Welcome to Little BigPaw

British made Wet Complete Foods for your dogs and cats

Our expert nutritionist creates great tasting recipes with only the very best wholesome British ingredients. Your pet deserves the very best so we give them the very best: delicious, ultra-premium, highly nutritious complete meals.

Little BigPaw recipes only include natural ingredients and every single mouthful has been expertly balanced to provide optimum nutrition.

Every cat and dog is unique, they have their own personality, tastes and sometimes health conditions, that’s why we carefully select which ingredients to add to our recipes so our wet foods are suitable for the most delicate of tummies and mouth-watering to the fussiest of eaters.

As you will probably notice, we are Big fans of wet foods and believe they offer superior health benefits for your pets, that’s why we only have wet varieties in our range. We will only ever add products to our range that are of the most premium quality and nutrition and importantly we feel your pets will also enjoy.

We are absolutely passionate about providing the very best for your pet so that every pet feels healthy, looks healthy and loves every mealtime…

Little BigPaw® Dog Recipes

The Naturally Delicious Range

All dogs deserve to have great tasting and healthy foods to enjoy. That’s why we created our Naturally Delicious range. It’s a Big taste for Little dogs, Big dogs and all breeds in between. Naturally Delicious is a range of premium complete wet foods designed to provide optimum nutrition for all dogs, sizes, breeds and ages. Using innovative ingredients, our Naturally Delicious recipes are packed full of fresh meat, superfood fruits and veggies, lots of botanical herbs and nourishing oils. Our expert nutritionists have created well-balanced, complete and nutritious meals for your dog but just as importantly ones they will also find delicious. We are proud that all our range is produced in the UK and Naturally Delicious is no exception. Produced in the heart of the British countryside, each recipe is packed full of freshly prepared 100% traceable British meat. As we only use a single source protein Naturally Delicious is also hypoallergenic and 100% natural, we don’t add any artificial flavourings, colours or preservatives.

Chicken with Green Beans, Mixed Peppers and Sweet Potato in a Rich Herb Gravy 390g

Duck with Blueberries, Courgettes and Pumpkin in a Rich Herb Gravy 390g

Turkey with Broccoli, Carrots and Cranberries in a Rich Herb Gravy 390g

Little BigPaw® Complete Wet Food

For Small and Toy Breed Dogs

Little dogs have big characters. They also have big energy requirements, fast metabolisms and burn energy at a quick rate. That’s why it’s important for their diet to suit their big characters and little stomachs. At Little BigPaw small and toy breed dogs are really spoilt for choice and even better we have designed a range specifically with Little dogs in mind… Our Complete Wet Foods for Small and Toy Breed Dogs is designed specifically for smaller dogs. We work closely with leading nutritionists to produce food that is perfect for smaller dogs. Our foods are packed with energy, nutrient dense and rich in calories, so a small amount of food packs in a large amount of energy for the dog. The recipes only use natural ingredients which are gentle on the pet’s stomach and easily digested. We understand sometimes smaller dogs can be a little fussy compared to their larger counterparts, that’s why we use a very high percentage of 100% traceable British meat so every dog will love the taste – even if they are really fussy eaters.

Traditional Turkey & Vegetable Dinner 150g

Steamed Atlantic Salmon & Vegetable Terrine 150g

Tender Duck & Vegetable Dinner 150g

Traditional Turkey & Vegetable Dinner 85g

Steamed Atlantic Salmon & Vegetable Terrine 85g

Tender Duck & Vegetable Dinner 85g

Little BigPaw® Cat Recipes

Cats have big characters. They also have big energy requirements, fast metabolisms and burn energy at a fast rate. Just like the big cats of the wild, they are carnivores so they need high levels of meat to ensure maximum health. For cats a high percentage of meat is not just desirable: it is essential. There is no doubt that the higher the meat content; the better it is for the health of the cat. Little BigPaw is a range of wet foods designed specifically for cats with character. We work closely with leading nutritionists to produce foods that are perfect for all cats. Our foods are packed with meat, high in energy, nutrient dense and rich in calories – so a small amount of food packs in a big amount of energy. We choose natural ingredients that are gentle on the pets stomach and easily digested. We even add Taurine - an amino acid essential for feline health. What's more, we use a very high percentage of 100% traceable British meat so every cat will love the taste – big taste for little big cats.

