- Type of food: Raw
- Custom ingredients: No
- Australian ingredients: 100%
- Puppy options: Yes
- Subscription: Yes
- Delivery locations: NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT
About Raw and Fresh
Founded in 2015, Raw & Fresh is one of the leading producers of the BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet in Australia.
The original founders were huge dog lovers and greatly involved in rescuing and fostering dogs, many of whom had skin and digestive issues. Raw & Fresh is a result of their research into finding the best diet to help these dogs recover, and improve their digestion, teeth, coat/skin and strength.
What is BARF?
Before domestication, dogs would hunt, kill and then feed on their prey. The BARF diet is a way for dog food suppliers to reintroduce raw food into dog food, which includes roughly 60% raw and fresh meat on bones.
The Raw & Fresh dog food meals align with the BARF dog food philosophy, with added vitamins and minerals for optimal pet health. Raw and Fresh recipes include human-grade meat, offal and also options of veggies and rice.
Raw and Fresh’s Range
Raw and Fresh have an extensive range of complete, essential and basic raw meals, as well as snacks like chicken or lamb necks, and sardines.
What’s the difference between the 3?
The Complete & Balanced range is the best all-purpose food for puppies and dogs.
The Basics range is chosen protein + offal (best suited for cats).
The Essentials range is chosen protein + offal + vegetables (best suited for BARF feeders who add their own supplements).
Here’s an example of the different beef offerings:
|Beef Complete (1kg)||$14.00|
|Beef Basic (1kg)||$14.30|
|Beef Essentials (1kg)||$14.90|
Raw and Fresh Ingredients
This is an example of the beef Complete and Balanced:
All human-grade ingredients in order of volume: Beef Meat, Chicken Meat, Chicken Cages, Chicken Heart, Beef Liver, Beef Kidneys, Lamb Heart, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Carrot, Beef Spleen, Sunflower Seeds, Broccoli, Chia Seeds, Wheat Germ Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Omega Oil
Average Composition of Raw and Fresh
|Dry matter*||Avg composition (as fed)|
Why You’ll Love Raw and Fresh
- Good for every life stage: Whether you have a puppy, adolescent, adult or senior dog, Raw and Fresh caters to all life stages of your dog’s life.
- No lock-in contract: While you can subscribe and save, Raw and Fresh isn’t subscription based, which is ideal if you just want to test it out and not be locked into any set order time frame.
- Trackable delivery: Delivery was easily trackable and you’ll receive a courtesy SMS the day prior, confirming approximate the arrival approximate time.
Who Should Avoid Raw and Fresh Pet Food
- You have a small freezer: Because Raw and Fresh comes in large packages and contains no preservatives (so doesn’t last very long in the fridge), you’ll need to chuck a lot of it in the freezer, so you need to make sure you have enough freezer room!
- Want kibble: If you want to keep your dog on a kibble diet, you won’t find any kibble options at Raw and Fresh as it’s all raw food.
- You want a budget offering: Being a human-grade raw food provider, it’s not the cheapest dog food offering out there.
What Customers Say
Here’s what some customers had to say via Google Reviews (some have been edited for length/clarity):
“We have been subscribed to Raw & Fresh for about 4 months now. Our two pugs love this food. At first I thought it was a bit expensive for dog food, but I changed my mind after the first week! Totally worth it for the convenience of home delivery and quality of ingredients.Arie O
Most notably, our dogs SMELL much better now! One of our dogs has a sensitive stomach, and we’ve noticed fewer vomiting episodes.”
“I own 2 large Alaskan Malamutes and they have always been fed a raw diet. However, since I was recommended Raw and Fresh, I was amazed at the quality of the ingredients, not to mention the professionalism in which the delivery is handled. The food arrived on the day they promised and MY DOGS ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, and it has all the supplements they would naturally source. As a dog behaviourist, I highly recommend this diet to any dog out there and will be recommending this food to all my future clients”Cause for Paws trainer
“I’ve been ordering from Raw and Fresh for about 8 months now and my fur baby absolutely loves this food. We have tried the Roo Complete, Beef Complete, Roo Essential & Beef Essentials in the bulk packs each time so when I receive our order I do it into daily meals. I had something go wrong with my fur baby the other week & Raw and fresh are really great to communicate with and quick to respond. I absolutely recommend Raw and Fresh for anybody that wants to put their fur baby on a raw diet.”Angela S
How to Order Raw and Fresh
If you want some of the best quality raw food money can buy, Raw and Fresh is the way to go. With lots of variety and a flexible subscription model, and lots of happy customers it’s definitely worth giving Raw and Fresh a go.