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In our #Ditchthedry Knowledge Centre you’ll find valuable insights, science-based facts on raw feeding and practical support to transition from dry to raw feeding from vets, canine nutritionists, dog trainers, sport dog trainers, professional breeders, dog foster carers, holistic therapists and even some famous dog lovers you’ll recognise:

16 Feb '21

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If Kibbled Dog Food Is So Bad, Why Is Raw Dog Food Not Seen As the Solution?

Fascinating question, the answer to which involves money, habits, reputations, marketing and familiarity.  It’s obvious, if you talk to any human nutritionist or naturopath, that eating ultra-processed food every day of your life cannot be healthy. Why, then, do we feed our precious dogs on the stuff?  Let’s examine the reasons why feeding dogs a […]

16 Feb '21

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How Did Dry Dog Food Become ‘Normal’

Dry brown kibbled dog food is the norm in the UK. It is artificial nutrition, but most dog owners feed it. Combining large quantities of grain or non-grain carbohydrate with meat-meal, fats, minerals and vitamins, kibble is processed industrially at high temperature and pressure. How could this synthetic ‘stuff’ be accepted by vets, scientists and […]

16 Feb '21

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Raw Feeding Myths Busted

We are Olivia and Iain Patz who run an agility club called Bark Zone in Southampton and compete our dogs to international level. Let’s give you a bit of back ground on us to start with. We are a family of 3 with 6 dogs ! We have 2 working sheep dogs (Leo and Dappy), […]

16 Feb '21

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Dry Fed Poo vs Raw Fed Poo

It’s time to talk dog poo! Let’s talk poo! Yes, we understand it may not be the nicest topic to discuss but here are some observations and yet more pro-raw arguments. For many dog owners of both dogs that have been raw fed and kibble fed, you will most certainly relate. For those of you […]

16 Feb '21

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Biscuits for dogs – Why Dry Biscuits Aren’t a Treat

Bone shaped biscuits are one of the oldest types of dog biscuits, so much so, they are virtually a staple for many dogs as treats, or time-out biscuits. But are they actually good for dogs? With such a traditional heritage you could be forgiven for assuming they must be fine, after all they are still […]

16 Feb '21

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What are the Raw Benefits?

Our BARF recipes (Biologically Appropriate Raw Feeding), are painstakingly prepared nutritionally balanced meals consisting of only premium human grade ingredients from DEFRA approved British British Farm certified farms. Our menu range is all made lovingly by hand in Yorkshire. By dog people, for dog people! Raw feeding and the BARF diet concept is simply about […]