Coping with Allergies

For dogs with allergies, mealtimes can be tricky.
Butternut Box could be an easy solution.

Coping with Allergies

What does hypoallergenic mean?

Hypoallergenic dog food is food that has been developed to decrease the likelihood of a provoking an allergic reaction. Common allergens for dogs include grains (such as wheat and corn), gluten and dairy products, all of which can often be found in regular dog foods. Commercial dry kibble can have a particularly high percentage of grain-based fillers.

If a dog is allergic to or intolerant of something in their food, they may display some or all of the following symptoms: vomiting, diarrhoea, skin rashes, itching and behavioural changes (such as biting their paws or excessive licking).

Most of the time, hypoallergenic foods simply exclude any problematic ingredients from their recipes, but it’s always worth checking the recipe list for anything that doesn’t agree with your dog. Dogs can also be allergic or intolerant of different meat types including poultry, beef, lamb and fish. Most “hypoallergenic” dog foods will still contain meat, so be wary of any dog food that claims to be fully hypoallergenic.

At Butternut Box our meals are free from any known allergens*. They are cooked by hand in small batches every week using wholesome, natural ingredients. Our meat is sourced from within the UK and is both fresh and human-grade. We pride ourselves on being completely transparent about what goes into our food - we publish our complete recipes here (insert link) and are always happy to chat about them if you have any questions about our ingredients. As our boxes are completely bespoke, you’ll be able to exclude a particular recipe from your tailor-made plan if you know your dog is allergic to a particularly protein/meat type.

*our food is free from grain, wheat, gluten, corn, dairy, lactose, soy, sugar, salt and egg. Please get in touch with our Customer Love team if you need any specific advice about allergies.

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Intoduce Us

Introduce your dog.

We tailor a box of delicious, pre-portioned meals to suit your pup's individual needs.

Handmade

Cooked to order.

We source the freshest ingredients and make all of our meals right here in the UK.

Special Delivery

Super special delivery.

We deliver in refrigerated boxes so you never have to hang about for our delivery guy.

Happy Dance

Happy dance guaranteed.

Then it’s just a case of opening, serving and setting their tails to ‘wag’.

Intoduce Us

Introduce your dog.

We tailor a box of delicious, pre-portioned meals to suit your pup's individual needs.

Handmade

Cooked to order.

We source the freshest ingredients and make all of our meals right here in the UK.

Special Delivery

Super special delivery.

We deliver in refrigerated boxes so you never have to hang about for our delivery guy.

Happy Dance

Happy dance guaranteed.

Then it’s just a case of opening, serving and setting their tails to ‘wag’.

Intoduce Us

Introduce your dog.

We tailor a box of delicious, pre-portioned meals to suit your pup's individual needs.

Handmade

Cooked to order.

We source the freshest ingredients and make all of our meals right here in the UK.

Special Delivery

Super special delivery.

We deliver in refrigerated boxes so you never have to hang about for our delivery guy.

Happy Dance

Happy dance guaranteed.

Then it’s just a case of opening, serving and setting their tails to ‘wag’.

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Our Story

With apologies to unicorns, otters and the gorilla who played the drums in the Cadbury's advert, we think dogs are the best animals to have ever walked the earth.

It’s why we started Butternut Box. Because we want to help every single one of them get the food they need to live long, and live well.

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What folks have been saying

We’re not ones to blow our own trumpets (we’re oboe players anyway), but here’s some nice words about us from people that may or may not play trumpets…

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Giving a bit back

One last thing - not every dog can be as lucky as a Butternut Box dog. For every new furry customer that signs up with us, we donate a much-needed meal to a less fortunate dog that’s found itself homeless or in a shelter.

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