Gourmet Tender Turkey Mousse 85g

Gourmet Tender Turkey Mousse 85g

Gourmet Atlantic Salmon Mousse 85g

Gourmet Tender Duck Mousse 85g

Gourmet Atlantic Tuna Mousse 85g

Gourmet Atlantic Tuna Mousse 85g

Gourmet Ocean Fish Mousse 85g

Gourmet Ocean Fish Mousse 85g

Gourmet Tender Chicken Mousse 85g

Gourmet Tender Chicken Mousse 85g

Little BigPaw® Ingredients

Here at Little BigPaw we are absolutely passionate about sourcing and using the very best ingredients in all of our foods. All of our ingredients are entirely natural.

Our expert nutritionists take great care to find ingredients that are not only Big on taste but also Big on providing optimum nutrition to keep your pet in the very best condition.

At Little BigPaw the priority is health and nutritional value of your furry friend but never at the expense of taste! We are also very aware of a tendency for some pets to have allergic reactions to some ingredients such as wheat and grains so our delicious wet foods are totally grain free.

We aim to use single source meats in our foods so all are products are hypoallergenic; something very few wet pet foods can claim. This makes our recipes better suited to a dog’s natural digestive system and minimises the risks of an allergic reaction for your pet.

In fact, what we don’t put in our foods is almost as important as what we do put in.

  • no artificial preservatives
  • no artificial colourants
  • no flavourings
  • no grain
  • no wheat
  • no soya
  • no dairy

Just great food packed with natural goodness!

Here’s a few of the ingredients we do use:

Fresh British Meat
Turkey

We use lots of fresh turkey, which is highly nutritious, easily digestible lean meat. Turkey is low in fat, and regular consumption can lower cholesterol levels. It is also a good source of iron, zinc and potassium. Turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan which plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.

Chicken

We use lots of fresh chicken. It’s a fantastic source of protein making it a great source of energy too. Chicken is a lean protein and is an easily digestible meat source. It contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids which promote good health and boosts immune systems.

Duck

We use loads of tender fresh duck, which is highly nutritious, easily digestible and low in fat. Duck is high in niacin, a vitamin which plays a vital role in metabolising fats in the body which lowers cholesterol. It is also rich in iron which regulates numerous metabolic activities and helps promote cell growth.

Salmon

Delicious Salmon from the Atlantic Ocean is highly nutritious, easily digested and rich in Omega oils. Omega 3 improves brain and eye function. Salmon is rich in selenium and promotes healthy skin, hair, nails and bones. A rich salmon diet can also improve joint mobility and help prevent heart disease.

Tuna

Tasty tuna is another health boosting ingredient used in our recipes. It is full of essential omega 3 fatty acids which can promote a healthy heart. Tuna is also an excellent source of vitamins B3, B6 and B12.

Ocean Fish

We use Ocean Fish as it is such a lean source of protein, with little calories and barely any fat. Perfect for a pet that may need to lose a few pounds. Full of essential omega 3 oils and Vitamin D and B12 which help to support healthy skin, heart and joints.

Fruit and Vegetables
Blueberries

This little berry is packed full of health benefits. Blueberries are beneficial to heart health, contain fibre, potassium, folate, Vitamin C and more health benefiting properties.

Broccoli

A wonder veg for dogs! Broccoli can aid in fighting infections, provide a boost to the heart and treat skin conditions.

Carrots

Carotene provides natural health benefits as well as being a treasure trove of natural sugars and nutrients.

Courgette

A superfood, Courgettes are very low in calories but high in fibre helping to improve dogs stool movements.

Cranberries

Aid the urinary tract health helping to fight and prevent against bladder infections. These little berries are particularly beneficial to felines who can be prone to suffering with urinary tract infections.

Green Beans

The super green! Packed full of fibre, this vegetable also contributes protein to the diet as well as being a great source of calcium and iron.

Green Peas

A great green vegetable providing slow release energy, soluble protein and phytonutrients.

Mixed Peppers

Peppers are high in vitamin C and act as fantastic anti oxidant and anti – inflammatory. Perfect for even the most delicate of tummies!

