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.
Dry RAW Complete Plus Beef example:
How to transition to Fresco Dry Raw?
There is no set rule as every dog is different, we do however favour a slow transition and recommend switching over your dog's diet gradually over a 7-day period.
We recommend starting by feeding 10% of the recommended amount of our Dry Raw on day 1 and slowly increase the amount each day.
You may find your dog may need anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks to make the full transition, depending on age, weight and activity level.
Introduce new proteins: 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 to create a varied and 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?
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 Horse 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.
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Only 3 stars because when notified an item is out of stock there is no means of having an alternative sent, have to 'panic buy' another feed.
Actually had the beef and salmon but dog loves it and customer service has been excellent.
My beagle seems to really like this food and most of the dry raw in fact. Great product
This is a quality product and Daisy thinks so too.
We have tried a variety of the dry raw flavours and Bella loves them all. My only concern is being able to get stock. Had to order 1kg bags as all 2.5kg out of stock hence 4 not 5 stars due to reliability..