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Lily's Kitchen Dry Adult

Type of food

Dry extruded complete

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 12 months to old age

Pack sizes

1kg, 2.5kg, 7kg & 12kg bags


12kg bags = £72.00

AADF rating


At a glance

Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredients
Not high in meat: Contains less than 30% meat ingredients (on a dry matter basis) or meat percentage is unspecified
Hypoallergenic: Free from wheat, maize, dairy products, soya products and artificial additives
Not clearly labelled:

It is difficult to tell exactly what is in this food due to a lack of labelling clarity.

Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO

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Mixing bowl:

42% Freshly Prepared Meat (Chicken 31%, Duck 8%, Chicken Liver 3%), Sweet Potatoes (29%), Whole Peas 6.5%, Whole Lentils, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Egg, Potato Protein, Chicken Gravy, Minerals, Botanicals & Herbs 1% (Alfalfa, Chickweed, Cleavers, Golden Rod, Nettles, Seaweed, Dandelion Root, Celery Seeds, Milk Thistle, Burdock Root, Marigold Flowers, Rosehips.), Salmon Oil, Mannan Oligosaccharides 0.13% Fructooligosaccharides 0.08%, Carrots, Apples, Joint Care Mix (Glucosamine 175mg/kg, Methylsulfonylmethane 175mg/kg, Chondroitin Sulphate 125mg/kg), Cranberries, Spinach.

As fed (BETA):

Why is this different from the ingredients list?

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamins: Vitamin A (as Retinyl Acetate) 18, 000 IU, Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 1, 800 IU, Vitamin E (as Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 150 IU. Trace Elements: Zinc (as Zinc Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate) 50mg, Manganese (as Manganese Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate) 10mg, Copper (as Copper (II) Chelate of Amino Acids Hydrate) 9mg, Selenium (as Organic Selenium S. Cerevisiae Cncm 1-3060) 0.1mg, Iodine (as Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 0.5mg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 23.5%, Fat 12.0%, Fibre 3.5%, Ash 7.0%, Moisture 8.0%, Calcium 1.10%, Phosphorus 0.80%, Omega3 1.20%, Omega6 1.80%.


359.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average


Below average

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


12kg bags RRP


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Company info
Name: Lily's Kitchen
HQ: London, UK
Parent company: Nestle S.A.
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Manufacturer's product description

" Like all our dry food, this grain free, delicious and complete recipe with fresh chicken and freshly prepared duck, is bursting with natural goodness.

We add glucosamine and chondroitin to help aid bone and joint support, prebiotics to help establish a healthy digestion and essential nutrients for overall health. It also contains salmon oil, a fantastic source of Omega-3 fatty acids to help keep your dog's coat, heart, brain and joints in good health.

We make this recipe using wholesome vegetables, fruits and botanical herbs. All the essential vitamins and minerals your dog needs in their daily diet have also been added. "

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Amanda Walker 5 days ago

Don't know what it is about this food, maybe it's to rich for my pooch, but no matter how slowly I transition him on to this his poop is like cow pats. Been on the lamb for a few months now(was previously on the beef) and he's OK in the morning, still soft but has a shape but by the evening it's like toothpaste consistency lol. Time to find him something else I think.

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Julia Baxter 10 months ago

Both my dog and cat have been on different varieties of Lily's Kitchen kibble for 2 or three years. In the last couple of months the recipes have clearly changed and both dog and cat have gone off their food. When I phoned the LK customer line they said there had been no ingredient changes, but you can see the size and colour of the kibble pieces have changed. Until recently my dog's poos have been firm and dark brown in colour, now they are caramel in colour and no longer firm. I shall not buy this brand again.

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melissa 11 months ago

Come of lilys as had health issue with my dog. Since sold its gone down hill.
It is bad it smells its greasy and fatty on trays.

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Kevin Williams a year ago

Iv tried a few brands of dry food for my labrador this is one of them and no matter how slow I transition onto it it resulted in a very unhappy tummy and dog

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D M D a year ago

I have bought Lily's kitchen for my two dogs for many years but since they were bought by Purina I've stopped. They claim that no reformulation has taken place but the food was noticeably more greasy, you could feel it on your hands, the container I kept it in became very greasy and the kibbles stuck together. It also had a stronger smell. Shame as I thought it was a good food.

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Gary 2 years ago

You have misread the ingredients on the pack and as a result, marked down the food unfairly. The chicken and duck has 42% chicken, 31% duck and 8% chicken liver, they put the percentage at the front of each item, you have taken the number after each one and as a result have missed out on a whacking 42% of meat content. Lets hope this slight hasn't cost them much trade!!

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All About Dog Food Gary 2 years ago

Thanks for posting Gary. Our ingredient list is accurate. These are the first few ingredients straight from the Lily's website:"42% Freshly Prepared: Chicken (31%), Duck (8%), Chicken Liver (3%), Sweet Potatoes (30%)"The 42% is the total chicken, duck and chicken liver. I hope that helps clear things up

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Gary All About Dog Food 2 years ago

42% is not the total chicken, duck and liver, it's the chicken alone, 31% Duck and 8% liver, giving a total meat content of 81%

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All About Dog Food Gary 2 years ago

That's incorrect. I'd recommend contacting Lily's directly if you need further assurances.

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Gary All About Dog Food 2 years ago

It's not incorrect, it's written on every bag they sell! Their own website is incorrect.

