Why real food?
How Honey’s Real Dog Food helps produce a glossy coat, healthy skin, lean muscle tone, strong immune system, sweet smelling breath, healthy teeth and gums, increased energy,
better digestion and... more.
We make your dog’s food to order and take a genuinely personal interest in his or her health and happiness... more.
Designed by vets
Our Chief Veterinary Surgeon designs and approves all our diets... more.
Ethically sourced ingredients
We only use seasonal, ethically sourced, local ingredients... more.
What will it cost?
It will cost you less to feed Honey’s than to buy the same ingredients... more.
We strive to run our business in an environmental and ethical manner...more.
We support the World Land Trust... more.
Move over Jamie Oliver, Nigela Lawson, Rick Stein et al. Our new raw feeding handbook for dogs is out now... more.
If you are a vet, veterinary nurse, behaviourist, trainer, breeder, kennel owner or other canine professional (or if you run a canine charity or web site) we have a special deal for you. Please email: email@example.com
Originally we were Darling’s after one of our founder’s pointers. Now we are Honey’s (for legal reasons) after his other pointer.
Honey’s is a small, ethical, family-run working dog food company. We believe that working dogs should eat the same sort of diet that they would enjoy if they lived in the wild.
This isn’t some romantic notion of ours. There is a growing body of evidence that modern, processed dog food is actually bad for dogs whereas if they eat the diet that nature intended for them – that is to say raw, fresh meat, bones and vegetables – they are both healthier and happier.
What we offer, therefore, is a range of raw, fresh dog foods, bones, chicken wings, biscuits and treats. We prepare everything to order using locally produced ingredients and all our recipes have been designed and approved by Honey’s own Chief Veterinary Surgeon.
Given the quality of the ingredients and the personal nature of our service you may be surprised by how little it costs. We are never knowingly undersold and if you can buy the same quality of ingredients for less, we will refund the difference.
Why raw food is so good for your dog
Dogs and their wolf ancestors have been eating raw food for over a million years. It is what their teeth and digestive systems are designed for and, as you can imagine, they thrive on it.
Benefits include a glossy coat, healthy skin, lean muscle tone, robust immune system, sweet smelling breath, healthy teeth and gums, increased energy, better digestion, strong heart and more energy and vitality.
Dogs eating a raw food diet can be expected to live longer and to suffer less illness and disease. Indeed, if your dog has any health issues now (even minor problems such as allergies, dry skin, bad breath and what the Americans refer to, euphemistically, as ‘gas’) it is quite likely that a switch to a raw food diet will clear them up.
There is lots of information (including research findings) about the health benefits of a raw food diet elsewhere on our site. Visit the Why real food? pages to learn more.
Dogs go crazy for Honey’s
We make it using lean, minced meat (choose from a variety of seasonal recipes including free-range chicken, pork, beef and lamb as well as wild rabbit and other game), grated vegetables and a natural mineral and vitamin supplement. What about the all important bone element – so crucial to your dog’s health? We grind the bone (so that it can barely be seen) and mix it in.
We also supply individual bones in convenient sizes as well as chicken wings, handmade biscuits and treats.
We prepare everything to order
One of the first things you’ll notice if you decide to feed your dog Honey’s is that we take a very personal approach.
It isn’t just that we want to know your dog’s name we also want to know his or her vital statistics, medical history, lifestyle, preferences and personality. A photograph would be helpful, too, so that we can see what he or she looks like.
Why the fuss?
We prepare all our dog food to order. Armed with the information you provide (together with your feedback) we can adjust the ingredients and quantities on an ongoing basis so as to best meet your dog’s needs.
We are never knowingly undersold
It costs much less than you might expect to feed your dog with Honey’s. We keep the cost down by dealing direct with our customers (so no profit to retailers or wholesalers) and by not advertising. The price is linked to the exact weight of your dog and will be calculated for you as part of the order process. Here are some typical examples:
|Cocker Spaniel||£1.65 a day|
|Beagle||£2.10 a day|
|Pointer||£2.50 a day|
|Labrador||£2.75 a day|
|Golden Retriever||£3.10 a day|
For an idea of the likely cost visit the What will it cost? page. If you want an exact price then begin the Order now process and ask for a quick quote. Honey’s Dog Food is all designed for working dogs. We offer two ranges. Our Out of Season Working Dog Food is designed for working dogs that are resting (actor dogs, for example, or academic dogs taking a sabbatical) or in low-level training. Our Active Working Dog Food is designed for, well, active working dogs who are travelling a lot on business, doing long days at the office, running around like mad &c..
How our service works
We deal direct with all our customers. You can order online or by telephone.
After you supply us with your dog's details and preferences we make up his or her food in our kitchens.
The next stage is packing and shipping. The food and treats for each day are placed into separate containers and labelled. This is then packed (together with feeding notes) into insulated, recyclable boxes and despatched to you using an overnight delivery service. Incidentally, our packaging keeps food cool for up to 48 hours.
When the shipment arrives we ask you to take it out of the box and put it into your freezer. We suggest that before going to bed every night you simply remove the following day’s food from the freezer so that it has a chance to defrost.
We ask you to keep us up to date with any changes in your dog’s health or lifestyle so that we can adjust his or her diet if necessary. A week before we are due to make up the next month’s supply we contact you to check everything we plan meets with your agreement and then we repeat the whole process.
Our trial offer
The best way to discover if Honey’s Real Dog Food is everything we promise, is to test it. As a new customer we’ll give you the first week of food for free, if you order our minimum quantity.
Our 100% money back guarantee
We are proud to say that almost all our customers come to us by word of mouth. In order to ensure that we maintain our reputation for quality, service and integrity we guarantee that your food will arrive in first class condition on the promised date. If you are dissatisfied with the quality of our food simply follow the instructions in the delivery box and we will refund the cost in full and without argument.