Type: Dog Food

ESSENTIAL NAUTICAL LIVING is our uncompromising grain-free meal for adult dogs of all breeds. As the name suggests, NAUTICAL LIVING is packed with fresh salmon, trout and the season’s fish. The meal follows our BOF principle. NAUTICAL LIVING is blessed with a very generous amount of OMEGA 3. Tested and evaluated here in the UK as a top tier quality food. (Source)

Key features
  1. The ingredients at a glance: 77% salmon, trout, egg and seasonal fish.
  2. Perfect for those seeking the very best. Our most popular meal, praised by many for truly making a difference.
  3. We love the meal ourselves for its high omega-3 content, and for all the great feedback we receive from our customers about NAUTICAL LIVING.
  4. The croquette in this bag is for dogs that weigh 10+ kg. If you need a smaller croquette, simply choose a 2.5kg bag.
  5. BOF: No doubt! NAUTICAL LIVING keeps your dog’s blood sugar stable.
  6. Choose it because it’s a truly exceptional meal with many loyal fans.
Product Information

The Recipe

Freshly prepared salmon and trout, sweet potato, the season’s dried fish, peas, dried salmon, whole eggs, the season’s fresh fish, ESSENTIAL the OMEGA 3 OIL, linseed, alfalfa, salmon gravy, potato, pea fibre, vitamins, minerals, mannan oligosaccharides, fructooligosaccharides, glucosamine, chondroitin, cranberry, acai, bilberry, mulberry, apple, tomato, orange, pear, carrot, spinach, cauliflower, seaweed, marigold, ginseng, green tea, ginger.

Product Guides





FREE delivery in Charlbury on all orders (OX7 3 postcode area).

FREE delivery within an 8 mile radius of Charlbury on orders of £40 or more.

Parcels are usually sent via Royal Mail Tracked but larger orders will be via Courier.

At this time, we do not deliver outside of the UK.

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The BOF Principle (Behavioural Optimizing Food)

Behavioural Optimizing Food (BOF) is the principle of restoring the dog's natural diet. In practice, it keeps the dog's blood sugar stable, the high content of fresh meat stimulates the instincts, the low cooking temperature preserves nutritional value, berries, seeds and herbs are similar to the contents of the prey's stomach, and the size of the pieces ensures that the meal is always chewed and not swallowed whole.

First Bag of ESSENTIALS?

Welcome! With the first bag, a lifestyle change begins regarding diet. You can start to gradually introduce ESSENTIAL over 4-7 days or completely from day one. The most important thing is to adjust the daily feed amount to suit your dog. The common mistake is not reducing the total feed amount enough.

The first week you can expect that the dog has a little extra air in the intestines. This is because dogs, like humans, react to dietary changes. Defecation is in the same amounts, but may be a bit softer. Overfeeding will result in softer stools.

TIP!! Start by feeding your dog 10% less than usual and simply adjust the amount if needed.

Use the first 2-3 weeks to find the right feed amount. When the stools are firm and your dog has a satisfactory level of satiety, you've found the right feed amount.

After that you will enjoy all the benefits of choosing ESSENTIAL FOODS in both the short and long term. You are always welcome to contact us for advice and guidance.

Preparation Temperature

90 degrees (°C).

Best Before

Date, time and unique production number can be found at the top of the bag.

Storage Recommendations

We recommend using the ESSENTIAL the FOOD BOX. The food should be stored in a cool, dry place (5-18 °C); away from direct sunlight and in an air tight container. This will ensure the last meal tastes as good as the first.

A few words and advice for particularly picky dogs

Most dogs can not withstand the taste of ESSENTIALS. However, it can happen that they do not eat up. This is not because they are picky eaters, but because ESSENTIALS gives a different feeling of satiety. The dog is naturally saturated. If your dog is very picky, try pouring some warm water over the feed or stirring one to two tablespoons ESSENTIAL OMEGA 3 OIL in the feed.

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