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cheebifred Gary 2 years ago

its how they word it on the bag so that people often believe the product contains a higher content of one product than another, by listing the total protein first (42%) then the values for their meat contents (31% chicken, 8% duck and 3% liver) it also hides the fact that the food contains about as much potato as it's main protein source. (besides, when using math when would an 81% meat content allow for a 30% potato content? let alone all the other ingredients.) also i'd be quite concerned about a food having a liver content of 8% - that would be putting the dogs at risk of a vitamin a toxicity which can be DEADLY

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Gary cheebifred 2 years ago

It's very dodgy labelling, it doesn't say 'total protein 42%' it is written 42% Chicken 31% duck etc, so anyone reading that is going to take it as there being 42% chicken in it. Apologies to AADF for questioning their accuracy, it seems Lily's aren't as good as I thought, the price you pay you should get 80% meat content.

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cheebifred Gary 2 years ago

Yeah it's annoying as it's easily misread, leading people to believe products are higher quality if they misunderstand/misread it slightly (which is even easier done when they use the scientific names for certain ingredients) unfortunately, it's worded in a way that they won't get in trouble for mis-advertising the product with trading standards etc. I do agree with you though, Lilly's kitchen is a very expensive food for the money - especially when its about the same % rating as Markus muhle which is £32.99 for a 15kg sack online

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jk Gary 11 months ago

No its not written like that on bags Gary, it has a very important colon after relevant words, which makes all the difference. Nothing dodgy about it, just include the punctuation.
Take the colon (:) as meaning "as follows" or "comprised of" in this instance -
Composition: 42% Chicken & Duck: Fresh chicken 31%, Duck 8%,Chicken Liver 3%.
So, its "Composition as follows, 42% Chicken and Duck, comprised of Fresh Chicken 31%, Duck 8% Chicken Liver 3%. Which makes 42%.

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Alicia Jackman 4 years ago

I have a very odd observation about my dog on this food. The chicken flavour of Lily's kitchen makes my Cavalie KC Spaniel drink A LOT of water, he goes through 3 FULL bowls of water a day, thats about 5 glasses of water a day for a dog that weighs 10kg.This then causes him to pee in the house because he can't hold it between his walks, on numerous occasions he has woken me up in the middle of the night to take him out and today he has weed on the floor and this is completely out of character for him.I have made this observation in the past when I fed him this food, the same thing happened, I switched him to a different food, it went away. After feeding him this again, its started again.Has anyone else experienced this with their dog?

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Peta Alicia Jackman 3 years ago

I've noticed my dog drinking so much more water since switching to the lamb variety from James Wellbeloved. We've had a few accidents too and I hadn't attributed it to the excess water until now.
Perhaps I'll take her off it again

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Jamie 4 years ago

I noticed that you have Milk in bold red but it’s actually milk thistle not a dairy product

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All About Dog Food Jamie 4 years ago

Sorry about that. Fixed now

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Pat Beadle All About Dog Food 4 years ago

I noticed you have it down as containing sodium selenite when in actual fact they use Organic Selenium S.cerevis!

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All About Dog Food Pat Beadle 4 years ago

Apologies also for the outdated info. Everything has now been updated.

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caMORONs enemy 6 years ago

I've had my 50KG dog - he's a big one! - on raw meat for years. He had 2lbs a day for a long time but in the last year he's eating a bit less meat, so he has 1lb one day and 2lb the next day and he now wants more biscuits, so he has a bowlful of dry biscuits down all the time - luckily he only eats either just before he's going out or when he's hungry at other times and doesn't just eat for the sake of it, he's trustworthy in that sense! I've always got my fresh minced meat from Landywoods, now called LPF. I've always found them good. You buy it frozen, 20lb is £14. It's good quality - my dog is very fussy and would not eat it if it wasn't.
The biscuits he has are Lily's kitchen chicken and duck grain free biscuits - expensive but excellent quality, Iams adult large breed and Asda's smartprice complete meal - I'm surprised he likes the Asda one's but he's very keen on these and as they're so cheap, I'm happy if he's happy!

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kassandra 7 years ago

I have a 7 month shezo and I feed him with science plan but getting fed up with it.i just don't no what to try for him as am a pensioner I can't keep putting it in bin.caan you pleas help .do you have any sample some I can try him on please. Thank you ms fisk.

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Anthea 7 years ago

Hi Catspelle, that's very interesting about the paw licking. I cook for one of my cocker's meals daily and for the other she has Lily's Kitchen dried food and she drives me mad with her paw licking. I thought it was my cooking and was considering giving that up (as it is time consuming and boring!) but maybe it's the lily's Kitchen. What worries me about Barf is parasites? I have read of dogs getting horrible things from raw food. Does anyone know whether firms like Natural Instinct treat the food in any way? They say it is parasite free as it is human grade meat but I wouldn't fancy sitting down to a plate of raw meat or fish myself, however good quality!

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Catspelle 7 years ago

Thanks Florencia 74 I can't say the BARF diet appeals to me as a dog owner but I'll certainly look into it. Your reply is much appreciated. Interesting that it's my bitch who's drinking excessively!

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Catspelle 7 years ago

Sorry mean excessive coat as well as paw licking and dog rumbly tummy and wind.

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Catspelle 7 years ago

I am about 3 months in moving my cockers from Hills science plan onto lily's kitchen both dry and wet. I am noticing my bitch drinking increased water after feeding and she has begun excessive licking both cost and paws and has mouth dermititus. My dog has a very crumbly by in my and increased wind. I' m guessing its not suiting them. Sadly did not find their help desk very helpful. Any suggestions on whether to persevere? Thanks. Not sure what to move to!

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Florencia 74 Catspelle 7 years ago

Hi, I had my Australian cattle dog on Lili's when she was four months but it didn't agree at all with her digestive system and she wasn't interested in the kibble unless it was mixed with wet food. We persevered for 2 months but she started to lose weight and got really sick so we decided to put her on the Barf diet as a friend of mine had his dog on it. She has been on it for over 2 months now and it was the best decision ever made. I use a brand called natural instinct and she absolutely loves it! The transition went well and she looks so healthy, it's definitely worth a try!

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