At Wholefood Hounds we recognise that everybody's dogs and circumstances are different. We want all dogs to benefit from fresh, natural, chemical-free, wholefood, dog food but recognise that this is more costly than kibble, especially for households with several and/or big dogs.
For this reason, we keep our base price as low as possible (see how we compare to supermarket wet dog food!). Then, if you wish to add-in other options you can.
With the grain-free option, pumpkin is more expensive than grain as a raw ingredient. In addition to this, the preparation of pumpkin is labour intensive.
With coconut oil, we add 30 teaspoons (approx 150ml) per 3kg meal which supplements along the guidelines of 1 tsp daily for every 4.5kg of the dog's bodyweight (assuming you are feeding Wholefood Hounds' meals at 2-3% of your dog's bodyweight daily).
Organic, cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil is a very expensive single ingredient to add at this quantity, and, would increase the base cost significantly. Therefore, we put it as an optional extra so the choice of if and how to supplement with coconut oil is down to you.