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Excellent quality - improved my dog’s health!
Our pug had been on a vet recommended kibble diet for all of his life, he also had a ‘seasonal itch’ and had steroids often for the itch. Our baby started to put on weight and eventually developed pancreatitis. He was put on a very strict kibble prescription diet, which gave him very little joy. He didn’t lose weight on the recommended feeding amount so we gradually reduced this and at half the recommended feeding amount we eventually saw him lose some weight (500g in a year). Thank Dog we heard about Big Dog Wellbeing! First of all, I have nev...er seen him more excited for his meal, secondly he started losing weight and now maintains his ideal weight! He snores less, breathes easier, he has more energy and could walk for longer, we rarely have those dreaded anal glands issues that are common with pugs, and no more itchy skin since he started eating Big Dog 2 years ago. We’re so thrilled that we found Big Dog for our little man because it honestly makes him happy and keeps him healthy. We adopted another puppy and it was a no brainer to start her on this food immediately!
Still waiting for [name removed] to reply to me from 18 months ago?
I complained to the owner that I was not happy with the last few boxes of Big Dog Barf I purchased, mainly because the meat ( if you can call Mush meat) stank of offal.
His reply was they’d look at the formula and get back to me with a reply and a voucher as I’d bought 3 boxes that I ended up giving away.
18 months later and I’ve not heard back from them or him.
The so called meat is so mushy and truly stank of offal.
I now feed the SPD Raw and it looks like real meat and veg or Complete which is all ethically farmed pure meat, not meat meal, no bi products etc.
So yes Big Dog Barf you’ve lost me and a few dozen people I know.
Very poor service, shocking product.
The dogs liked the food, but have been constipated since starting it about 2 weeks ago! I bought it years ago and returned it for that reason, believing there are too many bones, but forgot that when I bought some this time! Bones are the second ingredient listed on the Rabbit box. I won't buy any more. And like someone else said, the wrapping on each patty is flimsy once cut, with a lot of blood pouring out almost immediately.
At last, a truly great food !
Since Reggie Reginald came into our lives, he has not only bought us great joy but a nightmare too ! He has a very delicate tummy and is incredibly sensitive to so much. We have tried a multitude of various dog foods as well as being a convert to reading and understanding the ingredients list as not only very confusing but some are down right misleading. We started off preparing Reggies food as we embraced the raw food regime. But I was nervous that the ratio of important ingredients ie vitamins, minerals, how to prepare veggies for their diges...tion would be all wrong. Then we went onto an extremely expensive air dried food that was supposed to be the bees knees to end up with poor little Reggie with diahorrea yet again....ending up with haemorhagic gastroenteritis, very scary indeed. Our wonderful vet in the Woolies shopping centre in Coolum (not sure if I can name him...) told us to try him on Big Dog Raw Kangaroo as it is a single protein and simpler for Reggie to digest...oh my goodness what a fantastic difference in our boy ! It's honestly just like a miracle. His poo (please look away now if you are squeamish) is solid, dry very little smell, he absolutely loves it and I now alternate him daily between the roo and salmon for variety and different health benefits. I waited for 4 months before posting this review cos if you are reading this, that means you are like me and are very concerned that you give your loved furry baby the very best and I wanted to make sure that Reggie continued on this brilliant path of settled tummy. I am very grateful to Big Dog for producing a fantastic food and if you have a dog like Reggie, I can heartily recommend it.
The Best Dog Food Around!!
In the past I have made my own BARF with great success for my Dobermanns, But when got a new puppy, he simply refused to eat it!! So then reluctantly I switched to canned food! Now I have another puppy and I’ve decided to try BARF once again, and much to my delight I can buy it ready made from my local PETstock, how good is that!! No more mincing, chopping and mixing, it’s all done, frozen and ready to go.. And much to my delight both my dogs love it. They have beautiful shiny fur and are in great condition. Thank you Big Dog BARF for making my life so easy!!
We have been making our own raw food for the past 2 years. It was just a stroke of luck that we noticed this food at our local pet shop. Absolutely love it. We don't have to go to 4 different shops to locate all ingredients any more and the prep time is now zero. The condition of both dogs has improved also so this stuff is obviously better quality than what we were feeding. Happy pups and happy us. Cheers big dog!
