Understanding 80-10-10 Raw Dog Food: A Comprehensive Guide

The 80-10-10 raw dog food diet is a popular choice for pet owners due to its numerous health benefits when balanced and implemented correctly. Its specific ratio of nutrients is designed to mimic a dog’s natural ancestral diet, emulating the whole prey animal. Here we explain exactly what goes into the diet, and why it has become such a popular choice in recent years.

Arguably the most desirable reason to feed your dog this diet is the many nutritional benefits it offers for organs, muscles, digestion, dental, and the immune system. The avoidance of fillers and additives also makes it an excellent choice for pets, with the diet instead focused on high-quality unprocessed protein sources.

What is 80-10-10 raw dog food? What are the nutritional benefits?

80-10-10 raw dog food refers to the specific feeding ratio, which is designed of three primary components: 80% muscle meat, 10% bone, 10% organs. It has no grains, fillers or vegetables.

Each of the three ratios is important in giving dogs a natural, well-rounded, and tasty diet. The ratios are loosely based on the amount your pet may instinctively hunt and eat if they were in the wild. Use our raw food calculator to help with the amount of food your dog needs.

Muscle Meat

The main bulk of this diet is muscle meat. This typically includes a variety of animal protein such as heart, cheek, trachea, lung and breast that can be adjusted to preferences. Most owners use a combination of chicken, lamb, beef, fish or turkey protein.

Why is this important?

  • Key protein source – with a strong focus on meat of the highest quality, having a good unprocessed protein source supports with your dog’s overall muscle development
  • Increased energy – many dogs will see an improvement in energy and stamina
  • Amino acids – muscle meat provides amino acids which help build and repair body tissue


Raw meaty bones such as wings, ribs, legs, necks, backs (usually chicken, duck or turkey) are another key ingredient of the 80-10-10 diet.

Why is this important?

  • Healthy teeth and gums – allowing your dog to safely chew on bones provides a natural way for them to clear tarte and reduce plaque build-up, leaving them with healthier teeth and gums.
  • Calcium & phosphorus – bones are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorous, which are an essential aspect of ensuring a healthy bone structure and your dog grows
  • Supports digestion – ground up bones support a dog’s healthy digestion as well as regulating your pets stool consistency.

Secreting Organs

The last part of the diet includes secreting animal organs like liver, spleens, pancreas and kidneys.

Why is this important?

  • Essential vitamins & minerals – organs provide a huge range of essential vitamins and minerals for your dog. These include Vitamins A, B, D as well as copper and iron, which all aid many bodily functions, namely the immune system and blood health.
  • Omega-3 and Enzymes – Omega-3 fatty acids and Enzymes are important for keeping your pet’s skin healthy and coat shiny, as well as supporting their metabolic processes.

Raw Dog Food Supplies are passionate about offering the highest quality food to provide your dog with the best nutrition. Shop our range of trusted 80-10-10 complete food bundles here

Is the 80-10-10 diet suitable for every dog?

It is important to note that the 80-10-10 raw food diet provides a good general guideline for dogs, it may not suit all individual dog’s requirements. It is important to consult your Vet to discuss factors that may influence how your dog might respond to a change in diet such as age, breed, health conditions and overall activity level.

The introduction of raw food is a worthwhile option to be considered for your dog, due to many health benefits explained above. It is a good idea to slowly introduce raw food to your pet’s diet and monitor the impact and any changes in physical health or behaviour.

Order our complete raw food

Raw Dog Food Supplies stock a wide range of raw food if you are looking to feed your dog an 80-10-10 diet. We use only fresh, premium ingredients, from locally sourced British meat that is frozen to maintain freshness.

We are pleased to deliver nationwide for our customers convenient, and our subscribe and save option also saves you 5% off the total cost. Choose your selected 12 pack of complete food here.

For further information and advice on how to begin your raw food journey, please get in touch with our helpful team today.