Single protein dog food | Kangaroo recipe by Scratch

Premium Grain-free Kangaroo Dry Dog Food

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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.

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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Kangaroo dog food

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Berries

Grain-free goodness

No filla, all killa. No cheap 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.

Dog Food Meat

Sustainably sourced kangaroo

This lean, protein hit keeps your pup up and at it all day long (and your senior dog from putting on the pounds). We use 100% sustainably sourced kangaroo meal from suppliers with strong ethical standards. No dodgy bits.

Carrots

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, it sounds like your kind of shopping list.

Salmon Dog Food

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 food for a shiny coat in those twilight years.

vitamins

Supplements for strong joints

Formulated with an animal nutritionist, we’ve added Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Hydrolysed Collagen—the key building blocks for healthy joints. Perfect for the mature dogs amongst us dogs or those with rusty joints.

Chickpeas

Rich in fibre

Gotta keep those pipes flowing, hey? Naturally rich in fibre to promote good digestive health and boost the immune system. Say goodbye to runny tummies and hello to perfectly firm number 2s.

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LB
07/07/2020
Lorraine B.
AU AU
  • Dog Breed King Charles Cavalier Spaniels
Scratch Kangaroo Kibble

My 2 dogs are on Scratch, they both love it. It is so good to know that my dogs are getting a balanced diet, with no hidden extras. I was buying a very well known brand, but one of my dogs developed an allergy and she was very unwell. I had to make a change, I found Scratch and am so impressed, my dog is thriving, the allergy has gone. I would highly recommend Scratch, a wonderful pure healthy food for our furry pals.

AR
06/07/2020
Ana R.
AU AU
  • Dog Breed British Bulldog
Great dog food!

Boris is loves his food and treats! He has been on Scratch for about 5 weeks, gets very excited about his meals and treats during the day. His energy levels are always up and his hair has been shed less than usual. Happy bubba, happy mamma! Thanks Scratch for such great work and support to our pets!

Scratch Kangaroo 7.5kg ReviewScratch Kangaroo 7.5kg Review
LH
01/07/2020
Lesley H.
AU AU
  • Dog Breed Labrador retriever
My Kass loves Scratch

Our beautiful lab Kass loves food- especially Scratch- love how we get measuring Cup- so we can be sure we are not over feeding. Delivery was supper too- thx 🙏

Scratch Kangaroo 7.5kg Review
FJ
01/07/2020
Fiona J.
AU AU
  • Dog Breed Tamarukes
Tamaruke's Loving Scratch Kangaroo!

I have recently transitioned my 3 miniature-small Tamarukes over to Scratch Kangaroo. They experience a few runny bums initially, to be expected... but in a very short period of days all settled nicely on their Scratch diet for Breakfast each day and appear to be loving it!! 🙂

Scratch Kangaroo 7.5kg Review
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30/06/2020
Amy D.
AU AU
  • Dog Breed Tamaruke mini labradoodle
Our Puppy LOVES Scratch

Louie is 5 months old. We heard about the brand from our breeder. Easy transition, he loves it, no waste, goodbye stinky poo! Thanks

Scratch Kangaroo 7.5kg Review

The Food

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.

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 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.

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, 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 emails.

Delivery & Payment

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 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 is a resealable bag inside the 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 South Australia.

Shipping is free for all Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane 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.

One day (hopefully in 2019) we’ll offer free shipping Australia-wide, but shipping dog food is expensive, so we’ve subsidized the cost as best we can for now. Watch this space.

Everything Else

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 the same price, speak to you about the needs of your dog and send fresher food based on your next order dates.

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 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.

What's Included?

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Feeding & Transition Guide

Our mates are used to the same meal, day in day out.

A sudden change can stress out their digestive system and get you diving for the poo bag.

Follow our transition guide to get them on to Scratch smoothly.

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Ethics

Australian through and through.

Sourced, made, and owned right here in Australia.

We mix this recipe in New South Wales using 84% locally-sourced ingredients.

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Nutritionally Complete.

We fine-tuned our recipe with an animal nutritionist to make sure every ingredient was spot on and mighty delicious.

Dog Food Subscription

Made fresh on subscription.

We use data to know what your dog needs and when they need it. The subscription model means no more late night dashes to the supermarket. Just fresh dog food delivered to your door without any artificial preservatives.

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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!

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. "Me, trying to be nice to my 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. When is our next trip to Bryon, or Brunswick Street at least?"
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. "Shinny fur helps me get my strut on at the 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 helps brain development in puppies and healthy skin & coat
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 healthy skin and coat as well as immune system. "Having good 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.

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein (Min) 28%
Fat (Min) 15%
Total Carbohydrates(calc) 35%
Metabolisable Energy 368Kcal/100g
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If they don't devour Scratch grain-free goodness after two weeks transitioning, we'll give you a full refund.

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)

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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