Purchased in December 2019 for A$25.00.
Truly Wonderful Dog Food
I have been making our own raw dog food for the past 6 years, and have just recently switched to Big Dog Food. Im so glad that I did. Not only is it much more convenient, but the unexpected positive results Im getting with my dogs has been a huge plus. We have a Catahoula x Bull Arab and a Lhasa x Shiz. My big girl shed a lot of hair. I could vac every day and it still would be everywhere. Now - hardly a thing. Shes got less itches, coat is shiny and hardly anything falls out. Both the dogs condition is perfect. Both dogs love their dinners. Thanks again for a great product. We tell everybody about it and now have a few converts!
Purchased in November 2019 at Pet Stock for A$25.00.
I wanted to feed my caviliar pup raw food but didn't know where to start. I discovered big dog for small dogs and he loves it, I also give big dog big bites and some meaty bones. This product is affordable, healthy and safe and easy to prepare.
Purchased for A$14.99.
It saved & healed my dog from colitis!
My dog been suffering from colitis and I did everything to help her. I read online the raw diet is best to heal colitis. I tried big dog and I chose it but over "proudi" raw food because big dog has vegetable with the meat for fibre. From the very first day, my dog's poop was little, firm and healthy.
And big dog meat is human grade which is a great bonus.
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High quality, healthy and tasty!
I have two dogs; my 8-year-old Labrador gobbles down the combo or kanga Big dog food.
My 16-year-old Jack Russell (normally really fussy eater) gets the sensitive skin Big dog food.
They both used to suffer from hair loss, rough fur and tear stains. Now their fur is incredibly soft, significant reduction of hair shedding, and tear stains seem to have reduced as well! I would like to add that I'm very happy with the convenience aspect (that they're in little weighted packs) and cheaper than what I was feeding previously!
*Only thing that was a...little difficult at the start was weaning them off their previous food. I must have transitioned too fast they'd either get diarrhea and/or their stool would be too hard. After about 2 weeks of feeding Big Dog their digestion settled and returned back to normal.*
Purchased in July 2019 for A$20.00.
I have a very fussy beagle. He doesn't like kibble, rice, kangaroo, veggies... I purchased this after he suddenly decided he didn't like his other raw food anymore. We alternate between turkey and sensitive skin (fish) and he eats it so quickly, and goes back to his bowl multiple times to make sure he hasn't missed anything.
I'm also very happy looking at the ingredient list and its much cheaper than the other raw food we were purchasing. I'm very fussy with what we feed him (Ziwipeak for brekky, all his treats are natural and unprocessed), but am happy for him to eat this.
My Toy Poodle started on the Small Breed Combo and I haven’t looked back.
I had her on raw meat and she refused to eat dry food so the transition was easy. I found it hard and a lot of fussing to get all the vitamins she needed with plain raw meat but this barf combo has it all. Best of all, it’s so simple and she woofs it down. She is now 10 months old and has been on BD Barf for 2 months now.
Purchased in August 2019 at pet stock for A$24.99.
Highly Recommend the Kanga for Cats
I have always fed my cats raw since they were kittens, mostly chopped up whole chicken and diced lamb with various organs and measured vitamins thrown in. I tried out Big Dog for Cats as I wanted to provide more variety to the kitties. In the past few months they tried all three of the turkey, rabbit and kanga recipes, and they loved the kanga.
However, they tended to vomit occasionally when fed the rabbit and turkey patties. I suspect this is because when rabbit or turkey meat is mixed with beef and organs of larger animals, it can confuse a...nd disrupt the digestion system as compared to kanga meat which is more similar to beef (as discovered by research into raw feeding for cats). Of course this does not occur to all kitties - my friend’s cat would only eat the rabbit patties and won’t accept the others. So I guess it really is down to what your cat prefers and is suited to. My routine now is to feed my kitties whole chicken chunks with organs in the morning so they can chew the bones, and kanga patties from Big Dog for dinner. I also place the thawed patties in warm water 10 minutes before I open the package so that they are closer to body temperature when fed to the kitties. Attached are photos of Fortune and Giselle.
Dog loved it but..
My German Shepard pup absolutely loves it however it gives him the worst diarrhoea which is a shame because it’s so affordable and such good quality, might go back to it when he’s older
Purchased in July 2019 at Pet stock.
