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Walker & Drake Cold Pressed Review

Type of food

Complete dry cold pressed

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 2 months to old age

Pack sizes

2kg, 6kg & 10kg bags

RRP

10kg bags = £57.99

AADF rating

76%

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:

Dried Chicken 40%, Sweet Potato 34%, Potato 10%, Brewers Yeast 5%, Beet Pulp 5%, Whole Egg Powder 1%, Poultry Fat 1%, FOS Inulin, Yeast Bio MOS, Psyllium Husk Powder, Apple 0.1%, Carrot 0.1%, Tomato 0.1%, Seaweed 0.06%, Cranberry 0.06%, Flavour Bioflavex, Glucosamine, Fenugreek, Green Tea Extract 0.02%, Fennel Seed, Blueberry, Yucca Schidigera, Chondroitin, Marigold Powder.

As fed (BETA):

Nutritional additives (per kg)

Vitamin a 15000 IU/kg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU/kg, Vitamin E 50 IU/kg, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3mg/kg, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 8mg/kg, Vitamin B6 5mg/kg, Vitamin B12 40 Mcg/kg, Vitamin C 50 mg/kg, Vitamin K 2mg/kg, Zinc 100mg/kg, Manganese 80 mg/kg, Copper 20mg/kg, Iron 30 mg/kg.

Typical Analysis

Protein 32.0%, Fat 9.0%, Fibre 4.0%, Ash 9.0%, Carbs 35.0%, Moisture 10.0%, Calcium 1.50%, Phosphorus 1.00%.

Energy

360.0 kcal/100g

Dry weight nutrients

Above average

Average

Below average

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

Pricing

10kg bags RRP

£57.99

Grams per day

0g

Cost per day

£

Approved supplier:

Walker & Drake

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Manufacturer's product description

" Walker & Drake complete nutrition Cold Pressed dog food.

SUPPORTING A HEALTHY GUT FOR A HEALTHY DOG

We make our food using low temperatures which helps to preserve the natural enzymes, vitamins and fibre, and more of the nutrients, oils and flavours are left intact.

We carefully mix the finest meat, vegetables, fruits and botanicals and press them together for a few seconds at a low temperature.

They\'re then turned into yummy bite size pieces that are easy to digest and full of natural goodness.

And we make it in the UK! "


Company info
Company name: Walker and Drake 99 Walker And Drake foods listed44 Walker And Drake treats listed
HQ: Barnsley, UK
Product country of origin: United Kingdom

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Catherine Rowe one month ago

Thinking of changing from Canagan Small Breed Dental to this. The dental has made no difference to my JRTs bad teeth (they've been on it for many years) and it's just not been the same product lately. Was seriously considering this as the alternative as it seems to be a quality food but researching on this site I find the high proportion of carbohydrate in this food quite alarming and worried my small and ageing terriers will just put on weight with this food. Does anyone have any experience of this?

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Tati S 5 months ago

Bought the duck one to try out for my pup but the smell is atrocious. It's a shame, it looks like great food but I could not stomach it. We had a contractor fixing the wardrobe where it was stored and he thought something was dead in there :/ i wish i was kidding

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ClaudineM 10 months ago

I have 3 dogs ( 1 BullSpringer puppy , senior staffy x & senior JrT )

The JRT is extremely fussy what she will eat but this she loves ,

They get fed once a day , now are in half the amount of food with previous brands .

It’s so nice to see them enjoy food and get excited by knowing they are getting dinner . The JRT her mouth now drools when her food gets put down to her ,

For me it’s changed my life as an owner knowing it’s better quality , they love it & the fact I don’t need to worry about any of them skipping meals .

Previously they were on Wagg, pets at home, James wellbeloved , tails , Harrington, natures menu , royal canin and wainrights plus others

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Iain9688 11 months ago

Our 2 year old lab loves the ocean fish and thrives on it. She is quite a small dog at 25 kg, and needs a little more than the recommended amount for her weight (210g per meal, twice a day), but we can manage her weight easily by adjusting the amount up or down by just a few grams per meal. No digestion issues at all.

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Katie Vasanth one year ago

Our dogs (two labs and a newfie) didn't do so well on this- lots of diarrhea, even after allowing for a few weeks transition time. It also seemed to make them incredibly thirsty, so much so that we took to mixing in a bit of warm water per feed- even then they were always at the water bowl. After a few months we switched, and they went back to normal.

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Julia Walker one year ago

Has anyone experienced vomiting with this?

I rescued my dog in April and immediately had him on this mixed with Butchers. He's had a rough life and seems to have acid reflux, so when he would occasionally vomit (like every 45 days) we looked for triggers like fatty treats, stolen food, blood tests etc.

But I have seen some reviews where dogs have been sick very quickly after eating this.

Although my dogs sick isn't that regular, i'm concerned. I don't want to change his diet quickly and cause him more distress but I don't want to harm him.