Gently Steamed Potatoes

potatoesA great energy giving carbohydrate as well as providing natural Vitamin B; low in fat too. We cook all our ingredients gently to lock in the taste and nutritional value.

Sweet Potatoes

One of the best carbohydrates around! Low in fat but high in nutrients. Sweet potatoes are great for digestive health; they are high in fibre and contain vitamin B6, Vitamin C and manganese. For cats, they also help to ease the passage of hairballs.

Pumpkin

A fantastic source of fibre that not only aid digestive health but also is full of essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Pumpkin is particularly good for overweight pets as it creates a feeling of being fuller for longer.

Botanical Herbs
Basil

A natural pre-biotic to promote healthy bacteria, improve circulation, and provide all round protection at the cellular level. Basil is known to help with arthritic conditions and the high levels of beta – caryophyllene protect against bowel disease. It is also claimed that basil can produce calming effects in stressed or excited pets.

Dried Chicory Root

Full of fibre, Dried Chicory root also has anti inflammatory properties, aids gut health and is known to protect the liver.

Dried Nettle

Super nutritious and rich in protein. Dried nettle is also high in Vitamins A, C, K and B. This herb works as an energy booster, coat conditioner and helps to maintain the liver, glands and nervous system.

Dried Parsley

Works very well to soothe a pet’s stomach and digestive system. And can also help to improve smelly breath!

Dried Rosehip

Added to our recipes for its Vitamin C properties. Rosehip contains seeds of the rose plant which makes it a fantastic herb to provide immune system support.

Dried Rosemary

Contains antioxidants and is also known to improve brain function, recall abilities and be a general mood booster!

Green Tea

Another great anti-oxidant. We add Green tea as it is known to enhance flavour and even improve dog’s breath.

Kelp

Is a natural product that regulates digestion and is a rich source of organic minerals. It is rich in iron and other minerals which help keep your pet’s glandular system, particularly the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands in healthy working order.

Mannanoligosaccharides

This might be hard to pronounce but it certainly is good for your dog. Helping to give an added boost to the immune system this natural supplement particularly improves stomach health.

Marigold

Traditionally used to fight all kinds of illnesses and ailments. Marigold provides a boost to all major organs as well as improving skin condition.

Nourishing Oils and Conditioners
Flax Seed Oil

Packed full of healthy omega 3 fatty acids great for skin, coat and joint condition. Perfect for the older dog or dogs with a dry or itchy coat.

Salmon Oil

Packed with natural Omega 3 & 6 Oils which will give your pet a beautiful glossy coat and excellent skin. Salmon Oil contains high levels of these natural oils which are also known to hydrate dry itchy skin, aid joint mobility and soothe cracked paws.

Sunflower Oil

A natural source of antioxidants and B-complex vitamins. Sunflower oil can improve heart health, boost energy, strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation.

Glucosamine

Well known for its anti-inflammatory effects. Glucosamine helps to keep joints supple and healthy. The perfect addition to the diet for any dog’s who suffer from stiffness or joint problems.

Chondroitin Sulphate

Working in partnership with Glucosamine, this helps to support healthy cartilage. It’s particularly beneficial for dogs with arthritis.

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Testimonials

Gave my fussy eater the gourmet tuna mousse and she absolutely loved it! It’s the first complete meal that she’s had for a long time!

Dora

Mia our cat loves the wet food! As soon as I opened it she tucked into it! So glad its suitable for sensitive cat tums too!

Mia

Molly tried Little BigPaw dog food for the first time this morning. To say that she liked it was an understatement. She didn’t stop eating it from the moment it was put in front of her, to the moment it had all gone: approximately 5 seconds flat! The bowl was licked clean and then she started on the packaging. Little BigPaw – you are on to a winner!

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Our Story

Little BigPaw was founded by Big Dave and Little Jim. Dave and Jim have been involved in the Pet Trade all their working lives. They are also big pet lovers: David has 3 spoilt cats and Jim has 2 crazy dogs.

In the beginning…

They both wanted the very best for their pets so they fed them on the very best food: nutritious, natural, super-premium quality in a dry kibble. Every day they fed the same dry kibble but every day they felt they should be feeding their best pals something a little more interesting. Afterall, who wants a bowl of the same dry kibble every day?

