Wainwrights Information

Wainwrights is a UK-based pet food brand that has been available since at least 2006. Wainwrights is sold exclusively by Pets At Home, which has a large retail and online presence in the UK pet market. Being a Pets At Home brand makes it the sister brand of some other popular UK brands like Ava.

Because it is an exclusive store brand, it is therefore not available from other large online pet food websites like Zooplus or Amazon.

Some Wainwrights products are developed and manufactured in the UK, and they proudly state this on their packaging and their website. However, it appears other Wainwright products are not produced in the UK. While we aren’t sure where they are produced, we believe they may be from an EU country.

In addition to their manufacturing locations being somewhat unclear, it is not clear whether all of their ingredients are sourced from within the UK, the EU, or if some are from outside the EU. Many consumers avoid or are concerned about ingredients sourced from countries like China.

It is also worth noting that Wainwrights was originally a grain-inclusive brand until 2011, which is when they first released their grain-free range. The timing of this follows the trend of most other large pet food brands as consumer taste shifted.

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Wainwrights Product Range

Dog Food

Wainwrights have a huge product range of dry dog food products. This range includes recipes that are grain-free or grain-inclusive. Also, there is are specialty recipes for puppies, large breed dogs, and senior dogs.

Wainwrights also have a massive range of wet/canned dog food products. This range includes grain-inclusive recipes, grain-free recipes, recipes for puppies and senior dogs, and some niche recipes for those dogs with health issues like Joint and Mobility problems.

Cat Food

While Wainwright’s cat food range is also large, it is nowhere near as large as the dog food range.

It consists of a mix of dry and wet/canned cat food recipes. This range includes a mix of grain-free recipes, grain-inclusive recipes, and some age-specific formulas such as those for kittens and senior cats.

Wainwrights Nutrition

Dog Food

The nutrition provided by Wainwright’s dog food is varied but is generally average to above-average. Unfortunately, many Wainwright’s recipes have considerably large portions of carbohydrates.

However, this kind of nutrition is not terrible and is suitable for most dogs, especially those that are not very active.

Below is an example of the nutrition provided by a Wainwright’s grain-free recipe.

Wainwrights Example Nutrition

If you are interested in learning more about canine nutrition, we highly recommend checking out our Dog Food Guide.

Cat Food

The nutrition offered by Wainwright’s cat food is similar to its dog food range and varies significantly. Some recipes provide below-average nutrition and some that provide above-average nutrition.

It goes without saying that the wet/canned recipes from Wainwrights tend to offer more favorable nutrition, which is an industry-wide trait.

It is incredibly important that cats consume a diet that focuses strongly on meat and fish ingredients. This focus is as they are obligate carnivores and do not cope well on a diet high in carbohydrate providing ingredients.

Learn more about what obligate carnivore means and about the topic of feline nutrition, in our Cat Food Guide.

Wainwrights Ingredients

High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Salmon
  • Whitefish
  • Lamb

Wainwrights use a small selection of high-quality meat and fish ingredients in its recipes. These are ideal inclusions in a dog or cat’s diet and can provide high-quality protein and fat to fuel growth, repair, and activity. Most of these are industry favorites because of their low-cost and easy availability.

Wainwrights are quite unusual because they do not use some of the most common meat ingredients, such as Beef. Why they choose not to use these ingredients is not known at this time, but it is notable.

Roast Chicken

Other Notable Ingredients

Wainwrights use a few grain ingredients in their recipes, including Brown Rice and Barley. Many dog owners refuse to buy dog food with grains, but after recent links between legumes, and canine heart disease, the popularity of grains has seen some resurgence.

Brown Rice is considered to be one of the best grain ingredients as it can also provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals in addition to its carbohydrate content.

If you are interested in learning more about Barley, check out our article Barley In Dog Food.

Mixed Rice Grains

Sadly, some Wainwrights recipes make use of vegetable by-products such as Pea Protein and Potato Protein.

These ingredients are not considered to be high-quality additions and are often used to inflate the overall protein proportion in a dog food recipe without shelling out additional meat content.

If you would like to learn more about this technique, we encourage you to read our article – Ingredient Splitting in Pet Food – Exposed.

Peas In A Pod

Sweet Potatoes and Potatoes are both starch ingredients that feature in select Wainwrights recipes. Starch ingredients like these are incredibly dense sources of carbohydrates. This means that their portion size must be controlled to ensure that the overall proportion of carbohydrates is not overwhelming.

Beet Pulp is a feature of many dog food recipes, although most consumers do not realize this. It is added to provide dietary fiber to dog food and improve digestion. Beyond its fiber content, it provides very little nutrition and certainly does not contain sugar, despite the name.