The vet has no idea what it is and doesn't seem worried, because I guess a lot of dogs scavenge and throw up, but mine is different:

He doesn't steal food or get fed scraps, I even weigh his dinner and treats to ensure the right calories. He doesn't eat things out on walks or have inconsistent meals. His sick begins with horrendous stomach noises around 10pm and the vomiting starts around 3am and happens hourly for the next 12 hours. It smells awful and is sticky, kind of foamy and definitely distressing to be going on so long.

I don't know what to do.

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Elainemj Julia Walker one year ago

Sounds like hunger pukes given the time and the fact the vomit is foamy maybe try a snack before bed to see if that helps

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Alana K Julia Walker one year ago

I agree with elainemj, my dog had hunger sickness in the past - bile and foamy that smells awful (like gastric juices). I suggest feeding daily amount of food in smaller amounts throughout the day with a meal at normal dinner time and then 9pm ish or later before the stomach noises would start. You could also give a small treat (people sometimes give a 'bedtime biscuit' type thing') straight before he goes to sleep for the night. Alana x

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Antoinette Alles one year ago

I love this food for all my 5 dogs so I get it every week sometimes twice a week. It has helped tremendously with 2 of my boys that have iron deficiency and my one friends it’s a nutritionist and she highly approve this food is the second best to raw food. As not all can afford raw food for our dogs specially for big dogs that I have. I swear by this food to anyone that asks about what do I feed my boys and girl. It’s excellent

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Gurmukh Panesar 2 years ago

The calculation for how many grams per day is incorrect, for a 8kg 2yr old dog, it should be 135g a day, not 96g

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jane glibbery 2 years ago

I have a mini wired Dachshund of 11 months old.

Sadly my dog has not taken to this brand at all. I even went as far as blending it to a powder and mixing a small amount into other food to then try and build up his intake, but as soon as he senses it he’ll leave his food.

Seemed to like the samples that I fed him as treats, but I’m guessing a bowlful is pretty bland (hence tried mixing it with other items). Also I’m not sure he liked how big the kibble pieces were. Weaned him on to raw, but the poops were almost impossible to pick up! So we’re back trying to find a another kibble.

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Gurmukh Panesar 2 years ago

How does this smell?

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jane glibbery Gurmukh Panesar 2 years ago

Bearable, but a bit like powdered cardboard!

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Nicki DW 2 years ago

Been using for our two rescue rotties, after one was on Canagan the other on Harringtons. I needed to find something less expensive than Canagan but better nutritional value than Harringtons. The dry kibble I was using is not listed on this website (Exe Valley) but I'd been interested to know where it does sit in the percentage ratings nutritionally. Unfortunately I might have to go back to EV as the protein levels in the W&D are way to high for one of them...sending her bonkers and quite intolerable. Will finish off the 3 bags I bought and go back to see if it's not the other dogs (intact male)hormones doing her nut in!

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Nicki DW 2 years ago

Not sure why this website cannot list the ingredients Typical ingredients as listed on their website are for the duck flavour:

Dried Duck 42% • Sweet Potato • Beet Pulp • Peas • Chicken Oil • FOS Inulin • Yeast Bio-Mos • Psyllium Husk Powder • Apple • Carrot • Tomato • Seaweed • Cranberry • Flavour Bioflavex • Glucosamine • Fenugreek • Green Tea Extract • Fennel Seed • Blueberry • Yucca Schidigera • Chondroitin • Marigold Powder • Devils Claw Root.

Vitamin A 15,000 iu/kg • Vitamin D3 2,000 iu/kg • Vitamin E 50 iu/kg • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3mg/kg • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 8mg/kg • Vitamin B6 5mg/kg • Vitamin B12 40 mcg/kg • Vitamin C 50 mg/kg • Vitamin K 2mg/kg • Zinc 100mg/kg • Manganese 80 mg/kg • Copper 20mg/kg • Iron 30 mg/kg.

Protein 32% • Oil/Fats 9% • Fibre 4% • Ash 9% • Calcium 1.5% • Phosphorus 1.0% • Salt 0.1% (no added salt).

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Tiffany 2 years ago

The small breed version of this food too has rice in it but its not listed here

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Tiffany 2 years ago

The puppy version of this food contains 'pea protein'. thought it would be useful to comment seeing as it's a yellow ingrediant on here and it seems to only be present in the puppy food.

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Clive Adams 3 years ago

Have been feeding this to my fussy 15y old border collie bitch for several months after success with delicate stomached cavapoo dog puppy of partner. Skin irritation which came on in Collie some years ago around the time James Wellbeloved changed ownership and ingredients has cleared up. Arcana didn't seem to make much difference to skin & she wasn't mad keen on it but her enthusiasm for food has also returned with the W&D. Puppy hasn't had runs since starting on this but does produce prodigious amounts of poo. Have had chicken, duck & fish varieties all eaten with equal relish, I would recommend it.Buy from W&D website for 15% introductory discount, I took a chance & bought 2x 10kg bags for free delivery too. Plus they send 10% off next order voucher.

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Beth Luscombe 3 years ago

My dogs love this food - never seen them so healthy too!

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