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6 Best Dog Food Delivery Services in Australia (2023) 🐾

"Fido, dinner's ready!" Here are the best dog food subscription services in Australia.
UPDATED ON Nov 22, 2023
# NAME Cooked/rawCost per 250g
Cooked$5.00
Raw$4.40
Raw$5.00
Both$5.00
Cooked$6.50
Raw$7.00

Searching for the best dog food delivery service? We’ve done the hard work and found the 6 best dog food subscription services on the Aussie market so you don’t have to waste your money trying to find the right fit. 

The Best Aussie Dog Food Delivery Boxes 📦

Below you’ll find our trusted recommendations for the best dog food subscription boxes currently available. If we missed anything, leave us a comment!

Aussie-grown ingredients

Lyka

Cooked/raw: Cooked

Cost per 250g: $5.00

Customised: Yes

What’s good?
Offers a “sniff test” starter box
Choose a full bowl meal plan, or half bowl
Human-grade meat
What’s not so good?
On the pricey side
Subscription only

Lyka pet food is one of the most popular dog food subscription services on the market, and for good reason. With the help of their in-house vet, Lyka’s meals are made with the perfect balance of natural vitamins and proteins to ensure whatever age, shape or breed, your dog is receiving all of the nutrients necessary to live a healthy, carefree life. 

It’s gently cooked at low temperatures to denature any harmful pathogens and minimise food-borne risk and retain moisture for maximum hydration. This makes Lyka more digestible and a good option for dogs with gut sensitivities, along with seniors and puppies that have underdeveloped or weakened digestive systems.

Delivery process: Lyka deliveries come to you through either a cold-courier service or express delivery. The insulated box keeps your pupper’s meals at the right temperature until you get home. Be sure to pop the pouches into the freezer when you arrive home. 

What do customers say? Reviews for Lyka are overwhelmingly positive, with consumers praising Lyka’s great customer service and noting their dogs look and appear to feel a lot better on Lyka’s food. On the other hand, some customers suggest the meals are quite pricey (but that is typical of fresh dog food).

  • Cooked/Raw: Cooked 
  • Cost: $5.00 per 250g 
  • Delivery cost & locations: Free to NSW, QLD, VIC, ACT, WA, SA 
  • Am I locked into a subscription?: Cancel any time
  • Customised diet option?: Customised based on weight, age and activity level
Budget friendly

Petzyo

Cooked/raw: Raw

Cost per 250g: $4.40

Customised: No

What’s good?
No lock-in contract
99% sustainably sourced ingredients from Australia
Try before you buy option
What’s not so good?
No canned food (wet food)
Many recipes have peas and lentils

Petzyo is a great Australian dog food company that offers high-quality dry kibble and raw food options, all delivered straight to your door. They use single-protein recipes and 99% of their ingredients are sustainably sourced in Australia. What’s great about Petzyo is the quality and price point, with their prices really competitive with other major Australian dog food brands.

Petzyo offers raw food in the form of patties, and caters to large breed puppies, small breed puppies, adults, dogs with allergies and dogs with arthritis. What’s different about Petzyo is you don’t have to subscribe, but if you do, you can save 6% on your monthly orders. With fast and free shipping around Australia (everywhere except NT) and no lock-in contract (but you can subscribe and save), we’d 100% recommend giving Petzyo a go. 

Delivery process: Delivery is fast and free – often 1-3 days for metro areas. For all raw and mixed food plans, they use high performance biodegradable wool liners that keep products frozen longer and below five degrees at all times, even when its 40+ degrees outside.

What do customers say? Reviews for Petzyo are overwhelmingly positive, with consumers praising the quality of the food, the fast shipping and customer service. On the other hand, some customers suggest their dogs didn’t like the food (but taste preference is very individualistic!)

  • Cooked/Raw: Raw
  • Cost: $4.40 per 250g
  • Delivery cost & locations: Free to NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, TAS
  • Am I locked into a subscription?: Cancel any time
  • Customised diet option?: No
Buy in bulk

Raw & Fresh

Cooked/raw: Raw

Cost per 250g: $5.00

Customisation : No

What’s good?
Free of fillers, grains and artificial additives
AAFCO standard
Also offers cat food
What’s not so good?
Not as customised as other providers

Raw & Fresh embrace the carnivorous nature of our pets supplying our dogs raw meat, mixed fresh vegetables and a pinch of brown rice. There are plenty of flavours for you to choose from including chicken, kangaroo and beef and just in case your pet doesn’t like it, you can purchase each meal individually to test it out.

Raw & Fresh dog food is Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) and is free of fillers, grains and artificial additives. Raw & Fresh pet food contains only the freshest ingredients, biologically suited to the nutritional requirements of your pets.

Delivery process: You don’t need to be home to receive delivery. All food deliveries are via refrigerated courier and packed with thermal liners and ice packs to maintain temperature. Your food will stay cold for at least 10 hours after arrival at your premises.

