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Sundays for Dogs Food Review 2023: Recalls, Pros & Cons

Rachel Giordano

By Rachel Giordano

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Sundays for Dogs Food a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Introduction

Sundays for Dogs Food is a healthy, complete, and balanced dog food that looks more like treats rather than a meal. Despite the unusual look, this food is made from human-grade and healthy ingredients fit for human consumption. This company uses an air-dried method, meaning the food is gently dehydrated at low temperatures to preserve all the nutrients, which otherwise get lost in other manufacturing processes. This process also kills any germs that may be lurking during cooking.

This food is suitable for all dog breeds of any age or size. When you feed your dog this food, you can rest assured that your dog is getting optimal nutrition. And odds are your dog will love the jerky-like treats.

Sundays is unique in that you don’t have to feed as much as you would with kibble, which makes the food last a bit longer. Sundays was the brainchild of a veterinarian and an engineer who set out on a path to develop fresh, human-grade quality food for dogs. The result: a recipe that’s easier to feed than home-cooked dog food but still provides optimal nutrition.

In this guide, we’ll explore this company more in-depth so that you can decide if it’s right for your pooch. We’ll examine the recipes and discuss all ingredients as well.

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At a Glance: The Best Sundays Dog Food Recipes

Rating Image Product Details
Our Favorite
Winner
Sundays Food for Dogs Beef Recipe Sundays Food for Dogs Beef Recipe
  • Contains over 90% of fresh meats, organs, and bone
  • Meets AAFCO’s nutritional standards
  • Excludes legumes, potatoes, and peas
  • Second place
    Sundays Food for Dogs Chicken Recipe Sundays Food for Dogs Chicken Recipe
  • High in protein
  • Chicken is first ingredient
  • Added fish oil for skin and coat
  • Sundays Dog Food Reviewed

    Below, we will take an in-depth look at this company and the food it produces.

    Who Makes Sundays Food for Dogs and Where Is It Produced?

    This food was a concept conjured up by veterinarian Dr. Tory Waxman and her husband, Michael, in 2017. They were tired of the sometimes-sketchy ingredients in dog food and set out to create their own food that was nutritious without added fillers or preservatives. The couple has dogs of their own and felt manufactured kibble was making their dogs sick.

    The food is produced in a USDA-monitored kitchen in Ohio. All ingredients are all-natural and human-grade, meaning the ingredients1 in the recipes are fit for human consumption. Kibble is manufactured in facilities that may include by-products or meat meals. However, in a USDA-monitored kitchen, there will be none of that.

    Which Type of Dog Is Sundays Best Suited For?

    Sundays Food for Dogs is suitable for all dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. No more sifting through brands that are only for puppies or seniors. With Sundays, the food is perfect no matter the stage your pooch is in.

    To get started, you enter your dog’s information, such as weight, activity level, age, size, and breed. The company uses this information, and it generates an algorithm to formulate feeding guidelines tailored to your dog. It’s quick, easy, and convenient.

    dog eating nom nom from a bowl
    Image Credit: Nom Nom Now

    Which Type of Dog Might Do Better With a Different Brand?

    This food is formulated to suit all dogs’ nutritional requirements. However, if your dog prefers fresh food to kibble (or in this case, treats as a meal), then you may fare better with a brand such as Nom Nom or The Farmer’s Dog. However, a factor to consider is the price, as Sundays is much more affordable, especially for dog food that uses fresh, human-grade ingredients.

    Discussion of the Primary Ingredients (Good and Bad)

    In the section, we’ll list the primary ingredients in both recipes Sundays has to offer. We’ll discuss the benefits of each one and what they offer your dog health-wise.

    Proteins

    High-quality protein is essential for dogs to thrive. Sundays never uses chemically treated meats, and there are never any meat meals or by-products. Let’s look at the type of proteins used in the recipes:

    • USDA Beef– Beef has amino acids, vitamins, and minerals your dog needs on a daily basis.
    • Beef Heart– This meat is both organ meat and muscle meat from a cow. It provides vitamins B2, B6, and B12, and it provides energy for your dog. It may also help prevent cardiovascular disease2.
    • Beef Liver– Provides vitamin A and also a high level of protein.
    • Ground Bone– Ground bone is loaded with calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and teeth.
    • Chicken– Chicken provides excellent protein. However, ensure your dog does not have a chicken allergy before considering Sundays’ chicken recipe. Chicken is ranked in the top 10 allergy triggers for dogs.
    • Chicken Liver- Chicken liver is packed with nutrients that are excellent for your dog.
    • Eggs- Eggs are a dairy product. They are high in protein, but if your dog has sensitivities to dairy, you can opt for the beef recipe, which does not contain eggs.
    dog eating nom nom at the counter
    Image Credit: Nom Nom Now

    Grains/Starch

    • Oats– Provides fiber and omega-6 fatty acids.
    • Quinoa– Quinoa provides zinc, magnesium, and iron. It is an excellent gluten-free3 alternative for doggies with gluten allergies.
    • Millet– Millet is considered an ancient grain that is gluten-free. It is found in bird feed, livestock, and human consumption.

