Your Guide to Grain Free Dog Food - Puppies, Adults & Senior Dogs

At Ruffley's we take your dog's nutrition very seriously. We believe that your dog deserves the best.

Through our Vet Surgeon Dr Claudia's research we bring to you our Grain Free food range. Not only do we think its an affordable level of food, its also got quality ingredients, keeping your dog strong and healthy. We believe dog food is one of the most important things in your dogs life so we price it as low as possible to ensure you can get the best - time and time again without the financial strain.

So let's get into what key research has gone into our food.

Why Grain Free?

- Ideal for pets with grain intolerance & sensitivities
- Helps promote growth of healthy gut bacteria
- Helps promote good skin and coat condition
- No added artificial colours or preservatives
- Naturally preserved with rosemary extract
- Made with freshly prepared animal protein
- Complete and balanced products for all life ages

Our food is freshly prepared and is the term used to describe human grade quality raw and fresh meats used in our Grain Free recipes.

Our food is cooked using a technology called "Freshtrusion". It relates to the way our food is cooked, at low temperatures and in low pressures. This cooking process means that there is a higher nutrient bio-availability when fed to pets, with a more natural aroma and taste for an enjoyable, healthy and nutritious meal time.

The Freshly Prepared ingredients have other fantastic advantages including digestibility levels above 90% which is a better experience for you and your pet.

We sell a range of Grain Free Food. These are split into categories by Age and then Flavour.

Why Puppies Need a Special Range:

Puppies require an appropriate high level of protein to support growth and development through this crucial phase in life.

This is usually higher than an Adults requirements as this is the fastest development phase within a dogs lifetime. During this phase they also require appropriate and controlled Calcium and Phosphorus levels to ensure correct skeletal development. This is critical in the larger breeds of dogs too.

Our Puppy feeding guide on the back of the food bags follows a growth curve. As puppies grow, they require more food. This requirement reduces when they reach their adult life stage and therefore fed less. If they continued to eat the same amount of food required for puppy growth in their adult stage, they would be overfed and potentially gain weight.

Grain Free Chicken Puppy Feeding Guide

Our puppy feeding guides are based on the expected adult weight of a puppy in order to provide a more accurate feeding recommendation. If the feeding guide was based on the current puppy weight - the breed size, age and growth phase would be unknown, making estimations of the feeding requirement unreliable.

Our feeding level is enough to provide optimal nutrition for a young dog, without supplying excess nutrition to cause weight gain or cause young dogs to be hyperactive.

At Ruffley's we have lots of puppy suitable recipes in a range of different proteins and breed sizes. Grain Free Dog Foods for Puppies


Why do Senior Dogs Need a Special Range:

Senior recipes are designed to be suitable for dogs over 7 years old. A senior diet is designed to help support the joints, have higher fibre content in order to help 'keep things moving' and have a reduced energy content in order to help prevent weight gain in those golden years.

A careful blend of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM helps support the cartilage for healthy joints. These recipes include L-Carnitine, an essential amino acid which can help maintain a healthy weight and lean muscle mass. 

Your Senior Dog Food: Grain Free Senior Dog Food

Senior Dog Food

When it comes to picking food, there's a multitude of protein flavours to pick from, below we'll list the various benefits of each ingredient.

Food from the Land

 Food Type Benefits
Turkey Rich in protein, amino acids, B vitamins and low in fat
Lamb Good protein source with potassium, iron, calcium and B vitamins
Chicken Lean protein with amino acids, selenium and B vitamins
Duck Nutrient dense source of protein with zinc, selenium and B vitamins
Angus Beef High quality, highly palatable and premium source of protein


Food from the Water

 Food Type Benefits
Salmon Rich in Omega 3, DHA, EPA, protein and B vitamins
Blue Whiting A lean protein source rich in Omega 3 and nutrients
Haddock A popular protein source high in B3 and B6 vitamins
Trout Rich in Omega 3, EPA, DHA - helps supports the immune system


The Fruit & Veg that Make Our Food Extra Delicious!

 Food Type Benefits
Asparagus Vitamin K, Folic Acid
Sweet Potato Excellent alternative to grains. A complex carbohydrate with lower glycemic index to slowly release energy throughout the day
Mint Vitamin A & C
Orange Vitamin C
Apple Rich source of Antioxidants
Cranberry Vitamin C, E & K, dietary fibre, manganese
Broccoli Vitamin B, Folic Acid, good source of fibre
Mulberry Rich in Iron & Vitamin C
Carrots Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene
Peas Contains severals vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
Herbs Thyme, Majoram, Oregano, Parsley, Sage
Dill Source of Vitamin C
Camomile Can naturally calm and relax your pet


We really believe our Grain Free food range is brilliant. Your pet is going to love it. If you want to go the extra mile, we offer a Deli Range too - which has a higher protein content and an added blend of an additional 5 superfoods!

If you'd like to give any a go or have any questions you can reach us at

We also offer samples for just £1 so you can try it on your pets before committing to a 2kg, 6kg or 12kg bag.

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