What do customers say? Customers love the quality and freshness of Raw & Fresh, while also speaking highly of the great customer service. They also enjoy the range of options available. 

  • Cooked/Raw: Raw
  • Cost: $5.00 per 250g 
  • Delivery cost & locations:  Orders over $100 free to NSW, QLD, VIC, ACT
  • Am I locked into a subscription?: No 
  • Customised diet option?: No
Offers raw & cooked food

Mad Paws Dinner Bowl

Cooked/raw: Both

Cost per 250g: $5.00

Customised: Yes

What’s good?
Food sources from FREPA-accredited farms
Offers raw, cooked and kibble
Good for fussy dogs
What’s not so good?
Need to input a lot of information before you can view the meals

With 100% complete & balanced meals, Mad Paws Dinner Bowl meets AAFCO Standards, providing the paw-fect amount of vitamins and minerals for your dog. They offer both cooked and raw bowls, so if the thought of raw food is completely unappealing to you, you have options!

When making the meal plan you can choose cooked, raw, half/half or just kibble, which is handy if you like to keep things interesting for your dog!

Delivery process: Dinner Bowl Cooked and Raw meals are prepared fresh on demand each week and are transported from a temperature controlled warehouse to your door using refrigerated / frozen delivery vehicles. They are packed in an insulated bag / box and include ice-packs.

What do customers say? Customers suggest their typically “fussy” dogs love Mad Paws Dinner Bowl, while usually slow eaters finish off their meals in a flash. On the other side of the coin, some customers have suggested customer service can be lacking. 

  • Cooked/Raw: Both 
  • Cost: Roughly $5 per 250g 
  • Delivery cost & locations:  Free to NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, and ACT
  • Am I locked into a subscription?: No
  • Customised diet option?: Customised based on weight, age and activity level
Allergy-friendly

Perfect Bowl

Cooked/raw: Cooked

Cost per 250g: $6.50

Customisation: Yes

What’s good?
Caters to your dog’s unique dietary requirements
Buy online or in-store
Fussy dog money-back guarantee
What’s not so good?
On the pricier side

Using only human-grade meat, poultry and vegetables to ensure freshness and quality, the Perfect Bowl is vet approved and recommended. You can choose from gently cooked chicken, beef or lamb, and you can either order online or via certain stockists, which is handy if you don’t want to spend money on delivery. 

They are so confident that your pup will love their freshly cooked food, they’ll give you 100% of your money back if they aren’t licking their bowl clean – that’s their fussy dog policy.

Delivery process: Perfect Bowl is delivered frozen in insulated packaging, so don’t worry about being home; just pop them in the freezer as soon as you can.

What do customers say? Customers are happy with the high quality of the food, suggesting that their typically picky dogs rush to their Perfect Bowl meal.

  • Cooked/Raw: Cooked 
  • Cost: $6.50 for 250g
  • Delivery cost & locations:  Free over $100 to NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, NT, WA
  • Am I locked in to a subscription?: No
  • Customised diet option?: Customised based on weight, age and activity level & dietary requirements
In-house butcher

The Butcher’s Dog

Cooked/raw: Raw

Cost per 250g: $7.00

Customisation : No

What’s good?
Puppy friendly with a special puppy box combo
40+ years dog food making experience
Can buy in bulk
What’s not so good?
Food only last 4 hours from delivery

Developed with animal nutritionists and checked by vets, The Butcher’s Dog is all about offering your dog a nutritionally balanced diet without using synthetic vitamin and mineral premixes to make it balanced. 

THE Butcher in The Butcher’s Dog has over 40 years experience in the meat industry and sources the meats that go into The Butcher’s Dog meals from the same farms your local butcher buys their produce. They also buy their veg and fruit directly from the growers so it’s fresh and seasonal. 

Their food is made  in small batches in a HACCP food approved facility and is  delivered in temperature controlled vans to make sure it gets delivered promptly and stays perfect and frozen.

Delivery process: The Butcher’s Dog food is frozen and the packaging is designed so that it will remain solid for about 4 hours. If you are not going to be at home, you can nominate a cool/shady place where we can leave your delivery out of the sun (and away from your dog).

What do customers say? Customers love the “outstanding service and products” offered by The Butcher’s Dog. Some have even said the meals cleared up certain ailments of their dog (like itchy skin). While a few customers have suggested the price is high, it should be noted this is typical of raw/fresh dog food.

  • Cooked/Raw: Raw 
  • Cost: From $7 for 250g
  • Delivery cost & locations:  Free over $99 to NSW, ACT & VIC
  • Am I locked in to a subscription?: No
  • Customised diet option?: No

How We Made This List 📋

I have a gorgeous black Labrador. Stay with me, it’s relevant. Now, Labs aren’t known for being fussy eaters, so safe to say he’ll eat almost anything I put in front of him (even lettuce). However, I can attest to the fact there are some meals he enjoys way better than others. 

