Top Quality Dog Food

At Unique Pets we believe in offering top quality, healthy food options for your dog or puppy and we cater for all breeds, large and small. With years of experience behind us we know that providing a quality diet will help your dog stay in prime condition, which means you will both benefit from fewer visits to the vet. We have seen many dogs with a variety of health-related issues – from skin conditions and itching to fussy-eating and bowel problems – all vastly improve once put on a decent diet.

What do dogs eat?

Let’s start with the facts: dogs are carnivores. Dogs have sharp teeth for tearing meat, short digestive tracts to process protein quickly and highly acidic stomachs to breakdown bacteria and bones, which means they can easily process their natural diet of whole prey. Over the years they have evolved as man’s best friend and have learnt to tolerate carbohydrates and vegetables, but they do not require either element in their diet. Whether you choose a raw, wet or dry diet for your dog, we therefore recommend one that follows either the whole prey diet or is high in protein and low in carbohydrates and vegetables. We have scoured the market for you and only stock the best dog food, so please read through this section to understand your options, or better still come and talk to us in our shops at either Aylesbury or Winslow.

Raw Food

The most natural way to feed your dog is to replicate the whole prey diet with raw meat and bones, also known as a BARF diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food), in the ratio of 80% meat, 10% bones and 10% offal. We stock a variety of frozen options to make this easy for you: Nutriment, Natures Menu, Benyfit, Natural Instinct, Paleo Ridge and Bulmers. The simplest way to start is to purchase “complete” meals, where the ratios are already calculated for you and all the brands offer their own ready-made complete meals in a variety of handy portions, ranging from 200g to 1.4kg.

Alternately, if you would like to try your hand at making your own combinations, particularly if your dog requires a specific diet, bring him in so that we can weigh him and create a personalised meal plan for you. We will advise on how much meat, bones and offal is needed in each meal and help you choose from the selection of free flow minces, blocks of meat, bones and offal. For the list of benefits of raw feeding, please click here.

Wet Food

Although we advocate raw food as being the best for your dog, we understand that there are often reasons why it is not suitable for your hound or lifestyle. In order to ensure that your dog still receives the best quality food, we would recommend a high quality wet food instead. Similar to the complete meals in raw, wet food tins and trays provide your dog with all the goodness he needs, but the food has been processed so that it can be stored in a cupboard and therefore has lost some of the nutrients. The varieties we stock will also include an amount of carbohydrates to act as a filler, but we can advise on grain free options if your dog is intolerant to cereals.

Dry Food

Alternately you can give your dog a high quality dry food, also known as kibble. Like the wet food options, we only stock the best dry foods, many of which follow the whole prey diet and are very low in carbohydrates or vegetable fillers. We can advise on the best options for your dog and the quantity that you should be feeding at each meal. Find out more about how the different types of kibble are made here.

Whichever option of dog food you prefer – raw, wet or dry – we would also recommend some recreational dog snacks such as bones, tendons or dried chews to keep their teeth in good condition: click here for more information.

To discuss your options further, please bring your dog in store and ask for a personalised meal plan.

Please click on the images below to link to our recommended brands. Don’t just take our word for it, you can check out the nutritional value of most commercial dog food at an independent website here.

Raw

Nutriment

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With a minimum fresh meat content of 85%, Nutriment Dog Food is probably the highest quality raw dog food you can buy. The products are all made from human grade meat or fish, and the adult dog food range comes in a range of mouthwatering complete flavours, including products specially designed for puppies, senior dogs and those with a food intolerance. The complete raw frozen dog food range is sold in 200g or 500g tubs or 1.4kg chubbs, and we also stock the new Laverstoke Park Farm range in 500g tubs. In addition, you can find a variety of their snack bones and treats.

Natures Menu

natures menu dog food“complete and balanced raw meals”

Natures Menu offer a range of complete and balanced raw meals, providing a convenient and simple way to feed your dog a healthy raw diet every day. Options include frozen raw meals in block or nugget form, cans or pouches. We also stock their DIY options of free flow minces, block meats, offal and bones. Ask us to create a personalised meal plan for your dog.

We are proud to offer an ongoing loyalty scheme with Nature’s Menu on their raw nuggets – you will get 3 bags free once you have bought 30 bags of either the Nature’s Menu nuggets or the Country Hunter nuggets.

 

Natural Instinct

natural instinct dog food unique pets aylesburyaward winning raw pet foods”

Natural Instinct were one of the pioneers of raw feeding and are probably the most experienced supplier around. Their frozen raw product range is very comprehensive with products for working and family dogs from puppy through to adult and senior.

Benyfit

“raw, natural, yummy & complete”

Benyfit Natural was created to give dogs the healthy diet they would naturally eat. It results in healthy skin, teeth & gums, glossy coat, better digestion and strong bones. 

Paleo Ridge

Paleo Ridge“ethically sourced free range produce”

Paleo Ridge Raw is a family run working dog food business operating out of rural Hampshire. They specialise in ethical (organic where possible) free range produce. All the meat used is human grade, British meat and they do not support animal cruelty or halal meat. They offer a variety of different meats in their complete range which are a much coarser blend than other brands, as well as chunks, minces, offal and bones for DIY customers.

