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Different Dog

Type of food

Complete wet fresh

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

250g, 600g & 1kg tubs

RRP

600g tubs = £6.60

Notes

Different Dog is a 'tailored plan' food so pack sizes and prices can vary. The price per day here is calculated using the price per 600g pack for an average, healthy 14kg adult dog and is for comparison purposes only.

AADF rating

93%

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

Price per day

£

Nutrition

Composition

Mixing bowl:

Beef (Mince 30%, Heart 25%, Liver 5%), Spinach (14%), Carrot, Squash, Apple (5%), Mushroom, Salmon Oil (1.2%), Parsley (0.7%), Brewers Yeast (0.3%), Chia Seeds (0.3%), Kelp (0.3%), Turmeric (0.02%), Minerals.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 2500iu, Vitamin D3 400iu, Vitamin E 50mg, Zinc (as Zinc Chelate of Protein Hydrolysates) 18mg, Iron (as Iron II Chelate of Protein Hydrolysates) 15mg, Manganese (as Manganese Chelate of Protein Hydrolysates) 7.5mg, Copper (as Copper (II Chelate of Protein Hydrolysates) 4.5mg, Iodine (as Calcium Iodate, Anhydrous) 0.025mg

Typical Analysis

Protein 12.2%, Fat 7.8%, Fibre 1.0%, Ash 2.7%, Moisture 71.1%.

Energy

175.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

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

Pricing

600g tubs RRP

£6.60

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

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Manufacturer's product description

" British Beef hand cooked with scrummy spinach, squash, carrots, a dash of mushrooms and a pinch of Parsley. This flavoursome dish is sure to be drool-worthy. Crammed with vitamins, antioxidants, beta-carotene and roughage to keep that digestive tract running smoothly. "


Company info
Company name: Different Dog 1010 Different Dog foods listed22 Different Dog treats listed
HQ: Shropshire, UK
Product country of origin: United Kingdom

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Kate Lettie 9 hours ago

Just had our first delivery of Different Dog & it looks great! My dog has epilepsy so I emailed to ask if there is any rosemary in the meals as it can apparently be a trigger and the team got back to me straight away to say it was okay for her, great customer service. There is a great variety of meals & I also love that the packaging is compostable and you can return the packaging, not many brands do this.

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Linda Lou 5 months ago

Otis has been on different dog for a year now . He loves this except the fish supper one . He so active and keeps a healthy weight on it . Has turkey and venison recipes as said better for anal glands but still has problems with them. Vet said certain breeds can be prone . Wouldn’t feed my dog anything else but this food

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YorkieT 10 months ago

I have 2 Yorkshire Terriers who have regular bouts of Colitis. Would Different Dog foods help?

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Yorkiemum 10 months ago

I get this dog food and the turkey fricassee is different to here.crude fat 4.9 per cent

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Isobel Hunt 10 months ago

I was recommended Different Dog by several practitioners in the integrative vet care world when my elderly dog needed something other than raw. I am a firm believer in feeding species-appropriate fresh food and this fitted the bill perfectly. There is plenty of variety in the recipes and they don't use cheap inappropriate fillers which is also important. My dog loves it and is thriving. I would definitely recommend it.

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Anon8 11 months ago

Different Dog has been an absolute game changer. After a year of runny poo, episodes of diarrhoea and weight loss a change to Different Dog a couple of months ago has resolved our dog’s sensitive tummy issues. We previously tried both Butternut Box and Marleybones but neither worked for him. It’s not the cheapest but worth every penny and I would pay twice the price if I had to. He also absolutely loves it (although he eats everything)! I’ve been warming it slightly through the winter - it looks good enough to eat! Such a great range with lots of proteins and healthy recipes to choose from. Highly recommended.

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Jonathan Bore 11 months ago

I thoroughly recommend this food. My Welsh Terrier loves it and he is noticeably livelier, more alert and more attentive, and is now the right size - he was slightly overweight and sluggish before. He doesn't beg so much for human food either because he thinks every Different Dog dinner is fabulous.

