Southern California Dog Kitchen

Your dog's food should be safe and nutritious.

You can cook your dog's food yourself, but getting it right is hard. In one study, 83% of home-cooked dog food recipes were found to have multiple nutritional deficiencies.

Supplements:Our food is:

  • Hand-cooked in San Diego, using the same ingredients you and I buy at the store.
  • Designed by a PhD vet nutritionist.
  • Lab-tested to guarantee that it exceeds AAFCO nutrition standards.
  • Flash-frozen to lock in nutrition.

We steam delicious chicken, vegetables, rice and apples for a meal that exceeds AAFCO and NRC specs for adult dog diets. Then we flash-freeze the food to lock in freshness. Just defrost overnight in the fridge and serve.

All of our meals are gluten free, and completely free of preservatives. We use only restaurant-quality meats and vegetables, not those weird "meals" and byproducts found in typical pet foods.

Chicken Ingredients:

Meats:

USDA Chicken breast and thigh

High-quality protein, gently cooked. When you're choosing a dog food, try to find one that has minimally processed meat. Protein quality, and not just quantity, matters!

USDA Chicken liver

Excellent source of Vitamins A and B, and critical amino acids. Just like organ meat is super healthy for your body, it's great for dogs too!

Veggies:

Apples

The old adage that "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may be an overstatement, but a bit of apple in a dog's food delivers vitamin A and C, and some extra fiber. We remove cores and seeds, and cook the apples, before adding them.

Spinach

Delicious source of Vitamins A, B, C, and K which your dog needs, with essential minerals and nutrients like iron, and healthy fiber for the digestive tract.

Kale

Like spinach, kale is full of vitamins and minerals, including two critical minerals for dogs-- calcium and phosphorus. Dogs need these two minerals in their daily diet, and some pet food manufacturers add them as ground-up animal bones. We prefer to use vegetables, and add the remainder through a supplement.

Peas

Lots of vitamins, including Vitamin A, K, and those really needed B vitamins, and tons of minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. They're also a great source of vegetable protein, and high in fiber. Yay!

Carrots

Vitamin A, potassium, and other vitamins. Like the rest of the veggies, the carrots are cooked, making them easier to chew and digest.

Grains:

White rice

Rice is everything nice! Tons of essential minerals and amino acids. Rice is also gentle on dog's digestive tracts.

Supplements:

Omega fish oil

We include fish oil in all our recipes with the ideal doggie omega 6 to omega 3 ratio for healthy fur, joints, and cognitive function. Just like you, dogs need healthy ratios of omegas to stay well!

Vitamin-mineral blend

Dogs have very specific vitamin and mineral requirements, such as needing the right porportion of calcium to phosphorus (must be above 1:1 and below 2:1). We work with a PhD vet nutritionist, and a food lab, to ensure that our supplement mix finishes off a formula that is safe and healthy for your dog.

 

Protein: 13%, Fat: 4.6%, Fiber: .4%, Moisture (Max): 73.3%,

A guaranteed analysis tells you how many macro-nutrients (protein, fat, carbs) are in a pet food. The percentages for each nutrient are relative to the amount of moisture in the food, so they are not apples-to-apples comparable to foods with a different moisture content (like kibble). We hope that some day, pet food regulations will require a more useful set of numbers on pet food labels. Until then, check out the ingredients tab for more "human-readable" info.

Beef Ingredients:

Meats:

USDA Ground Beef

For this formula, we gently cook 81% ground beef-- a high-quality, complex protein that nourishes your dog's nutritional needs. Protein quality, and not just quantity, matters!

Beef Liver

Excellent source of Vitamin A and critical amino acids. Just like organ meat is super healthy for your body, it's great for dogs too!

Veggies:

Apples

The old adage that "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may be an overstatement, but a bit of apple in a dog's food delivers vitamin A and C, and some extra fiber. We remove cores and seeds, and cook the apples, before adding them.

Spinach

Delicious source of Vitamins A, B, C, and K which your dog needs, with essential minerals and nutrients like iron, and healthy fiber for the digestive tract.

Kale

Like spinach, kale is full of vitamins and minerals, including two critical minerals for dogs-- calcium and phosphorus. Dogs need these two minerals in their daily diet, and some pet food manufacturers add them as ground-up animal bones. We prefer to use vegetables, and add the remainder through a supplement.

Zucchini

Full of vitamins and minerals like manganese, and vitamins A and C.

Sweet Potatoes

Dogs LOVE sweet potatoes! Our formulas have them in chunks that you can actually see in the bowl.

Grains:

Quinoa

As healthy for your dog as for you! Good source of dietary fiber and lots of essential minerals and nutrients your dog's body doesn't make by itself.

Supplements:

Omega fish oil

We include fish oil in all our recipes with the ideal doggie omega 6 to omega 3 ratio for healthy fur, joints, and cognitive function. Just like you, dogs need healthy ratios of omegas to stay well!

Vitamin-mineral blend

Dogs have very specific vitamin and mineral requirements, such as needing the right porportion of calcium to phosphorus (must be above 1:1 and below 2:1). We work with a PhD vet nutritionist, and a food lab, to ensure that our supplement mix finishes off a formula that is safe and healthy for your dog.

Coconut Oil

We add a tiny bit of cold-pressed, unrefined and all-natural coconut oil for flavor and an extra source of healthy fats.

 

Turkey Ingredients: 

Meats:

USDA Turkey

yummy game meat that's great for picky eaters

Veggies:

Apples

The old adage that "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" may be an overstatement, but a bit of apple in a dog's food delivers vitamin A and C, and some extra fiber. We remove cores and seeds, and cook the apples, before adding them.

Spinach

Delicious source of Vitamins A, B, C, and K which your dog needs, with essential minerals and nutrients like iron, and healthy fiber for the digestive tract.

Kale

Like spinach, kale is full of vitamins and minerals, including two critical minerals for dogs-- calcium and phosphorus. Dogs need these two minerals in their daily diet, and some pet food manufacturers add them as ground-up animal bones. We prefer to use vegetables, and add the remainder through a supplement.

Peas

Lots of vitamins, including Vitamin A, K, and those really needed B vitamins, and tons of minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. They're also a great source of vegetable protein, and high in fiber. Yay!

Sweet Potatoes

Dogs LOVE sweet potatoes! Our formulas have them in chunks that you can actually see in the bowl.

Grains:

White rice

Rice is everything nice! Tons of essential minerals and amino acids. Rice is also gentle on dog's digestive tracts.

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