Learn more about Beet Pulp in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.

Alfalfa is another common addition to dog food that is relatively unknown. It is also known as lucerne in the UK and is added to provide minor nutrition like vitamins and minerals. As well as this, some believe it can provide other health benefits.

Learn more about Alfalfa in our article Alfalfa In Dog Food.

Wainwrights Animal Testing

We have very limited information on whether Wainwrights participates in animal testing. Unfortunately, we can not be certain that they do not participate at this time.

Many pet food brands avoid disclosing information related to animal testing because of fear of customer backlash.

We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory-style testing on animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will see a significant decline or elimination.

Wainwrights Recalls

Based on our research (FDA, AVMA, DogFoodAdvisor), Wainwrights is a recall-free brand pet food brand.

Given that Wainwrights is a longstanding pet food brand in the UK, this is a positive indicator of its safety and quality procedures. We hope they can continue this recall-free record in the years to come.

Despite this, we recommend all pet owners are vigilant of any future recalls of any pet food brand to ensure their pet remains healthy.

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Best of Wainwrights

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey Review

Wainwrights Grain Free Adult Turkey

While they utilize different meat and fish ingredients, Wainwright’s dry dog food recipes tend to be extremely similar, and the above is no different.

It focuses on a single meat ingredient in Turkey, and it is an excellent choice. Turkey is a staple of the industry and can provide high-quality protein and fat to fuel a dog’s activity.

The recipe then includes a portion of Sweet Potatoes and Potatoes. These starch ingredients provide carbohydrates and fiber in a reasonable proportion.

Lastly, the recipe uses some other minor ingredients like Beet Pulp, Linseed, and Alfalfa, which boost the levels of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Dog Food Lamb And Vegetables Review

Wainwrights Grain Free Adult Lamb And Vegetables Wet

Wet dog food is an excellent treat to provide to dogs who usually consume a diet of only dry dog food. The above lamb focused recipe from Wainwrights could be an option if you wish to do this.

It contains 72% Lamb which is an impressive proportion and ensures that the recipe provides an excellent proportion of protein and fat. Lamb is often more flavorsome than some other meats used in dog food like Chicken and Turkey.

The recipe then uses small portions of vegetable ingredients like Sweet Potatoes, Peas, and Carrots. These provide a modest proportion of carbohydrates and help hold the food in a consistent texture.

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Cat Food Salmon Review

Wainwrights Grain Free Adult Salmon Cat

While there isn’t as much variety in Wainwright’s dry cat food range as their dry dog food range, there are some appealing recipes.

The above recipe uses Salmon as its core ingredient, with over 50% of the recipe being Salmon-based ingredients. We are big fans of Salmon and believe it to be a high-quality fish ingredient. It is one of the best sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which many believe can provide several health benefits.

The recipe then uses a mix of Potato and Sweet Potato, which provide a modest portion of carbohydrates. While this proportion could be lower, it is not as large as many other comparable brands.

Complete Adult Wet Cat Food Chicken And Tuna Mixed Review

Wainwrights Adult Chicken And Tuna Wet Cat Food

The above box from Wainwrights provides cats a mix of different wet recipes, including Chicken and Tuna recipes. This is extremely appealing to many cats as it provides them with much-needed variety in their diet.

The recipes in this box have a reasonably large portion of their core ingredient present. This ensures that the recipes contain a suitable portion of protein and fat to align with cats’ obligate carnivore diet.

They then use a tiny portion of select vegetables such as Peas and Carrots to provide carbohydrates and bind the food together in a consistent texture and shape.

Wainwrights Full Product Range

Dog Food

Dry Dog Food

Complete Grain Free Mature Dry Dog Food Turkey

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey

Complete Grain Free Dry Puppy Food Turkey

Complete Grain Free Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Dog Food Lamb

Complete Grain Free Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Lamb

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Dog Food Fish

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Dog Food Duck

Grain Free Adult Complete Dry Dog Food Lamb and Vegetables

Grain Free Adult Complete Dry Dog Food Turkey and Vegetables

Mature Grain Free Complete Dry Dog Food Turkey and Vegetable

Puppy Grain Free Complete Dry Food with Turkey and Vegetable

Complete Grain Free Adult Light Dry Dog Food Turkey And Veg

Complete Grain Free Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey And Veg