Finn just loves Big Dog ..
Finn is a Kelpie/Border Collie X. .Runs 10 /15 ks on the beach everyday .Swims all year round .Never runs out of energy .Just loves his Big Dog for dinner .I buy the combo pack to mix it up a bit
Purchased in June 2019 at Animal Tuckerbox for A$25.00.
KAOS LOVES IT! For a fussy dog he destroys it in a heart beat !
I have a German shepherd called KAOS! He’s a very fussy eater and I’ve tried so many different things even RAW but he just didn’t like it until I got told about Bigdog. WOW what can I say he absolutely loves it! He’s now excited about breakfast & dinner because of the BIGDOG LAMB! Absolute_kaos1 Instagram !!
Big Dog Food for my furkids.
Best food I have ever fed my two dogs.
Rahni, my rescued Stafford (now sadly deceased) loved hers, as does my new rescued Stafford 'Nala'.
I will not buy any other brand of food for my furry kids.
Best thing for dog health EVER
After losing 3 of my beautiful Golden Retrievers to cancer over the years, I started doing research into canine nutrition, which came as an offshoot of adopting a Paleo style diet for myself. I became absolutely convinced most dry kibble is garbage and contributes to the alarming rate of cancer.
When we got Riley, we decided he would only eat raw, and we cane across Big Dog. He has been on it since 8 weeks old - fish based, and he loves it. His coat is lustrous and shiny, he has heaps of energy, and he’s a happy dog. He gets Big Dog fish treat...s and I love the freeze dried salmon bites for him. Will absolutely be feeding him this for the rest of his life. I often brag about it on online Golden Retriever forums, and Americans are jealous we have such an awesome food.
Questions & Answers
Hi Just wondered if any of your customers had a problem with their dog. One of our staffies (10) has started vomiting yellow bile the last couple of days after eating Big Dog Chicken. I feed them Big Dog in the morning half each with veggies. I started the girls on this about 4 weeks ago. She usually vomits (last two days) around 3 in the afternoon. They have dry around 4pm. I wonder if there is a less fatty choice (BigDog Chicken) or maybe nothing to do with the food, just trying to eliminate what might be wrong. Thanks Donna
My welsh springer puppy is very itchy. She has been raised on only raw food- dr barf and big dog alternated with chicken wings & frames. Can u suggest what should I try plz. I bought the combo patties and a vet suggested I cut out chicken.
Try Big Dog Kangaroo as it's a single source protein and it helped though hasn't eliminated our Reggies itching. We have come to the conclusion that Reggies itching does seem to be seasonal and products that contain Neem have helped.
Big Dog Pet FoodsBig Dog Raw Food
Thanks for getting in touch with us. We have a few recipes for issues like this and yes we would also recommend cutting out chicken.
The recipes, Kanga, Turkey, Wellbeing and Sensitive Skin are all chicken-free and we have seen them work wonders with pets who have itchy skin. I would first recommend Sensitive Skin as it has added natural Omega's to help assist gaining a healthy coat for your girl. :)
Hope this helps! Let us know if this works for you or feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The team at Big Dog xx
Would a change from dry grain free dry food be okay for our senior labrador/staffy?
She has been doing well on Ivory Coat Ocean Fish for many years but recently has to be coaxed to eat (she is 13-1/2 yrs). Had skin problems when younger but grain free seemed to fix that.
Big Dog Pet FoodsBig Dog Raw Food
Hi Gloria, thanks for getting in touch with us. Our food would be great for your senior pup! I would recommend our Wellbeing range as it's a great low-fat option for senior dogs and it packed with superfoods to help in maintaining healthy joints. If this is her first time trying raw food we definitely recommending transitioning over a 10-12 day period, slowly increasing her Big Dog portion in the following ratios:
Day 1-3: 20% New 80% Old
Day 4-6: 40% New 60% Old
Day 7-9: 60% New 40% Old
Day 10-12: 80% New 20% Old
Day 12+: 100% New Diet.
All our recipes are great for skin health as they contain no cheap fillers or any synthetic vitamins or minerals. She would need to be fed around 2% of her bodyweight in food.
I hope this information helps and don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you had any other questions! You can reach us here: email@example.com
Dayna from Big Dog :)
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