Every bag will come with feeding instructions. You can also use our feeding guides to calculate how much your dog needs. These can be found at each recipe page by clicking on the ‘View Our Feeding Chart‘ by the subscription box or you can use the feeding recommendation page.
We also show the latest labels on the site.
Please note the feeding guide for each bag may vary – as we use 100% natural ingredients the kcal/kg for each batch may vary slightly, ther label on the bag is always correct for that bag
Each bag shows the suggested ‘grams’ of dry food to ‘mls’ of water ratio. This is also shown in our feeding guides and labels. Simply weigh out the required dry weight of food in grams, put in the bowl, and then measure, using the measuring scoop provided, the required mls of warm water (from the kettle not the hot tap), mix together, stir, wait to soak for 5 minutes and serve!
Please DO NOT add boiling hot water to the food. We take great care to ensure the food is dried at below 40 degrees, this maintains the integrity and nutrient base of the food. Adding boiling water may damage certain enzymes and nutrients. We therefore suggest adding warm water from the kettle, or boil water in the kettle and mix half cold water with half boiling water in the measuring cup and then add this warm water to Rocketo.
The guidance of the amount of water to add can certainly be varied. Please DO NOT feed dry, with no water. If your dog prefers the food to be a bit wetter or a bit drier that is fine. Please experiment and see what works best for your dog.
Each batch is hand made and as we use 100% natural ingredients each batch will look slightly different. This is as nature intended. No two beetroots, rabbits or fish look exactly the same! We keep the vared texture in the food as this adds to a more natural feeding experience for your dog. However, if your dog does not like the hard parts, feel free to break those up with your fingers before or after soaking.
Our food is highly digestible with 70% of the protein coming from organic or wild-caught animal sources. On top of this we also have very low levels of carbohydrates (<6% when rehydrated) unlike conventional kibble which averages 35-55% as the process needs this amount to make the kibble in the first place. We also have zero starch in our recipes. Whilst dogs can digest some starch, they are not designed physiologically and anatomically to absorb such high levels. Therefore any unused starch is typically deposited as fat which we do not believe is in the best interest of our canine friends. After all, is it that surprising that over 50% of dogs are overweight/obese when 80% of the pet food sold is dry kibble? Yes, our food has less ‘volume’ than normal dry food but since the vast majority of the calories are absorbed and used by our furry friends this can only be a good outcome. In fact one of the top changes noted by our customers is the increased quality and reduced volume of the faeces once their pet is on ROCKETO. Not much point feeding large volumes of food if it ends up as fat deposits or a larger volume of faeces.
It is safe to make up a days supply for your dog, by rehydrating with water. Any left over food can be safely kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Many dogs do not like cold food straight from the fridge, so feel free to add a bit more warm water just before feeding if your dog prefers the food warm.
Each dog is unique. Many small dogs take thier time over their food. This is fine. Others like Labs may eat it very quickly! Let your dog take as long as it needs.
Yes! We have some exciting new recipes coming soon. We will let all our customers know as soon as these are available.
Delivery time from order despatch is approximately five working days.
This is applicable to our one-off orders as well as the first order if you are a subscriber.
As a subscriber, once you have confirmed your delivery frequency we will ensure all deliveries after your first order will arrive when you have requested it. For example, if you require your order every two weeks, we will send it one week before it is due to arrive as it takes 5 working days for the delivery.
All our orders are shipped from Lithuania as this is where our main production facility is based.
We are working on establishing a dispatch facility from the UK and will update this as soon as this has been confirmed.
We use DPD as our main courier as they have an excellent delivery record as well as informing you of the time (within a 1h window) of when you can expect to receive your delivery.
You also have the ability to change the date of delivery 24h before receiving it.
You will receive their notifications by email and/or text messaging.
We deliver to the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom (UK).
Yes you can do so easily from your accounts page. Just go to your subscriptions page and click the “DETAILS” button of the subscription you want to update. On detail page you are able to change the delivery frequency by clicking the button “Switch Product or Frequency” and following the instructions on the page.
