A small, independent family-run business Cotswold Raw offers 100 per cent high-quality natural dog meals, referring to its formula as Biological Appropriate Raw Food (BARF).
The company was formed in 2014 after owner and dog lover Chris Brierley noticed a marked difference in the behaviour, digestion and overall health of his own three dogs after feeding them a natural raw diet. Many recipes later and with the addition of their own Cotswold RAW herbal supplement, Chris now offers other dog lovers a choice of mince or sausages dinners for dogs of all sizes and each stage of life.
All Cotswold Raw ingredients are British and sourced locally - either in the Cotswolds nearby Vale of Evesham. Nothing is added in the way of chemical additives or preservatives. Their active range contains 80 per cent lean, raw meat and bones (including liver and hearts) and 20 per cent vegetables and fruits with added herbs. There are also free range raw eggs in most of the selections. Varieties on offer include Lamb Sausages, Beef and Tripe Mince and Turkey Sausages. There are ranges for less active and older dogs as well as puppies and dogs who may require extra endurance (in which case the formula is 90 per cent meat and bone).
The company are happy for dog lovers and potential buyers to visit their Cotswold Raw manufacturing premises to inspect the quality of the ingredients in the dog food for themselves.