Our beef and sweet potato meal is a simple, one-protein source food that’s great for all dogs. This is a moderate calorie formulation with approximately 440 calories per pound. Beef is the preferred protein for many breeds such as Bulldogs or Terriers.
- USDA inspected ingredients, lightly cooked, quick frozen for freshness
- One of our most popular diets
- Free of preservatives, additives, artificial flavors and by-products
- Grain and gluten-free
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When you think of food for dogs you likely think of traditional brown kibble with ingredients like “beef by-product” and “chicken meal.” But what is really in your dog’s food? Not quality ingredients, we can assure you. At Rick’s Dog Deli, we ensure that your dog—regardless of the breed—has high-quality options when it comes to food. One of our most popular signature meals is our Western Beef because of its lower calorie count and low risk of allergic reactions. You will only find real beef and natural flavors as part of an optimal healthy diet for your pup.
Is Beef Good For Dogs?
Beef is a phenomenal source of protein for dogs. It also contains iron, Vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B6, and zinc. In addition to being nutrient-rich, beef helps your pup build muscles, feel full from the fat content, and help keep their skin healthy. Cow organ meat also has incredible nutritional qualities that dogs often prefer over a traditional natural beef flavor.
Beef: The Supreme Protein?
Beef is not necessarily superior to any other meats but the chance of an allergic reaction to it is low compared to other sources of protein. And because it is a lower calorie mix, it’s great for small breed dogs who tend to become overweight as they age.
Obesity in Dogs
Obesity in dogs has become an epidemic. Not only can it hinder your dog’s ability to function as a typical dog should, but they can be more susceptible to cancers, diabetes, heart disease, and even blood pressure issues. Think of it this way, if it’s unhealthy for a human to be obese, it’s probably unhealthy for a dog too. The good news is that this formula which includes beef heart, sweet potato, beef liver, eggs, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, and pumpkin, can keep your dog on his/her weight track for a quality life.
While all of our food can be for all breeds, some tend to work better with bigger or smaller dogs. Our Western Beef in particular is hearty enough to fill a big stomach, and low calorie enough to maintain the weight of smaller breeds. Breeds that can particularly benefit from our beef and sweet potato dog food are Australian Cattle Dogs, Bulldogs, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Brittany Spaniels, German Shepherds, Boxers, and Great Danes. This list is not exhaustive but it will give you a good idea of what your particular dog may need. Feel free to ask us about a free diet consultation if you have a mixed breed dog or want to know more about your dog’s needs. We typically recommend that our Western Beef is paired with our Pacific Whitefish food to give your dog some extra Omega 3’s from the fish.
Real Beef For Real Dogs
Your dog can’t communicate with you like another human can. We are left to guess what they like and need. However, if you watch closely, they will send you some signs and clues. Are they itchy? It could be an allergy. Are they eating less? They could have dental issues. What about their diet? If you’re up to date on your veterinarian visits, their bloodwork could indicate what they need. If your vet tells you that your dog needs to lose some weight for their health, we are here for you. Our Western Beef is an amazingly nutrient dense option for dogs who need a lower calorie meal. If you find that your dog has further weight issues, we also have our weight management therapeutic meal option. In short, Rick’s Dog Deli has an option for every breed, size, and ailment. If you have any questions or need a custom dog food, we are here to help.