All our orders are shipped within a thick paper outside layer which contains your order. All our packaging is made from 40-60% biobased material. We are continuously striving to make this as green-focused as possible.
We now use 100% paper packaging and recycled cardboard boxes as well as glass scoops. The food bags have a thin plastic lining which is required for food integrity, but the bags are recyclable. Alas compostable bags with organic food is challenging, but we continue to investigate and test these options. We are on a mission to continually review all our processes as packaging in the environment is a huge priority for us. Thank you for caring, together we can hopefully make our world a more sustainable world to live in.
Our paper packaging is classified as recyclable, aluminium free and using 40% – 60% bio-based materials. Whilst this is pretty good, we are still working out how we can make our packaging 100% biodegradable. This is a tough mission but we are determined.
We use a subscription-based method, that is specifically based on the details of your dog: age, weight, breed, activity level and etc. It calculates how much food you need for certain period of time. The food comes in 1kg or 3 kg bags, depending on the recipe, this way the system would divide that by the daily recommended ratio and would generate a new order when your dog would need it. You are of course able to change the frequency yourself within your pet profile if you wish.
You can cancel any subscription as long as it is 7 working days before you are due to receive it as the courier takes this amount of time to deliver your order. Once your order is being processed (ie: we are preparing it to be shipped that day) we cannot cancel or refund it.
For many non-perishable products purchased online, you have the legal right to change your mind within 14 days and receive a refund if the product has not been damaged.
However, as our products are food/treat/supplements they are deemed to be perishable under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2013 and therefore you will not be able to return any products you have paid for and received unless there is something wrong with them (please see below).
In summary, we will not be able to provide a refund or exchange if:
you change your mind/circumstances/
you find cheaper products elsewhere
If there is a problem with the product. If you believe that you have received a faulty product and you are not satisfied with it, please raise your concern following the steps listed below:
Raise your enquiry by sending an email to [email protected], including your email address that is linked to your account, order number and the reason for it.
A while ago we did have small sample packs but we were informed by our customers that the amount was not sufficient to notice an appreciable change in their dog. We do have 1kg bags and have 4 x 500g packages with one of each recipe (beef, chicken, fish and insect) provided. This way you will be able to sample the different recipes and have sufficient volume to hopefully notice an improvement in your dog’s weight, activity level and overall wellbeing.
Shipping fees are calculated at checkout. Free shipping for orders over £50.
We at Rocketo strive to create the most natural but still convenient, organic and minimally processed petfood. We dry the muscle tissue and organs at around 40° celcius to keep the nutrients intact. We do not use byproducts, meals, or any other “leftovers” in our products. The low moisture content keeps the bacterial activity under control without acidity regulators and preservatives. We also do not add any salt thereby protecting the kidneys.
Rocketo combines the advantages of raw food in a dried food format. The closest we can produce to what nature offers dogs and wolves in the wild. We pride ourselves that no legumes, fillers, preservatives, colorants or flavour enhancers are used in our recipes. This also means that the starch levels in our food is also incredibly low when compared to conventional pet foods.
We are also an environmentally friendly company using recyclable packaging and sustainable animal protein sources. As our food is dehydrated, this also means lower shipping volumes.
This statement is to explain that we use 4kg of fresh ingredients to create our final dehydrated recipe weighing 1kg. After rehydration the food will bulk up by a factor of 2-3x (depending on the recipe) as some of our ingredients contain very low levels of moisture, such as seeds.
It means we use do not caged animals or those with restricted movement. We either use organically raised animals, which have by far the highest welfare standards of any farmed animal or we use wild animals which means they are living wild. Our fish are all ethically caught which means no nets that devastate the fish populations. Animal welfare is extremely important to us. Most pet foods use intensively farmed animals which are generally kept in confined conditions.
Absolutely! Rocketo is free from all grain, starches, gluten and soy.
Our food is air dried and is as convenient as kibble. You just pour it to the bowl, add warm water and wait till it’s soaked. No need to freeze and totally safe to handle and nutrient packed as we do not use high cooking temperatures found in extruded kibble.
