Welcome to Healthy K9

Healthy K9 is an independent brand of high quality hypoallergenic dry dog food based in Derbyshire.

The Healthy K9 brand was created by Colin Tomlinson, Cert.Ms. Dip.Ms., GoDT., a recognised canine behaviourist with over 25 years of experience, who wanted to bring an affordable, quality, healthy, dry dog food to the market. He recognised a need for dog foods that help alleviate allergic reactions and promote healthy wellbeing. These are recipes that won’t make your dog hyperactive or pooh for England or both!

Summer Break 2015

We are closed for orders and collections from the following dates:

Last Internet and phone orders: Wednesday 3rd of June 2015. - Re-commencing: Friday 12th of June 2015 Delivery will be Tuesday 16th June 2015.

Order collections from our store cease: Wednesday 3rd of June 2015. - Re-commencing Saturday 13th of June 2015. Please telephone first to ensure we are open.

Local Van deliveries will cease on: Wednesday 3rd of June 2015. - Re-commencing Tuesday 16th of June 2015.

Just a reminder: Our hours of business are 9.00am till 6.00pm weekdays (telephone orders and store collections) 9.30am till 4.30pm Saturdays, we are closed on Sundays.

We thank you for your continued support. Colin & Kath.

Why Go Grain Free?

Dogs have evolved over millennia to eat meat. Most carnivores, find it difficult to digest grains. Dogs don't have the enzyme called amylase in their saliva, which aids the break down of starchy carbohydrates. At Healthy K9, we have created a range of tasty canine nutrition, specifically formulated without grain, containing a high meat content and beneficial supplements for promoting healthy skin, eyes, coat & cognitive development.

Grains such as corn (maize), wheat and barley have been linked with canine allergies, with symptoms ranging from upset stomach to itchy flaky skin. Even if your pet has no allergies, these grains are significantly less digestible and have limited nutritional value when compared to meat and yet, they are present in the majority of pet foods. We have replaced the grains with highly digestible Sweet Potato. The Sweet Potato is nutritionally quite different from common potatoes. It contains much more fibre, is a fantastic source of vitamin A and is also rich in vitamins C and B and several minerals. Due to the high meat content, less food will be needed to satisfy your dog's dietary requirements. Our own Lab Bitch has 90gms twice a day! We supply veterinary approved formula's from Puppy to Senior in a range of very tasty recipes.

Why Hypo-allergenic?

Many scientists allude to the fact that due to years and years of commercial over breeding of dogs, the dogs own immune system has become weakened creating an animal whose internal systems are unable to cope with disease and allergens.

Dogs with weakened immune systems will see particular proteins from foods as invaders and produce antibodies to target and attack the intruder. Various cells within the body will release ‘Histamines.’ These are a group of chemicals that can cause inflammation.

The inflammation can become chronic and spread from the digestive tract to other areas of the body such as skin, ears, eyes, etc, making them also become inflamed and very itchy.

The most common allergens are wheat and in particular the wheat-protein gluten, dairy products, some meats, eggs and soya. Many dog foods contain poor quality ingredients, colourants, refined sugar, bakery waste (stale bread) and various chemical preservatives.


The definition of the word hypoallergenic is "having a decreased tendency to provoke an allergic reaction". The ingredients in Healthy K9 hypo-allergenic dog food exclude common allergy triggering ingredients such as wheat protein, dairy products or soya, thereby minimising the risk of an allergic reaction.

Healthy K9 – Quality and Affordability

All our formulas are manufactured in the U.K. from ‘human grade’ constituents. We don’t use meat and animal derivatives or bi-products. We don’t use bulking agents or colourants. Please compare our products to the hypo-allergenic market leaders and then compare the price.

Our Fish & Potato with Allergy-X is (in most cases) far superior to so called ‘special diets’ from your vets and almost half the price!

Our own Black Lab ‘Talla’ is a shining example (literally) of how a quality food can benefit your dog. She is 20kg and eats 180gms of Grain Free Salmon, Trout, Sweet Potato & Asparagus per day. Why not come and see her. We welcome visitors and give free advice and free samples. If you have a particular dietary issue give Colin a call and have a no obligation chat we could benefit your dog and your pocket.