FRESCO Dry Raw Food Horse Complete Plus is created with simply pure horse meat, calcium bones, vegetables, fruits and high-quality oils only, all necessary nutrients are included in these basic natural ingredients. Our Dry RAW lines are a great alternative to raw dog food diets all while maintaining a high-quality diet for your dog without any additional nasty ingredients.
No artificial minerals, vitamins or grains are added to any of our recipes.
Our unique air & freeze-drying process maintains a limited ingredient & high protein diet for your dog without the common inconveniences which conventional raw dog food feeding.
Say Goodbye to... Storage issues, large order quantities and defrosting times.
How can my dog benefit from FRESCO Dry RAW?
Whilst combining only the freshest European ingredients into one healthy meal you can be sure to feed the highest nutritionally beneficial diet for your dog. Our Dry RAW food starts life as a simple raw dog food diet which we then gently remove nearly all the moisture to form a crunchy wholesome meal.
Did you know... Our FRESCO Dry RAW recipes can be fed alongside your dog's current frozen raw diet? This is a great option to offer a crunchy texture while offering and maintaining a healthy meal for your dog.
Our Dry RAW food is also the perfect solution for going away on holiday when taking frozen raw food is not possible, simply pick up the bag and go!
Top Tip: You can also mix our Dry RAW diets with our Wet Food options too, check out our full Wet Food range today, click here.
Variety is key...
How is FRESCO Dry RAW made?
The production process of our FRESCO Dry RAW. differs from all conventional "premium" dry foods available in the UK market. Instead of extruding the ingredients under high pressure and high temperatures (pressure cooker), we simply dry in an elaborate and gentle air & freeze-drying process.
For the production of our Dry RAW range, we use on average 4kg or fresh raw material which results in 1kg of the finished product. As we remove nearly all of the moisture content from the fresh material its results in a hard & crunchy texture.
Dry RAW Complete Plus Beef example:
Why chose FRESCO Dry RAW?
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 our FRESCO Dry RAW diets or across any products which we manufacture and sell.
General supermarket dog food is made from inferior raw materials, mainly cereals, bone meal and fats. Often, only a very small amount of fresh meat is contained within the food, instead, meat flours are processed and often declared as dried meat. In comparison, FRESCO Dry RAW 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?
40% Fresh Horse Muscle Meat, 13% Fresh Horse Heart, 10% Fresh Horse Stomach, 8% Finely Ground Horse Breast Bone, 6% Fresh Horse Kidney, 3% Fresh Horse Liver, 8% Carrots, 3% Apples, 3% Pears, 2% Beetroot, 2% Blueberries, 1% Sunflower oil, 0.6% Cod Liver Oil, 0.4% (Gluten-Free) Wheat Germ Oil, 0.3% Salmon Oil, 0.3% Rose Hips, 0.3% Seaweed Lime, 0.1% Seaweed.
Protein 45%, Crude Oils and Fat 19%, Moisture 8%, Crude Ash 6%, Crude Fibres 1.5%
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.
Horse Heart is included within this diet as it is naturally very high in protein and low in fat plus whilst offering a natural source of biotin and potassium.
Horse stomach is a particularly valuable ingredient within your dog's diet as already contains pre-digested grain residues. The bacteria in the horse's stomach has already unlocked and converted into high-quality protein. It has an important beneficial effect on your dog's digestion system.
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.
Horse 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.
Horse 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 do I feed my dog per day?
Adult dogs 16kg to 30kg: approx
1% of body weight
Adult dogs 30kg+: approx
0.8-1%% of body weight
(up to approx. 15 kg): approx. 1-1.5% of the bodyweight
Young Dogs up to 8 months: approx
2-3% of the current body weight
Daily feeding guide chart
|Adult Dog Weight||Daily feed Amount*|
The % figure relates to the bodyweight of your dog.
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 Horse contains approx. 410 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. These are only starting points for the estimation of the daily amount of feed.
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 transition from your current dog food onto FRESCO...
You can easily transition your dog one of two ways depending on your dog's acceptance to new foods within their diet. There is no set rule as every dog is different, we do however favour a straight swap technique for effortless transitioning.
- Skip a meal (preferably an evening feed) and simple serve our FRESCO food the next morning
- Feed a single protein, one they are most comfortable with and have eaten previously. Feed this protein for 14 days so their internal digestive system can adapt to their new food
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.
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 directly to Dry RAW food to hydrate, instead you simply fill their water bowl as normal.
How to store…
Store FRESCO Dry RAW away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Once opened bags can be easily closed again thanks to the pressure seal and foil-lined packaging thus making the food use-able for up to 8 weeks from the day of opening.
* Important: Of our energy-rich dry food, which does not contain any fillers such as grain, rice, potatoes etc., your dog only needs about half as much as from another extruded premium dog food (Royal Canin, James Wellbeloved, Eukanuba etc.).
Therefore, it is perfectly normal for your dog's stools to be only half of what they would be on a standard kibble diet as our FRESCO Dry RAW is perfectly balanced for your dog's digestive system resulting in more goodness being consumed into your dog's body reducing the amount of food simply passing through their digestive system.