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Acana Regionals

Acana Regionals

Acana is made by Champion Petfoods - the same Canadian company that produces Orijen. Like the very popular Orijen range, Acana's Grain-free range is built around a very high meat content (although not quite as high as Orijen), a broad range of...

Natural
Contains at least 30% meat (on a dry matter basis)
Contains no common allergy causing ingredients
Free from all cereal grains
Ingredients list is clear and leaves no room for misinterpretation
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Why dog food matters

By David Jackson, AllAboutDogFood.co.uk

It's always alarming how many dog owners believe their sick dogs to be perfectly fine. Ask the question 'how's your dog doing' and most will tell you that their dog is the picture of health but even the briefest examinations often reveal that many of our four-legged friends really aren't doing that well at all.

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Alfalfa / Lucerne

medium quality ingredient
Alfalfa / Lucerne

Alfalfa (or lucerne as it is more commonly known in the UK) is part of the legume family of plants making it a cousin of clover, peas and beans and, depending on how much there is in a food, it can...

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Site news

01 May 2018

Calling all dog food retailers!
Calling all dog food retailers!

With over 15,000 people using the store finder every month, it's well worth getting your business listed. Customers will be able to find you by your location, the services you provide and the brands of pet foods you carry. You'll also get your own page right here on AADF with directions to your door, opening times, a link to your website and much more. To sign up, just get in touch

11 Apr 2018

Instant Review Generator!
Instant Review Generator!

Found a food that isn't listed on the site yet? Don't forget that you can always use our Instant Review Generator to get a bit more insight! Just enter the ingredients list as it's printed on the packaging or website, click the big arrow and hey presto, an instant review just for you!

21 Mar 2018

More updates than you can shake a stick at!
More updates than you can shake a stick at!

Pet foods change all the time - new products, updated recipes, rebranded packaging or just the perpetual price rises, it can be hard to keep up. But don't worry, we're all over it! Amongst our most recent updates and additions are Forthglade, Beta, Nature's Way, Pro Plan, Akela Raw, ZiwiPeak and Naturaw!

14 Mar 2018

It's Our 6th Birthday!
It's Our 6th Birthday!

...and boy, what a six years it has been! Together we really are changing the pet food landscape. With every like, share, comment and post, we're reaching more and more pet owners across the country and beyond and many more of our furry friends are living longer, happier lives as a result! So THANK YOU and please keep doing what you're doing!

09 Mar 2018

Pro Plan updated
Pro Plan updated

All of the new Pro Plan formulas are now listed and rated on the Dog Food Directory - click on the above link to see how they stack up! If you're a Pro Plan customer, please let us know how the new recipes have gone down with your pack in the relevant comments sections.

10 Jan 2018

Markus Mühle Factory Visit
Markus Mühle Factory Visit

Last week I was able to pay a visit to the Markus Mühle cold pressing plant in Germany to see first hand if their foods are all that they're cracked up to be. You can now see my write up over on the forum...

22 Nov 2017

Full Ava range now listed!
Full Ava range now listed!

Pets at Home's new Ava range is finally listed on the Dog Food Directory! Thanks for your patience with this one. Has your dog already tried Ava? Do let us know how it went down in the comments sections.

19 Oct 2017

Aldi won't tell us anything about their pet foods!
Aldi won't tell us anything about their pet foods!

With very little information on the packaging and even less on their website, Aldi's pet foods raise an awful lot of questions. Sadly, when you put the questions to them directly they simply refuse to answer. The complete lack of transparency is very worrying and we recommend leaving their Earl's range well alone.

02 Oct 2017

Are pet food multinationals brainwashing our vets?
Are pet food multinationals brainwashing our vets?

These incredibly revealing letters between The Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh and Pedigree leave no doubt as to how intertwined certain pet food companies have become in the education of our vets. Full article coming soon...

21 Sep 2017

Edgard & Cooper and McAdams keeping it Fresh!
Edgard & Cooper and McAdams keeping it Fresh!

Looking for a top-quality dry food but not sure about meat meal? McAdams and Edgard & Cooper may have the answer and both ranges are finally listed on the dog food directory! As always, if you have any experience with either brand please be sure to share in the comments section on the appropriate product page.

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Paws In Padstow in Padstow

The Premiere Padstow Dog Boutique We only want the best for our best friend, and our mission is to provide that for our customers and their dogs too. Your dog is part of the family after all and should be no less deserving. We pride...

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Dog food discussion...

Re: Sainsbury’s tinned dog food

I am a bit confused, and frankly curious with regards this food combination?You normally feed Pure Mixer and Sainsburys Tins - :...

WarfieldWolf · Recalls and alerts · Yesterday at 12:23

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

Just to add that, I used to spend a lot of time trying to guess why she was so reactive e.g.  genes, trauma. I came to the concl...

Tinyplanets · Introductions · May 25, 2018, 12:38

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

Sorry to hear you’re encountering so many issues with your dog and I applaud you for working so hard with her, it’s not easy and...

Petmum · Introductions · May 25, 2018, 11:48

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

Hello and welcome to the forum. I can't add much to what Dottie has said. All the work on walking and reactive dogs makes comple...

Tinyplanets · Introductions · May 25, 2018, 08:42

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

I mentioned a behaviourist rather than a trainer because I believe that a dog cannot learn if it is stressed so we need to work ...

Dottie · Introductions · May 24, 2018, 18:08

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

Thanks Rebecca, she's not scared or stressed to the point that she would run and is well behaved around other dogs off the lead ...

freyasdad · Introductions · May 24, 2018, 16:42

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

Hi PaulThe only experience I have had with a German shepherd is I puppy walked one for guide dogs. He was a lovely dog, but a ni...

Rebecca Forrest · Introductions · May 24, 2018, 16:37

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

Hi Dottie, thanks for the reply,                               I do realise that the raw food is a huge hot potato of controvers...

freyasdad · Introductions · May 24, 2018, 16:22

Re: Sainsbury’s tinned dog food

Please let us know how you get on. It sounds like a frustrating problem and I hope that your dog’s digestive issues settles down...

Dottie · Recalls and alerts · May 24, 2018, 14:42

Re: Hello , raw feeding and behaviour advice please

Hello and welcome to the forum. The link between high protein diet and behaviour issues is controversial and it’s probably bette...

Dottie · Introductions · May 24, 2018, 14:38

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