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Akela Wholeprey Information

Akela Wholeprey is a pet food company based in the United Kingdom. They specialize in premium dog food, particularly those for working dogs such as military dogs, police dogs, and sheepdogs.

Akela Wholeprey sources its ingredients from local suppliers, the majority of which are in the United Kingdom. Akela recipes are then produced in the United Kingdom in a rural facility in Lancashire. Other premium UK-based brands also use this facility.

Akela Wholeprey uses a thermal twin extruder to produce its recipes. They state that this cooks the food less aggressively when compared to traditional extruders. They believe this will help retain more of the nutrition found in their high-quality ingredients.

Akela Wholeprey is available for purchase from local pet food stores across the United Kingdom. However, if you wish to purchase Akela Wholeprey online, you will have to do so directly through their site as the large pet food websites do not sell their products.

Akela Wholeprey Product Range

Dog Food

Akela Wholeprey is a moderately sized range of dog food products.

This range includes Raw Frozen dog food, traditional dry dog food (kibble), and wet/canned dog food. The wet/canned range is the largest with ten recipes, and the Raw Frozen and Dry ranges have five and four, respectively.

However, the variety of ingredients used in Akela Wholeprey recipes is wide. They make use of a large number of meat and fish ingredients, which will be discussed later.

Cat Food

Akela Wholeprey’s cat food range is small in size and consists of just three recipes. This includes one dry food recipe and two wet cat food recipes.

The recipes mirror dog food recipes offered by Akela Wholeprey, and it is likely that they may create cat equivalents of more of their dog food recipes in the future.

Akela Wholeprey Nutrition

Dog Food

Both Akela Wholeprey’s raw frozen dog food range and their dry and wet ranges provide excellent nutrition.

Their nutritional profile includes significantly above-average proportions of protein and fat and significantly below-average proportions of carbohydrates.

This fairly reflects a dog’s natural diet, and most dogs will thrive on this nutrition, including those dogs who are more active.

Below is an example of the nutritional profile of one of their dry food recipes.

Akela Wholeprey Example Example Nutrition

Cat Food

The nutrition offered by Akela Wholeprey’s cat food products is very similar to their dog food products.

It, too, includes significantly above-average proportions of protein and fat and significantly below-average proportions of carbohydrates.

This nutritional balance is particularly important for cats as they are obligate carnivores and should not consume high levels of plant-based food.

Most cat food brands’ recipes include significant portions of plant-based ingredients and carbohydrates, which means that Akela Wholeprey stands out noticeably.

Akela Wholeprey Ingredients

High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Beef
  • Salmon
  • Kangaroo
  • Venison

Akela uses a large range of high-quality meat and fish ingredients. These are ideal for use in dog food and can provide high-quality and easily digestive protein and fat. Akela many of the most common meat and fish ingredients, such as Chicken, Beef, and Salmon.

Akela Wholeprey also makes use of some less common meat ingredients such as Kangaroo and Venison. These are known by some as “Novel Meats” and are often used in food for dogs with severe allergies or sensitivities. Learn more about Novel Meats and the use of Kangaroo and Venison in dog food in our articles below.

Best Hypoallergenic Dog Foods Guide

Best Dog Foods With Venison

Best Dog Food With Kangaroo

Two Kangaroos In The Wild

Some Akela Wholeprey recipes include Liver ingredients. Organ meat ingredients used to be a prevalent ingredient in dog food, and many brands are bringing it back into the fold. This is as it provides many vitamins and minerals that traditional meat cuts are not dense in. It can also be very enjoyable and appetizing for many dogs.

Other Notable Ingredients

Tapioca, Potatoes, and Sweet Potatoes are used in some of Akela Wholeprey’s recipes. These starch ingredients are incredibly dense sources of carbohydrates, which means their portion size must be tightly controlled.

Tapioca is the least known of these starch ingredients, but it is similar to Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes. It is not popular in the western world but is common in South America. Learn more about Tapioca and its use in dog food in our article Tapioca In Dog Food.

Pumpkin is found in select Akela Wholeprey recipes. Pumpkin is best known for aiding digestion thanks to its high fiber content. However, this isn’t its only trait, and it can also provide carbohydrates and select vitamins and minerals like Beta Carotine. Learn more about Pumpkin in our article Best Dog Food With Pumpkin.


Akela Wholeprey also uses the three most common legume ingredients in some of its recipes. These are Peas, Lentils, and Chickpeas. Legumes are incredibly popular thanks to their low-cost, high availability, and favorable nutrition for a plant-based ingredient.

However, in recent years, there has been growing links between high use of legumes in dog food and Canine Heart Disease. You can read more about this link in the below articles.

Best Dog Foods Without Peas

Peas, Pea Protein, Pea Flour, and Pea Fiber in Dog Food

Alfalfa (also known as Lucerne) is added to dog food to provide health benefits as well as some vitamins and minerals. Its popularity has increased dramatically, and it now features in many of the premium brands recipes. Learn more about Alfalfa in our article Alfalfa In Dog Food.

