Owen and Jules Passey’s journey to creating Smartbarf began when they started raw feeding their first dog, DJ. She had shown little interest in the dry food her breeder used, and despite trying many other brands, she remained under-weight, and people often asked if she had recently been rescued. She was also having to visit the vet frequently, with runny eyes and itchy skin, which were diagnosed as due to allergies and therefore incurable. And then there was her poo’s!!
With their scientific backgrounds though, Owen and Jules were not content to just leave DJ to suffer. They had many questions, and therefore began to research all the possible causes and remedies. DJ’s lack of appetite suggested that her diet might be a factor, so it wasn’t long before Owen and Jules started to explore raw feeding. The change in DJ was nothing short of miraculous! She immediately started to enjoy her food and, gained a healthy weight. Visits to the vet became a thing of the past, as did those awful sloppy smelly poo’s!
Seeing the huge difference that a diet of raw mince meat, chicken carcasses and bones was making, Owen and Jules were convinced that good nutrition was the key to a happy healthy dog. So they also began to research all the vitamins and minerals needed to optimise a dog’s diet. They were soon adding chopped raw vegetables, fruit and other ingredients to the meat and bone, which DJ loved, and she became a picture of good health. When Lily joined the family she had terrible body odour, but with a diet of raw food this quickly disappeared.
It was when Lily also joined the family, that Owen and Jules started to struggle with buying, storing, chopping, weighing and serving all the different vegetables, fruits and other ingredients needed to provide all the vitamins and minerals. So after a great deal more research, and working closely with suppliers specialising in the various ingredients, they finally achieved their “eureka” moment – all the nutrients were there, in a consistent mixture, with a long shelf life, and at an affordable price – Smartbarf was born!
Full Ingredint list
Seeds (25%): buckwheat, celery, chia, evening primrose, hemp, linseed, milk thistle, millet, niger, pumpkin, safflower, sesame, sunflower
Root Vegetables (15%): beetroot, carrot, parsnip Nuts (11%): almonds, brazils, cashews, coconut, hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts
Beans (10%): aduki, black eye, chick peas, peas, haricot, locust, mung, pinto Leafy
Greens (8%): cabbage, kale, spinach
Other Vegetables (8%): asparagus, broccoli, tomato Hedgerow
Berries (5%): elder, hawthorn, juniper, rosehips
Herbs (3%): basil, marjoram, oregano, parsley, sage, spearmint, thyme
Wild Seeds (3%): clover, meadow flowers Tropical
Fruits (3%): dates, goji, papaya, banana Meadow
Plants (3%): blackberry leaves, clivers (cleavers), dandelion, meadowsweet, nettle
Seaweed (2%) Spices (1%): aniseed, peppercorns, caraway, fennel Orchard
Fruits (1%): apple, pear, plum
Mediterranean Fruits (1%): apricot, peach
Protein 15.4g, Oils and Fats 15.7g, Ash 5.1g, Moisture 8.3g, Fibre 13.1g Energy 425kcal per 100g.
- Delivery Information
SUMMARY OF UK DELIVERY INFORMATION
For orders of £0 – £39.99 & under 2kg, delivery methods available are:
First Class – £2.99 (estimated 1–3 days)
Second Class – £2.50 (estimated 2–4 days)
For orders over £40 (and under 2kg) orders are sent Royal Mail - First Class - FREE
For Orders over £80 - Orders are sent via a tracked service - FREE
If you need a guaranteed / fully trackable delivery then there is also the option to have your order delivered by Courier as follows:
UK Mainland Next Day - £5.99
Special Postcodes - Two days £11.99
For heavier items (over 2kg), such as food, the following delivery methods are available:
For orders of £0 – £79.99
DPD Courier – £5.99 Next day – UK Mainland
DPD Courier – £11.99 Two Days – UK Special Postcodes (see Delivery & Returns section of the website for details of these)
Orders sent via DPD – Free
All orders placed before 3.00pm* will be dispatched the same working day. Orders placed after 3.00pm* will be dispatched on the following working day. *Courier deliveries have an earlier cut-off.
For courier deliveries, order cut off for same day dispatch is 1.30pm. Orders placed after 1.30pm on a Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday for delivery on Tuesday (or Wednesday for UK special postcodes).
Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank & Public Holidays are classed as non-working days and orders will be dispatched on the next working day.
Email notification will be sent once your order has been dispatched. Please double check your delivery address is correct and contact us straight away if not.
If in the unusual situation there is an issue with your order, such as an item is unexpectedly out of stock or there is an issue with delivery, we will make contact with you. In these instances, we will keep you update via email or telephone to confirm the progress of the order.
For full information including international deliveries, please see our Delivery & Returns section of the website.