How do I know? The drool as he waits for his “free” command to dig into his dinner. 

Now, my personal experience with several of these providers aside, we’ve also done countless hours of research, scoured the internet for user reviews (think Reddit, Facebook, Google reviews and so on) to ensure these dog food subscription recommendations really are the best of the best. 

The Different Types of Dog Food 🍗

Raw Dog Food

First up, there’s raw dog food. This one’s all about keeping it natural and unprocessed. Think uncooked meats, bones, fruits, and veggies. It’s a bit like going back to their ancestral diet, you know? Fans of raw feeding often rave about shinier coats, healthier skin, and more energy in their dogs. Just a heads up, though – it’s essential to handle raw food with care to avoid any bacterial nasties.

Cooked Dog Food

Next, we have cooked dog food. This is a bit like what we’d whip up for ourselves – but tailored for dogs. It’s usually a mix of cooked meat, grains, and veggies. It’s great for pet parents who want to know exactly what’s in their dog’s bowl. Plus, cooking can make some nutrients more digestible for our canine friends.

Kibble

Lastly, there’s the trusty kibble. This is your convenient, dry dog food option. It’s popular because it’s easy to store and lasts ages. Kibble is a complete meal in a nugget – packed with nutrients and often fortified with vitamins and minerals. Ideal for busy pet parents, but always check the ingredients list to ensure your dog’s getting quality grub!

Kibble Versus Raw/Fresh Food 🥩

We’ve made our list based on raw/fresh food and not kibble. Think of it like delicious, gourmet, takeaway food for your dog. While there are some providers who market themselves as fresh dog food, often this is just real food turned into kibble. 

Not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but for the purposes of this article, we’re sticking to raw/fresh dog food subscription providers. 

Can Fresh Food Can Increase Your Dog’s Life? 🐶

We all want our dogs to live as long as possible, and diet can play a big role in ensuring your dog lives a happy (and long) life. One study found that raw food diets extended dog lifespans by 32 months on average. Diet can also affect your dog’s mobility, digestion, and dental health. 

So while fresh dog food subscriptions do tend to be on the pricier side, they may help you avoid high veterinarian bills and keep your beloved family member alive for longer. 

Important Disclaimer You Need to Read ⚠️

I know, boring disclaimers are – well – boring. But please read: Every dog is different in their diet and needs. Before switching up your dog’s diet, always consult your veterinarian to ensure it is a balanced diet that is good for your pup and their individual needs.

Dog Food Delivery FAQs 🤔

What is a raw food diet?

A raw food diet is supposed to more closely resemble the diet your dog’s ancestors would have eaten. It focuses on natural ingredients and a balance of vitamins and minerals to deliver what your dog needs from their diet. Because the ingredients remain in a raw state, raw dog food doesn’t lose the enzymes and vitamins through cooking. Also, raw food doesn’t contain the added fillers and preservatives in non-raw food (like kibble).

Is raw food safe for all dogs?

Ask a bunch of vets if raw food is safe for dogs and you’ll get varied answers. Is raw food safe for dogs? Yes, but it can’t just be any old raw meat. And, it needs to be a balanced diet. You can’t just throw a slab of meat into their bowl and call it a day. That’s why we’ve chosen these providers as they use high-quality meat that is good for your dog, that is balanced with a range of other essential ingredients that will keep your dog healthy and happy.

What are the benefits of feeding raw food to dogs?

  • The diet resembles what they would have eaten in the wild
  • No artificial flavours or colours
  • No artificial additives
  • A stronger immune system thanks to the boost in antioxidants
  • An easy alternative to feeding conventional pet foods
  • Can complement feeding conventional pet foods like kibble

Is there a provider which caters specifically to a raw diet? 

Of the providers listed, Raw & Fresh and The Butcher’s Dog cater specifically to raw food diets.

Which dog food meal provider is best for puppies? Or for older dogs? 

All of the listed providers offer puppy-friendly meal options, while senior dogs are also able to enjoy all of the listed meal providers. It’s important, however, to consult with your vet if you have a puppy or senior dog to ensure their unique needs and requirements are being met.

Are dog food subscriptions worth it?

Dog food subscriptions are definitely wroth considering. Yes, they are more expensive than kibble but on the flip side, they may help you avoid high vet bills down the line and keep your best pal around for longer.

Ally Burnie
Ally Burnie
Health & fitness journalist and presenter based in Melbourne/Naarm with a passion for – you guessed it - health and fitness, cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, and travel.
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Ally Burnie
Ally Burnie
Health & fitness journalist and presenter based in Melbourne/Naarm with a passion for – you guessed it - health and fitness, cooking, outdoor adventures, hiking, and travel.
Have a question? Contact us