Yes, our raw ingredients are air dried under 40°C and are certainly not cooked, boiled, steamed, extruded, cold pressed or canned! Every ingredient in Rocketo is as close it can be to its natural state.
Every food has to be preserved for shelf life and safety. To can a food, it has to be cooked, sterilized and in most cases, stabilized with nitrogen salts, which are quite dangerous for the health of our friends. We believe that raw is the right way to go. That’s why we gently dry our food at 40°C and stabilize the water activity through proper moisture levels. Our food is safe, convenient and closest to the natural prey.
As our food is dehydrated, and has very low water activity levels (0.6 AWC), and very low moisture levels at about 5%, the parasites and bacteria are absolutely not able to survive this lack of moisture.
Our food is checked for pathogens before and after the production.
Again, bacteria are not able to survive during the drying process, or grow or reproduce at 0.6 AWC water activity
In all our beef recipes, we do not use the thyroid, so we can guarantee that is not included. We use liver and meat.
In this recipe, we do not have offals but we have organic seeds, herbs and other plant-based nutrients to reach the best quality of nutrition.
Any food that is not heated above 65 degrees celcius is classisified as raw.
A lot of enzymes, vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins, are really sensitive to heat. Since we keep the heat in all stages of the process below 40 degrees, we avoid vitamins and amino acids changing their form. By keeping the food in its original form, the intestinal tract and microbiome of the dog can recognise, absorb and utilise all the nutrients. This means that all the goodness is available to the dog, and the dogs digestive system, liver and kidneys do not have to overwork to access these nutrients.
We simply slowly remove the moisture from the food. This helps to naturally preserve the food, and to kill harmful parasites and bacteria, without destroying the integrity of the nutrients. This is one of the oldest and safest forms of food preservation, but the way we do it, at low temperatures is VERY different from others. Most companies dehydrate at much higher temperatures, which then destroys many enzymes, vitamins and minerals and has a detrimental impact on the nutritional value of the food. Adding the water back into the food before feeding ensures that the perfect moisture levels are attained for optimal health.
This is an area we are continuing to research as the key is to be able to provide a complete protein spectrum whilst still maintaining good palatability.
You simply look at the number of grams found either on the packaging or within your pet profile (based upon the weight of your dog) into a bowl. Then you add warm water (ml to be added found in the same place), wait 3-5 minutes to give it some time to re-hydrate the food and then serve it to your happy pup!
Our air-drying does not damage the omega 3, as we dry everything below 40 degrees. This ensures that we don’t disrupt the chemical structure of its constituents. We also measure the Omega 3 levels in our recipes, with the results published on our website. However, many dogs can be deficient in Omega 3’s, due to the strain of living in a modern contaminated/stressful environment, and that is why we have organic linseed oil, our Omegatron Oil available to purchase.
Our food has a 1-year shelf life if left unopened and 6 months once opened. Our food should be kept in a dry place away from heat and damp, and the bag should be kept sealed once it has been opened.
Many of our customers like to buy more than one bag at a time and only opening them as and when needed.
The texture of the recipe might vary slightly from batch to batch which is quite normal as we use just natural ingredients. As you are aware, we source our proteins to be either organic or sustainably sourced which we then gently air dry under 40 degrees. The vast majority of pet food available is highly processed and designed to look the same from batch to batch. We only work with what nature provides us.
Our food has highly digestible in terms of protein since 70% of our food comes from animal sources. We also have very low levels of carbohydrates and zero starch. This increases the digestibility of the energy available thereby requiring fewer calories in total to reach the daily calorific intake required.
They can be given at the same time – Detox targets the liver and kidneys and the GUT or GUTOMIZER – helps gut and absorption. So they can go together at the same mealtime as toppers. Otherwise, you can start with DETOX and they move to the GUT / GUTOMIZER. As it prepares the body for nutrients while eliminating toxins.
The main source of calcium in Rocketo is red algae, which consists of 98% calcium carbonate.
It is highly bioavailable, easy to dose and much easier to use in a raw food environment. Fresh and raw bone is hard to use in powder form.
Most of the bone meals are processed at high temperatures, and therefore have very low nutritional value. We therefore never use bone meals.
