Senior Dog Food

When your dog ages, their food needs to move with them. Food for senior dogs needs to include extra protein and natural minerals to keep their tails wagging and joints looked after.  

Choosing a dog food for older dogs will help support your furry friend through their golden years and ensure they have everything they need to stay happy and healthy. With our dry senior dog food and grain-free senior dog food, you can give your pooch a natural source of nutrients and protein, made from sustainably sourced ingredients.


Full of Nutrients

Boosts Digestive System

Maintains Shiny Coats and Healthy Skin

Promotes Dental Health



Sustainably Sourced Ingredients

What Diet Does My Senior Dog Need?

As our dogs age, their dietary needs develop. Senior dogs have three essential nutritional requirements:

High Protein Content

Senior dogs cannot maintain muscle mass as well as younger pups. You should increase their protein consumption to conserve existing muscle and prevent weight loss. Our dry dog food for seniors is 28% protein, fuelling and maintaining their strength.

Fewer Calories

Obesity is a leading cause of chronic illness and death in senior dogs. As they age, a dog’s metabolism will slow down, and they will need fewer calories to function. Therefore, you must factor this decreased need into their diet to prevent weight gain.

No Dangerous Preservatives

Consuming artificial preservatives can harm dogs over time, and senior pups have weaker immune systems, making them less likely to survive serious illnesses. Choose our natural grain-free dog food for seniors to avoid these chemical hazards and cater to any developed intolerances or allergies.

What Goes into our Dry Senior Dog Food?

During the golden years of your dog’s life, their nutrition is almost more important than ever. They deserve wholesome, nourishing ingredients, and we have provided them. Your best friend will receive all the vitamins and minerals from fresh food sources to support them through their senior years. Plus, it is hypoallergenic, and we offer grain-free dog food for seniors to cater for any intolerances that have developed throughout your pup’s life.

We add Glucosamine and Chondroitin to our foods specifically to help support your senior dog’s joints. When your dog ages, their joints start to seize up over the years, causing them to become susceptible to sore and stiff joints and reduced mobility. Read more about our nutritional content and ingredients: 

Protein 28%, Fat 11%, Fibre 5%, Ash 7%

Regular Food:

Grain-Free Food:

Nutritional Value

Our commitment to sustainability has not impacted the nutritional value we provide. In fact, the insect protein in our natural dog food packs the same nutritional punch as traditional alternatives, such as beef or chicken, whilst lowering your carbon footprint by 99%. Plus, your pooch benefits from the minerals, fibre and vitamins to keep their bodies healthy and their tails wagging. Here are the high values you can expect:

Protein 28%, Fat 11%, Fibre 5%, Ash 7%

Benefits of Natural Dry Dog Food

We created our natural food to offer your dog high-quality food that looks after their bodies. It has many advantages:

No Artificial Additives

By choosing natural ingredients, we have removed manufactured products that can irritate your dog’s digestive system and trigger allergic reactions. You will not find any E numbers or chemicals.

Fresh Ingredients

Everybody prefers eating fresh to eating from a tin. We believe all our furry friends deserve the same treatment and have only used the best natural food sources.

Wholesome Food

Our pups need every nutrient possible to lead the happiest, healthiest lives. With nature’s help, we can provide it. Our food includes fibre, protein, vitamins A, B6 and C and other minerals to support your pooch’s overall health.

Suitable For

Our grain-free dog food for seniors is perfect for any breed, no matter their age, gender, size or activity level. We have even created a custom calculator that allows you to work out how much food your furry friend needs daily to keep them young and sprightly. Plus, it shows you how affordable that can be, and if you subscribe, you can save 10% on every bag.


Working Dogs



My little elderly dog very much enjoys this food half and half with tinned wet food and a mixer.

Susan Duckworth

My Siberian Husky named Diesel loves the grain free bug bakes.

I followed the instructions for transitioning from his old food to bug bakes - I found using the fecal scoring chart really useful! It was a smooth transition and I’ve noticed an improvement in his stools.

A massive difference that I’m impressed by is the fact that Diesel finishes his meals within 10 minutes of me placing his bowl of bug bakes down - that wasn’t the case with his old food.

I’ve committed to a monthly subscription as both me and Diesel are happy with Bug Bakes. I highly recommend to anyone thinking of improving their dogs diet.


I, unfortunately, had to take my 12 years old little cairn terrier to the vet due to constantly having an upset stomach. I switched to bugbakes and he’s back to his normal happy self. Best move ever. Highly recommend for a healthy happy dog.

Francis Watt


How can I transition my dog onto senior food without making them ill?

When switching to senior food, you must transition slowly and carefully to prevent your dog from falling ill. 

Here is a guide to follow:

Day 1-2: 25% senior food, 75% regular food

Day 3-4: 50% senior food, 50% regular food

Day 5-6: 75% senior food, 25% regular food

Day 7 onwards: 100% senior food

At what age is a dog considered senior?

Different breeds age at different rates; smaller dogs age slower and are considered senior at 11 or 12. Medium-sized pups become senior at 10 years old, and larger dogs are senior at 8. Finally, giant breeds are considered senior at 7 years old. 

Should I increase my senior dog’s protein intake?

Yes, for a senior dog, maintaining muscle is challenging. You should increase their protein intake to help them conserve muscle mass.

Do all older dogs need senior food?

Not necessarily, there are many cases where a dog can continue to eat regular food if their diet is balanced. However, you should opt for natural senior food if they need to increase their protein intake or are currently eating harmful artificial products.

What is the leading cause of food-related illness in senior dogs?

Obesity is the most critical food-related risk that senior dogs face as their metabolism and activity levels decrease as they age. This fall means they burn fewer calories throughout the day. You must adjust their diet accordingly.

How much food does a senior dog need?

Every dog has different food needs due to varying ages, breeds, sizes and genders. You can use our calculator to learn how much your pup needs each day.

How can I calculate my dog’s ideal weight?

To assess your dog’s ideal body weight, you should find their body condition score (BCS). This score is from 1-9, with one being severely underweight, 5 being ideal weight, and 9 being obese. 

You need to analyse your dog’s body. For a healthy dog, you should be able to feel their ribs through a thin layer of fat, they should have an abdominal tuck and a visible waist between their back legs and ribs. If these features are more pronounced, your dog is likely underweight. If they are not present, your dog is likely overweight.

How can I satisfy a picky eater?

If your dog is picky with their food, you can add ‘toppers’ to their kibble to encourage them to eat. These ‘topper’ items could be premium canned food, freshly cooked or raw meat or eggs. Be aware that toppers will add to your dog’s calorie intake and should only make up less than 10% of their diet.