Keeping dogs out of vets since 2011

Welcome to Dogs First

Your Home for Natural Canine Nutrition & Health


New to fresh feeding? Here's a quick introduction...

Learn about the raw food diet with dog nutrition specialist, Dr. Conor Brady

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Online Articles

Everything you need to make the leap to a better diet and life for them is free to read on our site…

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The most up to date scientific information on a range of nutrition & health topics delivered lecture-style by Conor…

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1-to-1 Consults

For anyone needing 1-to-1 assistance with the transition from dry or specific dietary advice for a health condition

Why Dogs First?

I’ve been doing this a long time – researching, writing and reporting on the pet industry from the inside out. It’s clear there is a dizzying amount of bad information out there and people are confused. Dogs First was established to provide pet owners with a source of trusted, no-nonsense, well researched, factual information. I have no agenda to sell you a specific food product and I will always, always put the dog first


Dogs First Webinars

For those who like to nerd it up a little, come with Conor down various rabbit holes and see why his webinars and lecture style are often considered the very best in the business…

Dr Conor Brady live canine nutrition webinar


Friday 28th January @ 8pm GMT

Run Time 85mins | Nerd Level 🤓🤓

A happy gut is most certainly a happy head. We’ve all heard the line “90% of your serotonin comes from your gut” but it goes much deeper than that. In this webinar, we will discuss the crucial role of fresh protein, vitamins, minerals, fats and bioactive compounds as well as the critical role of a healthy biome.


Coming February 10th 2022 | 8pm


Run Time 78mins | Nerd Level 🤓

The top symptoms of a food allergy are recurring skin (including itch), ear and gut conditions. In this webinar we teach you the difference between allergy and intolerance, what is dysbiosis and leaky gut and how to fix it quickly, easily, cheaply and without all those powerful meds that we know he’s on.


Coming February 10th 2022 | 8pm

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Run Time 82mins | Nerd Level 🤓 🤓

When a product says “100% nutritionally balanced & complete according to AAFCO” what does that actually mean? And who are AAFCO?! In this webinar, we introduce you to the pet food regulators, their truly woeful feed guidelines and the “complete” myth. Bring a puke bag and something to punch.


Coming February 10th 2022 | 8pm


Run Time 53mins | Nerd Level 🤓

How many times have you heard people argue over whether the dog is a carnivore or omnivore?! If he eats some plant matter, how much? Of what?!! This webinar goes through canine ancestry, diet studies and their digestive morphology, and comes with the entire first section of my book Feeding Dogs.

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Help and advice for the move towards feeding your pets fresh, species appropriate food

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From the vet health professional to canine professional to the avid canine enthusiast, Feeding Dogs is a fascinating, at times shocking and utterly essential portrayal of canine nutrition today. With a clear and tangible passion for the subject but with an entertaining, highly readable style, Dr Conor Brady forensically translates the available research on a great variety of topics, detailing for us not only what dogs should eat but what they are currently being fed. 

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1-to-1 Online Consultations

Should you need a little extra hand-holding, we’re here to help. We have a range of live Zoom consult options including raw feeding consults for folk new to the game or with questions concerning their current approach, health consults for those with a particular condition and new puppy consults for those hoping to start off on the very best path for their little one. You choose your time and whether you need Karen or Conor at the other end of the line!


"one of the best"

What an excellent article. One of the best I have ever read. I greatly appreciate your honesty and the ability to provide me with free information to treat my dog’s yeast condition at home. I’m glad I found your site.

Lisa, website, 23/11/20



Thank you for your work. It is difficult to find websites where information is so honest and easy to understand. I needed information about raw ( Barf ) diet for my pregnant dog and your article was very helpful. I’m going to read all other articles to. Thank you

Monika, website, 20/09/21



I am using canident with raw meaty bones for a month and the transformation is fantastic 👌 Her pearly white his teeth are 😁. Thanks so much for your advice!

Petra, email, 04/12/2021

Dogs First Health Store

Unique, natural products made in Ireland and packing power

Sustainably harvested off the Irish coast, we air dry our seaweeds and mosses, preserving the powerful, effective bits.



BF8 is a fantastic seaweed, organic herb, flower and seed blend that will promote gut health in dogs…



Canident is the best all-rounder we can put together with a selection of our favourite seaweeds in one pack…


Co-formulated by Dr Conor Brady, StoolRite is a unique, highly effective natural solution to anal gland issues

Oculus Prime

OP is a popular, natural, antibiotic-free solution to weepy eyes in dogs…

Dogs First was established to give dog owners no-nonsense, well-researched, factual information on all things canine nutrition and natural health.

It’s clear there is today a terrible amount of bad information out there, much of it a result of the unregulated influx of corporate cash into our veterinary sector. We’ll do our best to protect you from the worst of it but for now trust absolutely nothing in a packet with a picture of a dog on it.