Pure Pet Food is a Yorkshire based company that offers freeze-dried and dehydrated dog food that is natural, healthy and made entirely from high-quality ingredients with no fillers or preservatives.
I didn’t know much about what “freeze-dried” pet food was when I first looked into Pure, so naturally, I did some research. It’s really important to me that I know exactly what Skye is eating and that I’m confident I’m offering her good quality food, especially as German Shepherds are quite prone to digestive, skin and fur issues that are often dietary caused when food is packed with fillers or grains. I have some friends who feed the raw diet, and it’s always looked appealing to me as it is the most natural a dog’s diet could possibly be, but it does have some inconvenient downsides in a busy family household. As someone who travels quite a lot, I worry about how to transport and store meat on the raw diet, and living with a family with a tiny kitchen means I don’t have the space for a second freezer at home either.
Pure seems to have taken the core health and natural aspect of the raw diet and managed to get rid of some of the inconvenience by freeze-drying the meat. There is no exposure during this process to high temperatures or pressures and no preservatives are used – so you really are getting the texture and nutrition of real meat.
4KG of Pure dried food is the equivalent of 16kg of fresh food. You can immediately see how this would save on space! Since it is dried, there’s no need to store it in the freezer either and it can be transported safely – meaning I can head off to our caravan anytime I want without worrying about how to safely store and transport it.
The Pure Taste Test
Pure sent me 500g of the Beef variety for Skye to give it her infamous taste test. She’s not averse to spitting something out if it fails!
The first part was for me – how do you prepare it? It’s actually really simple and pretty foolproof, even if you’re half asleep after a night up with the baby. You just add warm tap water, stir well, allow 5-10 minutes for the food to fully rehydrate and then voila, it’s time to serve.
As you can see, Pure definitely passes the Taste Test!
Let’s Talk Value
You can order a starter pack if you’re interested in just giving it a go and seeing how your dog gets on and there are several options available that offer excellent value. I’m very pleased to report that you can get 40% off Starter packs right now AND free shipping!
There’s no beating around the bush when it comes to cost. Feeding raw (or freeze dried) is more expensive than buying kibble – but when you look at the ingredients, you can really see why. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is a good option nutritionally for a dog and a fantastic balance between the most natural option available (raw), and a modern lifestyle where convenience and storage have to be taken into account. I’m so glad that companies are now investing in the future of our dogs by putting research and technology into the very best food options possible.
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Note: Pure provided me with a free sample for my dog to enjoy, and is providing the winner with their prize. I was not otherwise compensated for this post.