Could they not find something just as good that was fresher, looked better and tasted better but was still just as nutritious? It seemed not and for many years they were both mixing fresh meat or fish with the kibble to make it more appetising.

They met other pet owners who did the same.

Then one day they decided to do something about it.They set about designing a range of foods that were tastier than anything else available but still provided optimum nutrition.

Big Dave and Little Jim consulted leading nutritionists, visited the very best factories and tested recipes using only the finest, tastiest ingredients.

By combining lots of fresh meat, natural local ingredients, expert advice and years of experience Big Dave and Little Jim developed a range of wet foods that provided not only nutritional excellence but also Big taste.

Little BigPaw was born.

Big on nutrition, Big on taste that looks and smells delicious too.

Little BigPaw is now available in your local pet store as well as over 20 countries worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the best food for your pet can be a tricky business – there are so many brands to choose from. Here is a selection of some of the most common questions we get asked about feeding cats and dogs.

How would you define quality pet food?
Good quality pet food should be scientifically formulated to provide optimal nutrition for the pet. By this, we mean that it should provide all the necessary nutrients in sufficient quantities and in the correct balance. The ingredients should also be very digestible (>90%) and easily absorbed and utilised by the body. Since cats are carnivores, and dogs utilise meat proteins far better than vegetable, high quality food should also contain a significant quantity of meat, and should be free from materials that are commonly associated with dietary intolerances and allergies, such as beef, wheat, soya, and artificial colours, flavours & preservatives. It should also be very palatable and cooked correctly, to eliminate harmful microbes and maximise the digestibility of the starch.

Little BigPaw only contains the best quality wholesome ingredients prepared with love and to the very highest production standards.

Why feed a grain-free food?
While a diet free from grain is not necessarily essential for every dog and cat, an increasing number of pets are developing intolerances to an increasing array of grains. Therefore, to be absolutely certain that the carbohydrates do not cause any adverse reactions, grain-free diets are the best option.

Little BigPaw contains no grain and no wheat – we use gently steamed vegetables to provide essential carbohydrates.

What is a complete food?
A complete food is one that is nutritionally balanced and does not need to be supplemented with anything else. By feeding a complete food you know that your pet is getting all the nutrition it needs.

All Little BigPaw foods are totally complete.

What does Hypoallergenic mean?
A hypoallergenic food is a food that has been designed to minimise the possibility of causing an allergic response as it contains relatively few or no potentially irritating substances. At Little BigPaw we try to use single source meats in all our recipes to reduce the risk of allergic reaction in your pet. We only use natural ingredients and our recipes remain constant. We do not use meat derivatives which can contain many different types of cheap meats. So all our recipes are hypoallergenic which means they can be fed to all pets – even ones with very sensitive stomachs.
What ingredients would be classed as poor quality?
Ingredients that would constitute a compromise in quality would include: poor quality meat & fish meals, a lower inclusion of fresh meat & fish, the addition of inexpensive filler (e.g. cereal by-products), high levels of carbohydrate (>30%), higher density/poorly cooked food, and unbalanced and poorly formulated nutrients. All of these things would lead to poor skin & coat condition, excessive faeces volume (and poor consistency), reduced appetite, and less vitality.

Little BigPaw only uses the best ingredients – none of our recipes contain any of the above inferior quality ingredients. We know that your pet deserves the very best!

Does the percentage of meat content matter?
For cats, a high percentage of meat is not just desirable. It is essential. Whilst they can exist on diets with a lower content, many long term health issues can be associated with this, such as urinary tract disease & crystals, obesity, and renal problems. There is no doubt that the higher the meat content; the better it is for the health of the cat.

Whilst dogs are more versatile and can cope better with lower levels of meat and animal ingredients, they will also have better health and overall well-being when fed a diet high in meat. Their anatomy, digestive system and physiology has evolved to eat, digest and utilise meat protein far better than vegetable material. However, having said this, there is certainly a nutritional benefit from incorporating other nutrients into the dog’s diet, such as vegetables and botanicals.

All our foods contain very high levels of meat. At Little BigPaw we work with leading nutritionists to ensure that your pet gets a perfectly balanced wholesome diet that they will thrive on.