We do however use whole fish, including bones, in our recipes. These can be safely dried below 40 degrees.
We also, where needed, use fresh basil, parsley and spirulina which also contain high quality calcium.
Yes puppies need more calcium and ROCKETO contains the amount they need. In nature they would not eat something special, they would just eat the same rabbit as their parents. We also ensure that those puppies are fed 1.5 – 2 times more than the amount of an adult dog thereby they will be ingesting more calcium whilst they grow.
Absolutely! We encourage every dog parent to add non starchy vegetables, raw animal meats and other herbs if they like to. Every dog in unique and customizing your Rocketo according to your special needs is great!
Please ensure you wash hands and equipment before and after handling any raw meat of course.
Be it raw, BARF, kibble or cold pressed, every food you already feed your dog with would profit from adding Rocketo to it.
However, please be aware that this will affect the ‘balance’ we at Rocketo have designed when feeding only Rocketo.
We use human grade in our fish, chicken and half our beef. The other half of the beef comes from stab/neck meat (category 3). All are organic certified. We buy top quality ingredients, which are all organic certified and are classified as human grade. However they are no longer classified as human grade as soon as they reach our facility in Lithuania as we are a pet food manufacturer. We source our meat from all over the EU and you can see which country by looking at each individual recipe on our website. Fish-wise, we use the whole fish except the gastro-intestinal tract.
With regard to the percentage, all values are legally required to be reported as percentages (macro nutrients). A wild prey obviously consists of a large proportion of water – all living bodies do. Typically this is between 50-80%. As we gently dehydrate the raw ingredients, this water is effectively removed thereby killing bacteria and inhibiting any further bacterial growth during transport/storage. Therefore the dry weight percentages of protein/fat are considerably higher once the water has been removed. The values that are important are the rehydrated ones, as this is what our dogs actually consume. So when the water is added, the percentage of fat in the food reduces (note it is percentage NOT an absolute value). This is legally how we have to show this information. So when the water is added, the food then mimics the composition of a wild prey (showing for example a moisture content of 62% rather than 7%) which then reduces the protein/fat percentages accordingly. With regard to pancreatitis, as we are very low in carbohydrates and have no starch, this means the food is very easy for your dog to digest.
Taurine is an “amino acid” like substance, not taking part in any peptide or protein production (FEDIAF labels it as “vitamin like”).
Dogs can convert other sulphur-containing amino acids to taurine, which makes it not essential. Still, taurine is an important substance for fat metabolism and energy production, having direct impact on many body functions. a lack of suphur-based amino acids can cause taurine defficiency, which is connected to many dysfunctions, especially dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
Good quality animal protein is crucial to ensure dogs have enough taurine in the diet. Taurine does not exist in plant matter, except algae.
Yes we do but use an exceptionally pure organic source with no additives. Brewer’s Yeast as it is a rich source of all B vitamins (except 12) and is full of fibre and minerals. It completes the animal-based nutrient profile.
As it is a deactivated yeast it should not contribute to any yeast issues, although of course any animal/human can have specific sensitivities. We find our recipes are generally really good for dogs with allergies/yeast issues, as these are normally linked to a problem in the gut microbiome, which our food addresses.
Rocketo is raw dog food that has been gently air dried. Dogs are facultative carnivores, not omnivores or herbivores.
Non cooked grains are not digestable for dogs. Even cooked and ground grains still contain a lot of phytic acid, which dogs can’t break down. Phytic acid is a strong anti-nutrient that binds many minerals and stops absorption of some vitamins.
Also grains contain high amount of starches and too much phosphorus, when combined with meats from animals. High amount of starch is detrimental for dog’s health in particular obesity.
Carnivores also need plant matter. They mostly get it through their prey’s intestinal tract and they occasionally graze. We also add the plant matter to act against the unnatural stress and toxins they get from our human environment.
Dogs do indeed eat plant matter as part of their ‘wild’ diet, usually within the intestines of the prey they consume. Regardless, FEDIAF regulations require a vitamin and mineral balance for all complete foods for dogs which makes sense. We are totally unique in this regard as we only use what nature provides to achieve this balance and do not rely on synthetic minerals and vitamin additives unlike all other pet food companies. It is easy to check, just see what is under the heading ‘Additives’ in other foods you may feed your pet. These synthetic additives are needed to make the food balanced and complete. Finally, dogs no longer live in the wild, they live in our human environment and we as owners control what and when they eat. In essence, we only utilise what nature provides but ensure our ingredients are only sourced from organic/wild-game suppliers. As humans, we are wishing this for our own bodies so we are ensuring we can do the same for our pets.
We have noted that in some dogs, their poop can look remarkably similar to Rocketo food. This is mainly due to the fact that Rocketo is highly digestible and therefore is processed very quickly in the body. If the poop is not loose or smelly and there is no issue when defecating then this is perfectly normal.
Some breeds have special needs, unique digestive properties or weaknesses.
We design our food according to the basic needs of the dog species, although our different recipes might be more appealing to certain breeds.
Most of our recipes will suit all dog breeds. We encourage the use of extra raw ingredients if specific needs can’t be covered by our food. We also offer supplements and snacks to complement those with special needs such as joint or skin problems.
Our food is more bio available than most of the extruded kibble on the market, has more fibre than raw foods as well as offering raw plant matter. The digestive tract and the associated gut microbiome might need up to six weeks to adjust to the higher quality, nutrient dense food.
As you know it is key to control the fat percentage with any dog with pancreatitis and your veterinarian should always be consulted prior to any change in diet. Your veterinarian can advise what max % of fat should be in the diet and you can simply check the levels of fat % in our recipes to see if appropriate.
It is also advisable in many cases to fast your dog one day a month to reduce the overall load on the pancreas but your vet can also advise if this is suitable for your particular pup.
The other benefit of feeding Rocketo is the low carbohydrate level which removes up to a third of the work load on the pancreas.
Our food is very suitable for sensitive dogs and dogs with minor liver problems. Our food is very easy to digest as it is 100% natural, balanced and contains no synthetic ingredients or starch. This reduces the ‘load’ on the liver and the gastro tract but we would ALWAYS advise to seek the advice of your veterinarian first (especially with liver issues) as they are the ones who have all the data to hand.
As long as it is organic, naturally fed and raw, animal liver, is a natural prey of wolves. Livers are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
However raw liver can lead to Vitamin A toxicity if fed more than twice a week and definitely do not offer raw liver if your dog is already on Vitamin A supplementation.
Rest assured that any of our recipes that contain liver are carefully formulated to ensure Vitamin A levels are kept optimal.
Every organism has a limited need for protein, which is used mainly for building structures, hormones and enzymes.
Every bit of extra protein is used to burn as energy, mostly by being converted to glucose or fat, depending on the activity level and age of the dog.
Carnivores should generally have 50% of their energy requirements coming from protein. Too high protein levels is also heavy on the kidneys, since the waste products from using protein as an energy source have to be converted to urea and filtered through the kidneys.
Therefore, a wise approach is to mimic the natural prey’s body composition in terms of how energy should be derived from protein, fats and carbohydrates. The only time we would recommend a lower protein diet would be in case of cancer, where high protein causes the cancer to grow faster.
Unfortunately we do not have a specific food for kidney failure at this point.
This depends on the allergy of course and your vet can help define which animal protein source should be avoided.
We however do not use legumes, nuts, dairy, soy or eggs which are also known to be allergy-causing in some cases.
Our food promotes a healthy microbiome, and this is crucial for avoiding allergies and as our food is organic or wild-sourced, it is free from many of the chemical contaminants present in meats and botanicals that has been conventionally reared or farmed.
Our food also does not contain anything artificial such as added preservatives, vitamins, minerals, colourings or flavourings.
Genetically dogs and humans share 84% of their DNA. Also, there are many similarities, and some notable differences, physiologically between dogs and humans. There are more physiological similarities between all mammals than differences.
In addition to this, as dogs now live in a domesticated ‘human’ environment, many of the environmental challenges and stresses they face are the same as us. Our food philosophy takes into account both the diet that dogs have evolved to eat, plus the modern-day challenges with stress, deficiencies and pollution that they now face.
