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by Burns Team Writer

Feeding your dog with natural ingredients dog food is a great way to make sure that they are getting the nutrients they need to live a healthy lifestyle. Just like us humans, dogs need a balanced diet of whole-food, natural ingredients that are going to help them to run around comfortably, improve sleep and prevent fatal diseases, like heart disease.

What natural ingredients are good for dogs?

To make sure that your dog is not deprived of key nutrients, we have compiled a list of the ingredients to look out for in dog food to make sure they’re getting everything they need to stay healthy for many years to come.


It’s not surprising that meat is the most important part of your dog’s diet. Meat is a massive source of protein for your dog and helps them to maintain a healthy weight and keep their muscles strong as they grow older. There are two types of meat that benefit a dog’s diet, and these are organ meat, which includes kidneys, heart, liver, etc., and lean protein, such as chicken and beef, etc. A balanced diet of both of these helps your dog to stay fit and strong.

Whole grains

Carbohydrates are essential for a dog’s balanced diet, and feeding them whole grains makes sure that your dog gets the right amount. Whole grains like barley and rice, are high-fibre carbohydrates that ensure your dog has the energy to run around and stay fit and healthy. At Burns, our natural ingredients dog food includes simple brown rice to make sure that it’s easy for your dog to digest and it improves their metabolism.


Introducing vegetables into your dog’s diet is a great way to make sure that they have the vitamins and minerals they need to stay strong and healthy. However, there are some vegetables that are harmful to dogs to eat. While vegetables like carrots, green peas and broccoli are safe for dogs to eat, other vegetables like onions, leeks, tomatoes and mushrooms can be dangerous. That’s why it’s worth choosing a natural dog food that already includes vegetables that are safe for them. Our natural ingredients dog food includes a mix of nutritional vegetables and meat to ensure they are getting their essential vitamins and minerals.

That said, giving your dog a piece of broccoli or a carrot is a great healthy alternative treat to reward your dog with!


Dogs need natural ingredients that include essential vitamins to give them an extra boost. Beef, lamb, broccoli and peas are high in vitamins, which is why they’re common in natural dog food. At Burns, our natural ingredients dog food is ‘natural and complete’. This means that your dog will get all the vitamins they need from the dog food, and won’t need supplements with additional vitamins unless it’s been recommended by your vet.

Why choose Burns dog food with natural ingredients?

As a team, we’re passionate about creating natural dog food that includes, simple and wholesome ingredients. Over the years, we have developed recipes that are full of the nutrients they need that don’t contain any nasties.

Whether you have a small or big dog, a puppy or an adult dog, we have a range of natural ingredients dog food that’s suitable for every dog breed and life stage.

Take a look at our award-winning, natural dog food collection