The UK dog food industry makes it notoriously hard to know what’s actually in your dog’s food, let alone the quality of produce used. Compare UK dog food brands to the way we do things at Healthy K9.

Store-bought Kibble

  • Mostly powdered ingredients from China
  • ‘Meat’ that changes batch to batch
  • Largely owned by big multinationals
  • Confusing & misleading labelling
  • Mass produced & massively marked-up
  • Good luck getting quick service

Healthy K9 Kibble

  • Whole UK produce
  • Premium UK meat (& more of it)
  • 100% independent & UK-owned
  • Fully transparent labelling
  • Fresher food, direct for your dogs
  • You’re talking to the people who make it

Compare UK Dog Food

With such vague labelling, comparing ingredient quality is hard. So let’s compare UK dog food options and how they operate.

Brand / Product Price per kg Grain free Meat content Shows main ingredient % 100% UK made
and owned

Healthy K9 /

Grain Free Salmon 15 kg

£3.20 50 %

Lily’s Kitchen /

Salmon Supper 7 kg 1

£7.43 40 %

Barking Heads /

Pooched Salmon 12 kg 2

£5.33 45 %

Royal Canin /

Medium Adult 15 kg 3

£3.00 Not listed

Hills Science Plan /

Medium Breed 14 kg 4

£3.07 Not Listed

James Wellbeloved /

Fish & Rice 15 kg 5

£3.50 20.8 %

References

1 https://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk/for-dogs/food-for-dogs/shop-by-product-type/dry-food/salmon-dry-food
2 https://barkingheads.co.uk/collections/all/products/pooched-salmon-dry
3 https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/royal-canin-medium-adult-complete-dog-food-with-poultry
4 https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog/dog-food/dry-dog-food/hills-science-plan-dry-adult-dog-food-medium-chicken-flavour-14kg
5 https://shop.wellbeloved.com/products/adult-fish-and-rice-dry-dog-food

Compare UK Dog Food

With such vague labelling, comparing ingredient quality is hard. So let’s compare UK dog food options and how they operate.

Price per kg
Brand / Product Price per kg
Healthy K9 /
Grain Free Salmon 15 kg
£3.20
Lily’s Kitchen /
Salmon Supper 7 kg 1
£7.43
Barking Heads /
Pooched Salmon 12 kg 2
£5.33
Royal Canin /
Medium Adult 15 kg 3
£3.00
Hills Science Plan /
Medium Breed 14 kg 4
£3.07
James Wellbeloved /
Fish & Rice 15 kg 5
£3.50

 

Grain Free
Brand / Product Grain Free
Healthy K9 /
Grain Free Salmon 15 kg
Lily’s Kitchen /
Salmon Supper 7 kg 1
Barking Heads /
Pooched Salmon 12 kg 2
Royal Canin /
Medium Adult 15 kg 3
Hills Science Plan /
Medium Breed 14 kg 4
James Wellbeloved /
Fish & Rice 15 kg 5

 

Meat Content
Brand / Product Meat Content
Healthy K9 /
Grain Free Salmon 15 kg
50%
Lily’s Kitchen /
Salmon Supper 7 kg 1
40%
Barking Heads /
Pooched Salmon 12 kg 2
45%
Royal Canin /
Medium Adult 15 kg 3
Not Listed
Hills Science Plan /
Medium Breed 14 kg 4
Not Listed
James Wellbeloved /
Fish & Rice 15 kg 5
20.8%

 

Shows Main Ingredient
Brand / Product Shows Main Ingredient
Healthy K9 /
Grain Free Salmon 15 kg
Lily’s Kitchen /
Salmon Supper 7 kg 1
Barking Heads /
Pooched Salmon 12 kg 2
Royal Canin /
Medium Adult 15 kg 3
Hills Science Plan /
Medium Breed 14 kg 4
James Wellbeloved /
Fish & Rice 15 kg 5

 

UK Made and Owned
Brand / Product 100% UK Made and Owned
Healthy K9 /
Grain Free Salmon 15 kg
Lily’s Kitchen /
Salmon Supper 7 kg 1
Barking Heads /
Pooched Salmon 12 kg 2
Royal Canin /
Medium Adult 15 kg 3
Hills Science Plan /
Medium Breed 14 kg 4
James Wellbeloved /
Fish & Rice 15 kg 5

 

References

1 https://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk/for-dogs/food-for-dogs/shop-by-product-type/dry-food/salmon-dry-food
2 https://barkingheads.co.uk/collections/all/products/pooched-salmon-dry
3 https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/royal-canin-medium-adult-complete-dog-food-with-poultry
4 https://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/dog/dog-food/dry-dog-food/hills-science-plan-dry-adult-dog-food-medium-chicken-flavour-14kg
5 https://shop.wellbeloved.com/products/adult-fish-and-rice-dry-dog-food