Step Up to Naturals Dog Food Review

Written by: Jamie
Updated: October 5, 2020

Step Up to Naturals dog food is becoming increasingly popular but does it deliver on quality ingredients and nutrition? Find out in our latest dog food review.

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‘Pets At Home’ is a well-known company in the UK, and for good reason. They have hundreds of stores across the country and offer some extremely reasonably priced items.

Pets at home have a wide range of products and happily cater to customers with varying budgets.

With a big movement towards naturally formulated dog food, it doesn’t come as a surprise that ‘Pets at home’ have released their very own brand of natural dog food.

Step Up to Naturals dog food has many great reviews and is becoming increasingly popular in households across the UK.

Step Up to Naturals Range

There are hundreds of happy ‘Pets at Home’ customers. So, whether you have a brand new fluffy pup or a really old furry friend, Step Up to Naturals range caters to several different types of dogs.

Their range includes food for puppies (2-12 months), adults (1-7 years), and mature dogs (7+ years). They also have a specially designed ‘light & sensitive food’ for adult dogs (1-7 years), if your pooch requires a lighter diet, which is often the case with older and more fragile dogs. After all, you are what you eat!

Step Up To Naturals Dry Adult Dog Food Light Chicken with Fish variant

Alongside the types of food mentioned above, they also have a specific food type for small breeds, large breeds, and finally a grain-free option too.

Health Benefits

Step Up dog food has several health benefits, and as we have mentioned above, this brand is great because there are so many options available. This means that you know exactly what you are getting, as opposed to any old standard dog food.

We know our furry pooches will clean up almost any plate if they are given the chance. While this is clear, with an increase in dog obesity in the U.K, more and more people are thinking twice before buying without thinking.

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Step Up puppy food alongside the other food types in the Step Up range are produced to be grain-free. This is especially beneficial as it is designed to help pooches with poor or sensitive tummies.

Some of these health benefits can aid dogs with weight-loss or weight-gain, if needed, and can also help to balance vitamin deficiencies.

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Beneficial Ingredients

This product is crammed to brim with goodness and there are several beneficial ingredients which include: apples, sweet potatoes, peas, brown rice, and natural oats and barley. This item only contains whole grains and also has a lot of added vitamins including Omega 3 and 6.

If you are looking to help your dog increase their intake of healthy goodness, this is certainly not a bad product to do so.

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In the UK there are hundreds of individuals that are moving away from unhealthy, non-beneficial, processed foods, so why not do the same for your pooch?

Is it good value for money?

This product is excellent value for money in relation to the other options out there on the healthy food market. The large majority of healthy dog foods out there are certainly not cheap.

Several Step Up dog food reviews have stated how great this food is, and it isn’t going to break the bank!

Pets at home pride themselves on offering affordable options for a wide range of customers. For this reason, they have cleverly produced an excellent healthy dog food option for the fraction of the price that other companies sell for.

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While this product has so many benefits, health-wise and price-wise. It does have a few drawbacks, such as if your dog needs a specialized diet due to any existing health conditions, we would recommend doing some serious research before purchasing.

StepUp dog foods are great if you need a healthier option, but we wouldn’t recommend using it as an all-purpose cure for stomach ailments. We are aware that the StepUp dog food range has, in fact, recently changed their manufacturer to a cheaper one.

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This has caused a few problems and some people have reported that their dog has experienced stomach upset since the change. While it may work for some people, we would recommend trialing the product for a short amount of time before buying a lot of it, as you would with any pet food really.

You can choose to purchase either 2kg or 14kg of this product. We would recommend trying out 2kg first and keeping the packaging to refer to in the future. This is helpful for you to compare ingredients if they do change. We only recommend this as Pets at Home has changed their manufacturer, which could affect the ingredients listed.

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Our Summary

Our overall opinion is that this is an excellent choice for customers looking to switch to a healthier option without a hefty price-tag. Step Up to naturals puppy food has indeed been praised by several individuals.

While this natural dog food may work for you, it may not work for others. We all know that our pooches are individuals, so please consider getting professional advice if your pooch or pup has any serious ailments or conditions.

This product isn’t a bad quality, but as we have mentioned there are several people that have complained since Pets at Home decided to opt for a different manufacturer.  Our in-depth research has revealed that out of the hundreds of Step Up to Naturals dog food reviews, the majority of them are positive.

So, if you are looking for a decent product that isn’t going to break the bank, Step Up dog food is certainly a great option. It is a product that you can easily obtain and can you can also order it online for convenience.

If you are looking for any good alternatives, there are quite a few out there. Some of these are Dr. John Dog Food, Bulmers Raw Dog Food, and True Instinct Dog Food.

For more information surrounding the choices listed above, please do check out our other reviews to help you make your choice.

So there you have it! Our concise and clear-cut guide to Step Up to Naturals dog food. We hope we have helped you to narrow down your choices.

Good luck and don’t forget to check out our other reviews if you are still unsure.

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