Honey’s Lean Dog Food: Free Range Duck

Lean meat, healthy fat and packed with minerals and vitamins

There’s a scene in Cocoanuts, the Marx Brothers’ film, in which the following piece of dialogue occurs:

Hammer: Here is a little peninsula, and here is a viaduct leading over to the mainland.
Chico: Why a duck?

You may be asking the same question about this recipe and the answer is that duck is a lean meat – comparable in fat and calories to a skinless chicken or turkey breast. It is also a brilliant source of iron, zinc and selenium. The fat it does contain is ‘healthy’ – similar to olive oil i.e. low in saturated fat.

Our Lean Free Range Duck recipe is prepared, by hand, using ducks from a single farm in Devon, where they lead healthy, outdoor lives. They are raised in small flocks and are free to roam through pasture and woodland during the day. Crucially, they have access to either a stream, pond, lake or other freshwater for bathing, swimming and playing. At night, they have safe, farm housing. Their natural diet (which includes seeds, worms, insects, grasses and roots) is supplemented by a specially formulated duck feed.

As a result of this natural existence, our Lean Free Range Duck recipe is moist, full of flavour and packed with nutrition. Which, hopefully, explains: why a duck?

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In order to ensure that the recipes are consistently lean we use exactly the same selected cuts of meat. That means cuts without fat and without skin and no ‘rich’ meat. We make all our recipes by hand and in small batches.

Our Lean Free Range Duck formula with vegetables contains approximately two-thirds raw, free range duck (including bone and heart) and one-third fresh, seasonal vegetables. The vegetables are grown locally for Honey’s.

Our food is made using the freshest possible ingredients that would, if they weren’t becoming dog food, be completely suitable for human consumption. This is really important not just for ethical reasons, but also because high quality ingredients contain much higher nutritional values.

Our meat is all certified organic, wild or (for this recipe) free range.

All our ingredients come from British farms and are, therefore, seasonal.

Our food meets all the most vigorous nutritional guidelines as set out by the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). We achieve this without adding any supplements.


Lean Free Range Duck (complete pet food for dogs). Composition: Minced free range duck and finely minced bone and duck heart (67%). Minced carrot, cabbage, cauliflower, parsnip and other seasonal vegetables (33%). Analytical constituents. Moisture: 75.4%; Protein: 11.7%; Crude Fat: 4.5%; Crude Ash: 3.8%; Crude Fibre: 0.3%