Complete Grain Free Adult Light Dry Dog Food Turkey And Veg

Grain Free Adult Complete Dry Dog Food White Fish and Vegetables

Adult Grain Free Complete Dry Dog Food Duck and Vegetable

Adult Gently Baked Skin And Coat Dog Food

Adult Gently Baked Digestion And Wind Dog Food

Adult Gently Baked Turkey & Potato Dog Food

Adult Gently Baked Calm And Relax Dog Food

Adult Gently Baked Joint And Mobility Dog Food

Adult Small Breed Complete Dry Dog Food Lamb And Rice

Complete Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Lamb And Rice

Complete Adult Dry Dog Food Lamb And Rice

Complete Dry Puppy Food Lamb And Rice

Complete Mature Dry Dog Food Lamb And Rice

Complete Adult Dry Dog Food Duck And Rice

Complete Dry Puppy Food Duck And Rice

Complete Mature Dry Dog Food Duck And Rice

Complete Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Duck And Rice

Complete Adult Dry Dog Food Salmon, Potato, And Rice

Complete Adult Light Dry Dog Food Salmon, Potato, And Rice

Complete Dry Puppy Food Salmon, Potato, And Rice

Complete Mature Dry Dog Food Salmon, Potato, And Rice

Complete Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Salmon, Potato, And Rice

Complete Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Adult Light Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Dry Puppy Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Mature Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Large Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Large Breed Dry Puppy Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Large Breed Mature Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Small Breed Adult Light Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Small Breed Mature Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Working Adult Dry Dog Food Turkey And Rice With Oats

Wet Dog Food

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Dog Food Turkey, Duck And Lamb

Complete Grain Free Mature Wet Dog Food Turkey, Duck, And Lamb

Complete Grain Free Tuna With Sweet Potato Adult Dog Food

Complete Grain Free Chicken With Sweet Potato Adult Dog Food

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Dog Food Turkey And Vegetables

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Dog Food Lamb And Vegetables

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Dog Food White Fish And Vegetables

Complete Grain Free Wet Puppy Food Turkey And Vegetables

Complete Grain Free Mature Wet Dog Food Turkey And Vegetables

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Dog Food Duck And Vegetables

Christmas Delicious Duck Banquet Adult Wet Dog Food

Tempting Turkey Christmas Dinner Adult Wet Dog Food

Complete Simply Made Digestion And Wind Adult Wet Dog Food Lamb

Complete Simply Made Calm And Relax Adult Wet Dog Food Turkey

Complete Simply Made Skin And Coat Adult Wet Dog Food Salmon

Complete Simply Made Joint And Mobility Adult Wet Dog Food Salmon

Hale And Hearty Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken

Hale And Hearty Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Duck

Hale And Hearty Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Turkey

Complete Mature Wet Dog Food Turkey, Duck, And Lamb

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Turkey, Duck, And Lamb

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice, And Veg

Complete Mature Wet Dog Food Chicken, Rice, And Veg

Complete Wet Puppy Food Chicken, Rice, And Veg

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Turkey

Complete Mature Wet Dog Food Turkey

Complete Adult Light Wet Dog Food Turkey

Complete Wet Puppy Food Turkey

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Wet Puppy Food Turkey and Rice

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Lamb With Rice And Veg

Complete Wet Puppy Food Lamb With Rice And Veg

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Salmon With Potato

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Lamb And Rice

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Salmon

Complete Mature Wet Dog Food Tuna With Rice And Veg

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Tuna With Rice And Veg

Complete Wet Puppy Food Tuna With Rice And Veg

Complete Adult Wet Dog Food Duck And Rice

Complete Wet Puppy Food Duck With Rice

Cat Food

Dry Cat Food

Complete Adult Dry Cat Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Mature Dry Cat Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Dry Kitten Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Adult Light Dry Cat Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Indoor Adult Dry Cat food Turkey And Rice

Complete Large Breed Adult Dry Cat Food Turkey And Rice

Complete Adult Dry At Food Fish And Rice

Complete Dry Kitten Food Fish And Rice

Complete Mature Dry Cat Food Fish And Rice

Complete Adult Dry Cat Food Duck and Rice

Complete Adult Dry Cat Food Lamb And Rice

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Cat Food Turkey

Complete Grain Free Adult Dry Cat Food Salmon

Wet Cat Food

Complete Adult Wet Cat Food Tuna With Veg

Complete Wet Kitten Food Tuna With Veg

Complete Mature Wet Cat Food Tuna With Veg

Complete Adult Light Wet Cat Food Tuna With Veg

Complete Adult Wet Cat Food Chicken And Tuna Mixed

Complete Wet Kitten Food Chicken And Tuna Mixed

Complete Mature Wet Cat Food Chicken And Tuna Mixed

Complete Wet Kitten Food Chicken With Veg

Complete Mature Wet Cat Food Chicken With Veg

Complete Adult Wet Cat Food Chicken With Veg

Complete Adult Light Wet Cat Food Chicken With Veg

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Cat Food Tuna With Sweet Potato

Complete Grain Free Adult Wet Cat Food Chicken With Sweet Potato