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Bella & Duke Adult Complete | Premium Review

Type of food

Complete raw

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

500g tubs

RRP

500g tubs = £2.87

AADF rating

92%

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:

Chicken 60% (Chicken Meat 57%, Chicken Bone 3%), Beef 20% (Beef Tripe 7%, Beef Kidney 5%, Beef Liver 5%, Beef Trachea 3%), Sustainable Seasonal Vegetables 17.6% (Carrots 10%, Sprouts 3%, Broccoli 2%, Cauliflower 2%, Cabbage 0.6%), Blueberries 1%, Oil 1% (Pure Olive Oil 0.9%, Herring Oil 0.1%), Sustainable Kelp 0.4%

As fed (BETA):

Why is this different from the ingredients list?

Nutritional additives (per kg)

None.

Typical Analysis

Protein 14.5%, Fat 5.4%, Fibre 0.6%, Ash 2.5%, Moisture 75.5%.

Energy

102.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

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

Pricing

500g tubs RRP

£2.87

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

Approved supplier:

Bella & Duke

Company

Manufacturer's product description

" Delicious, nutritious, and 100% raw. Our chicken and beef meal is set to be a forever favourite on your dog’s menu. With purposeful ingredients, all carefully chosen to help them live their healthiest, happiest lives, this raw meal is packed with everything that they need to thrive. "


Company info
Company name: Bella & Duke 3939 Bella & Duke foods listed
HQ: Perthshire, UK
Product country of origin: United Kingdom

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Adam Broadhead 3 months ago

There's a lot to like about Bella and Duke (great support, community, deliveries, choice) but fibre content isn't one.

I'd say if it's a complete food then it shouldn't need supplementing yet I have to add fibre (and many add lots of fish and veg to the meals) which further bloats the cost. I have to do this as m dog suffers from anal gland issues on the food.

So if you compare the official B&D site you can see the breakdown of the Premium Beef as:

Composition

Beef 80% (beef meat and bone, beef tripe, beef liver, beef kidney, beef spleen, beef trachea)

Seasonal vegetables and berries

Kelp

Pure olive oil

Herring oil

Product typical analysis

Moisture 65.2%

Total fat 16.4%

Protein 15.0%

Ash 2.8%

Fibre 1.1%

Note the fibre here is 1.1 not 11.1 as shown above.

Aside from the gland issues my dog has a good coat and looks and acts bright but it's frustrating messing about with additional extras, this coupled with having a young child running about and overall cost has me moving away from raw.

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Mark Antrobus 6 months ago

Don’t understand all about dog foods rating? This food has gone from 98% to 75% to now 81%. How can we trust these ratings? If you are a trusted site please explain? I think your whole credibility is at stake here with my simple question????

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Lisa Mead Mark Antrobus 6 months ago

I have the same question Mark. My 2 dogs have been on Bella & Duke for about 6 months and are doing great on it. I made a note on 14 July 2023 that Bella & Duke's Superfood Enriched Dog Food had a 99% rating on AADF. Today, I don't see B&D's Superfood Enriched line listed at all, and there is a discrepancy between the ratings that come up when you enter "Bella & Duke" in the Search bar and the main product info page. Through the Search bar, it gives 93% for the B&D Adult Complete food, but when you click through to the main listing the exact same food has an 81% rating. I'd like to know what's going on because yes, it brings the reliability of the AADF website into question.

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All About Dog Food Mark Antrobus 6 months ago

Hi Mark and Lisa - thanks for the comments and apologies for the confusion caused. You're quite right that Bella & Duke's scores have changed a few times recently. In July we completed a major update to our rating algorithm which meant a lot of ratings changed. You can find more details here. Since then B&D have amended their formulas and our ratings have been updated accordingly. The current rating of 81% is correct. The main factors holding it back from scoring higher are the general lack of individual ingredient percentages as well as the use of broad umbrella terms like 'seasonal vegetables' and 'seasonal berries'. Without knowing exactly what ingredients are used or how much there are of each it's impossible for us to score the foods higher at this stage. I hope that helps

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All About Dog Food Mark Antrobus 6 months ago

Oh and the search bar is provided by Google so it always takes a little time for it to catch up after an update. It should all be fixed the next time Google crawls the site

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AlexMerenda 9 months ago

The packaging has been prone to splits since they've changed it a while back now but as the food is frozen there's no mess and still very easy to store.

Been on BnD for a few years now and the extra info you get from them whether it's pod casts or the FB community group is invaluable.

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Kathy McMahon 9 months ago

My dog loves the lamb, some cartons are broken but the food is always frozen so that's not a worry for me, my cat also is very happy on B&D cat food.

It's the best frozen food I have bought so far.

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Tracy Hester 9 months ago

recently they went over to flimsy packaging. since then i have received a lot of broken packages. they claim to test their meat to make sure its got no bacteria yet the packages are broken and open to all sorts of bacteria. i have complained and the last batch i got had half the packages broken, so no improvement. they have also put their prices up too.

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IanB 3 years ago

It isn’t clear how Bella & Duke’s advertising this as ‘premium’ can be justified, when if you compare the ingredients list with the much cheaper working dog range, there isn’t much difference and nothing in this one that justifies the price difference?

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