 

We Love Raw

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Top quality meat prepared with love in a simple nutritious formula

We Love Raw is a brand new company created as a result of using raw feeding to help the family dog recover from a serious illness. Since then Kevin has done a lot of research into what a dog should eat and has produced a complete raw menu in convenient 150g heart-shaped patties. In consultation with Unique Pets, he has also produced a range without vegetables, as well as chicken-free varieties. We Love Raw also provides a range of bones and will be bringing out a puppy and cat menu shortly.

 

Bulmers

Bulmer Pet Food offers a wide range of raw meat minces, chunks and bones which are ideal for preparing a DIY raw menu on a budget. All their meat products are sourced directly from approved abattoirs & cutting plants, and delivered in refrigerated vehicles. The products are processed & packed on site, before being blast frozen for quality, security & maximum freshness.

Dry

Eden

Eden“holistic pet foods”

We pride ourselves on formulating a range of foods that caters to the nutritional needs of cats and dogs. Developed in consultation with vets and nutritionists, all our food has the best quality meats, fruit and vegetables, and is completely grain and gluten free. Our passion lies in “Supporting animal health through nutrition”™ and will always remain our guiding philosophy as we strive to make animals healthier and happier by making the best dog and cat food on the market.

Orijen

Orijen dog food unique pets aylesburyaward winning dry dog food”

Orijen is a champion dry dog food prepared from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in award-winning kitchens. Orijen uses only the best fresh ranch reared meat and contains no grain or additives. They also offer puppy, adult and senior options of dog food. Meat and vegetable content is 80:20. Dogs just love this product which keeps them happy, healthy and strong.

We are proud to run a promotion with Orijen to get one 340g bag free and a further £5 off a large bag if you buy it within 21 days of your sample.

Acana

Home “Award-winning biologically appropriate dog and cat food”

Acana makes Biologically Appropriate dog and cat foods from fresh regional ingredients. They make their products from start to finish in our very own award-winning kitchens. Their mission is to nourish dogs and cats in two ways: first, according to their natural evolution to a meat-based diet; second, using ingredients that are sustainably raised and harvested by local suppliers and delivered to ther kitchens fresh each day.

We are proud to run a promotion with Acana to get one 340g bag free and a further £5 off a large bag if you buy it within 21 days of your sample.

Akela

Akela

“affordable 80:20 nutrition based on the whole prey concept”

Akela recipes are developed to give dogs optimum nutrition based on how the diet of their grey wolf ancestors.  Akela recipes are rated 5/5 stars by, independent review websites and the three flavours and three sizes of kibble are popular with dogs too.

 

Simpsons Premium

Simpsons premium hypoallergenic dog food“grain free and high meat content”

Simpsons offer naturally preserved grain free dog food with high meat content. It is ideal for dogs with allergies, sensitive skin and/or delicate digestion.

 

 

Canagan

canagan dog food“highest quality meat and fish”

Canagan uses only the highest quality meat and fish in their range of dry dog foods. Products are formulated using a balanced nutritional approach which helps your pet stay healthy. They only produce grain free options to maintain a biologically appropriate diet, and therefore are suitable for dogs who cannot tolerate cereals.

Arden Grange

arden grange screenshot logo“all made to a hypoallergenic formula”

Arden Grange provide an extensive variety of natural dog foods. All are designed to help your dog’s digestion and are made to a hypoallergenic formula.

K9 Natural

 “the best freeze dried dog food and food toppers”

K9Natural is committed to delivering the best natural, dog food the world has to offer. Using the best blends of nature and New Zealand whole food ingredients, they are a team of enthusiastic pet lovers who sniff out the best produce, support sustainable and free range farming practices and understand the journey to get the very best quality meal delivered to your pet’s dinner bowl.

Alpha Spirit

  “Cold pressed dog food with a difference”

The Only Fish Complete Dog Food formula is unique; with a rich and healthy nutritional balance of fatty acids that comes naturally from the fresh fish. The protein from fresh fish is easily digested and assimilated, making it ideal and suitable for all dogs, even those with sensitive stomachs. The Multi-Protein Complete Dog Food is a unique formula, developed and brought to you to enrich the nutritional balance of Multi Protein sources, multiple amino acids profiles supporting many essentials functions; therefore is ideal for maintaining wellness of the animal.

Wet

Nature’s Menu

natures menu dog foodDogs adore their range of steam cooked natural meals served in cans and pouches. Made with real, human grade meat, blended fruit and vegetables and wholesome goodness. Natures Menu cans and pouches are complete and nutritionally balanced, developed with vets and contain no artificial colourings or flavourings, meat meals or meat derivatives. Grain free and chicken free options are available for dogs with allergies and sensitive tummies.

Forthglade

Image result for forthglade logo“100% healthy and natural food for dogs and cats, using real meat and no nasties”

100% healthy and natural food for dogs and cats, using real meat and no nasties. Made in the Devon countryside for over 40 years, Forthglade offers three ranges of dog food with a minimum meat content of 75%: complete grain-free meals for dogs with sensitive tummies, complete meals with brown rice, and complementary meals containing 90% meat to be topped with a good quality mixer.

LoveJoys

Image result for lovejoys logo“ingredients carefully selected and recipes specially formulated to ensure a happy, healthy life for every dog”

Their Pure & Simple range of wet food offers grain free complete meals with a high meat content.

 

Akela

Akela

“affordable 80:20 nutrition based on the whole prey concept”

Akela recipes are developed to give dogs optimum nutrition based on how the diet of their grey wolf ancestors, and they offer a digestive aid alongside the wet food recipes. Akela recipes are rated 5/5 stars by independent review websites.