Wolves and dogs share 99.9% of their DNA, feeding raw therefore is one of the most natural ways of feeding your dog, as it mimics their ancestral diet. Although for some of us it can have downsides: cost, freezer space, getting in the routine of defrosting the day before and the inconvenience when traveling with your dog. If you would like to feed your dog a raw diet but are looking for a convenient alternative, dry raw dog food is a great option.
Our menus are packed with fresh meat, vegetables and fruits that are gently air dried to preserve all the essential nutrients found directly in our human-grade ingredients. Say Goodbye to...Storage issues, large order quantities and defrosting times.
It is official- Our Dry Raw scored 98% Nutritional Rating on All About Dog Food, the UK's leading & independent dog food comparison site.
- Improved Digestion
- Healthier Skin
- Cleaner Teeth
- Better Breath
- Balanced Energy Level
Do you need to add supplements to your dogs diet when feeding Fresco Dry Raw?
Our Complete PLUS recipes are complete menus and consist exclusively of pure muscle meat, vegetables, fruits and oils. All nutrients essential for dogs are contained directly in these ingredients, no supplements are needed for healthy dogs.
How do we make our dry raw food?
The manufacturing process of our dry raw differs from all conventional "premium" dry food. Instead of extruding the ingredients under high pressure and high temperatures (pressure cooker), they are gently air and freeze-dried. All vital nutrients that are contained directly in the original ingredients are retained by this innovative process.
How to transition to Fresco Dry Raw?
There is no set rule as every dog is different, we do however favour a straight swap technique for effortless transitioning and recommend changing over the diet immediately.
- Skip a meal (preferably in the evening) and simple serve the nuggets the next morning.
- Feed a single protein for the first 14 days to allow your dog's tummy to get used to their new food. After two weeks, we recommend alternating between different proteins.
- Add new proteins, After 14 days simply start introducing new proteins into their diet, we recommend a minimum of 3 proteins. Alternate these proteins throughout the month to create a varied balanced diet.
Why chose FRESCO?
Your dog is not only harmed by environmental influences but also increasingly by the ingredients in their daily food.
The preservatives, additives and chemical residues often contained within conventional dog food brands can be jointly responsible for diseases such as tumours, kidney and liver damage, impairments in the musculoskeletal system, fertility disorders and allergies. We have therefore decided not to use any additives within any of our products.
General supermarket dog food is made from inferior raw materials, mainly cereals, bone meal and fats. Often, only an exceedingly small amount of fresh meat is contained within the food, instead, meat flours are processed and often declared as dried meat. In comparison, FRESCO relies exclusively on natural ingredients. In our food, you will only find fresh meat, bones and offal, vegetables, fruit and selected oils.
Which ingredients do we use & why?
35% Fresh Beef Muscle Meat, 10% Fresh Beef Hearts, 9% Fresh Green Beef Tripe, 8% Fresh Breastbones, 6% Fresh Beef Kidney, 3% Beef Liver, 10% Carrots, 4% Apples, 4% Pears, 3% Beetroot, 2% Blueberries, 1% Sunflower Oil, 0.8% Cod Liver Oil, 0.5% Wheat Germ oil, 0.4% Salmon Oil, 0.4% Rose Hips, 0.4% Seaweed Lime, 0.1% Seaweed.
Protein 44%, Crude Oils and Fat 17%, Moisture 8%, Crude Ash 5%, Crude Fibres 2%
Complete food for dogs
Let's explore these ingredients in more detail...
Your dog requires proteins to build up and maintain organs, muscles and the functionality of enzymes. Meat is a good source of protein because it contains all the essential amino acids in the right ratio to each other and therefore has a high biological value. Meat also contains iron, zinc, selenium and B vitamins.
Beef Heart is included within this diet as it is naturally very high in protein and low in fat whilst offering a natural source of biotin and potassium.
Beef Tripe is particularly important because it already contains pre-digested grain residues. The bacteria in the cow's stomach break down the tripe to form and convert this ingredient into high-quality protein. It has an important beneficial effect on the dog's digestion.
A natural diet for dogs must contain a source of calcium, dogs rely on this to help build and maintain a healthy frame structure. We include Lamb Breast bone within this food to help offer a natural supply of calcium while also including high levels of valuable fatty acids and enzymes.
Beef Kidney is included as it is particularly high in protein but contains low levels of fat. It also contains high levels of Sodium, Vitamin B12 and Biotin.
Beef Liver isn't only an excellent source of protein, zinc and iron but also a great natural source of Vitamin A, B2, B12,& Biotin. It is by far the most nutritional organ meat which is why it should always be included in every dog's diet.
We source these directly from the farmer, we include both of these vegetables as they contain many vitamins and minerals (especially potassium). They also contain saponins and flavonoids, which have an appetizing and digestive effect.
Our local farmer handpicks each apple & pear then gently cleans with fresh water before we add to our mix. Both of these fruits offer a variety of benefits: Apples contain Pectin, Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron and Sodium. Pears contain Vitamin B & C, plus is packed with natural Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, Iron & Iodine.
