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Basil's Dog Food

Type of food

Complete raw food

Dog types

Pet dogs

Breed sizes

Suitable for toy breed dogs
Adult weight 1-4kg. e.g. Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier
Suitable for small breed dogs
Adult weight 4-10kg. e.g. Beagle, Dachshund, Jack Russell
Suitable for medium breed dogs
Adult weight 10-25kg. e.g. Border Collie, Staffie, Springer, Vizsla
Suitable for large breed dogs
Adult weight 25-45kg. e.g. Boxer, Labrador, Greyhound
Suitable for giant breed dogs
Adult weight 45kg+ e.g. Bernese, Great Dane, Mastiff

Dog ages

From weaning to old age

Pack sizes

500g packs


500g packs = £1.67

Nutritional rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
High meat content: Contains at least 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis)
Hypoallergenic: Free from all ingredients that are regularly linked by veterinarians to food allergies and/or intolerance in dogs like wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
Clearly labelled: Each ingredient is clearly and individually stated and there is at least a reasonable indication of the percentages of the main ingredients
Not certified nutritionally complete: This food does not comply fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Mixing bowl:

Chicken 70% (Whole Minced Chicken, Chicken Hearts, Ground Chicken Bone), Seasonal Vegetables 30% (Carrots, Swede, Parsnips, Broccoli).

As fed (BETA):

Typical Analysis

Protein 14.1%, Fat 8.0%, Fibre 0.5%, Ash 2.4%, Moisture 73.9%.

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

* NFE carbohydrate level (i.e. not including fibre). Level estimated from available data.


500g packs RRP


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Company info
Name: Basilís Dog Food 55 Basil's Dog Food foods listed
HQ: Wiltshire, UK
Manufacturer's product description

" Basil's Dog Food is manufactured from the very best ingredients. The minced meat and minced vegetables we use are all fit for human consumption. The only reason you can't eat Basil's Dog Food is because it contains ground up bones.

Basil's Dog Food is manufactured at a meat processing plant complete with on site vets and meat hygiene inspectors. Consequently, we are able to use the very best and freshest ingredients bought at the best price, with the savings passed on to you.

Basil's Dog Food forms the cornerstone of your dog's diet. You can compliment the diet with your usual mixer and treats. Once your dog has tried Basil's, you and your dog will appreciate the quality of the product which will speak for itself. With Beef, Lamb and Chicken being supplied in a mixed box, it is easy to give your dog a variety (the spice of life!) during the week. The convenience for you the owner, combined with the quality of the food, makes Basil's a unique and affordable dog food which we hope you will appreciate. "

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Brian Penfold 5 months ago

My boy has been on this for over a year. Since Basil's were bought out and moved, and changed the chub size to 400g he refuses to eat it unless he is really hungry, to the point that we have now gone back to tinned food, which he scoffs up. I can only assume that the recipe changed.

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Francine Griffith 10 months ago

It’s feeling a bit like not enough info after the move. 400gms from 500 and price increase makes it feel much less value fir money. However much my dog likes this ( and he does) I’m looking around now

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Sam Gee a year ago

They have moved from Wiltshire and sizes are now 400g instead of 500g. Prices seem to have gone up. No longer £1.66 for 500g. Prices range from £1.39 to £1.99 for 400g.

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Steve A a year ago

Quick question on this food. It has no offal and no added vitamins in place of offal. Is it really a complete diet?

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All About Dog Food Steve A a year ago

Hi Steve. It is marketed as complete but since it does not adhere to FEDIAF's nutritional guidelines for complete foods it does not qualify for our 'nutritionally complete' logo.

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Christina Savage 6 years ago

I have just weaned my litter of puppies on Basil's and they not only loved it; both our own vet and the vets of their new owners have commented on their amazing condition. Never had a single runny poo either. Both of my adult dogs enjoy it every day - highly recommended.

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Anne Griffiths Christina Savage 3 years ago

Basil's really very good. Se have 9 small dogs all but one are rescue dogs , four from bad breeding kennels who came to us in an appalling shape and all l have thrived on Basil's .The boxes of mixed protein are very good idea , and if your dog does not like any particular meat, it can be substituted. Meals are complete, with a recipe which is a plain and straightforward limiting itself to fresh meat, minced bone and vegetable with no long list of all the extra oils, vitamins and herbs other companies go into overkill about. The meat looks fresh and has a proper a mince texture - not the awful paste squishy texture some raw complete meals have and defrosts quickly straight from the freezer in a couple of hours . Very efficient ordering - we have always received ours by next day delivery , with contents still completely frozen.

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