...

We always kept in mind that Snoop (Doug’s beagle) would be our first customer and wanted to make him the ultimate dog food.

We also knew that being online-only, we had more money to spend on quality ingredients than standard retail brands. We then worked with our manufacturer and an animal nutritionist to develop the best recipe we could.

We even had to twist their arm and source new high quality ingredients just for us. The things we really get passionate about are:

  • Sustainable single-source animal protein
  • Grain free, corn free, soy free food, with low starches
  • High protein but only through real ingredients – no concentrate

Each piece of kibble is approximately 14mm in diameter and pretty flat.

Each piece of kibble is approximately 14mm in diameter and pretty flat.

28% of the Scratch recipe is Kangaroo Meal. This is Kangaroo meat, bones &...

28% of the Scratch recipe is Kangaroo Meal. This is Kangaroo meat, bones & organs that has the fat removed, then is dehydrated and milled into a powder. 5% of the recipe is Kangaroo digest. This is normally hidden in other manufacturer’s products as ‘gravy’ or ‘natural flavours’.

Our digest is Kangaroo meat and organs that are emulsified with a natural enzyme that breaks down the proteins into its amino acids. This makes it easier for dogs to digest and takes the flavour up to 11!

We wanted to make a food with only one animal protein to make it as simple fo...

We wanted to make a food with only one animal protein to make it as simple for dogs to process as possible, rather than filling it out with cheap proteins like poultry meal. Having one animal protein also helps to reduce the chance of allergies. We could not add any more kangaroo without unbalancing the food.

Higher protein doesn’t necessarily mean best either. While high protein is a signal for potentially healthier food, not all proteins are equal.

How it Works

Find out for your dog. We’ll ask for each dogs weight, age and activity level and a few other little things.

That helps us estimate their calorie needs, how much Scratch to feed them and how long a box would last. If you have multiple dogs, you’ll get a feeding guide unique to each of them, but they can eat the same box of food.

We’ll base the frequency of a fresh box arriving based off that feeding plan, but you have full control to pause, cancel, speed up or slow down your subscription as needed.

Just like us hoomans, some dogs don’t like change.

It’s al...

Just like us hoomans, some dogs don’t like change.

It’s also important to remember that sometimes the old food that they may be used to may have had lots of salt or other additives that made it taste great, even if it was not healthy. Be persistent and try not to be trained by your fur baby, but sometimes they might just not be into it.

If you’ve transitioned to Scratch and you’re still unsure, we do offer a 100% money-back guarantee on your first order, no questions asked.

We’ve made it super simple to pause, slow down or speed up your subscri...

We’ve made it super simple to pause, slow down or speed up your subscription with a click of a button so you’re only getting food whenever you need it.

We also remind you 7 days ahead of sending more fresh food for your dogs.

Different ingredients produce different amounts of energy and some food is mo...

Different ingredients produce different amounts of energy and some food is more dense than others, so one cup of two different dog foods can also have a big difference in energy availability.

Our feeding suggestions are usually pretty spot on based on whether your dog is in a healthy weight range, overweight, etc., but you can monitor your dogs weight and use common sense to feed more or less if your dogs weight changes unexpectedly.

We calculate how much Scratch each dog should be fed per day based on each in...

We calculate how much Scratch each dog should be fed per day based on each individual breed, age, weight and activity level.

You can feed them these separate amounts out of the same box, or we can send two boxes at once.

Sure can – just ask us on live chat or by responding to any of our emai...

Sure can – just ask us on live chat or by responding to any of our emails.

Delivery & Payment

Sure will. We will let you know 7 days in advance of when your next fresh box...

Sure will. We will let you know 7 days in advance of when your next fresh box is due to ship and when it will be charged.

Each email contains a quick link to choose a new order date that you’d prefer or a button for us to send it ASAP if you’re running low.

We currently use Australia Post, with no signature required. Your driver will...

We currently use Australia Post, with no signature required. Your driver will leave the box in the safest place possible and leave a card if they think there’s nowhere out of site.

We don’t want you to have to try to get to your local post office during business hours, and then have to lug home a heavy box of food, so let us know if you’d prefer us to leave a note with orders if you have a preferred place for packages.

There are two 4kg resealable bags inside each box. This is important to keep ...

There are two 4kg resealable bags inside each box. This is important to keep the food fresh, and store all the great smells inside for feeding time!

We ship to most places in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and...

We ship to most places in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia.

Shipping is free for all Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Gold Coast customers and subsidized down to a small fee for everyone else. Head to checkout and enter your address to see exactly how much it is to get to your door.

Everything Else

We’d love to avoid plastic all together, but if moisture was to get int...

We’d love to avoid plastic all together, but if moisture was to get into the box it could create mould and be a horrible health risk for your dog. We’re looking at how we can invest in creating a non-plastic bag, but for now, all of our packaging is recyclable.

To get the best value out of recycling the bag, we suggest you put them in the redcycle.net.au bins available at most supermarkets and include instructions in every order email.

We have chosen not to sell in pet stores. We can get you a better food for th...

We have chosen not to sell in pet stores. We can get you a better food for the same price, speak to you about the needs of your dog and send fresher food based on your next order dates.

Sure do.

Sure do. Grab a sample here.

We are confident that your dog will love our kibble and that you’ll see the benefits over time. You can also cancel at any time without restriction, and we offer a money-back guarantee on your first box if you’re unsure after transitioning.

30 years ago, most dogs lived in the backyard rather than on the bed. We now ...

30 years ago, most dogs lived in the backyard rather than on the bed. We now fully accept them into our families as little fur babies.

While pet food has improved, we don’t think that regulation has kept up. In fact, it is still only a voluntary standard that exists, and that was written by the pet food industry itself.

While our manufacturing partners are PFIAA members and audited to the voluntary standard, we have currently chosen not to join. We especially believe that the standard does not demand the transparency that consumers expect and deserve. The flexibility that it allows marketers to deceive and promote is more appropriate for business generations ago, not now.

Single Protein Kangaroo

Each box of Scratch contains 2x 4kg bags of freshly made Scratch kibble.

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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
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Pasture-raised Lamb

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

$84 PER 8kg
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