Akela Wholeprey Animal Testing

At this time, we have no information on what type of animal testing, if any, that Akela Wholeprey participates in.

However, we strongly believe that invasive or laboratory-style testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will be eliminated.

Akela Wholeprey Recalls

Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), Akela Wholeprey is in a very select club of pet food brands that have yet to be recalled.

However, we always encourage pet owners to be vigilant of any future recalls of Akela Wholeprey or any other pet food brand.

Akela Wholeprey Featured Articles

Best Dog Food In The UK – It was no surprise that our recent article on the best dog food in the UK featured a recipe from Akela Wholeprey. As a leader in the industry who offers excellent nutrition from high-quality ingredients, we couldn’t not include them.

Best of Akela Wholeprey

British Beef Review

Akela Wholeprey British Beef

Over 85% of Akela Wholeprey’s Raw Frozen recipes contents are meat, and in the case of the above British Beef recipe, this meat content is made up of multiple Beef ingredients. This includes Beef With Bone, Beef Liver, and Beef Kidney.

This huge portion of Beef provides an immense portion of animal-based protein and fat, which combine to provide excellent nutrition.

There are some other minor ingredients present, but all of these are in minimal quantities. Examples include Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Carrots. These provide a small portion of carbohydrates, fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.

Grain-Free Scottish Salmon Review

Akela Wholeprey Scottish Salmon

Akela Wholeprey’s dry food recipes don’t contain quite as much meat content as their raw frozen recipes, but for the majority of dogs, the difference is negligible.

Scottish Salmon uses a mix of Fresh and Dehydrated Salmon as its core fish ingredients. Salmon is an excellent source of protein and fat like most meat and fish ingredients, but it also can provide higher than average levels of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids. These fatty acids are believed to provide several health benefits if consumed consistently.

The dry food recipe also makes use of starch ingredients like Tapioca and Sweet Potato. These ingredient’s primary purpose is to provide a small portion of carbohydrates and dietary fiber. However, Sweet Potato can provide some additional vitamins and minerals in higher quantities than traditional White Potatoes.

Grain-Free Chicken With Goose Review

Akela Wholeprey Chicken With Goose

Goose is a unique and unusual addition to dog food and one which very few other dog food brands include. Akela Wholeprey combines it with Chicken in the above-wet dog food recipe.

The combination of Chicken and Goose makes up 70% of the overall contents of the recipe. A high portion of meat ingredients like this ensure that the recipe’s protein and fat proportions are high and satisfactory.

The remaining 30% is mostly moisture but also consists of some minor fruit and vegetable ingredients. Examples include Cranberries, Blueberries, Coconut, and Asparagus.

These ingredients do not provide a significant portion of carbohydrates but do provide some beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Grain Free Original Review

Akela Wholeprey Original Cat Food

As we mentioned earlier, Akela’s cat food range is tiny and only has a single dry cat food recipe.

Despite this, the recipe they do have is extremely appealing and one of the best cat food recipes available in the UK.

The recipe has an excellent nutritional profile consisting of 38.5% crude protein and 19.5% crude cat. This nutrition is thanks to a large portion of Chicken, Herring, Salmon, and Turkey. These poultry and fish ingredients are high-quality ingredients.

The recipe then includes a tiny portion of Sweet Potatoes, Tapioca, and other minor plant-based ingredients. These provide a modest portion of carbohydrates and help hold the food together as a binding agent.

Grain Free Fish Feast

Akela Wholeprey Fish Feast Cat Food

The above is one of two wet/canned cat food recipes available from Akela.

It focuses on fish and uses ingredients like Salmon, Herring, Prawn, and Shrimp. This mix of fish ingredients combine to make up most of the recipe, and they provide a plentiful supply of protein and fat.

The recipe then includes a small portion of Sweet Potatoes and fruit like Cranberries and Blueberries. The Sweet Potato acts as a binding agent to hold the food together and only provides a minor carbohydrate portion.

Akela Wholeprey Full Product Range

Dog Food

85:15 Raw Frozen Working Dog Food

British Turkey

British Beef

British Lamb

British Duck

British Chicken

Akela 80:20 Dry Dog Food

Grain Free Scottish Salmon

Grain Free Original

Grain Free Fish Feast

Grain Free Suffolk Duck

Akela 70:30 Wet Dog Food

Grain Free Veal With Venison

Grain Free Chicken With Goose

Grain Free Angus Beef

Grain Free Kangaroo

Grain Free Wild Game

Grain Free Duck & Turkey

Grain Free Spring Lamb

Grain Free Fish Feast

Grain Free Original Meat & Fish

Digestive Aid Pumpkin Mix

Cat Food

Dry Cat Food

Grain Free Original

Wet Cat Food

Grain Free Fish Feast

Grain Free Original Meat & Fish