    Veggies

    • Kale– Kale can be considered a controversial ingredient because it could cause kidney and bladder stones, but given in small amounts it should be safe, and Sundays has the correct, small amount.
    • Shiitake Mushrooms– These mushrooms are fungi that grow on decaying hardwood trees but taste like veggies and are nutritious. They are rich in fiber and vitamin B and promote heart health.
    • Broccoli– Broccoli is fine to give dogs but only in small amounts, and Sundays has the correct amount in their recipes. Too much may cause gastric upset.
    • Carrots– Carrots are high in vitamin A and fiber. They are also a great snack and are excellent dental treats.
    • Zucchini– Zucchini is one of the best veggies to feed your dog because they are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
    • Spinach– Only a small amount is in the recipes because large amounts can be harmful due to possible kidney problems, but the amount in this food is acceptable.
    Image Credit: Gryllus M, Shutterstock

    Fruits

    • Blueberries– Provides an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
    • Pumpkin– Considered a superfood for dogs. It’s full of vitamins and aids in healthy digestion.
    • Apples– Provides an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and fiber.
    • Oranges– Full of nutrients and potassium, as well as some fiber. It also has vitamin C for healthy immune function.
    • Tomatoes– Sundays provides safe amounts—large amounts could cause gastrointestinal problems.
    • Cranberries– Cranberries are rich in antioxidants.
    • Strawberries– Strawberries are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants.
    • Tart Cherries- This bittersweet treat provides antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

    Additional Awesome Ingredients

    • Wild Salmon Oil
    • Sunflower Oil
    • Fish Oil
    • Flaxseed
    • Chicory Root
    • Parsley
    • Kelp
    • Turmeric
    • Ginger

    A Quick Look at Sundays Dog Food

    Pros
    • All-natural, human-grade ingredients
    • No refrigeration required
    • Food lasts up to 8 weeks upon opening
    • Suitable for all dog breeds and sizes
    • Dense food requires fewer amounts to feed
    Cons
    • Only 2 recipes to choose from

    Recall History

    To date, Sundays Food for Dogs has no recall to report.

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    Reviews of the 2 Sundays Dog Food Recipes

    1. Sundays Food for Dogs Beef Recipe

    Sundays Food for dogs Beef

    The beef recipe lists USDA beef as the first and main ingredient, followed by beef heart, beef liver, and beef bone. It has a calorie content of 550 kcal/cup, and it contains over 90% fresh meats, organs, and bones. Sundays Food for Dogs Beef Recipe contains wholesome fruits and veggies, and it also contains wild salmon oil and sunflower oil for healthy skin and coats.

    This recipe has AAFCO’s stamp of approval and has 35% crude protein, 20% crude fat, and 2% crude fiber. This food has no legumes, potatoes, or peas due to the FDA’s ongoing investigation of these ingredients possibly causing dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The wholesome ingredients are nutritious and provide complete and balanced nutrition.

    Some consumers report that the food has a strong odor upon opening, and some report that the food pieces are broken into crumbs. Overall, many pets love the food and have no issues.

    Pros
    • Contains over 90% of fresh meats, organs, and bone
    • High in protein
    • Contains salmon and sunflower oil for healthy skin and coat
    • Meets AAFCO’s nutritional standards
    • Excludes legumes, potatoes, and peas
    Cons
    • May have strong odor upon opening
    • Some food pieces are broken and crumbled

    2. Sundays Food for Dogs Chicken Recipe

    Sundays Food for dogs Chicken

    The Sundays Food for Dogs Chicken Recipe contains a calorie content of 520 kcal/cup, 38% crude protein, 15% crude fat, and 2% crude fiber. Like the beef recipe, this food is complete and balanced with wholesome, human-grade ingredients. Chicken is the first ingredient, followed by chicken liver, eggs, millet, and oats. It has fish oil for healthy skin and coat, and no refrigeration is required, just like the beef recipe.

    You’ll want to avoid this recipe if your dog has a chicken allergy or sensitivity to eggs.

    Pros
    • High in protein
    • Chicken is first ingredient
    • Added fish oil for skin and coat
    • No refrigeration required
    • Contains over 90% of fresh meats, organs, and bone
    Cons
    • May not work for chicken allergies
    • May not work for dairy sensitivities

    What Other Users Are Saying

    Many consumers report that their picky eaters love the food. Others say that their dog maintains a healthy weight on the food. Many love the fact that no refrigeration is needed and that the food is simple with no messy mixing or guessing on how much to feed. You can read more reviews here.

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    Conclusion

    Sundays Food for Dogs provides your dog with optimal nutrition and meets AAFCO’s levels of nutrition standards. As far as human-grade and all-natural ingredients, Sundays is more affordable than its competitors, making it even more appealing apart from the convenience of storing and feeding. You cannot go wrong with the high-quality ingredients, and since the food is dense, you don’t have to feed as much at a time as you do with kibble, which in turn extends the box’s contents.

    Ordering is easy, and you can customize how often you want the food delivered. You save 20% upon subscribing, and you can cancel at any time. Refer a friend and you can receive 50% off your next order.

    In the end, we highly recommend this food for your dog’s health, and odds are your dog will love the taste. It may be more expensive than kibble, but with the wholesome ingredients, this food is worth the price if it fits into your budget.


    Featured Image Credit: Sundays

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