Blueberries offer many "Superfood" properties which are why we include these within our selected diet's, it offers a source of manganese and copper, but also contains Vitamin C, Carotene, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, B group Vitamins and anthocyanins.
Our locally sourced European Sun Flower oil is added as it plays an important role of naturally adding Vitamin E, Linoleic and Alpha-Linoleic acid as well as essential fatty acids into this diet.
Cod Liver is added as it plays an important role in being a Vitamin D supplier. It also offers a high proportion of Vitamins A and E while being rich in iodine and Omega-3 fatty acids.
European Wheat Germ Oil is included as it is high levels of Vitamin E which can help develop strong and healthy muscles, healthy circulatory and immune systems within your dog's body & structure.
We add a small dash of salmon oil into this recipe as it offers a natural addition of essential fatty acids while also offering a balanced Omega 3 to Omega 6 ration.
The rosehip is a true superfood supplement and particularly rich in important nutrients such as Vitamins A, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B6 and especially Vitamin C, as well as pectins and tannins.
Our team of experienced fisherman gather only the finest quality Algae Lime & Seaweed directly from the sea bed. Both ingredients offer many important suppliers minerals such as (magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iodine).
How much to feed per day:
Adult dogs 16kg to 30kg:
~ 1% of body weight
Adult dogs 30kg+:
~ 0.8-1%% of body weight
(up to 15 kg): ~ 1-1.5% of the bodyweight
Young Dogs up to 8 months:
~ 2-3% of the current body weight
Daily feeding guide
|Adult Dog Weight||Daily feed Amount*|
Example: A dog with a weight of 20kg and a recommended daily feed quantity of 1% would require 200g of food per day.
Our Dry RAW Complete Plus Beef contains approx. 535 kcal / 100g. The above values are guidelines for the amount of food for normally active, not neutered healthy dogs. However, individual needs may differ by up to 50% from the calculated values due to age, breed or activity.
Storage & Feeding:Once opened we recommend using all of the bag's contents within 8 weeks, this is to ensure the highest nutritional value of the ingredients as we do not use any synthetic preservatives within the food. To store, simply seal the foil packaging with its zip-lock feature and keep in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
How to serve:
Simply pour your desired amount based on your dog's age, weight and activity levels.
Note: There is no need to add water to our dry raw food to hydrate.
Please always ensure your dog has access to fresh drinking water.
* Important: Since our dry raw food does not contain any fillers such as grain, rice or potatoes your dog only needs about half as much as from extruded premium dog food (Royal Canine, James Wellbeloved, Eukanuba etc.)
It is therefore perfectly normal for your dogs stool to reduce in size compared to a standard kibble diet. Our dry raw is nutritionally balanced resulting in more food being absorbed instead of simply passing through the digestive system.
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Trying this on my dog who has started having seizures. Abolished kibble so am hoping this is better!
My dog is a very fussy eater and refuses to eat most foods including raw. This food looks and smell very tasty and my dog loves it. He gets excited for meal time now. Can’t wait to try all the other different meats too.
I have a 10 month old cockapoo he is very fussy he has been on raw food mostly but has been going off it. I am very careful in what I feed him as I want him to eat well. However Logan thinks otherwise he will go days without food if I try give him food he is not keen on. He will like all dogs eat anything if he is really hungry. But I want him to enjoy what he eat. I tried fresco coz he loves freeze dried food
He took to the beef flavour straight away they r a little hard and I have softened them in a little warm water at times. I will be buying more but I find it best to rotate his food so he doesn’t get bored.
Dogs love it, perfect as a treat or for a night away
Lily Lou (9 year old Cavachon) and Button (5 year Old Yorkshire Terrier) are my two precious little dogs.
I have always fed them both Royal Canin Kibble and added wet food to it for variety (Forthglade) but Lily in particular suffers with itchy skin, ear infections and Anal Gland problems.
Her Poo’s are never what I would class as firm in order to express her Anal Glands and we end up having to take her to the Vets in order to have her Anal Gland (she only had one after having to have the other removed a good few years ago) which isn’t pleasant for her.
I have tried adding extra fibre to her food and probiotic pellets for dogs in the hope that it would help to firm up her poo but nothing seemed to do the trick.
Finally after reading about the benefits of feeding Raw I decided to change both Lily and Buttons diet to Raw with just a little kibble (eagerly waiting for the Dry Raw to come in stock) and I am delighted to say that from almost Day 1 her poo is much firmer and a good colour, the same with Button.
I really wish that I had changed them both over onto a Raw Diet years ago.
One of the statements that I read whilst thinking about changing them both onto Raw was - ‘Wolves and Foxes don’t have a tin opener to open their food’ and I now feel that I am giving them both a more Natural diet and not feeding them processed food with loads of additives in it.
Both dogs eagerly await their food and really enjoy it - licked clean bowls at the end.
For anyone thinking of changing their dog to a Raw Diet I would definitely say ‘just do it’.