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Type of food
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
From weaning to old age
125g, 200g, 300g & 400g pouches
400g pouches = £2.44
From Butternut Box: At Butternut Box, we do things a little differently. We ask a few questions about your four-legged friend and calculate the perfect portion from your answers. This means our prices or portions may be slightly different from what is suggested here.
At a glance
Natural: Free from added artificial preservatives, antioxidants, colourings, flavourings or other controversial synthetic ingredientsHigh 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 additivesNot clearly labelled:
This product cannot been awarded the clear labelling logo because the percentage of the first non-meat ingredient is not declared.
Certified nutritionally complete: This food complies fully with the complete food nutrient tolerances as recommended by FEDIAF and/or AAFCO
Nutritional Additives (per Kg): Vitamin A 2200iu, Vitamin D3 150iu, Vitamin E 40mg, Iron (as Iron (ii) Chelate Of Protein Hydrolysates) 25mg, Zinc (as Zinc Chelate Of Protein Hydrolysates) 25mg, Manganese (as Manganese Chelate Of Protein Hydrolysates) 2.5mg, Copper (as Copper (ii) Chelate Of Amino Acids Hydrate) 1.5mg, Iodine (as Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) 0.25mg, Selenium (as Organic Form Of Selenium Produced By Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Cncm I-3060) 0.015mg.
" Butternut Box is a fresh take on dog food; delivering fresh, tasty meals to your door., , What's fresh dog food?, Human-quality meat and vegetables, gently cooked to create simple, tasty, and complete meals. All created with the right balance of vitamins and minerals for dogs of every age., , The Butternut Box food promise, • Human-quality ingredients, • Never any nasties, • Taste-tested by us, , How it works, 1. Tell us about your dog. We'll then calculate your personalised plan and pricing., 2. We gently cook they personalised plan, and deliver it to your door, every few weeks, for free., 3. This is your plan, your way, so you can change, pause or cancel anytime. "
Suitable for all breeds of dogs
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This is the ingredients list as printed on the packaging or manufacturer's website.
Think of the 'mixing bowl' composition like a recipe - all the ingredients you would need to put in a 'mixing bowl' in order to make the food.
Ingredients have to be listed in descending order of their weight so the higher it appears, the more there is.
Ingredients that we believe to be controversial or inferior are highlighted in yellow with particularly low grade, highly contentious or excessively vague ingredients in red.
Information in italics is not usually avaialble on the ingredients list but has been provided to us by the manufacturer to help with our ratings.
As fed composition
While the 'mixing bowl' composition is useful for knowing what went into the food, it doesn't always reflect what your dog is actually eating. This is because the processes that turn the ingredients into the finished pet food can significantly alter the relative weights of the ingredients.
For this reason we've calculated the approximate 'as fed' percentages for the main ingredient categories in the finished product.
Please note that these figures are very approximate. They are estimates based on the information provided by the manufacturer in the ingredients list so the clearer the terminology and the more percentages they provide, the more accurate our estimates will be. Wherever information is lacking, we always assume the worst.
◉ Meat ingredients: includes all meat and fish ingredients except isolated fats/oils.
◉Added oils and fats: includes all isolated oil and fat ingredients.
◉ Carb-rich ingredients: includes all ingredients derived from grains, pseudo-grains, potatoes and other starchy root vegetables, sweet potato and legumes (except whole peas which are categorised under fruit and veg) except for isolated protein and extracted oils. Also includes fibre supplements.
◉ Fruit and veg: includes all whole vegetables and fruits.
◉ Other: all other ingredients. Mostly made up by nutritional supplements and additives.
The price per day of feeding this food based on feeding the manufacturer's recommended daily amount from 400g pouches bought at their rrp to a dog of:
Note: All suggested feeding amounts and costs are only approximate and may vary considerably from dog to dog. Be sure to contact the manufacturer if in any doubt.
94 out of 100 - Excellent
Our unique nutritional ratings are calculated based on a number of characteristics including the quality and quantity of the stated ingredients, certain nutritional and technological additives and the processing methods used to create the food. They are designed to indicate how healthy a food is likely to be for the majority of dogs when fed on a daily basis for an extended period. Click here for more information