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Axle1 one year ago

Have just started using different dog, have been using butternut. Hoping change will help with our GSD puppy as he has skin problem. And as others have said I was a bit concerned with butternut fillers. Our pup eats anything so not about him being fussy. We are going for 80% × 20% dry as cost is prohibitive. Our other 3 dogs have home cooked with dorwest additives and cup of dry . With once a week butternut. Will let you know how pup does

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Jo McRae Axle1 9 months ago

I have just ordered Different Dog for the end of the month. Also changing from Butternut Box as my dog has skin problems as well. Have you seen an improvement??

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disqus_qmQYnUz0tO 2 years ago

My boy has pancreatitis and it seems to have been mild, after months of home cooking and using a nutritionist we got him back to full health and now we are using Different Dog. The quality of the food is extremely impressive, I have tried Butternut box but the fat content after calculating dry matter is not suitable for a dog like mine, where as Different Dog's trim me turkey and catch of the day are. They also don't add silly fillers like lentils and legumes. Very happy customer so far and hope my fussy boy continues to love this food.

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Sarah 3 years ago

I love this food. I wanted to go fresh for my dogs and first tried Butternut box, but the legumes in all their recipes didn’t agree with one of my dogs.
I switched to different dog and it’s perfect. I love warming it up for my 15 year old dog to spoil her, she loves it and I feel good about giving her the best food I can.
Only downside is the different dog website, it definitely needs some work, but we get there in the end.

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DwaynettaDibbley 3 years ago

I'm about to give this a go. Our dogs are on Butternut Box at the moment but I am concerned about the high number of lentils, peas, potato and beans in their recipes (every single recipe contains lots of them). I know the jury is out on legumes at the moment, but I thought if I could mix it up a bit the percentage of legumes in their diets will be reduced. This is still grain free by the looks of it, but with considerably less legumes. I will come back after they try it with their verdict.

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Carly DwaynettaDibbley 3 years ago

I tried my pup on Butternut box too, he didn't really like it. I found the texture to be a little strange and it was very strong smelling on the herb side.
Switched to Different Dog and honestly, it sounds cliché but he really is a different dog! He gets super excited about his food now and polishes off the whole bowl in one go. This in the only dog food he's ever done that with and we've tried a few including dry, raw and homecooked. This is just like what I'd want to make him at home if I had the time and inclination to do that but now I've found this, I don't have to worry about home cooking and him potentially not getting all the nutrients he needs. It is expensive for dog food but it's worth it! Gets my vote.

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Anita Ruth Pinto 4 years ago

Had a little problem with first order delay but my fussy staffy X licks the bowl inside and out. We are only just beginning with this food but with the variety provided, I'm hoping we found our niche. The veg in the food is super cool!!! And, may I say that her digestion has changed. Also, there is NO flatulence which, most of you know, is a Godsend. AND it is missing the usual dogfood smell which replicated in her faecies. It looks delicious enough for a human to eat. No worries, I won't.....

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NatsR 4 years ago

So far so good with Different Dog. Switched my Chihuahua over from Butternut Box because Different Dog have more variety and the food comes in a cardboard container, not plastic. My dog tends to have a poor appetite. Not with Different Dog! One month in and he's still clearing his bowl regularly. The ordering process is a little confusing but the staff are super helpful. The food looks and smells delicious. Although pricier, it's good value for a small dog and I waste less than I used to. Thumbs up for Different Dog from me.

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Anita Ruth Pinto NatsR 4 years ago

I too was with Butternut Box for a long time but, as you say, they only have a limited variety. 4. I did not like the smell and the lumps of fat I had to pick out every time I cut open the messy pouches. So, hopefully, up and onwards from now.

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Jessica Everett 5 years ago

This is the first food that my dog actually thrives on and doesn’t cause me tons of food wastage! Thank goodness for Different Dog! I highly recommend this food, especially for fussy dogs.

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