Does the type of meat content matter? If so, what in your opinion is the ideal type of meat?
The quality of the meat is certainly as equally important as the quantity. A single named meat source is much better than a diet that contains ‘meat derivatives’ or ‘meat meal’.

Fresh meats should be exactly that. Fresh. Many foods contain frozen and pre-processed meats, which will not provide optimum nutrition, as many nutrients will be lost or denatured. Again, fresh poultry and fish are able to provide this. Also, as with grains mentioned above, there is increasing belief that beef can cause intolerances in dogs, and so this is best avoided.

At Little BigPaw we use single source best quality meat, we keep our ingredients constant and we declare everything we use on the packet. We can guarantee continuous high quality and your pet will love you for it!

How do you maintain freshness of meats in food?
The fresh meat and fish used in Little BigPaw are truly fresh. They are obtained from fish and poultry (chicken & turkeys) that are killed for human consumption less than two days prior to their inclusion into the pet food. During this period they are maintained at a temperature of less than 4°C to ensure that there is absolutely no deterioration in quality. Also, as mentioned above, the materials used in the production of the meat and fish meals are equally fresh, and we work very closely in partnership with suppliers to ensure this is always the case.
Can pet food that contains artificial colours or preservatives ever be considered quality food?
In our view absolutely not. Dogs and cats cannot detect colour, and so this serves no nutritional purpose. Instead, many of the colours used in pet foods that are also used in human foods have been associated with neural problems in children, leading to their removal in many countries. Whilst similar scientific investigations have not been carried out in dogs and cats, it can easily be expected to be the same for puppies and kittens.

All our recipes are produced from natural products – we don’t use anything artificial at all – just natural goodness.

What would you say is the number one benefit of pet food that uses UK products?
We believe that the high content of hypoallergenic animal-based ingredients is perhaps Little BigPaws number one benefit however, their UK provenance is possibly a close second place. The reasons for this can be summarised in three ways:

  1. Meat and meat meal from the UK is quite probably the best in the World. This is because it is a relatively affluent country, where there is an abundance of high quality meats that are surplus to requirement in the human food chain, and so these are available for pet food use. The moderate climate and small size of the UK also means that materials are transported and processed quickly and in cool conditions, which ensures less deterioration.
  2. Secondly, whilst the UK adheres closely to strict EU Regulations concerning safely and honesty, the meat industry also adheres to additional welfare and quality standards imposed by a strong supermarket sector. As a consequence, the human-grade meats that are used in Little BigPaw are provided under the same conditions.
  3. The processing technology and production knowledge utilised to prepare ingredients and cook Little BigPaw foods are amongst the best in the world.  New technologies and techniques are frequently implemented in the UK first, as the super-premium pet food sector is growing strongly and is very receptive to these advances.
How do you tell quality nutrition apart from inferior pet food when shopping for your pet?
There are four simple rules:

  1. Meat should dominate the ingredient list. This will ensure that they receive the most appropriate nutrients for their digestive and metabolic systems.
  2. The food should be free from the main causes of dietary upsets, namely beef, wheat, soya, dairy, and artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
  3. Whilst grain-free diets are not essential for all dogs, they are the least likely to cause digestive problems, and is a sign that the food does not compromise on cost.
  4. The recipe should contain some carefully selected vegetables and botanicals that have specific health benefits. A long, long list of many fruits & vegetables can often be an indication that they are added in minute, unhelpful quantities for marketing purposes, so check that their benefits are stated and understandable.

Little BigPaw foods are high in meat, grain free and totally natural: everything you need to be assured that you are feeding the very best to your pet.

Should I feed a wet food or a dry food to my pet?
Fussy pets tend to prefer a wet food. It smells better and it often tastes better to them. However, it is the quality of the ingredients that really matters. So whether you are feeding wet or dry it doesn’t matter so long as the ingredients are good.

Many wet foods contain poor quality ingredients and artificial additives which can cause problems to your pet. Read the label and understand what your pet is being fed so that you know you are feeding a good quality balanced diet.

At Little BigPaw we passionately examine what goes into our recipes. We only use the best so you know they are getting total wholesome nourishment with great taste every time.

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Little BigPaw is available from all leading pet stores including: