About our food

BestFed natural dog food is 100% nutritious, natural, healthy and free from grains, fillers and preservatives. It is designed to help your dog thrive. Simply meat, bone, seasonal veggies, berries and healthy fats.

01Fresh ingredients

BestFed has been developed because conventional technology doesn’t allow fresh ingredients to be used in dry pet food.

This is because they contain too much water or fat. Formulated using kitchen style technologies to enable us to use fresh human-grade ingredients, in nutritionally balanced extruded dry pet foods, BestFed pet foods are inherently more natural, healthier, digestible and tasty.

And there’s better traceability back to the farm.

Natural

Natural

Bestfed food is inherently more natural

Healthier

Healthier

We use nutritionally balanced, fresh ingredients

Digestible

Digestible

Bestfed is naturally more digestible

Tasty

Tasty

Our food is tasty as well as nutritious

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02Our process

We source the ultimate human food grade meat and fish from around the world. Our fleet of temperature controlled vehicles collect the meat and fish and bring it back to our kitchens.

We then check to make sure it meets our criteria for human-grade quality.

03In the kitchen

In the kitchens, the raw ingredients are then chopped and minced. The mince is then added to the equipment where the moisture separation process begins.

Using low temperatures at all times and in small batches, we kill off any unwanted bacteria, just like your kitchen salad spinner removes the water from salad, we can separate the oil from the meat or fish proteins.

The water is then removed using a unique technique which leaves human grade quality meat and fish proteins. The freshly prepared meat or fish is then mixed with other ingredients, including carbohydrates, vegetables and botanicals.

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04Finished product

We knead the mixture with steam, before gently cooking the ingredients using the world’s first patented thermal twin cooker.

The complete dough is then passed through a die-plate where the kibble shape is formed. The shaped kibbles fall onto a conveyor where they enter a low temperature drying chamber.

The kibbles are coated using fresh, previously collected human-grade quality meat or fish oils, before cooling. Quality and safety checks are conducted before finally packing the product.

The finished product is then packed and palletised, ready to travel to its final destination.

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Introducing Freshtusion®

We are proud to share our story of how your fantastic pet food is made. We know that you recognise the importance of feeding your beloved pet the finest ingredients. We share your passion, and we are committed to using only the finest ingredients to make the most wholesome, nutritious and tasty food.

Inside your delicious bag of BestFed pet food, is 30 years of knowledge, expertise and dedication.

The finest producers

It is really important for us to know where all of our fantastic ingredients come from.

That’s why we are proud to say that our fresh meats are collected from farms and fisheries that our producer both knows and trusts.

The meats are collected in refrigerated wagons to ensure the freshness is maintained; before being tested to confirm they’re of the highest quality and finally sent to the kitchen to be gently cooked.

Slowly cooking the meat

Slow cooking meat at home creates the finest flavours, as well as the most digestible meals. So, we follow the same process with our producers to enable the same result for our pet food.

All of our meats, from delicious duck, or the finest salmon, are gently cooked so that the proteins are protected, flavour is enhanced and the goodness is kept in. This way, your pet is able to digest our food every dinner time, while reaping the nutritional benefits.

And because of how the meat is cooked, we can use the tasty oils from within and use them as part of the ingredients of the kibble – making an irresistable tasting meal for your pet.

Mixing up the recipe, forming the kibble

After cooking the meats, all the other tasty ingredients, including sweet potatoes and an array of superfoods, are then added.

With each of the superfoods providing their own unique benefits, it’s a recipe created from the heart to provide the most wholesome, enjoyable and nutritiously beneficial meal time.

Caring for the environment

We know that the welfare of the animals and gentle cooking is really important. Still, we also know that caring for the environment when we produce the food is equally as important.

That’s why we have chosen a pet food producer that considers not just the local community but also the local ecology and, ultimately, our planet when they make our food.

They are working towards being completely carbon neutral and ensure they recycle all of their water on-site, as well as planting 20,000 trees in the last five years alone.

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