CWD is an auto-immune disease, similar to mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.
There is no risk of contamination in our venison recipe due to the following factors:
1) Our venison is wild and vet checked
2) The total of CWD cases found in Europe is less than 10 the last 10 years. These cases were detected in moose from Sweden and from Finland. Most of the CWD cases are from the US and Canada.
3) Our Venison is sourced from Poland and Spain.
4) There are no reported cases where CWD was transmitted to a dog or other pets.
With regard to needing to transition between recipes, this is normally not needed. This is because all our recipes follow a standard formula for key things such as fibre.
As the protein sources are really pure and uncontaminated, and are not processed (which can produce harmful metabolites) most dogs will have no problem swapping between our recipes. However, if a dog has been on one food for a long period of time, or has digestive health issues, transitioning to new recipes over the period of seven to ten days is advisable.
The food can be made up in the morning, and any unused part can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours until needed. If your puppy prefers it you can add a small amount of warm water just before feeding.
Fussy eaters can certainly be a challenge for their owners! Alas many fussy eaters have out of balanced microbiomes.
Not only can this make food difficult to digest, it can also affect their food preferences.
The best advice is to:
1. Never leave food down – any not eaten should be taken up, and not put back down until she/he is hungry. Grazing not only encourages fussy eating but also puts stress on the pancreas.
2. Change foods slowly and experiment with the amount of water. As they get more in balance they will crave healthy food. It takes time, just as humans get addicted to junk food so do dogs.
3. Ignore them when they refuse food and praise them when they eat it. We have a full blog post in regards to this issue.
This is not necessary as our foods contain 100% natural vitamins and minerals from our specifically chosen ingredients.
Alas none of our foods are low in purines. We would advise you feeding 50% Rocketo and add something low in purines in a raw format such as blueberries, carrots, broccoli and apples.
You can also use 15% boiled non GMO organic rice and sweet potatoes for some extra energy. A high fat diet is not advisable.
Yes, our food is great for dogs prone to yeast issues. We have very low amounts of carbohydrates in our food, and almost zero starch as well as very low amounts of fruit sugar.
This, combined with the fact that it is organic/wild, with no synthetic vitamins or minerals, helps establish a healthy microbiome.
We suggest you try it with your dog for a month and see the results yourself.
Yes, our food is generally suitable, as it has a good fat and protein balance with no starch and very low carbohydrates.
Also being organic/wild and with no added synthetic vitamins and minerals, there is nothing that should stress the system.
Most of the beef, commonly used in dog foods, is intensively farmed and can be high in chemicals. As ours is organic this is not the case and we have certainly had many dogs use the beef recipe with great success.
I would suggest that you alternate between the Beef and Perch recipes, to give a good balance for your dog.
I assume that you are not using any chemical wormers, flea or tick products, as these can cause issues.
In addition, I would ensure that you check carefully any household products used, and ensure no chemicals are used in the garden.
1. Fundamentally, this is how nature works – animals will absorb and excrete seeds in tandem. Part of the reason why seeds end up germinating in the ground is due to the fact that they have passed through the digestive tract of the animal that consumed them in the first place.
2. Grinding seeds enables oxidation to occur and this is not preferential for our dogs. Whole seed digestion is what it should be as this is their natural state.
Unfortunately, we do not have any products that would help to clear body of internal parasites. Despite the fact that some people use rabbit ears with fur, it is not actually proven to be effective to clear the gut of internal parasites.
All of our products promote a healthy gut microbiome which may make it less likely to be infected with internal parasites. When a dog has a healthy gut and healthy microbiome, internal parasites generally do not thrive as much. There are more natural products to help remove internal parasites once they are present but we do not currently produce these.
Yes we do provide instructions for owners to always supervise their dog with any chew product, whether it be bone or sticks. These should then be placed out of reach when their dog is not using them. We state this on our website and also on our products. Our hornbeam sticks are a hard wood and do not splinter as much as other softer woods but this is always possible so paying attention whilst they chew/play is always key.